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03/28/08 - NNHS Newsletter
You Needed Me

“That's the thing about love and romance—
no one can predict where it will take you.
Love will fill your heart, break your heart and
then heal the heart that's broken.”


 - Robert Fulghum
(b. 4 June 1937)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   If I recall correctly, last December    Bill Black ('66) of GA requested something by Anne Murray be used a s a Newsletter theme.  Among the available midis, there does not seem to be a large selection of her songs, but this was always one of my personal favorites.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-tJBsOsboM - Anne Murray

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsbQozFA-DM - Anne Murray with signing by Cindy (love her white Edwardian gown! )


BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:

   Happy Birthday today to Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   David Hatchett ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

31 - Webb Edwards ('57) AND    Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html



HEALTH UPDATE:

1.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD:

  From Kathy Johnson Simms ('66) of VA and Bonnie Lee Rogers ('66) of VA - 03/27/08 - "Connie Bloxom Thompson Update!":

Hi Carol,
 
Just wanted to let you and our fellow Typhoons know that we heard from Connie.  Apparently the same day that the notice was sent to everyone, Connie ended up back in the hospital.  She has returned home now.
 
Connie is so very appreciative and in awe of the support that the Typhoon Family has given her.  To date, thanks to the love of these supporters, Connie has received $1,475.00.
 
As you can see, everyone has been so generous ..... however, we are still shy of our goal.  I realize that economically it is very tough for everyone these days, but any amount that the Typhoon family could spare would be a blessing to Connie and give her the much needed surgery. 

Thank you all once again and if you haven't had an opportunity but would like to help Connie, her address is: Connie Bloxom Thompson, 2237 Hunter Chase, Bel Air, Maryland 21015.

 
Kathy Johnson Simms    Bonnie Lee Rogers   The Typhoon Family

   Thank you so much, Kathy and Bonnie! Our prayers and very best wishes continue with Connie - as well as with all of us!



     From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 03/26/08 - "Film News from WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival":

WorldFest-Houston Intl Film ............Feature &
Festival Releases Schedule               Short Film .....
              Premieres
 
WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Announces
Its Film Selection Lineup for 2008

Houston, Texas - Mar 27, 2008

"FORGET SUNDANCE! WorldFest is one of the best conceived festival productions on the planet!" ~ Craig Outhier, film critic, Phoenix press; Tempe Times.

The 41st Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival continues its totally dedicated Independent Film screening format for the upcoming April 11-20, 2008 unspooling. WorldFest will screen just 52 feature film premieres, with a total and complete emphasis on the American and International Independent Feature films and with a continuing annual spotlight on 75 award-winning Intl. Short films and Documentary films.

For the 41st WorldFest, all screenings will be at the AMC Studio 30 at Dunvale. Complete Film schedule and ticket information are now on our WorldFest website (http://www.worldfest.org)

This year WorldFest is streaming Trailers and clips of all Feature and Short Films on its website - www.worldfest.org.

Anyone can visit our website and click on the Short or Feature Film that they want to view, and it will stream via the very high band-width of WorldFest.
The WorldFest Remi Award Winners from the past festivals have now been viewed by more than one million people all over the world.

The Opening Night WorldFest Premiere is BEFORE THE RAINS, directed by India director Santosh Sivan and presented by Executive Producer, Houstonian Ashok Rao.
This epic film is set in 1937 in Kerala, India on the lush tea and spice plantation of a British planter and his plans for expansion features Rahul Bose, Leopold Benedict, Linus Roach, Nandita Das and Jennifer Ehle. The Director and several cast members are expected to attend.

The Closing Night Film is ROMAN DE GARE, a French comedic drama directed by Claude Lelouch starring Fannie Ardant as a popular mystery writer who goes to the vineyards in Burgundy to research her next pulp fiction.

