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04/03/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Doris Day's 85th Birthday

“The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.”

- Doris Day
(b. 03 Apr 1924)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ahhh - another Birthday Celebration!

BONUS #1 - - Doris Day - Que Sera, Sera

   Although Doris Day recorded "Que Sera, Sera" song in 1956, it wasn't until it was chosen as the theme song for her television show in 1968 that it became her signature song.

   I spent the summer of 1966 living in Richmond with my aunt     Frances (Frix Atkinson - John Marshall HS - '37) (24 Mar 1920 - 21 Apr 2006) and uncle   Jimmy (Atkinson) (15 Apr 1913 - 11 May 2006) and three cousins, Stuart (Rappahannock HS - '63),     Jean (Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65 - of VA), and   Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77 - of AZ ).  Jean was quite fond of this award-winning song, and sang it quite frequently, so I personally associate it more with Jean than I do Miss Day.



     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 04/03/09, 12:27 PM - "OUT OF HOSPITAL......HAPPY AT HOME":

Dear Email friends......
Fred was discharged last yesterday (Thursday...5 weeks since surgery).....
We got home late....after mix-ups at the drug store and mix-ups with the supply company....and mix-up to time of home nurse visit.....but it all worked out ok.
Did not get straight sleep last night....but we're both lucky...we can go back to sleep very easily.
I have learned to do his feeding tube, check his insulin, give insulin injections, clean and dress the bed sore, change dressing around feeding tube, flush out feeding tube...It's not so bad playing nurse....but I tell Fred I'm the doctor now!!
As I mentioned earlier that the doctor said it would be best for Fred to hold visitations....he has no voice, he is very weak....and our schedules have gone out the window!!
I KNEW prayers from my loved ones and friends and neighbors and email buddies, and prayer groups, and unknown faithful across the USA brought my darling back home to me.
We still have a LOOOOOOOOOOOONG way to go....but we'll get there.
I love each and every one of you that are receiving this email.....Janice

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks, Janice - we love you, too!



   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Robert Workman ('57) AND    Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

07 - Marc Snyder ('65) of NC;

10 -   Skip Wood ('65) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 04/01/09 - "Retirement":


Thanks, Gorgeous!



 - brand new page!


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  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 04/02/09 - "Missing emails":

So THAT'S what happened! Here's a repeat of an email I sent a week or so ago:
Subject:  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!

   Hey - NO, Ronnie! I printed that one - on time and everything!

   'Cause it wasn't sent as a "reply"; you created that email yourself!

Well I'll be danged -- that was one of the rare emails from you that don't come through. That happens in maybe 1 out of 25 or 30!!
Thanks, sweetie, for all you do.

   OH, NO! You mean they're SERIOUS when they tell me each and every time that 42 - 56 or so of my announcements never went anywhere?!? I thought they were bluffing. Sigh... NOW what?!?

   Thanks, Ronnie - for everything!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL -  04/02/09 - "Gmail "rolling" emails.":

Hi, Carol:
Doncha know, this feature of Gmail is supposed to make you more efficient by having the prior messages from the sender in a consolidated file. But, it sure has its drawbacks and I certainly understand your comments in the recent Newsletter.
We use Gmail for Marines-Together We Served and I agree that it takes a bit of "relearning" and at this age in our lives that is almost impossible!!!
TYPHOON Regards.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

Semper Fidelis,

Joseph Madagan
Senior Advisor - TAG
Marines-Together We Served

   I know, Major Madagan, that's the terrible irony of it all! :0[  When I'm having single one-on-one conversations, it's marvelous. But when we're talking about one on 550+, something dreadful ensues! And the Catch-22 is that it DOES simplify my life, saving me several hours per day over Yahoo (from whence the extra 50 or so are mailed). I really don't see any way around it, either.....  

   Thanks, Adonis!

   Speaking of rolling emails, I found the next note about ten minutes after announcing yesterday's Newsletter:

  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 04/01/09 - "The NNHS Alma Mater":

Just a short ps to my last email that has the files attached.  I have never heard anymore from the NN School System who I contacted and so I think that they did not find a score for the Alma Mater and that it has been lost except for what we have done.  I also emailed   Mr. Wilson but never heard anything back from him either and perhaps that is understandable because he must be way up there in years now and maybe does not use the internet anymore. 
If anyone out there has a score for the NNHS Alma Mater it needs to be scanned, distributed and preserved in some way for posterity.  Your website would probably get a wider distribution than anywhere else but another place that a copy of a "real" score should go might be to the NN public library and as the NN school system seems to have already lost such an important piece of their history I certainly would not rely on them to preserve it.  That is a real shame but that is what seems to have happened.  If we get it into enough hands then it has a chance of survival.

Al Simms
NNHS Class of 1960

   AMEN! Thanks, Al!

  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 04/02/09 - "The NNHS Alma Mater":

"must have had a third (earlier) version in mind, because I KNOW I never heard this beautiful, stately version. This one reminds me of Assemblies or something else which I can't quite recall....."
I THINK - that you did get this one because you have the email to which it was attached and published it in the last newsletter.  If you compare the filenames that were attached you will see that - - - then again maybe I attached the wrong files and am the one who is nuts.........  No matter, you have them now. 
As for the something else that you can't quite recall it is probably hymns in your church.  Much of the harmony for this was done by looking at hymns in my Baptist Hymnal that are in the same key and using the chords that were used on them for a similar note or phrase and using those notes for the harmony.  It has been so long now that I don't remember which hymns but they are probably ones that you also use in your Mormon Tabernacle and that makes it sound somewhat like church music.  It is entirely possible that    Arthur Hundley ('37) (d. 02 Sept 2008) did the same thing when he originally wrote it. 
The sustained notes for the deep organ base that you hear in the background were picked by taking one of the chord notes, dropping it one or two octaves and sustaining it as long as it remained harmonious with the following notes and chords much the same as an organist would do with the pedals and 16 foot pipes.

