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03/28/09 - NNHS Newsletter
Colonel Bogey

“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though
sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character,
and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us
in our marching onward. ”


 - Henry Ford
(30 July 1863 - 07 Apr 1947)

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


HOMEWORK:

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Bogey:

"... 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!

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


   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 "happy birthday".
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 love this song! Even though I haven't heard it in years, I still remember the words.
I know I will have a good day because I started it with a song in my heart.
Hope this makes your day, too.

Cheryl

I promise you won't be sorry. Just click on the link below and turn your sound up. This is Awesome!

http://home.comcast.net/~singingman7/Water.htm

   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!!! 

S.


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 our problems.

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":

Carol,
 
I just read about     Bunny Booker's ('65 - of MI) wife   Cynthia passing away.  Bunny was once a friend of mine and I didn't see a web address so I could get in contact with him.  Can you help or advise what I can do to reach Bunny? 

  Rick Billings ('65 - of NC) was another friend of Bunny's and mine.  We lived within a block of each other.

 
You've done/are doing a wonderful job.....
 
Thanks,
 
Dan Crockett (class of 65)

  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.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/03-26-09-NNHS-Cindy-Kellar-Booker.html

   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:

Today, I went to a funeral. None of you knew Eugene Rice. He was 79; he had been a Benedictine brother for many years, and taught at St. Anselm College in NH; in midlife he left the order, and went to teach at NHCTC, Manchester. He married at age 49. He had children, and grandchildren, and thousands of students.  I taught at NHCTC in behavioural sciences; Gene taught Humanities and Philosophy. He ran seminars for faculty on teaching and learning and philosophies of education. He was an extraordinary man,  with am enormous knowledge of history and culture and thought; he was an extraordinary teacher. He was gentle, wise, and funny. When he was past 70 he was still racing students across the parking lot-- and winning.  He renamed courses-- "Problems of the Renaissance" became "The Darker Side of Man".
 
All three of my children-- Ragnar, almost 34, Hagbard Lars, 30, Avens, 21-- went from being homeschooled, to the Tech-- Ragnar at 17, Lars at 15, Avens at 14. All of them were blessed to have Gene Rice as a professor from their very first semester.  All of them sought out his courses (which is why, though very bright, all of them stayed at the Tech longer than necessary to get a degree-- if Gene was teaching something they hadn't taken yet, they all signed up for it, even if it didn't fit their degree programs. I sighed, and paid the tuition, and listened to them rave about the course content, and Gene).
Why am I telling you this?
 
The memorial service was standing room only, packed with Gene's friends and family, Benedictines in black robes, former colleagues from St. A's, from the Tech, former students from St's A's and from the Tech. It was only today that most of us found out that our Gene also published reviews of movies, concerts, etc under another name-- Maxwell Wheat. The service was conducted by Gene's cousin, Father Thomas Steinmetz-- a man, who, like Gene, made a course correction in mid-life. Gene went from being a Benedictine to being a secular teacher, a husband, a father, a grandfather.
 
Thom went from a career as a  police detective, 20 years in,  and a Roman Catholic,  to being a Melkite priest. Both of them never looked back, only forward.
 
Why am I telling you this?
 
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE.
 
What Gene was about, what Thom is about, is following your own heart, and being fully what you can be, and being a shining, guiding star to others in the process.
 
As I stood packed in like a sardine at the service, with my grown children, and former colleagues, and former students, all I could think was that I'd never taken the time to TELL Gene just how important he was, how valuable, how loved.
 
His widow, his children, his grandchildren told us all how much they were delighted that we were there. They said how wonderful it was to meet his colleagues, his students.
We need to tell those we love, those we value, those who taught us and led us. We need to tell them while they are still alive.
 
CALL THEM or WRITE THEM NOW.
 
Domi

   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":

Carol,

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 grandchildren.

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!

 
#53 #55 #63
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah

Take care,

Phil

Phil Hammond

   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! 


FINALLY:

   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/12/09 - "Have a Giggle (#13 in a series of 13)":

Hi Carol!
 
Glad you are settling in to your new home!
 
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.

 
 
 
 
Best to all!
 
Butch Ragland, NNHS '63
Colorado Springs, CO

   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 hdsdds@aol.com - CLASS OF 1954

2. 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 hokie13mom@cox.net - 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


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/27/09

BLOG:

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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Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  
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Colonel Bogey

- Fredrick Jospeh Ricketts (a.k.a. Kenneth Alford), 1914
(21 Feb 1881 - 15 May 1945)


"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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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 http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

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