04/10/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Good Friday
“And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they
- Luke 23: 33-34 (KJV)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today is the second full day of Passover as well as Good Friday.
The hymn on today's Holiday Edition was sequenced by our own Al Simms ('60) of VA, and appears elsewhere on the site here:
Thanks again, Al!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYxRPEZSYLo&NR=1 - At Calvary
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTsREFcTKbE - At Calvary - Lynda Randle and Jessy Dixon
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Skip Wood ('65) of NC, AND a Big Happy 80th Birthday to Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
12 - Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND Richard Rawls ('71) of VA;
13 - Gil Hughes ('64);
14 - Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;
15 - George Helliesen ('61) of MI;
17 - David Jones ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
From Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL - 04/09/09 - "Neighborhoods - Hilton Park":
I sent you an email a few days ago regarding the old neighborhoods. My half-sister Terrie (Johnson) Larsen ('72 - of Northern VA) (who is ten years younger than I am) reminded me that we lived in Hilton Park (not Warwick Gardens). She's younger and has a better memory than I do. We lived between Briarfield Road and Hilton Boulevard. I think most of the kids in that area went to Warwick High, but we went to Newport News High. Wonder who else remembers this neighborhood. I remember the Miller sisters and not much more, but names would jolt my memory.
Patti Johnson Stowe
OHHH, Hilton Park! Thanks, Patti! Let's see what we can learn!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/09/09 - "RE: Neighborhoods - Hilton Park":
As best as I can discern from the NN website I mentioned ….
Hilton Park lies roughly between Jefferson Avenue and
Madison Avenue and Hilton Boulevard and Briarfield Road. It includes that part
of Highland Court which is west of Madison.
Consider the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Briarfield Road, which creates four quadrants. Skateland was on the northeast corner of the intersection, and Hilton Park lies within the northeast quadrant.
Thank you, Captain! Nobody does it better!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Hilton-Park.html - brand new page!
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 04/08/09 - "Security system on a budget":
HOW TO INSTALL A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM
ON A BUDGET
1. Go to a second-hand store and buy a pair of men's used size 14-16 work boots.
2. Place them on the porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo and several NRA magazines.
3. Put a few giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.
4. Leave a note on your door that reads: 'Hey Big Jim, Duke, Bubba and Slim, I had to go out to pick up more ammunition. Back in an hour. Don't mess with the pit bulls -- they got the mailman this morning and messed him up real bad. I don't think Killer took part in it but it was hard to tell from all the blood.'
P S -' I locked all of 'em in the house. Better wait outside.'
Redneck Security Company
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Jay Sweetie!
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 04/09/09:
Happy Easter to you and your family. I trust you are settled in your new home by now?
Thank you, Joe - same to you and yours! I'm just about to feel settled at last! I find a few things and and manage to misplace a few things in the process, but I'm almost there!
I had a question for Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65 - of VA). Can she please tell me the office hours of Dr. Fig and is he accepting new patients currently?
He may be on to something big!!!!
Take care and God Bless.
MORE GIGGLES! Yeah, that's my kind of doctor! I took his most excellent advice and opted for a two-hour afternoon nap the last two days, and I'll probably do the same thing on this nice rainy day as well!
Thanks again, Sweetie - love you, too!
From Howard Hodnett ('45) of VA - 04/09/09 - "New E Mail":
New E Mail--
Thanks, Howard! I gotcha switched!
From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 04/09/09 - "re: Eric Huffstutler's (Bethel HS - '75 - of VA) movies":
AHHH - Film noir - my personal favorites - closely followed by WWII films - ALL of them! I used to own all the Thin Man movies, too.
Thanks so much, Sydney!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 04/09/09 - "Watcha doin'":
You guys have made me laugh SO much this week, I had to tell you what a
small world it is!
It started with the retirement comic with the wife asking, "Watcha doin'?"
