04/19/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
“I had a great
childhood in a much more innocent
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This theme popped into my head because the first item of the day comes from the fall of 1962, and that reminded me of a Marine I was dating at that time, and, oh, I dunno, it all seemed to fit.
It seems even more eerily appropriate after the horrendous events of this week.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/massacre-at-VT.html - new page, redesigned 04/19/07, 5:15 PM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you whose lives have been touched by this unspeakable tragedy.
In the interest of space, all items referring to it directly have been placed on that page (which, as you may well imagine, is being updated and redesigned regularly ), and will not appear here.
Gil Hughes ('64)
14 - Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA - 1947
18 - Monty Phillips ('62) of VA - 1943
18 - Bill Wolfley ('71) of VA - 1951
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
GUEST BOOK SIGNERS:
1. George Graham of FL - 04/15/07:
Just wanted to sign, and say hello
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/15/07:
Thanks, Dave!I changed the date on the main page right away, but in my stupor of thought, I neglected to change the shelter number. Neither did I post this on the reunion page. I just took care of those things:
From Me ('65) of NC - 04/09/07:
Every now and then I receive something in the mail which just blows me away. This Monday afternoon such a package was delivered to my door. It was a large scrapbook entitled, "Monotony of Winning", containing primarily Typhoon sports clippings from 1962 to 1965. I'm still speechless.
From Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ - 04/09/07:
Very Late -
Old Age Hours
I know you have been sick so maybe this walk down the memory lane of sports will cheer you up. Our paths never crossed in high school. But since you are 'The Keeper of the Flame" (as in Typhoon Stuff), I thought you should have this scrapbook.
I have always liked sports, and a long time ago in a seaport far, far away, I collected winning articles about our beloved Typhoons. Even today my adult son is amazed about some of the huge lopsided wins, like 126-35. Did our coaches have no mercy? Ha. But I digress.
As one gets older, he realizes he cannot keep everything.....
WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! Ah, well, that settles it after all.
"I'm still just a kid." - Carol Buckley Harty, 2000
I am so far from that realization, the closest I can approach is, everything must be kept, but it must be organized and archived.
Thanks so very much, Marcus! In the coming weeks I shall endeavor to post all of these treasured clippings in their entirety in their proper places on the site. We shall begin, as I said, with the fall of 1962:
|Fall 1962||Fall 1962||Saturday, October 6, 1962|
Oh, guess what?!? I never made most of those individual football pages. Well, isn't that special?!? Okay, that'll give me something to do when I wake up in the middle of the night again.
"Thank you" often sounds so inadequate, Marcus, but I'll say it anyway!
From My Daughter-in-Law, Mary Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL - 04/06/07 - "True Love ! ! !":
True Love ! ! !
What love is all about. It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman, in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.
I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound.
On exam it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.
While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation I asked him if he had a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.
I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer Disease. As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.
I was surprised, and asked him. "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?" He smiled as he patted my hand and said. "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."
I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life." True love is neither physical, nor romantic.
True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.
With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there are some that come along that have an important message, and this is one of those kind. Just had to share it with you all.
Oh, by the way, peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.
"The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the best of everything that comes along their way."
When life gives you Rainy days...play in the puddles!
Thanks, Miss Mary!
From Me ('65) of NC - 04/19/07:
When several days pass before the inclusion of new postings, the results can be chilling. This next item arrived the day before the horrors began.
From Elaine Dorn Foster ('57) of VA - 04/15/07 - "EVERYBODY SHOULD THINK ABOUT !!!":
Guess our national leaders
didn't expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott,
a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was
invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to
our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully
truthful. They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received
well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician,
every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These
courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating , and deeply
personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the
wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:
"Since the dawn of creation there has been both good &evil in the hearts of men and women.. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
"The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.
"In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers be g an to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent.
I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best. This was written way before I knew I would be speaking here today:
Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage,
You've outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!
"Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences we re present within our educational systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.
