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04/10/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Good Friday

“And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified
him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”

- 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 - - At Calvary

BONUS #2 - - At Calvary - Lynda Randle and Jessy Dixon



   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":

Hi Carol,

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!

 - brand new page!

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 04/08/09 - "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:

Hi Carol,

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.

Love ya’,


   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--


Howard Hodnett
'66 Mercury

   Thanks, Howard! I gotcha switched!

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 04/09/09 - "re:     Eric Huffstutler's (Bethel HS - '75 -  of VA) movies":

Hi Carol,
Well, with the number of reader's of your newsletters, there must be a large number of them who are either collectors or avid movie fans so discussion of this subject could go on for a while.
I started collecting movies quite a few years ago and like Eric Huffstutler's, mine grew into a large and eclectic collection - mostly VHS tapes (no DVD's back then).  They took up a lot of space and they were everywhere!  In addition to everyday movie releases that I just happened to like, there were my special collections (every Best Picture Oscar winner, every James Bond film, every movie that Clint Eastwood either appeared in or directed, 99% of Hitchcock's movies, a very large collection of Laurel & Hardy films, all of the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies, the Thin Man set, the Universal Studios horror classics, etc., etc., etc.).  Then when DVD's replaced VHS as the new movie format, I was happy and upset at the same time.  Happy because the DVD's took up much less space, but upset because I could see that it was going to cost a fortune to replace all my VHS tapes.  Nevertheless, I started replacing them as I could, starting with my very favorites and my special collections.  But then came Blu-Ray!  At that point I realized I was fighting a losing battle with technology.  I would never be able to get and keep my collection up to the latest video incarnation so I gave up trying.  I'm still a movie lover and I still buy a good movie now and then but I'm not as rabid about collecting as I used to be.  Nowadays I rent more from Blockbuster or Hollywood Video than I buy.
Also like Eric, my favorites lean to the classics, including a lot of classic horror and sci-fi.  My wife leans to more modern fare but she puts up with me and last week we watched the Michael Rennie/Patricia Neal version of The Day The Earth Stood Still, in preparation for the release of the remake ib video.  I'm also a huge film noir fan, a couple of days ago I watched the Fred MacMurray/Barbara Stanwyck/Edward G. Robinson classic Double Indemnity.  A great movie!
I could go on and on but in consideration of time and space in the newsletter, I'll quit while I'm ahead.
Go Blue & Gold
Sydney Dearing

   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.

   COOL BEANS! 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 . . .

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, the wall was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it the man saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.
The man and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, the man saw another man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough, the man called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

"This is Heaven, sir," the other man answered.

"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.

"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up." The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

Gesturing toward the dog, the traveler asked, "Can my friend come in, too?"

"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.  As he approached the gate, the man saw yet another man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

"Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?"

"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."

"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.

"There should be a bowl by the pump."

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.

The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog. When their thirsts were quenched, the man and the dog walked back toward the other man standing by the tree.

"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.

"This is Heaven," he answered.

"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was Heaven, too."

"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell."

"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

"No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind."


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!

   Thanks, Joyce!

   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.


   Thanks, Judy!


  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.

   Thanks, Ruthie!


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:

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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 

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At Calvary

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
On Calvary...

Mercy there was great and grace was free,
Pardon there was multiplied to me,
There my burdened soul found liberty
At Calvary

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,
To Calvary...

Now I've giv'n to Jesus ev'rything,
Now I gladly own Him as my King,
Now my raptured sould can only sing,
Of Calvary...

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...

"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 - 01/11/04

"Good Friday" Image courtesy of - 04/09/09

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!

Thorn clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 04/09/09

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!!

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 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)
Thanks, Eric!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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

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