Just before my husband died he spent all his time in this room on the computer. It got so I would have to look in on him just to make sure he hadn't run off. Of course I'd say, "Watcha doin'?" to which he replied, "I don't know." (which made me think, if you don't, who does). It got to the point that when I came into the room the bird would say, you guessed it, "Watcha doin?" He still does if I leave him to come back here. Maybe he thinks this is the "Watcha Doin'" room! Smart bird.
Then the 'Que Sera,Sera' came into it which reminded me of the very same movie - The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - which straight away reminded me of Rear Window (1954), which is my favorite movie of all time, this minute.
Rear Window is on my Top Ten list, too, Linda May!
(I neglected to say I watched it first when I
opened the Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection.)
This movie had no special effects or great backdrops, just great acting with a very good insight into how people lived back then-small. Loved it.
Today's letter with the Math epic made me roll, it is so true. This needs to be sent to schools! Never mind, they wouldn't understand.
Then to Jasmine - I loved the story so much I went to the website to see more.
What I see is a cat with an attitude and
when I pan down I saw why. I have breasts like that!
Stay safe in God's love,
Linda May '66
Thanks, Linda May, you gave me my kick of the week (although I never could seem to locate that attitudinal cat.....)!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/08/09 - "This explains why I forward jokes":
This explains why I forward jokes . . .
Sometimes, we wonder why friends keep forwarding jokes to us without writing a word. Maybe this will explain.
When you are very busy, but still want to keep in touch, guess what you do? You forward jokes. When you have nothing to say, but still want to keep contact, you forward jokes. When you have something to say, but don't know what, and don't know how, you forward jokes.
Also to let you know that you are still remembered, you are still important, you are still loved, you are still cared for, guess what you get? A forwarded joke.
Next time you get a joke, don't think you've been sent just another forwarded joke, but that you've been thought of today and your friend on the other end of your computer wanted to send you a smile.
You are all welcome at my water bowl anytime!
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 04/09/09 - "AWESOME commercial":
Totally awesome burglary commercial
WHOA! I didn't see that one coming! Thanks, Mark!
From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 04/09/09 - "Navy Ceremonial Guard Silent Drill - Impressive, a brave LT":
Totally impressive! I still get goose bumps just thinking about it!
The Navy Ceremonial Guard Silent Drill Team was invited to compete in an International Tattoo in Norway ....They competed against military units from all over NATO - and won first place.
WOWZERONI-RINI! Go Navy!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/09/09 - "Should children view a birth?":
Should children view a birth?
Here's your answer.
Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call. The house was very dark so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3-year old girl to hold a flashlight high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby. Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked. Heidi pushed and pushed and after a little while, Connor was born.
The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom. Connor began to cry. The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the wide-eyed 3-year old what she thought about what she had just witnessed.
Kathleen quickly responded, "He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first place... smack his butt again!"
If you don't laugh at this one, there's no hope for you.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Words by William R. Newell, 1895
(22 May 1868 - 01 Apr 1956)
Music by Daniel B. Towner
(05 Apr 1850 - 03 Oct 1919)
Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified
Knowing not it was for me He died
Mercy there was great and grace was free,
Pardon there was multiplied to me,
There my burdened soul found liberty
By God's Word at last my sin I learned,
Then I trembled at the law I'd spurned,
Till my guilty soul imploring turned,
Now I've giv'n to Jesus ev'rything,
Now I gladly own Him as my King,
Now my raptured sould can only sing,
O the love that drew salvation's plan!
O the grace that brought it down to man!
O the mighty gulf that god did span
"At Calvary" midi courtesy of Al
Simms ('60) of VA, who sequenced it himself - 01/10/04
WOW! Thanks, Al!
"At Calvary" lyrics courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/nf/music4christ/hymns/lyrics/atcalvarylyrics.html - 01/11/04
"Good Friday" Image courtesy of http://thechristianmanifesto.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/ - 04/09/09
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thorn clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=636982 - 04/09/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
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!!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric
Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy o
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