Al Simms
NNHS Class of 1960

   Okay, Sweetie, what we have here is a clear case of my "talking crooked" - which I do whenever I become as shook up as I did about this whole incident!

   The first thing I meant to say was I didn't hear the Super-Duper midi two years ago when it first arrived.

   The second problem was, in my panic to "fix" everything, I uploaded all the files you sent to my desktop, but then listened to and transferred and attached the "lesser" midi file.

   The third thing I meant was the tone of the Alma Mater (while definitely reminding me of hymns as well) made me think of something from else from NNHS - and unlike many of y'all (who seem to have near-perfect total recall), MOST of my old memories are fractured and fragmented. That's why I so delight in everything we do and share here. Sometimes I can actually retrieve memories in a complete form.   And while I actually haven't quite restored this memory yet (Did the band play the Alma Mater at Honor Assemblies, perhaps?!?), I know I'm on the right track.

  Thanks again, Al!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA -  04/02/09 - "What would you do?":
Could this be like, "Give them enough rope and they'll hang themselves"  ?

'Cause he surely hung himself.......with a little help.  hehehehehehe

Husband and wife are lying quietly in bed reading when the wife looks over at him and asks a question.............

WIFE: 'What would you do if I died? Would you get married again?'

HUSBAND: 'Definitely not!'

WIFE: 'Why not? Don't you like being married?'

HUSBAND: 'Of course I do.'
WIFE: 'Then why wouldn't you remarry?'

HUSBAND: 'Okay, okay, I'd get married again..'

WIFE: 'You would? (with a hurt look)

HUSBAND: (makes audible groan)

WIFE: 'Would you live in our house?'

HUSBAND: 'Sure. It's a great house.'

WIFE: 'Would you sleep with her in our bed?'
HUSBAND: 'Where else would we sleep?'

WIFE: 'Would you let her drive my car?'

HUSBAND: 'Probably. It is almost new.'

WIFE: 'Would you replace my pictures with hers?'

HUSBAND: 'That would seem like the proper thing to do.'

WIFE: 'Would you give her my jewelry?'

HUSBAND: 'No. I'm sure she'd want her own.'
WIFE: 'Would you take her golfing with you?'

HUSBAND: 'Yes. Those are always good times.'

WIFE: 'Would she use my clubs?'

HUSBAND: 'No. She's left-handed.'

WIFE: - silence -

HUSBAND: ' . . . s--t.'  


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/02/09 - "RE: "04/02/09 - Hans Christian Andersen's 204th Birthday":

"Jim, Jim, Jim! I know that we're related; I remember when you were born! But Sweetie, your idea of Paradise is so diametrically opposed to my own that....."
Funny, that was almost exactly what I was thinking when I read it. I'm glad they are happy, but snakes, dirt and grime are not my idea of Paradise, either! Next time you talk to   Jim (Atkinson - John Randolph Tucker HS - '77 - of AZ ), tell him hello for me. Eek, those snakes!!

   Ja, really! GIGGLES!

   Hey, Jim - "Hello" from Shari!

     From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65 - of VA - 04/03/09 - "   Jim (Atkinson - John Randolph Tucker HS - '77 - of AZ )":

Dear Carol,
He is my brother, and much as I love to hike in the woods and on mountain trails, and canoe on rivers and lakes; his idea of Paradise and mine are totally opposite too!!!!!  But I do want to go visit someday and see "his idea of Paradise" up close and personal.
Love to all,
P.S.  Of course, I would not impose.  I would stay in a motel.  If they have any.

   Well, see, Jean, you're several notches higher than I am on the Nature Trail. I USED to like to hike in the woods (about 40 years ago), but mountains, rivers, lakes and canoes have never issued any calls for me. Nowadays my idea of a hike consists of going downstairs to be sociable.  And the four wondrous grand-kitty-cats here supply me with about as much wildlife as I need.

   But, HEY, SOMEBODY'S gotta like that stuff, n'est pas?!?

   Wait a minute - STOP THE TRAIN! I DID go hiking around the Pacific coast of Oregon back in June of '96 - beaches, hills, cliffs, rocks, boulders, waterfalls, little bridges! TA-DAH!!!

   Oh, no, wait. I forgot. I made a complete and utter fool of myself by being a mega-wuss weinius maximus, didn't I?


   GIGGLES! Thanks, Jean!


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 04/01/09 - "Why men should never be allowed to order the wedding cake":


Thanks again, Gorgeous!



1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 24, 25, and 26, 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 - 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: - 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: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - 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

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: - 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:

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/03/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

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

                                   Love to all, Carol





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

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Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)

Words by
Jay Livingston
(28 Mar 1915 - 17 Oct 2001)

 Music by Ray Evans
(04 Feb 1915 - 15 Feb 2007)

- from The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1956

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, What will I be?
Will I be pretty, will I be rich?
Here's what she said to me.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

When I was young, I fell in love
I asked my sweetheart, What lies ahead?
Will we have rainbows, day after day?
Here's what my sweetheart said.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, What will I be?
Will I be handsome, will I be rich?
I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

"Que Sera, Sera" midi courtesy of - 04/03/09

"Que Sera, Sera" lyrics courtesy of - 04/03/09

First Image of Doris Day courtesy of - 04/03/09

Second Image of Doris Day courtesy of - 04/03/09

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Multi-Flower Divider Lines clip art courtesy of - 04/03/09

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

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

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!!

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 Head-Bonking Smiley courtesy of - 02/20/09

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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