03/28/09 - NNHS Newsletter
“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I'm continuing a run of marches through the end of the month of March. This one, too, is sure to bring back a memory or two - especially from you band kids.
From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 03/25/09:
If you haven't already used Colonel Bogey, you really should.
Indeed! Thanks, Faniel!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmd09lW9d-8&NR=1 - Colonel Bogey - Mitch Miller and His Orchestra, 1958
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6A4zobTD0A&NR=1 - Colonel Bogey - ?? - in a church (probably Anglican) somewhere with lovely stained glass windows.....
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWAVgVKNaVQ&NR=1 Colonel Bogey - The Houston Brass Band, Spring 2007
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtX8_2LViGA&NR=1 - Colonel Bogey - The US Navy's Seventh Fleet Band, Yokosuka, Japan, Oct. 21, 2007
"... Many humorous or satirical verses have been sung to this tune; some of them vulgar..." - And we won't be printing ANY of them, will we, Class?!?
http://www.mvdaily.com/articles/1999/04/bogey.htm - How many of y'all remember Mr. Wilson's telling us this story as we practiced this march??
http://www.freehandmusic.com/productdetail.aspx?prodid=308215 - Feeling sentimental?? "Gitcherown!"
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
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- Alex Nicol (February '49) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL AND Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND Ivan Anker ('67) of VA;
01 - Harold Smith ('57);
04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
From Frank Friedland of VA - 03/27/09:
Just wanted to wish
Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS -
'60) of FL and Harold Smith ('57) a
Like a great wine...we just get better as we get older.
frank friedland "class of 60"
Thank you, Frank!
From My Friend, Cheryl, of NC - 03/27/09 - "WATER":
I promise you won't be sorry. Just click on the link below and turn your sound up. This is Awesome!
Thanks, Cheryl, it is beautiful!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/27/09 - "Tower Talk":
These are the best ones I’ve ever read! I LOL!!!
Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!"
Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!"
Tower: "TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 degrees."
TWA 2341: "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"
Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"
From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff line: "I'm f...ing bored!"
Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!"
Unknown aircraft: "I said I was f...ing bored, not f...ing stupid!"
O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound."
United 329: "Approach, I've always wanted to say this... I've got the little Fokker in sight."
A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, "What was your last known position?"
Student: "When I was number one for takeoff."
A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down.
San Jose Tower Noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadeloupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."
A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following:
Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?"
Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English."
Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?"
Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war!"
Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7."
Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway."
Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern 702?"
Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern... we've already notified our caterers."
One day the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold short of the active runway while a DC-8 landed. The DC-8 landed, rolled out, turned around, and taxied back past the Cherokee. Some quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and said, "What a cute little plane. Did you make it all by yourself?"
The Cherokee pilot, not about to let the insult go by, came back with a real zinger: "I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing like yours and I'll have enough parts for another one."
The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign: Speedbird 206.
Speedbird 206: "Frankfurt, Speedbird 206! Clear of active runway."
Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven."
The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop.
Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?"
Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now."
Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?"
Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, -- And I didn't land."
While taxiing at London's Gatwick Airport , the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727.
An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming: "US Air 2771, where the hell are you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!"
Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?"
"Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded.
Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high. Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking:
"Wasn't I married to you once?"
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 03/27/09 - "Leather Dresses":
Did you know this about leather dresses?
Do you know that when a woman wears a leather dress, a man's heart beats quicker, his throat gets dry, he gets weak in the knees, and he begins to think irrationally???
Ever wonder why?
It's because she smells like a new golf bag!
Ronnie Darlin', I think I hurt myself laughing, but it was worth the pain! Thanks!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 03/27/09 - "soap box":
Let's start a new section called "soap
box". I know that if we baby boomers can give the world Disney World and
microwaves, we can also set "the" government straight on how to resolve
For example, the comment on retiring people with a million dollars. That's sounds so reasonable to me that I know "the" government will not do it, because it would mean losing control over "the" money-we'd have it-they're not going to do that. That's why it's "the" government instead of our government.
Our government is like a "reality" show. They're entertaining but useless.
Take for instance, 'High School Reunion'.
These people go back 20 years to relive their youth. (I thought we were trying to get out of puberty.)
They have titles like - "the cheer leader" and " the wanna be" and "the jock". The men are balding, pregnant, and drunk but that's ok because the women are NOT fat, Not balding and have all their own teeth.
They have "hall passes", "rewards", and "time outs" ( Now, I know, that never worked for congress but they do it anyway!)
Little by little the secrets come out.
Octamom who looks like Jolee who now looks like Jessica is a spoiled, made over, attention wanting, brat who wants a one on one relationship with Brenda. When she can't have it, she narks Brenda out as a prostitute.
Scott W. now says he can not love Brenda - not because she's a prostitute - but because everybody KNOWS she is. ( I think I've met this guy.)