For its 41st festival WorldFest is presenting 10 World Premieres with all directors attending;
B.O.H.I.C.A. ~ DJ Paul, USA-Drama
Dubble (Doppio) ~ Eric Alexander, Italy- Comedy
Film Camp ~ Garret Maynard, USA-Kids Comedy
The Fragility of Seconds ~ Matthew Stephen Tompkins & Julio Cedillo, Texas/Mexico-Drama
Geeta in Paradise ~ Benny Mathews, USA- Comedy
Magazine Gap Road ~ Nicholas Chin, Hong Kong- Drama
Ray of Sunshine ~ Jennifer Tadlock,USA- Forensic Drama
The Road to Partition (featurette) ~ Alan Mendelsohn Pakistan/ Canada/India-Documentary
Swamp Devil ~ David Winning, Canada- Horror/Mystery
The Journey: The Greek American Dream ~ Maria Iliou, USA/Greece-Documentary

In addition, WorldFest is premiering 42 additional feature films and 75 Short Films, including many with Houston and Texas connections with most of their directors in attendance as well plus many of the producers, writers and actors too.

An American in China ~ Ron Berrett, China / USA- Comedy
Arabian Nights ~ Paul Kieffer, Luxembourg- Drama
The Blissful ~ Sergey Strusovsky, Russia- Drama
Chamame ~ Cosima Lange, Germany/Argentina- Documentary
Coyote Funeral ~ Jason May & Phelps Harmon, USA- Drama
Death Game ~ Menahem Golan, Belarusse - Action Drama
Eduart ~ Angeliki Antoniou, Greece- Drama
The Émigré ~ Istvan Darday, Hungary- Drama
The Errand of Angels ~ Christian Vuissa, USA/Austria- Drama
Flight of the Navigator ~ Randal Kleiser, USA- Family SCI-FI
Float ~ Calvin Simmons, USA-Comedy
Four Wings & A Prayer ~ Nick de Pencier, Canada- Documentary
Greetings from the Shore ~ Greg Chwerchak, USA- Drama
Hotel Very Welcome ~ Sonja Heiss, Germany - Docu- drama
Immensity of Justice ~ Wieslaw Saniewski, Poland- Drama
Iska's Journey ~ Csaba Bollok, Hungary- Drama
Kings ~ Tom Collins, Ireland-Drama
Labou ~ Greg Aronowitz, USA-Kids Adventure
Mahek ~ Kranti Kanade, India-Kids Comedy
Maui Boyz ~ Carsten Maaz, USA/ Germany- Documentary
The Metro Sexual ~ Adam Kaufman, USA- Comedy
Mother Toyoko ~ Masamoto Sakurai, Japan- Docu- drama
The Nuremberg Epilogue ~ Jerry Antczak, Poland- Docu-drama
One Night (Una Notte) ~Toni D'Angelo, Italy- Drama
Perfect Sport ~ Anthony O'Brien, USA-Coming of Age - Drama
Daily Planet: India Unleashed (featurette) ~ Anne Marie Varner, Canada/India-Documentary
Saving Luna ~ Suzanne Chisholm & Michael Parfit, Canada-Documentary
Slam ~ Jonathan Lim, China-Kids Action
Sounds ~ Ryan Humphries, USA-Comedy
The Stone Angel ~ Kari Skogland, Canada/UK- Drama
Svani ~ Soso & Badri Jatchvliani , Republic of Georgia- Drama
The Ante ~ Max Perrier, Canada-Mystery
They Wait ~ Ernie Barbarash, Canada- Fantasy
This Beautiful City ~ Ed Gass-Donnelly, Canada- Drama
Tressette ~ Drazen Zarkovic & Pavo Marinkovic, Croatia-Drama
True Love ~ Henry Barrial, USA-Drama
When Autumn Sunlight Comes (Khi Nang Thu Ve) ~ Bui Trung Hai, Vietnam-Drama
White Angel ~ Mahsun Kirmizigul, Turkey- Drama
With One Voice ~ Xavier de Lauzanne, France - Documentary
 

WorldFest - the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America!

For its 41st Festival, WorldFest is once again honoring Italy, with a pair of old favorites plus two newly and Independently-made films from Italy, along with their directors, in person.

