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04/01/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
April Fool's Day

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland,
but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said. "Disneyland burned down."
He cried and cried, but I think that deep down, he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive
over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”

 - Jack Handey
(b. 25 Feb 1949)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   By now it should be abundantly clear that even without the threat of the horrible computer worm, this is NOT my favorite holiday.  Nevertheless, we celebrate as many occasions as we can here, so if this is the sort of thing you like, I say, go for it!

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   I was just having too much fun with all the marches these past few days.....

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPQ_fa_yNh4 - Original Mickey Mouse Club Intro with Commercials - 1956!!

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNK5KzI48mM&NR=1 - Mickey Mouse Club: "Alma Mater" - closing song from the third season

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HEALTH UPDATES:

 From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/30/09, 3:14 PM - "update on   Jerry (Allen - '65 - of VA) and  Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA)":

Hello, friends and family!
 
 I have an update on Jerry and Monty.  Jerry is back at work and seems to be his "normal" self again....sweet, funny, loveable, etc.  He is like the energizer bunny.  He doesn't stay still for long.
 
Monty still has a way to go.  We saw the oncologist last Thursday.  He thinks he has a tumor on the head of the pancreas, but not sure what kind.  We go tomorrow morning for another follow up with the surgeon who took care of the ulcer.  Then we go back to the oncologist in the afternoon. He will do some blood work.  On Friday, Monty will have the liver biopsy that was cancelled on the 19th.  On April 8th, he will have an endoscopy.  Something should come out of these tests.  We are getting pretty anxious.  Monty is keeping his spirits up or doing a good job fooling us. I will keep you informed.  Please keep him in your prayers.  Jerry and I still need them, too.  Jerry's episode is a signal that conditions could lead to a major stroke if he doesn't take care.  So, don't forget him. Thanks so much!
Love to you all! 

Judy
 


     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/31/09, 8:56 PM -"Progress Today Tuesday March 31st":

Dear Email Buddies.....today has been a wonderful day for Fred.  He had a battery of tests this morning swallowing with barium many different textures, fluids, etc., and he passed with flying colors.  So now they will be bringing him small amounts of juice, broth, applesauce, etc.,.....that he will have about 6 times a day.  He can only have a certain amount....so he has to choose to take a little of all three.....part of two....or all of one. 
 
Also....the Dr.'s assistant and I took him outside in a wheel chair (and feeding tube) and let him sit in the sun for about a half hour.  He really enjoyed that.
 
Because he is not "critical" anymore, his bed in Critical ICU was needed for another patient...so he was transferred to the next step down in the same area.  He still can NOT have visitors .....and the doctor also said that when he does come home, he should still NOT have visitors until he is well on his way....and has his strength and voice.  Having visitors would be too much of a strain on him at this time... and we certainly don't want to expose him to any germs.  I'm sure everyone will appreciate and understand his condition.
 
We asked the doctor if he would ever get his voice back.....and she said that she really didn't know yet....but the more he rested his vocal chords, the better the chance of his getting his voice back to 100%.
 
When he does come home, he will have a walker, his feeding tube....and I'll have to check his blood for his sugar level so I'll know how to administer the insulin. I can already do the feeding tube...but have not done the pricking of his finger ...but she said that maybe Fred could prick his own finger and I can just collect the sample.  We'll just have to wait and see.  He wanted to cut his fingernails today....so I brought him his clippers......and he just couldn't do it....his hands were shaking too much.
 
He is in pajamas now instead of those silly hospital gowns that he had to wear one in the front and one in the back.....and his room has its own bathroom and is much larger than the critical ICU unit.....I, of course, rearranged the furniture to suit our needs and to make it easier for Fred.
 
His only complaint right now is still his bedsore......and it's a doozy.....but now that he can be more active, that will heal in its own time.  I also noticed today that his ankles and feet are not as swollen....so the excess fluid is leaving his body the normal way.
 
