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04/01/07 - NNHS Newsletter - April Fool's Day

"April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded
of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four."

Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This event (unfortunately...) repeats every year:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/04-01-05-NNHS-April-Fools-Day.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/04-01-06-NNHS-April-Fools-Day.html

   I don't like April Fool's Day.  Therefore, the April Fool's joke is - there IS no joke!  LA-LA-LA-LA-LA! 


HOMEWORK:

The History of April Fool's Day: http://www.2meta.com/april-fools/history/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools'_Day

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/aprilfools1.html

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/aprilfools/origins.asp

http://wilstar.com/holidays/aprilfool.htm

   I personally refuse to do my homework on this subject.  I just don't care.  And thank you all so VERY much for not playing any practical jokes on me!  I truly appreciate it!


  From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 03/30/07 - "Buckroe Beach Birthday Party":

Hi Carol - wanted to let you know that the next annual Buckroe Beach Birthday Party is Sep 29 - from 2pm - until Whenever. 
 
Look forward to seeing you.
 
lv, ev

   SUPER-DE-DUPER!!!  Thanks, Evelyn!


  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/01/07 - "This is Awesome":

Had to do it; I was ordered!! Nifty photo!!

This is AWESOME! 

This photo is a very rare one, taken by NASA.  This kind of event occurs once in 3000 years.

This is a picture NASA took with the Hubbell telescope.

Called "The Eye of God," it is ... awesome, and worth sharing.

 
 
 

   Thanks, Wayne Honey!  It IS awesome!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/01/07 - "April is Child Abuse Prevention Month":

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

If A Child Lives With. . .

by Dorothy Law Nolte

If a child lives with criticism. . . . . . . .he learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility. . . . . . . . he learns to fight.

If a child lives with fear. . . . . . . .he learns to be apprehensive.

If a child lives with jealousy. . . . . . . .he learns to feel guilt.

If a child lives with tolerance. . . . . . . .he learns to be patient.

If a child lives with encouragement . . . . . . . .he learns to be confident.

If a child lives with praise. . . . . . . .he learns to be appreciative.

If a child lives with acceptance. . . . . . . .he learns to love.

If a child lives with approval. . . . . . . .he learns to like himself.

If a child lives with recognition . . . . . . . .he learns that it is good to have a goal.

If a child lives with honesty. . . . . . . .he learns what truth is.

If a child lives with fairness. . . . . . . .he learns justice.

If a child lives with security. . . . . . . .he learns to trust in himself and others .

If a child lives with friendliness. . . . . . . .he learns the world is a nice place in which to live.

 

   Thanks for the reminder, Shari! I've always loved that poem, and used to have it hanging in our home (when the babies were smaller and the walls were larger...)



ALERTS:  

1.   From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 03/16/07 - "Re: HELLO":

Hi Carol,

Here I am again asking for another favor. Would you please post on your website how much we would love to find our 1962 classmates? I know that lots of folks that read your website, much more than our small 62 website. Our reunion is getting close (September 22) and we really would like to find as many as we can. We had a recent mailing and quite a few came back to us, such as wrong address, moved, etc. so sure would appreciate you putting that up for us.

You know also that you are always invited to attend our reunion. We really would like to invite all the classmates from 1960 to 1965 to attend our Friday night affair. Soon we will have a webpage with all the information and invitation on it.

I appreciate all you do and hope things are doing good for all of you now.

Again, thanks for the help. Keep up the GREAT WORK!

Brenda
Brenda Williams
Typhoon Forever
"Be the change you wish to see in the world". -Ghandi

   Why, certainly, Brenda!   In fact, if you'll send me a list of your "missing", we'll post it and begin to search for them individually.

   Thank you for the invitation!  I'm delighted to see that you've opened your Friday night to include the two classes on either side of you.  It will be a fun time for all, and I'm glad to help you in any way that I can.