These films include:
PANORAMA ITALIA - WORLDFEST HONORS ITALY FOR 2008
Bread and Tulips (Pane e Tulipane) ~ Silvio Soldini,Italy-Comedy
Night of the Shooting Star (La Notte di San Lorenzo) ~ Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, Italy
Retrospective /Drama
Dubble (Doppio) ~ Eric Alexander, Italy- Comedy
One Night (Una Notte) ~ Toni D'Angelo, Italy- Drama
L'Oro Rosso (The Red Gold) ~ Short Film

WorldFest Artistic and Program Director, Kathleen Haney, affirms that, "WorldFest continues its focus on a quality selection of individual films to maintain a smaller, yet effective program rather than an overly large and unwieldy slate of 150-300 films shown in too many venues. In consideration of both our festival audiences and the independent filmmakers, we feel that a solid high-quality program of no more than 60 features is optimum in a ten-day festival with nine screening slots (on three theater screens) per day."
Haney continued, "Our mantra is 'A good story, well told' as our classic approach to film selection. We have special sidebars of International Visions Section, Children/Family Film Section plus Remi Award winning Documentaries. All of our films are totally Indie productions, and each film is well represented by their filmmakers, who attend to personally introduce their films!"
WorldFest will continue with its annual Short Film Showcase, a very special review of 75 new short and student films...from the festival that gave first honors to Spielberg, Lucas, Oliver Stone, Ang Lee, David Lynch, the Coen Bros. among many others! No other festival has such a "discovery" track record. WorldFest has emerged as the oldest film festival management in the world with the same director, continuously for 41+ consecutive years. A few other festivals are older, but have had as many as ten different directors.
Most USA film festivals today have evolved into publicity platforms for major studio distributors.
WorldFest showcases the true independent film, offering a fiercely dedicated special venue for directors searching for an independent forum for their works. WorldFest continues with a focused emphasis on new, premiering films that are seeking a distributor. The Festival also screens DVD video via the Barco R20 Digital DLP Projection and Wagner Media with Plus8Digital, major sponsors of the festival, in addition to 35mm film.

WorldFest-Houston is presented by - The Houston Film Society, HP, Eastman Kodak, The Houston Chronicle, Chron.com, Boxer Property Group, The Houston Arts Alliance, The National Endowment for The Arts, Texas Commission for the Arts, Phonoscope, Inc., Barefoot Sparkling Wines, Redwood Creek Vineyards, San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna Waters, The Houston Film Commission, The Renaissance & Marriott Hotels, NASA, Space Center- Houston, The Houston Yacht Club, Royal Carriages Limousines, The Wellness Center, Wagner Media, The Homestead Resort and many others.

Learn more about WorldFest...

About WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival

The 108-page WorldFest program book is distributed to every major film festival in the world and to every known major distributor in the world. This detailed film catalogue has become an invaluable reference document for film acquisition and film review. WorldFest traces its actual beginnings to August 1961, when it began screening foreign & art films as Cinema Arts, an international film society. It became a competitive international film festival seven years later, in April 1968, and has been in continuous operation ever since. It is one of the original three film festivals in North America, with San Francisco and New York as the first two venues. Now there are over 900 USA film festivals of various levels and quality, most being non-competitive screening events! It is perhaps the longest-running film festival in the world operating under the same director.

The 41st Annual WorldFest also offers international competition in 12 major categories, including TV production, TV commercials, unproduced Screenplays & Teleplays, Experimental, Student, Documentary, Business & Industry, New Media and Music Videos. WorldFest is the largest film & video competition in the world, with more than 4,300 total category entries received in 2008. There are almost 200 sub- categories for competition, allowing each film to compete in its own genre.

Website: http://www.worldfest.org 

WorldFest is Fiercely Independent!

For more information on the 41st Annual 2008 WorldFest-Houston, Call: 1-713-965-9955 or fax: 1-713-965-9960 or email: info@worldfest.org The complete Info kit with ticket purchase forms is on our website: www.worldfest.org "Before there was Sundance or SXSW, Toronto or Tribeca, there was WorldFest!"