Unless something changes.....I won't be sending updates until there is more news. 
 
I am thinking of turning off my computer tomorrow....I'm sure this April Fool's Virus is a hoax....but I don't want to take any chances.
 
Thanks again for all the prayers, phone calls, emails and cards...they have meant a lot to both of us.
 
Love to all......Janice

   Thank you so much, Judy and Janice! We're all still praying!

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   THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Harold Smith ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND    Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT;

06 - Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);

07 - Marc Snyder ('65) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

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

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 From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/30/09 - "hello":

Hello, friends and family!
 
Here is a wonderful slide show from my dear friend, Libby Len who has moved to Texas and has not forgotten us.  Thanks, LL!!!

Click below and enjoy, FRIENDS!

WOW what can I say     Ain't life grand? 

Every new day is a gift---all you have to do is untie the ribbon ^I^ ^I^

http://www.indigo.org/friends/

   What a delightful, happy video this is! Thanks, Dear Judy!

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     From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/31/09 - "Steve Canyon TV Show on DVD":

I am going to place a shameless plug for a DVD set that is being put together concerning a TV show from 1958-1959 and ran in reruns in 1960 called "Steve Canyon".  It was a live action series that featured real Air Force footage of the day dealing with various security subjects of the Cold War era.  (Steve Canyon was also a comic strip character).

John Ellis is working with the Milton Caniff estate and has acquired the original negatives and restored them digitally and releasing a set at a time on DVD through their website:  http://stevecanyondvd.blogspot.com/

It was the most expensive TV series per episode at the time.  The episodes are uncut and include the original commercials and ABC TV show promo spots as well and have commentaries from various stars still living.

Thought this would be of interest since Langley Field was at our doorstep and we can vividly remember the jet aircraft flying over as well as the feel of the Cold War era.

I have the 4-show sampler disc, Vol. 1 and pre-ordered Vol. 2.  They are worth every penny and they need sales up front to continue their efforts so visit their website and buy a disc or even clothing items to help promote sales.

   WOWZERS!  Thanks for telling us, Eric! Shameless plugs are among our specialties here, and this looks waaay cool!

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     From Me ('65) of IL - 03/31/09 - "YOWZERONI - The Case of The Great Rolling Emails!":

   It's come to my attention that some of your emails to me have been getting lost, sometimes habitually.  I've discovered the cause for this, and even the cure, but I doubt that it will change anything, just due to the strength of our natural instincts and habits.

   In order to serve you better, a couple of years ago I had all my email from NNHS65@yahoo.com redirected to NNHS65@gmail.com.  You may write me at either address and I will get it - eventually.  I made the change because gmail allows me to send to 500 at once, while Yahoo will only allow 100 per hour.  This simplified my life, and sped your announcements along to you.  Either addy I use will say it's coming from Yahoo.

   This would all be great except for one thing.

   If when you write to me you hit Reply, something interesting happens with gmail.  The notes are all bundled into what they call, "conversations".  They're all connected, all rolled into one.  They're all still there; I just won't see them.  This issue is compounded if you hit Reply on an email that's a day or two (or more) old.  My chances of ever finding those are not good at all, and in fact, the ONLY way I can find them is to run a mail search.  And they only way I would do that is if I happened to be clairvoyant - which I'm not.

   This system was all fine and dandy back in the days when I spent 12 to 14 hours online; I could catch them as they arrived.  Nowadays, I write faster and take more shortcuts, and then run off downstairs to play games with my sweet little chickadees.  I'm going to miss those replies when they arrive.

   Unless - UNLESS - you begin a BRAND NEW email to me instead of simply hitting Reply!

   But, see, realistically, what are the chances that will happen?!?  Not so good.  It's just too, too easy to hit the Reply button.  Soooo - if you don't hear back from me when you've written, just drop me another line asking, "WHUZZUP?!?", and I'll run a mail search for you, and we'll all be happy!  Thanks!