   I've posted your note here on your page:

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

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html


2.     From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 03/18/07 - "60th Birthday Party":

Carol,
 
If you would be so kind as to post this on your site, we would certainly appreciate the assistance.
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The NNHS 1965 Reunion Team is back in action!  As much as we may not like it, we must face the fact that the majority of us will have our 60th birthday this year.  Even though we've only been out of school "a few years", we have verified that 60 is the correct number.  The 55th picnic was well received, so we're going to do the same thing for the 60th. 
 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 30, 2007.  We'll be meeting at Shelter #4 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.   After some discussion among the Reunion Team, we decided this would be an open event with all NNHS classes welcome.  If you haven't yet reached 60, it will afford an opportunity to practice.  If you have, you can act like Jack Benny and move back a few years.  No matter the case, all are welcome.
 
It's never too early to make plans, so mark your calendar today and we'll follow up shortly with further information.  If you have any questions please contact Dave Arnold at (757) 618-6646.  We look forward to seeing you in June!

Dave Arnold

   YIPPEE!!!  Certainly, Dave!  I made you a brand new page, and our Wizard of Wonderment,    Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA picked the perfect music for it:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1965.html

   This information is now posted on the main page of the web site, and will be carried in each Newsletter from now until then.

   Thanks, Dave! Sounds like fun!


3.   From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA) - 03/18/07 - "Buckroe & Crossroads Entertainment Complex":

Supporters for saving Buckroe's Lots B as a professionally designed Bayfront city park.  with ample off-street public parking,  need to be aware there is still action you can take in the latest attempt to save Buckroe's Lots B as a magnificent bay front city park.
 
Even though Council picked Option B for Lots B on January 24, and Option B calls for the development of two of Buckroe's Lots B with residential housing, those lots cannot be sold to any developer without first going through a public hearing.   Until that time arrives, Hampton City Council needs to continue hearing from the public, and the public as a whole needs to know there is still hope.   Option B can be viewed on www.buckroebeach.org.
 
The latest hope to save Lots B as a park has come up because of Hampton's new $200M Plan for the Crossroads Entertainment Complex which is scheduled to be developed in the Coliseum/Convention Center area.  
 
A Daily Press story on February 16 indicated Crossroads is going to need every ounce of help, vision and imagination a city government can commit in order to vie with the other entertainment venues in the area because, with seven, Hampton Roads  is thought to have more live-performance theaters per capita than any market in the country.
 
The following Letter to the Editor was printed in today's Daily Press.  It may explain the situation a little better but it also outlines what actions can be taken by anyone still concerned about saving Buckroe's Lots B for our now and future generations.
 
Why can't Council see the immense value of having both a Crossroads and a beautiful Bay front park, two uniquely different visitor-welcoming attractions,  to tout versus only one?    Further, if Buckroe is destroyed for thousands  by this Council and city staff, and if Crossroads doesn't make it, what unique attraction is Hampton going to be able to offer visitors and tourists in the future?
 
Why can't Council recognize visitors and tourists want beaches,  and if they don't find something welcoming and attractive in Buckroe they are going to travel to Yorktown or Virginia Beach.   And, believe me, after tourists have spent a long tiring round-trip to those beaches, either through the tunnel or on the interstate, they are not going to want to attend anything that night, no matter how entertaining.
 
How much better would it be for Hampton and the Crossroads Entertainment Complex to be able to advertise:
 
CROSSROADS AND SPECTACULAR BRANSON-LIKE SHOWS ARE ONLY MINUTES AWAY FROM THE SPECTACULAR CHESAPEAKE BAY AND BEAUTIFUL BUCKROE BEACH PUBLIC PARK IN HAMPTON, VIRGINIA?
 
Please let Hampton City Council hear your thoughts on developing Buckroe into a welcoming, attractive world class city park to market along beside the Crossroads entertainment complex, and vice versa.  
 
Thank you.  Sandra Canepa
 
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

March 18, 2007

Crossroads & Buckroe

I applaud the Hampton City Council for considering everything the new Crossroads entertainment complex is expected to do for Hampton. The Daily Press reports that Hampton is looking for Crossroads to be "an attempt to make Hampton a destination" and is "looking for people to come in." ("Hampton's $200M plan," Feb. 15)

Buckroe Beach and Lots B have been the goose that has laid, and continue to lay, golden eggs in the form of attracting thousands of people and thousands of dollars in revenue to a proven destination. Now the council wants to cut up, sell off and destroy this known attraction in hopes its "new goose," the Crossroads complex, will lay the golden eggs for Hampton in the future.

