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04/04/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Waltz Across Texas

“My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait
for the kettle to boil. This pleasure is for the old who live alone.”

- Florida Pier Scott-Maxwell
(14 Sept 1883 - 06 Mar 1979)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Continuing with our celebration of Texas, here's a classic from 1965.

BONUS - - Waltz Across Texas - Ernest Tubb, 1968


Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" (1941), marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music.[1] In 1948, he was the first singer to record a hit version of "Blue Christmas", a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his mid-1950s version. Another well-known Tubb hit was "Waltz Across Texas" (1965), which became one of his most requested songs and is often used in dance halls throughout Texas during waltz lessons...

     From Me ('65) of NC - 04/04/12 - "Speaking of Texas...":

   We saw many Great and Wondrous Sights on our recent trip to El Paso, and as soon as I work up "da noive" to take the pictures off my camera, I'll share them with you.  Meanwhile, here (shamelessly snagged from is a glimpse of one of the strangest that we saw:
     Do you see?!? There's NO GRASS! It's pea gravel - eerily beautiful in its own way, but initially quite disconcerting!
Ft. Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso, TX


1. Thursday, April 5, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2.      From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 10/04/11 - "Breakfast Bunch Brunch":

Our next Brunch... is the first Saturday in April 7, 2012, at 11am at the same place, Warwick Restaurant.

After the April BRUNCH, we plan to meet quarterly the first Saturday of July and October as long as the interest holds up.

   Thanks, Bill! We've just realized to our great sadness that there is no way we can be there - and we had soooo been looking forward to it!

   But, HEY, y'all! Ya gotta eat that day anyway, right?? It's an OPEN reunion, and just see how much fun:

"Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose."

   Make your reservations now:

Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716


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

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

07 -  Marc Snyder ('65) of NC;

09 -   Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA;

10 -      Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND    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! 

April 04, 1944 - The first bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces killed 3000 civilians.

April 04, 1945 - American troops liberated Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.

April 04, 1945 - American troops captured Kassel.

Wednesday, April 04, 1962 - Musician Craig Adams (The Sisters of Mercy, The Mission, The Alarm, Spear of Destiny, and Theatre of Hate) was born Craig David Adams in Otley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Wednesday, April 04, 1962 - Cyclist Marco Giovannetti was born in Milan, Italy.

Wednesday, April 04, 1962 - Rapist and murderer James Hanratty (b. 04 Oct 1936 in Bromley, Kent, England) was executed by hanging in Bedford Prison, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England at the age of 25.

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 04/03/12, 10:19 AM - "Act of Valor":

Today's newsletter had a segment from   Bruce Sims ('56 - of VA) on the Navy Seals; if you have not done so yet, the movie "Act of Valor" is highly recommended, for a very vivid look into the life of the Seals.  Not for the squeamish.

   Oooh, a NEW movie! Thanks for the recommendation, Jay Sweetie!

                    Act of Valor (2012)

     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 04/04/12, 8:31 AM - "Nashville Connection - Listen Online - April 4th - Singer/Songwriter - Alan O'Day":

Listen in this week as Alan and radio host Jimmy Hughes talk about Alan's songs written for Ann Murray, Righteous Bros, Helen Ready and his own 2 million seller "Under Cover Angel"

Station link:

listen in link:

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks, Terry!

    From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of CA - 04/03/12 - "Change Your Thinking":

Change Your Thinking

It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.

His bed was next to the room's only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end.

They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.

She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.  He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.

It faced a blank wall..

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.'


There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.

Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

'Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present .'

The origin of this letter is unknown, but it brings good luck to everyone who passes it on.
   Thank you so much for this reminder, Stacy!

BONUS RECIPES: - Cabbage and Potato Casserole - "For a hearty side dish or even a light main course, this cabbage and potato casserole can't be beat. Slow cooker recipes are simply the best!" - Easy Orange Dream Cake - "Orange dream cake is a light, fruity recipe that will drive orange-lovers crazy. This moist, airy cake is topped with a fluffy orange topping. This recipe is perfect for parties. "

    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#12 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey! 


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 03/27/12 - "HANDY IDEAS (#2 in a Series of 13)":

  COOL BEANS! Thanks, Ruthie! 


From - 04/03/12:

A woman in her eighties made the evening news because she was getting married for the fourth time. The following day she was being interviewed by a local TV station, and the commentator asked about what it felt to be married again at that age and would she share part of her previous experiences, as it seemed quite unique the fact that her new husband was a ‘funeral director.’

After a short time to think, a smile came to her face and she proudly explained that she had first married a banker when she was in her twenties, in her forties she married a circus ring master, and in her sixties she married a pastor and now in her eighties, a funeral director.

The amazed commentator asked her why she had married men with such diverse careers.

With a smile on her face she explained, ‘I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.’


1. Thursday, April 5, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

3. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 4, 5, and 6, 2012 - Class of 1961 Reunion (Postponed from last August due to Hurricane Irene); Saturday, May 5, 2012: Mike O'Neal's Restaurant (, 11006 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 458, Located in the Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, Newport News, VA 23601 (across from the Cedar Lane entrance to Mariners' Museum), (757) 599-5500, about 12:30 for lunch (Dutch treat) - "Any and all ex-Typhoons or old friends are invited."

5. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at 

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 02/20/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Waltz Across Texas

Written and recorded by
Ernest Tubb
(09 Feb 1914 – 06 Sept 1984), 1965

When we dance together my world's in disguise
it's a fairyland tale that come true
And when you look at me with those stars in your eyes
I could waltz across Texas with you

Waltz across Texas with you in my arms
Waltz across Texas with you
Like a storybook ending I'm lost in your charms
And I could waltz across Texas with you

My heartaches and troubles are just up and gone
The moment that you come in view
And with your hand in mine, dear, I could dance on and on
And I could waltz across Texas with you
Waltz across Texas...

"Waltz Across Texas" midi courtesy of - 04/03/12

"Waltz Across Texas" lyrics courtesy of - 04/02/12

2002 Map of Texas courtesy of - 04/02/12

Acoustic Guitars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to find that information at the moment, but it's been in my files for many years...

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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!!

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!

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