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   From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 03/31/09:

I wanted to announce that our daughter Miriam Howard has graduated with a Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern U. She is currently assistant principal at Dare Elementary.

Peace & Blessing,
Cheryl

   COOL BEANS!  Thanks, Cheryl! Tell Miriam congratulations from all of us here!

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  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/31/09 - "Browsing Old Cemeteries":

Browsing Old Cemeteries: Some interesting things on old tombstones!

Harry Edsel Smith of Albany, New York:

Born 1903--Died 1942.
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down. It was.


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In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:
Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up and no place to go.

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On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102.
Only The Good Die Young.

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In a London, England, cemetery:
Here lies Ann Mann, Who lived an old maid but died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767

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In a Ribbesford, England , cemetery:
Anna Wallace
The children of Israel wanted bread, And the Lord sent them manna.
Clark Wallace wanted a wife, And the Devil sent him Anna.

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In a Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery:
Here lies Johnny Yeast...
Pardon him for not rising.

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In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, cemetery:
Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake.
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.


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In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery:
Here lays The Kid.
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger
But slow on the draw.

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A lawyer's epitaph in England:
Sir John Strange.
Here lies an honest lawyer,
and that is Strange.

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John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne, England, cemetery:
Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,
Dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.

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In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England:
On the 22nd of June,
Jonathan Fiddle went out of tune.

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Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls, Vermont:
Here lies the body of our Anna,
Done to death by a banana.
It wasn't the fruit that laid her low,
But the skin of the thing that made her go.

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On a grave from the 1880s in Nantucket, Massachusetts:
Under the sod and under the trees,
Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.
He is not here, there's only the pod.
Pease shelled out and went to God.

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In a cemetery in England:
Remember man, as you walk by,
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so shall you be.
Remember this and follow me.

To which someone replied by writing on the tombstone:
To follow you I'll not consent, Until I know which way you went.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Billy!

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    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/31/09:

Hi, Carol:
 
At the risk of trusting a faulty and failing memory, it seems to me that the Bi-Lo Supermarket faced 39th Street just west of Marshall Avenue. The subscribers to the Newsletter from the Typhoon Nation who have remained on the Virginia Peninsula can probably give a better reply. It seems to me that when Bi-Lo ceased operations at this location a Rich's Supermarket, operated by Jimmy Rich occupied the building. The building on the right side of this small shopping center was Centralite Supply Company, operated by Mr. Fred Christie and his son. Mr. Christie was also on the City Council for the City of Newport News and a property owner of several apartment buildings.

   Thank you, Major Madagan! Being a slacker, I still haven't made the Be-Lo /Bi-Lo page yet, but I always value your input, and we'll add up all up next time!

Also, if I may...Warwick Gardens Apartments was one of the better managed and maintained apartment complexes on the Peninsula.
 
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   You may, indeed, Sir - thanks again!

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From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/31/09:

Carol.

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School was in the 600 block of Thirtieth Street.

   Thanks, Sweetie! Ja, I know NOW that it existed, and at the prompting of     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL and others, we have a page for it on our site:

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

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/our-schools.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/thomas-jefferson-school.html
  
But - I still don't actually have any memory of it whatsoever.

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   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 03/31/09 - "United Electric":

Another Newport News landmark bites the dust. United Electric, located on Warwick Boulevard in Hilton is closing the doors after 55 years. I guess with the sagging economy in the building sector, it decided to sell all of its inventory and say so long. It had a good run and helped a lot of folks out.

   OH, NO! I'm so sorry to hear this! Thanks for letting us know, though, F.A.!

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      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/31/09:

Have a fun April Fools Day!

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/worstaprilfools.html
The 10 worst April Fools Hoaxes.

http://www.123greetings.com/events/april_fools_day/happy/happy45.html
123 A.F. day greeting--no, not Hallmark.