"As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to you a sincere challenge. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!
"My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!"
FromJean Lankes (Hampton Hs - '72) of VA - 04/15/07:
Thank you so much, Jean! The Memorial editions have always extracted a greater emotional toll from me, as I don't seem to be able to adequately distance myself from them, but I do think they comprise an important part of what I do. I hope they are received in that spirit, and I feel humbled and honored to have this opportunity.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/15/07 - "Beautiful pics. and helpful tips":
I was surprised and delighted to recognize these images of Shaw's Gardens in St. Louis! Thanks, Shari!
1. Install a smoke alarm
and carbon monoxide detector.
2. Mark poisonous products. Make sure these products have child-resistant caps and are stored on a high shelf or in a locked cabinet.
3. Mount a fire extinguisher and stocked first-aid kit and make sure every member of the family knows how to use them.
4. Have your garage door service regularly; it probably is the largest and heaviest moving object in your house.
5. Make sure the shelving units are properly secured to the wall and are not overloaded.
6. If there is an appliance with a pilot light, do not store gasoline or any flammable liquids.
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
- William Gladstone
BOY HOWDY!!! Thanks again, Lady!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/16/07, 8:53 AM - "A Serendipitous Discovery":
While compiling 1954 Hilton (Warwick Road) listings for
Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54 - of NC)
from NN Hill's Directories in the Sargent Room of the Kirn Library, I looked
around the shelves for other interesting stuff.
I found a small collection of Longwood and Madison yearbooks and just had to browse for any familiar faces.
|The Virginian, 1959||The Virginian, 1956||Madison College, 1968|
|Linda Allen (HHS - '55)||Phyllis Nurney (Smithfield HS - '52)||Diane Pritchett - '64||Angie Ray - '64||Sue Scott - '64|
Oh, David, aren't these fun to find?!? And see how much better Miss Allen's page and Miss Nurney's pagelook now:
Thanks so much, Captain! This was certainly a bright spot in my day! In fact, it so cheered my soul, I made two more teacher pages as well:
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/17/07, 12:49 PM - "Embrace":
One of the
cutest pictures I've seen in a while
It is that, Shari, and a very welcome, reaffirming sight to see on a day such as today! Thanks a bunch, Lady!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 04/17/07 - "Ten Guidelines from God.....":
Thanks, Judy! I decided to post it anyway, because I thought it contained much good which might bless someone's life - as it did mine.
TEN GUIDELINES FROM GOD
Effective Immediately, please be aware that there are changes YOU need to make in YOUR life. These changes need to be
completed in order that I may fulfill My promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. Please, follow these 10 guidelines:
1. QUIT WORRYING:
Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?
2. PUT IT ON THE LIST:
Something needs to be done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can't help you until you turn it over to Me. And although My to-do-list is long, I am after all... God. I can take care of anything you put into My hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.
3. TRUST ME:
Once you've given your burdens to Me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in Me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on My list. Problem with finances? Put it on My list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For My sake, put it on My list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.
4. LEAVE IT ALONE:
Don't wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It's simple. You gave Me your burdens and I'm taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don't you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with Me and forget about them. Just let Me do my job.
5. TALK TO ME:
I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I'm in control. But there's one thing I pray you never forget. Please, don't forget to talk to Me - OFTEN! I love YOU! I want to hear your voice. I want you to include Me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Me. I want to be your dearest friend.
6. HAVE FAITH:
I see a lot of things from up here that you can't see from where you are. Have faith in Me that I know what I'm doing. Trust Me;
you wouldn't want the view from My eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust Me. Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?
You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven't heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.
8. BE PATIENT:
I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes Me a little longer than you expect to handle something on My to-do-list? Trust in My timing, for My timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.
9. BE KIND:
Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for My sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please, know I love each of your differences.
10. LOVE YOURSELF:
As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me for one reason only -- to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love Me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes My heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don't ever forget......
