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04/04/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Runaway

“One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it.
If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching,
you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!”

- Winston Churchill
(30 Nov 1874 - 24 Jan 1965)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter is being "rerun" from exactly four years ago today:

BONUS #1 - - Runaway - Del Shannon - Hullabaloo (which aired from January 12, 1965 to April 11, 1966)

BONUS #2 - - Runaway - Del Shannon, 1988


Courtesy of        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/01/05 

   Thanks so much, Dave! It IS super!


   Happy Birthday today 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;

11 -      Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND   Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND    Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


      - brand new page!

From Phyllis Sweeney Snyder ('63) of TN - 04/03/09:


I have a new E-mail address:  ___________________

Thanks, Phyllis Sweeney Snyder

   Thank you for letting me know, Phyllis! I have you all switched! Let me know if you'd like to have your addy posted:

  From Dora Colton Ellis ('69) of VA ? - 04/03/09 - "The NNHS Alma Mater":

Thank you soooo much.   We really appreciate all you have done to help with our reunion and the music!!   We all thank you and I thank you personally.
Sincerely yours with Typhoon Pride -- Dora

   Thank you, Dora! I hope you'll all have a super time at your reunion - as I'm sure you will!

  From Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA - 04/03/09 - "Rev. Albert Simms":

Hi Carol,

Every time I see Al Simms' ('60 - of VA) most recent photo, I can't help but think how much he favors his father, Rev, Albert E, Simms (d. 29 Dec 2003), long time pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Newport News. 

Mr. Simms baptized me in 1955 I believe and for several years he worked in our Bible School with young boys showing us a few wood working skills. I still have a cat's head broom holder in my garage that Rev. Simms help me make. He and his family were very special people, and when he decided to move to Lynchburg, VA to take a big church there, the folks at Calvary Baptist were devastated. Rev. Simms had the pastor's "touch" like few did. Calvary's glory years were when he was pastor.
So he left and Calvary eventually called another pastor, Lonnie Quillan. I often thought of our old pastor, Rev. Simms and as luck would have it we met again. I had opened a restaurant in Lynchburg, VA in 1972 for my company. (Fass Brothers Fish House, some may remember it)
And on Sunday after church guess who walked in? Yep, you got it! Rev. Albert E. Simms and his wife, Helen. I had to jiggle his memory a bit but as soon as I mentioned my parents he put it all together. He was just so kind and encouraging and I loved talking to him again. He returned several more times and, of course, was always the gentleman. But what a positive influence he was for me and I would venture to say for all the young people at Calvary back in the 1950's.

   Thanks, Ed! I posted your remembrance here:

One more thing, please! What has become of Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD)? He use to be a regular contributor and now nothing. Am I missing something?

   Well, now, there you have me, Sweetie! Other than the fact that Chandler changed jobs (and email addy) some time ago, I cannot say for sure. It could well be that his new addy has a spam blocker which is not allowing him to hear from us. I miss him, too!

I see you are living in Edwardsville, IL now but I missed how that happened. You seem quite happy so I assume it's a good move for you and        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL). I spent quite a bit of time in Fayetteville, NC in 1973 when we opened a Fass Brothers Fish House there. 
Sometimes I think I missed how that happened, too!

   After nearly three months, sometimes even now I'll wake up in the morning and think, "Where am I? Where's my home? Where's my sister?? Where are all my friends? Where's all my STUFF?!? And how did I get HERE?!?"

   Hmmm - I thought there was something in the Newsletters about it, but I only found peripheral references to it:

   Well, it's a bit of a tale, and I'm a bit pressed for time, so let me get back to you on that a bit later in the week, Ed!

Thanks as always for your talent that you so graciously share with us. We are the lucky ones!
Ed Nichols

   Thank you so much, Eddie! I really appreciate that!

From - 04/03/09 - "William Shakespeare's Advice":

Inspiration - This Above All, To Thine Own Self Be True - 5 Ways to Apply William Shakespeare's Advice Today
By Jonathan Huie, Mar. 18, 2009


This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

If Bill were around today, I think he would appreciate hearing the flight attendant say, "Put on your own oxygen mask first." Before any of us can be of service to others, or provide valuable council, we must empower our own lives. Only as happy, fully self-expressed individuals who set an example of living a great life, can we presume to suggest to others how they might improve the quality of their own lives. We are most powerful when we set an example.

Consider a parent who says, "Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life." Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates living a great life every day. Self-sacrifice is not a virtue. Living a great life and sharing that life with others is the noble way to live.

Here are 5 ways to make a difference in the world by being true to yourself:

1. Set an example for your children and others. Live a life you hope your children will emulate.

2. Aspire to a successful career. You can't contribute money or material goods to any worthwhile cause if you don't have any. You best set an example by being successful AND generous.

3. Generate your own happiness and radiate that happiness into the world. People enjoy being around happy people, and they become happy themselves as a result.

4. Set boundaries. When you reach the limit of what you can contribute while still maintaining your inner peace and serenity, say NO to additional requests for your time and energy. Whenever you let urgency compromise your happiness, you lose your ability to set an example by leading a great life - as well as losing your own happiness.

5. Think for yourself - don't blindly follow tradition or the conventions of your family, community, or religion. Making your own choices gives you the opportunity to live a life you love, and to set an example of open-minded thinking and compassion.

Author's Bio

Visit Jonathan's Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote blog, and sign-up for his daily email.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie is an author of self-awareness books, and has been dubbed "The Philosopher of Happiness" by those closest to him, in recognition of his on-going commitment to seeing Joy in all of life.

** Today is your day to dance lightly with life. It really is. - jonathan lockwood huie **

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      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 04/04/09, 1:01 AM:

It's late, Peewee. I would love to read your newsletter, but I'll do it tomorrow. Taxes are finally finished, and I'm crazy. I need to take (a local teenaged) boy to take his SAT at 8 AM.
Love you,

   Hey, Lady! You "posta" be in bed! You "gotsta" (English major, you know) - You "gotsta" get up at the break of dawn! Well, you won't have much time for a nap today, so maybe you can go to bed early tonight..... Congratulations on completing your taxes!

   Thanks, Eleanor - love and miss you, too - especially this weekend, which we would normally spend with you!,5161,8584,00.html


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/03/09 - "I Don't Do Windows":

Strangely enough, I agree with some of this!!!

I was going to clean house today...but then I saw this and changed my mind!

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!


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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Del Shannon
(30 Dec 1934 - 08 Feb 1990)


Max Crook, 1961
(b. 02 Nov 1936)

As I walk along I wonder
What went wrong with our love
A love so rare and strong

And as I walk along, I think of
The times we had together
While our hearts were young

I'm a walkin' in the rain
Tears are fallin' and I feel the pain
Wishin' you were here by me
To end this misery and I wonder
I wa wa wa wonder
Why, why why why why why she ran away
And I wonder where she will stay
My little runaway, a run run run run runaway

I'm a walkin' in the rain
Tears are fallin' and I feel the pain
Wishin' you were here by me
To end this misery and I wonder
I wa wa wa wonder
Why, why why why why why she ran away
And I wonder where she will stay
My little runaway, a run run run run runaway

A run run run run runaway
A run run run run runaway

"Runaway" midi courtesy of 
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/01/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Runaway" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Man Walking in Rain image courtesy of - 04/01/05

Green Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/01/05

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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

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!

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

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