WorldFest Website: http://www.worldfest.org
 
WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival
Kathleen Haney
Program and Artistic Director
phone: 713-965-9955
WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival
Hunter Todd
Chairman and Founding Director
phone: 713-965-9955

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Hunter - how extraordinarily exciting!


  From Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA - 03/27/08:

Please add my birthday.  June 29 ?????????????? Class of 1961.

Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Carolyn, you are so added:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html



    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 03/27/08 - "Re: from   Elaine (Wilkinson Bracken - '61 - of VA), Listerine and Mosquitoes":

Carol,

I hate to keep being a buzz buster but...

http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/dishsoap.asp

don't stop trying though.


Richard Dawes

   Oh, Dicky Darlin'! Sure, if you're going to limit yourself to Scientific Truths, DEET is going to be much more effective than Listerine at deterring mosquitoes, but where's your spirit of adventure?!? And wouldn't you rather your front porch smelled like mouthwash than insecticide?? NO?!? Hmm, yeah, maybe not! Thanks, Sweetie!


  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 03/27/08 - "RE: Listerine and Mosquitoes":

Carol,
 
I Snopesed (is that even a word?  hehehe) the article about the Listerine, and it's false, according to Snopes.  It says that if you want to be protected from mosquitoes, use DEET.
 
Or, just be like you, and stay inside :) :) :)

   Well, Bethany, that is the better plan!Avoid the sun and the bugs and enjoy all the benefits of the Great Indoors!

   And if Googled is a word, I should surely think Snopesed is one, too! Thanks, Lady!



  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/27/08 - "A seashore story":

A couple lived near the ocean and used to walk the beach a lot. One summer they noticed a girl who was at the beach almost every day. She wasn't unusual, nor was the travel bag she carried, except for one thing; she would approach people who were sitting on the beach, glance around furtively, then speak to them.

Generally, the people would respond negatively and she would wander off. But occasionally someone would nod and there would be a quick exchange of money and something she carried in her bag.

The couple assumed that she was selling drugs and debated calling the cops, but since they didn't know for sure, they just continued to watch her.

After a couple of weeks the wife said, "Honey, have you ever noticed that she only goes up to people with boom boxes and other electronic devices?"

He hadn't -- and said so.

Then she said, "Tomorrow I want you to get a towel and our big radio and go lie out on the beach. Then we can find out what she's really doing."

Well, the plan went off without a hitch and the wife was almost hopping up and down with anticipation when she saw the girl talk to her husband and then leave.

The man then walked up the beach and met his wife at the road.

"Well, is she selling drugs?" she asked excitedly.

"No, she's not," he said, enjoying this probably more than he should have.

"Well, what is it then? What does she do ?" his wife fairly shrieked.

The man grinned and said, "She's a battery salesperson."

"Batteries?" cried the wife.

"Yes ..." he replied -

SCROLL DOWN.  OOOOOOOH - You're gonna dislike me for this - but it will make your day!!! and I bet you forward it.




She sells C cells by the seashore!!! :)

 Joyce Cahoon

   Thanks, Joyce!


  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 03/27/08 - "Vote for Charley!":

Our local radio station is having a "Mutt Madness" contest that mirrors the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament.  I entered my sweet pooch Charley and he has had made it to the Sweet Sixteen!  I would love him to make it to the Elite Eight, but he needs your vote. 
He's up against a cute beagle named "Emma The Wonder Beagle", so the competition is stiff!!  If you like, follow the instructions below to vote for Charley. Charley and I thank you!!!  (I hope to send another email for our vote again if Charley makes it to the next round!)
 
Thanks,
Chuck Jones
 
Visit www.idigbig.com .
 
Click on the Mutt Madness 2008 voting link.
 
Register to be a member of the "big league" (it's free and a one-time thing).
 
There are four regions...Select SW.
 
Charley is in the second pair in the SW region.   Please click the button next to Charley's name and click Submit Your Vote!!
 
