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04/27/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Stranger on the Shore

“As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends,
all my dreams, come back to me.”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882)

Friday, October 27, 2000
Grandview Beach,
Hampton, Virginia
Friday, October 27, 2000
Grandview Beach,
Hampton, Virginia

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I'm still delighting in remembering 1962, so in honor of the old news clippings, we're continuing with our songs from 1962, This is another one of my very favorites, and once I had my heart so set upon using it, it was located for us by our Wizard of Wonderment,     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA.

   Thank you so very much, David! It's exactly what I wanted!


   And once again I messed up the birthdays....   I am sooo sorry!!!

26 -   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR
27 -
  Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 1936
27 - Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) - 1936
27 - Barbara Jones ('54) - 1936
29 -   Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS - 1946
29 -
  Mike Sagman ('66) of VA - 1948

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/09/07 (continued - Part 3):

   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:

Thanksgiving Day,
November 22,1962
Sunday, November 25, 1962
H.H.S. Pass Check   Hampton High School
Rival Head Cheerleaders Judy Horton ('63) and Jean Clodfelter (HHS - '63)  

   Thanks again, Marcus!

   These are not yet placed here - but they will be soon!:

From Bob Burns - 04/14/07 - "This is a fantastic site. Definitely one to put in your "Favorites" ...":

This is a fantastic site. Definitely one to put in your "Favorites" folder.

When you click on the site below, it will take you to a jukebox with different years listed. Click on the year you want to hear. When the music starts, you can move the cursor in the playback down and see all the songs associated with that year.

If you love music.........this site is for you. Pick the year and enjoy all the hits. You can let it play through the entire list of that year or highlighting a particular song will play it instantaneously.

   WOWZERS!!!  This is a jewel of a site! Thanks, Bob!

NOTE:  The webmistress is somewhat confused (hardly a rare occurrence...)

   Bob Burns does not appear to be on either of her mailing lists and she can't seem to locate his class now - even though she thought she had found it earlier......  SIGH.....


   Walter Reed School!

  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/20/07 - "Walter Reed School":

Maybe if some of the people see this on the web page, they might remember the names.

Names that I remember:

FRONT ROW: Glenn Dye, Charles Marrs, _____ _____ Ruby Phillips, _____ _____, _____ _____, Joe Shapiro;

SECOND ROW: _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, Betty Jean Forrest, _____ _____, Liz Breeden;

THIRD ROW: Larry Crum, _____ _____, _____ _____, Forrest Gary, Wayne Sparrow, Van Wayne, _____ Kennedy;

BACK ROW: Alice _____, Beverly _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, _____ _____, and Mrs. _____ Barnes.

Mrs. Barnes' Fifth Grade Class
(NNHS Class of 1960)
Walter Reed School

   Oh, how adorable!!! Thanks so much, Glenn!  I've added it to that page:

   I gave it my best shot, but I was able to make no further identifications; how 'bout y'all??

   And I thought Wayne Sparrow was a member of the Class of 1957.  Class memberships usually change only to later ones, not earlier ones.

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

   Thanks again, Glenn!  What a treasure this is!


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/22/07 - "Quote Of The Day & The Snooze Button":

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
 but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
Thich Nhat Hanh


The Snooze Button

What if life had a snooze button?

It does.

It is labeled procrastination.

A snooze button simply allows you to stay where you are a little while longer instead of getting up and going.

That's exactly what procrastination is.

There is a funny thing about sleeping after you hit the snooze button on an alarm clock; it seems like that sleep is more precious.  Not only is it more precious, it seems like time speeds up approximately three fold.  Fifteen minutes becomes five minutes, ten minutes seem like three minutes.

Why do we hit the snooze button?

Because we can.

Imagine if you hit the lotto and you have to be there by 8 A.M. to pick up your check or it is forfeited; the alarm goes off and you look at the clock and it is 7 A.M.  No matter how sleepy you are, do you think you would even consider hitting the snooze button?

Some people are just not good in math in school, but it seems like those same people become math geniuses when it comes to calculating the absolute latest time they can get up, get ready and make it to work or school, even with a foggy waking brain.

In life the snooze button is not usually in minutes.

We may know we need to go back to school and hit snooze for two years later.

We may know we need to start exercising; we hit snooze for next year.

We may know we want to travel and see some place in the world; we hit snooze for five years later.

We may know we have an idea for a business; we hit snooze for ten years later.

The other thing about the snooze button is that you can hit it more than once to get a longer delay of getting moving.

Have you ever hit the snooze button while still sleep and didn't remember hitting it?

Have you ever meant to do something in your life and didn't realize it had been so long since you were supposed to get started on it?

The two hardest things about doing something is getting started and getting finished.


This is your wakeup call.

Get your finger off of that button.

~A MountainWings Original~

   OUCH!!!  That's a great motivator, Shari!  Thanks so much!


  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/24/07 - "You have got to see this":

This would be my luck! One summer I had a job with VEPCO (now Dominion Virginia Power) as a "do what you're told position" employee. We were working on some old underground lines on Woodland Road and the foreman sent me , shovel in hand, to dig up a space to expose the cable that "was there". After about 4 hours of digging, a supervisor arrived on the scene and informed the foreman he had read the "map" upside down and the cable was across the road; on the other side!!! I wasn't really happy about that, but it didn't bother them a bit!
With my luck, if I were working with this crew, I'd be the one sent to "solve the problem"! I'd be looking for my next job!!

Anybody want a construction job with Florida Power??