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The Joy of almonds
Almonds have as much protein per ounce as red meat. Adding almonds into your diet has shown to help reduce the risk of heart attacks by as much as 50%. This result is due to the good-for-your-heart vitamin E found in almonds. Monounsaturated fats can decrease your bad LDL cholesterol levels and increase your good HDL cholesterol levels. Antioxidants help keep your arteries young.

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"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."
- James D. Miles

"You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher (1803-1882)


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   Thank you, Shari! Once you asked me why I so disliked April Fools Day. That first site you gave us says it all. Some things are just not funny.

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REUNION ALERT:

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/01/09 - "NNHS 64/45 Announcement":

Carol,

Please place this in an upcoming newsletter and on the reunion web page.

Thanks

 

Your NNHS 64/45 Reunion Committee is pleased to announce that musical entertainment has been arranged for our Reunion.

On Friday evening, we will dance to the tunes of DJ, Susan Voss. Those of you who attended our “Turning Sixty” Party in 2006 at Spirit Events will remember Susan’s talent and energy.

On Saturday night we have engaged the band, LP & Company, headed by L.P. Butler. I could tell you how great they are, but you can see for yourself on the video at their web site:  http://www.eastcoastentertainment.com/artist/LP_and_Company.html

   Certainly, David - sounds fabulous! Nobody does it better!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html

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FINALLY:

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/26/09 - "Picture Messages (#4 in a series of 5)":

Have a nice weekend.

 

   COOL! Thanks, Shari!

   
 
 

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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:

Your NNHS 64/45 Reunion Committee is pleased to announce that musical entertainment has been arranged for our Reunion.

On Friday evening, we will dance to the tunes of DJ, Susan Voss. Those of you who attended our “Turning Sixty” Party in 2006 at Spirit Events will remember Susan’s talent and energy.

On Saturday night we have engaged the band, LP & Company, headed by L.P. Butler. I could tell you how great they are, but you can see for yourself on the video at their web site:  http://www.eastcoastentertainment.com/artist/LP_and_Company.html

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PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/01/09

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 01/09/09

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

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Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  
618-530-9092
     

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The Mickey Mouse March

Words and Music by
Jimmie Dodd
(28 Mar 1910 - 10 Nov 1964)

- from The Mickey Mouse Club, 1955


Mickey Mouse Club
Mickey Mouse Club
Mickey Mouse Club
Mickey Mouse Club
Mickey Mouse Club
Mickey Mouse Club
Mickey Mouse Club
Mickey Mouse Club
Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

Hey, there! Hi, there! Ho, there!
You're as welcome as can be!
M--I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse! Donald Duck!
Mickey Mouse! Donald Duck!
Forever let us hold our banners high!
High! High! High!

Come along and sing a song
And join the jamboree
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse Club
Mickey Mouse Club

Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

Hey, there! Hi, there! Ho, there!
You're as welcome as can be!
M--I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse! Donald Duck!
Mickey Mouse! Donald Duck!
Forever let us hold our banners high!
High! High! High!

Come along and sing a song
And join the jamboree
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse Club
Mickey Mouse Club

Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

Hey, there! Hi, there! Ho, there!
You're as welcome as can be!
M--I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse! Donald Duck!
Mickey Mouse! Donald Duck!
Forever let us hold our banners high!
High! High! High!

Come along and sing a song
And join the jamboree
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

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"Mickey Mouse March" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://www.duke.edu/~rfb/palace/midi/midi.htm - 03/26/09

"Mickey Mouse Club March" lyrics courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/REMEMBERTHEN/lyrics/musiclyricsz01.html - 04/01/09

Image of (Early) Mickey Mouse Slipping on Soap courtesy of http://lexicon.typepad.com/lexicon/curious_events/ - 04/01/09

Puzzled Mickey Mouse clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.mickey-mouse.com/clipart4.htm - 04/01/09

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!!

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

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

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

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

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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