Vote for all the dogs you like, but make sure they aren't better than Charley (like that's possible....).
C. Blaine Jones

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Chuck! Our best wishes to you and Charley!


     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/27/08 - "Little girl singing...you won't believe it.":

This is so sweet if you can open it.  Other links to other children, too....  see below

 You have got to see this video! It's a two-year-old singing the Lord's Prayer.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR4PQ30VkBk

   This is precious, Janice! I just watched it this week, but I cannot recall if I posted it - or even who sent it to me originally   , but she's absolutely darling! Thanks, Lady!


      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/27/08 - "Replacement Windows":

Carol,

Someone sent me this information, we need new windows, It couldn't hurt, so I think I'll try calling this company, they sound like the best so far....I think I'll try that number now !......... What ?     Oh,  Reuben says no, it doesn't work that way ! I don't understand, that's what the company says !   I should report them for false advertising  

Sepi aka Dimples

REPLACEMENT WINDOWS

 
Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with that expensive double-pane energy efficient kind, and today, I got a call from the contractor who installed them.  He was complaining that the work had been completed a whole year ago and I still hadn't paid for them.

Hellloooo,...........just because I'm blonde doesn't mean that I am automatically stupid.  So, I told him just what his fast talking sales guy had told me last year, that in ONE YEAR these windows would pay for themselves!
Helllooooo?  It's been a year!  I told him.

There was only silence at the other end of the line, so I finally just hung up.  He never called back.  Guess I won that stupid argument.

I bet he felt like an idiot.

   Thanks, Dimples!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/27/08 - "FREEDOM THE EAGLE AND JEFF":

How could you not feel the bond between these two?

Such a wonderful story I had to share it with you.
 

Freedom and I have been together 10 years this summer. She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after surgery; it was broken in 4 places. She's my baby.

Jeff
 

  When Freedom came in she could not stand. Both wings were broken, her left wing in 4 places. She was emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vet's office. From then on, I was always around her. We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lie in. I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes.

We also had to tube feed her for weeks. This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn't stand. It got to the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn't stand in a week. You know you don't want to cross that line between torture and rehab, and it looked like death was winning. She was going to be put down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon.
Freedom and Jeff
 

I didn't want to go to the center that Thursday, because I couldn't bear the thought of her being euthanized; but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear. I went immediately back to her fowl cage; and there she was, standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live.

I was just about in tears by then. That was a very good day.

We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her. I got her used to the glove, and then to jesses, and we started doing education programs for schools in western Washington. We wound up in the newspapers, radio (believe it or not) and some TV. (Miracle Pets even did a show about us.)

In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I had stage 3, which is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of chemo. Lost the hair - the whole bit. I missed a lot of work. When I felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would also come to me in my dreams and help me fight the cancer. This happened time and time again.

Fast forward to November 2000, the day after Thanksgiving, I went in for my last checkup. I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for the results.


I went in Monday, and I was told that all the cancer was gone. Yahoo!

So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill. I hadn't said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me and wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back (I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak and stared into my eyes, and we just stood there like that for I don't know how long. That was a magic moment. We have been soul mates ever since she came in.
 
Freedom and Jeff
 

This is a very special bird.

On a side note: I have had people who were sick come up to us when we are out, and Freedom has some kind of hold on them. I once had a guy who was terminally ill come up to us and I let him hold her. His knees just about buckled and he swore he could feel her power coarse through his body. I have so many stories like that.

I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom's.

Hope you enjoy this.

Jeff

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Glenn - what a beautiful story!

   (And yes, Sweetie-Pies, I tried Snopsing it, but could find nothing - GIGGLES!!! )


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/28/08 - "BEACON - 06 DEC 63 (Part One of Two)":

D
 

Friday, December 6, 1963 Friday, December 6, 1963 Friday, December 6, 1963 Friday, December 6, 1963 Friday, December 6, 1963
Page One - TOP Page One - BOTTOM Page Two - TOP Editorial by P. H. S. Page Two - BOTTOM

   OH, WOW! Thank you, Brown Eyes!  I've added these to those wonderful Beacon pages:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Beacons.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Beacons-63-64.html   

   I also double-posted the editorial about JFK on that page:

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/assassination.html 


PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far

3. My Friend Judy of IL -  shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08

4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

5.      Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups.....