This show makes me wish I had gone to the Buckero thingy myself. What did I miss? What did we all miss? Are any of OUR class mates in "the" government now? Do they look like Octamom-Jolee-Jessica? What is our cheer leader, Weaver, doing now? Has she had plastic surgery? Didn't she marry "the jock". Just how many kids does she have?
So you see, "the" government doesn't make this behavior up, they get it from REALITY TV!!!!!
Let's help these people get through the pubes, people.
I'm just horsing around, sweetie, to give you a laugh.
Linda May ' 66
WILD GIGGLES! You had me going for a while there, Linda May, until I realized I was missing many of the metaphors because I avoid Reality TV like the plague. The only shows of that genre I watch (and I've seen precious little television of late, as I've moved into a household of movie fiends with seemingly thousands of movies at their disposal) are "Cops" (Go GIT 'em, Guys!) and those on HGTV.
BUT - if I ever get to a reunion again (which is highly doubtful), I'm going to be on the lookout for those balding, pregnant, drunk guys, who must be a bit on the stoo-pid and selfish side, 'cause everybody knows you shouldn't drink while you're pregnant - especially at our age!
And to answer your questions, plenty; more than plenty (not to be confused with Good & Plenty); I don't know - "prolly" so; could be; I'm not sure; no, I don't think so; yes; and I don't know.
Thanks, Linda May!
From Danny Crockett ('65) of FL - 03/27/09 - "Question":
Thanks so much, Danny! Normally what I would do is send Bunny your note so that he could then respond directly, but under these unusual circumstances, I tried to give you his work email addy (his home computer is experiencing technical difficulties at the moment). Of course, as they always do, AOL immediately informed me that they had "protected" you from my evil note by blocking me. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don't, but they always assure me that they have.
Bunny is President of Linear Measurement Instruments Corporation in Fenton, Michigan.
Let me know if indeed AOL intercepted me, and perhaps we can try something else.....
From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 03/27/09:
Thank you so very much, Domi! Your letter struck me hard in several different areas - as I'm certain it will many of our readers. How loudly can I scream, "AMEN!"?!?
From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 03/27/09 - "Spring in the Rockies":
|I am not sure
what your weather is doing in IL but spring in the Rockies changes
dramatically on a daily basis. Saturday I was playing golf in Salt Lake and
worried if we could finish out the season with enough snow. Then this week
we get 2 feet of fresh. It was a very pleasant surprise and two more storms
are on the way. This will also make my family happy, as they arrive
Saturday from Jacksonville, Florida. I am so excited to see my 3
These pictures are just a few of the true beauty of fresh powder at Deer Valley Resort. Also, with all the financial troubles in the world, we are doing just fine!
|Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah|
Thank you for these gorgeous images, Phillip!
We were having beautiful spring weather - flowers popping, trees budding, birds singing, squirrels romping - until this Severe Weather Alert appeared on Yahoo Weather this afternoon:
GREENE IL-MACOUPIN IL-MONTGOMERY IL-BOND IL-CALHOUN IL-JERSEY IL-MADISON IL-LINCOLN-GASCONADE-WARREN-ST. CHARLES-FRANKLIN-ST. LOUIS-ST. LOUIS CITY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LITCHFIELD...EDWARDSVILLE...ST CHARLES...UNION...ST LOUIS 1230 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2009 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM CDT SUNDAY... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM CDT SUNDAY. RAIN IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO SNOW THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. A TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 5 INCHES IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE COMBINATION OF A STRONG AND GUSTY NORTH WIND AND LARGE WET SNOWFLAKES WILL REDUCE THE VISIBILITY BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES TONIGHT. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT UP TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. ROADS MAY RAPIDLY BECOME SLIPPERY ONCE THE SNOW BEGINS...SO MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN FOR A SLOWER THAN NORMAL TRIP. BE ESPECIALLY ALERT WHEN APPROACHING BRIDGES...OVERPASSES...AND CURVES. ARGHHH! I've not seen snow yet, but who knows what will happen overnight? Thanks again, Phil!
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/12/09 - "Have a Giggle (#13 in a series of 13)":
After hearing me complain about my doctor getting on me about losing another 10 pounds my wife sent me the attached email for future excuses I can give him!
Have to admit I never thought of these and may use them next visit, when I know I will have probably gained another 10 pounds.
In case you need some newsletter filler sometime, I included the "Herman" comic attachments also!
Hope you enjoy them, and thanks again for keeping us in touch with our glory days.
GIGGLES!!! These have been great, Butch - thanks!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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 email@example.com - CLASS OF 19542. 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: www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 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: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 WHSREUNION1959@aol.com.
5.Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 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: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/27/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 01/09/09
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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"Colonel Bogey March" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/eltonjohn/561/indexoldies3.html - 03/26/09
Image of Marching Band Horns courtesy of http://www.peachfest.com/games.html - 03/28/09
School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Fancy Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.goldclipart.com/24k/filigree.htm - 12/14/08
Army Seal clip art
courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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!!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
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