Note: I received this from a friend and I have no idea who wrote it, but I was so touched by it, that I had to share it with you. I hope that you will be blessed by it and will share it with others.
Touch someone with your love. Rather than focus upon the thorns of life, smell the roses and count your blessings!
"This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, Faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life."
Thanks again, Lady!
From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 04/17/07, 6:34 PM:
Dear Typhoons, Virginians, and Friends,
My daughter, who is a sophomore at Smith College, sent me this poem yesterday.
Thanks, Chris. That's quite moving.
From Terry Seay ('67) of VA - 04/18/07 - "Judge Gerald Fisher - NNHS Class of 1968":
Terry G. Seay
Senior Principal Consultant
WOWZERS!!! I'm always delighted to hear of reconnections, Terry! I hope y'all had a wonderful evening!
I'm also always delighted - but hardly surprised - to learn of the stellar accomplishments of our people. What an amazing group!!! Thanks for sharing this with us, Terry! You've not done too badly yourself!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 04/18/07 - "VCS Upcoming Concert":
Just to let you know our Spring concert will be on May 20 @ 8 PM at First Baptist Church on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News. See attached flyer for ticket info, etc. If you have any questions, just email or call me. My home phone is (available upon request).
Hope to see you there!
Cool Beans, Lady! I find myself without in-house tech support at the moment, so rather than try to do what for me appears to be impossible, I've just attached the website for one and all:
Thanks, Sarah Sugah! Break a leg (but don't hurt your throat)!
From Mickey ('54) and Carol Moell ('56) Marcella of VA - 04/18/07:
Thanks, Carol, for the continuing
information. You do such a good job!
Carol and Mickey Marcella
WOWZERS!!! Thanks so much,Carol and Mickey! That means a great deal to me!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL NNHS CLASSES
2. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21 - 23, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965
6. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL
7. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
Henceforth, it will be repeated
here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1965
will celebrate their 60th Birthdays
on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Shelter #12 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. This will be an open event with all NNHS classes welcome.
If you haven't yet reached 60, it will afford an opportunity to practice. If you have, you can act like Jack Benny
and move back a few years. No matter the case, all are welcome.
It's never too early to make plans, so mark your calendar today and we'll follow up shortly with further information.
We look forward to seeing you in June!
CONTACT: Dave Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 757-618-6646.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 04/19/07:
The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion
on Saturday, August 4th, 2007, at 3:00 PM
at the Beach home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot,
Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:
Karen Weinstein Witte
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 04/02/07:
The NNHS Class of 1967
will hold its 40-Year Reunion on Labor Day weekend:
Friday, August 31, 2007 -
Friday by the Fountain, City Center/Social, at Red Star Tavern
Saturday, September 1, 2007 -
Buffet Dinner/Dance, The Omni Hotel, Newport News
Sunday, September 2, 2007 -
Omni Sunday Brunch
More information will follow in June.
Wanda - 757-867-9070;
The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.
Suites will be available that will include breakfast
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/17/07:
NNHS Class of 1957
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.
More details to follow!
The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,
Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.
The Noble Gathering
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/28/07:
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
Once Upon a Time
From the 1962 Broadway Musical, All American
Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Once upon a time
A girl with moonlight in her eyes
Put her hand in mine
And said she loved me so
But that was once upon a time
Very long ago
Once upon a hill
We sat beneath a willow tree
Counting all the stars
And waiting for the dawn
But that was once upon a time
Now the tree is gone
How the breeze ruffled through her hair
How we always laughed as though
Tomorrow wasn't there
We were young and didn't have a care
Where did it go?
Once upon a time
The world was sweeter than we knew
Everything was ours
How happy we were then
But somehow once upon a time
Never comes again
"Once Upon a Time" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.hyperborea.org/midi/broadway.html - 04/19/07
Animated Teddy Fairies clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 03/27/06
Heart Mix Line courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 08/20/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/guestbook-gifs.html - 03/07/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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