How much more sense would it make for Hampton to have two major attractions to tout; one tried and true, but improved into a magnificent bayfront park with ample off-street parking, and the other, new and untried but needing all the help possible to compete with the other six entertainment complexes in the area.

The council is doing the XL Development Group a huge disservice by not doing all it can as the hosting city to help ensure it a success. Why would the council destroy one financially proven "one-of-a-kind" destination spot to lay all the onus on an unproven Crossroads in "an attempt to make Hampton a destination" when together the two certainly would be a winning ticket and better for everyone involved?

Doesn't it make good business sense for the council to reconsider its earlier vote on Buckroe's Lots B (view Option B at www.buckroebeach.org.)?

Contact the council at 727-6315 or council@hampton.gov, and let them hear your thoughts on developing Buckroe along with the Crossroads complex.

Sandra Canepa

Hampton

   Thank you so much, Sandra!  I'm delighted to see there's still hope and that you and your committee are still working so diligently to save this for all of us.

   Now, y'all do your part, too!


REUNION REMINDERS:  

   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

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

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
 

The NNHS Class of 1965
will celebrate their 60th Birthdays
 on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Shelter #4 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.   This will be an open event with all NNHS classes welcome. 
If you haven't yet reached 60, it will afford an opportunity to practice.  If you have, you can act like Jack Benny
and move back a few years.  No matter the case, all are welcome.
 
It's never too early to make plans, so mark your calendar today and we'll follow up shortly with further information. 
  We look forward to seeing you in June!

 CONTACT: Dave Arnold at dlarnold@cox.net or call him at 757-618-6646.

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/18/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1965.html

 The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at the lovely beach
home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot on Willoughby
Spit. This will be an afternoon into evening beach
party with covered dish dinner.

CONTACT:
Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556
813-920-9498
kwitte@tampabay.rr.com

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 01/12/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1960.html

The NNHS Class of 1967
will hold its 40-Year Reunion on Labor Day weekend:
 
Friday, August 31, 2007 -
Friday by the Fountain, City Center/Social, at Red Star Tavern

Saturday, September 1, 2007 -
Buffet Dinner/Dance, The Omni Hotel, Newport News

Sunday, September 2, 2007 -
Omni Sunday Brunch


More information will follow in June.

CONTACTS: mmccoy@vectec.org; Wanda - 757-867-9070;
or Melissa - 757-874-0094

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/29/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1967.html

The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast
on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
 
http://geocities.com/typhoonmom1/

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/17/07:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html

The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/28/07:

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



  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/02/07 - "Amazing chalk drawings on the road"
(#23 in a Series of 28):

 

Hi Carol ... check out these pictures! They would be good to use one at a time for your newsletter.

Take care!

Babe

More chalk drawings from Julian Beever.  Incredible!!!!!  Julian is an English artist who's famous 
for his 3D art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium.
Make Poverty History
 

   That they would; they're incredible!  Thanks, Babe!



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

                          Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
910-488-9408


  What Kind of Fool Am I? 

(Frank Sinatra)
 

What kind of fool am I,
Who never fell in love?
It seems that I'm the only one
That I have been thinking of.

What kind of man is this?
An empty shell,
A lonely cell
In which an empty heart must dwell.

What kind of lips are these
That lied with ev'ry kiss,
That whispered empty words of love
That left me alone like this?

Why can't I fall in love
Like any other man,
And maybe then I'll know
what kind of fool I am.

---------------

What kind of fool am I,
Who never fell in love?
It seems that I'm the only one
That I have been thinking of.

What kind of man is this,
An empty shell,
A lonely cell
In which an empty heart must dwell?

What kind of clown am I?
What do I know of life?
Why can't I cast away
The mask of play
And live my life?

Why can't I fall in love
'Til I don't give a damn,
And maybe then I'll know
What kind of fool I am.


"What Kind of Fool Am I?" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.advancedbreastcancer.org/songs6.html - 03/29/06

Animated Fools clip art courtesy of http://www.jograham.com/fcfoojcd.htm 03/31/05

 Animated Smiley Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 03/30/05

Animated Dancing Smiley clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

Animated April Fools Monkey designed by Art Holden courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 03/22/06

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