6.   Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA - gallbladder surgery on 03/12/08

7. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again

8. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08; update of 03/22/08: recovering nicely

9. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08

10. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

11.   Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008; update of 03/17/08: still needing our prayers

12.       Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08; update of 03/10/08: still being sedated while not on the ventilator, but made it for nine hours on 03/09/08; "holding his own"; update of 03/17/08: not much progress, but no regression, either; update of 03/24/08: "some good days and some bad days; the doctors caring for Herbie are just taking a wait and see approach and playing it by ear day by day"

13. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA? - recovering from surgery on her ankle

14. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain; update of 03/13/08: "better, but still a bit away from 'good'"

15. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08; update of 03/13/08: "is doing very well.  She is taking some kind of cardio rehab therapy and she is feeling well enough that she has gone back to work.  She's only working 1/2 days..."

16.       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08

17. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!

18.   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - recent surgery on right knee

19.     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08

20. All of Us


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958:

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1958.html - 03/18/08

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968:

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html - 03/18/08

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html  - 03/26/08


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/26/08 - "2007 Woman Drivers Awards" (#2 in a Series of 10):

I think, therefore I am, no, no!! I think I sent this out previously if not before, still sounds right, but because of its absolute accuracy and recognition of skills only possessed by our lovely ladies; not to mention that I really can't remember whether I sent it or not, I am sending it now?!
 
Also, it was sent to me with orders to so do!! That is, forward it.
 
Without further ado, I give you the "winners"!!
 
If they can't take a joke...
 

The 2007 Women Drivers Awards
 
 
9th Place Goes to:

Somebody put a BIG rock under my car! Of course I'm serious!
 

Thank you to all contestants for giving us all a reason to laugh and smile.

   Thank you, Wayne Honey! This is an excellent example of why I decided never to take driver's ed or apply for a driver's license!


  From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 03/26/08 - "Good thoughts for 2008" (#2 in a Series of 12):

Carol,

I just felt you'd like this today.

Thank you for being such a friend to so many of us.

Charlie

Give this heart to everyone you don't want to lose in '08 including me. 

 

"Be kinder than necessary because everyone
you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
"

 

If I want my dreams to come true, I mustn't oversleep.

Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late. I don't want to let that happen so I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.  Send it to some balloons that you think have flown away forever. You may be surprised to see it return. Send this heart to everybody you like.

   Thank you so much, Charlie! You were right - I did need this!


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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You Needed Me

Written by Randy Goodrum
(b. 7 July 1947)

(
Anne Murray, 1978)
(b. 20 June 1945)

I cried a tear
You wiped it dry
I was confused
You cleared my mind
I sold my soul
You bought it back for me
And held me up and gave me dignity
Somehow you needed me.

Chorus
You gave me strength
To stand alone again
To face the world
Out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal
So high that I could almost see eternity
You needed me
You needed me

And I can't believe it's you I can't believe it's true
I needed you and you were there
And I'll never leave, why should I leave
I'd be a fool
'Cause I've finally found someone who really cares

You held my hand
When it was cold
When I was lost
You took me home
You gave me hope
When I was at the end
And turned my lies
Back into truth again
You even called me friend

Repeat Chorus

You needed me
You needed me


"You Needed Me" midi courtesy of http://pop.mididb.com/annemurray/ - 03/27/08

"You Needed Me" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/You-Needed-Me-lyrics-Anne-Murray/AD6F3A0877CE2AB848256E2A000AA3F3 - 03/27/08

Teddy Bear and Heart Balloons Drawing courtesy of http://jacknsuu.spaces.live.com/feed.rss - 03/27/08

String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars12.html - 03/19/05

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

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05

 Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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