Florida Power & Light Working At Orlando International Airport

After seeing this I would definitely want hazardous duty pay!

Just another day at work in the beautiful Florida Sun!!! A Florida Power & Light crew putting in lines for an addition to the Orlando International Airport found the following in a culvert they were using...

The gator was 18' 2" long.
The rattlesnake roundup totaled 87

Not a Florida Power
and Light Crew
Actually California desert rattlesnakes...

   Thanks, Wayne Honey!

   This was so chilling, I ran it through, which reported: "Real photographs; inaccurate description".

   Well, THAT'S a relief!!!

   From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 04/24/07:

Hey Girl.

Just in case you've wondered why I've been out of touch, I've been busy with my latest two wheel creation (pictures attached). I finished it in the wee hours of Saturday morning and took it out to show it off Saturday. If you’ve got some time on your hands, you can see the entire build of this, my latest, as well as all the other crazy stuff we've done and are doing at . After the Intro, click on Projects and scroll down and click on Lampo's Scoot.


Love ya,

   There you are, Chandler Darlin'! I was just thinking about you this morning!

   WOWZERONI-RINI!  What a beautiful job you did! That's a fun site you have there, too, Chandler.

   Y'all go check it out! Thanks, Gorgeous!

  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 04/24/07 - "REMEMBERING":

Carol:  A good one!
Regards...... Wayne

   Oh, WOWZERS!!!  I really got a kick out of this one!  Thanks, Wayne!

 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 04/24/07 - "Senior Pie Chart":


Can you relate?

Senior Pie Chart  -  Pretty much covers it for Me..................!


   Oh, wait, maybe I should be crying instead, because I can most assuredly relate to that!

   Thanks, Mark!

Senior Pie Chart 

From Ron Bowen (Pembroke HS - '70) of VA - 04/25/07 - "Re: 04/23/07 - NNHS Newsletter - The Sweetest Sounds":


Regarding the note from 
  Dustin Baker (Norview High - '65 - of MA)  regarding adware and spyware on this web site, I have Microsoft Defender on my PC and have never detected any activity at all. The Defender is a fairly robust set of tools designed to intercept the adware and spyware he was speaking of.

BTW, I thoroughly enjoy your website and all the memories of the Hampton - Newport News area.

Ron Bowen, PHS '70
Pembroke High School
Hampton, VA

   Hi, Ron!  It's good to hear from you again!  And that's another great relief to hear your report!

   We had originally chosen as our server primarily because it would not cause problems such as these, so I'm very glad to hear we had not been misled!

   And I'm glad to hear you're still enjoying everything!

   (Ron has been with us practically from the beginning!)

  From David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO - 04/25/07:


As a regular reader of your NNHS web piece, I always enjoy seeing names and photographs of people and places I knew decades ago. Having never lived in Newport News as an adult, it is a wonderful trip down memory lane.

The recent clippings from Mr. Price brought my attention level to a new high. As an eighth grader I clearly remember nervously walking up to that cigar smoke filled office overlooking the gym. The sacred domain of
Julie Conn. It was there that I became a high school track and cross country manager. Some aspire to be doctors, educators, and other admirable professions. At that time I was more than satisfied to be involved in the NNHS track teams from 1960 - 1964, it filled my life with memories and experiences still clearly imbedded in my mind.

Relieved of the burden of having to own or wear a gym suit, I spent the next five years with clipboards and stop watches at the knee of Charlie and Julie watching young men demonstrate their strength, speed and tenacity. The clippings brought recollections from years ago as if they were yesterday. As with many of my generation, I remember some of those track meets more clearly than I remember my lunch yesterday. What I cherish most were the values exemplified by the two incredible coaches and the young men they mentored and coached to a string of state championships that seemed to never end. I think I had more state championship jackets and letters than I had days to wear them.

Thanks to 
  Robert Price ('61 - of VA and to you.

David Rosenwasser
Saint Charles, MO

   Thanks, David!  It's so good to hear from you! Your note bears witness to one of the main reasons for our existence - the prompting and recording of old, precious memories!

   I posted your remarks on the main Track and Field page:

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 04/25/07 - "Newspaper 1959":

Carol, another newspaper article my mom stuck away for me to find years later, and get misty eyed reading them.

Hope you can make this out.

   WOWZERS!!!  That's how mothers are...  Thanks, Jerry!

   This is as clear as I could make this, so I transcribed it as best I could:


Fall 1959

Duncan, Harris Honored At Typhoon Grid Assembly
Gene Duncan was awarded the Julian Gordon trophy and teammate Ed Harris was
given the Hi-Y trophy today at a special assembly session at Newport News High, in honor of the 1959 football team.
   A TOTAL of 36 varsity foot-
ballers received letters
for their outstanding play last season. The Newport News JV gridders
were given 36 certificates and the
cross country track team, capt-
ained by George Balanis, were
awarded 31 letters.
   Duncan, one of the top ____ in the state, and a ________ in the Eastern District first team, was awarded the outstanding play-
er on the Newport News

and three ______ ______ _____.
   Harris, a ________ ______, ___
______ by his teammates __ ___

_______ __ ___ _____. Harris is
also president of the student body,
vice-president of the band and has been president of his _____ for
five years.
VARSITY LETTERMEN - Bobby Boyce, John ______, _____ ___-
___, _____ _____, Co-Captain
Gene Duncan, Milton Eason, Co-
Captain Frank Friedland, Allen
Hall, Ed Harris, George Helliesen,

Steve Hochman, Buddy Isbell,
Wayne Johnson, Robert Price, Bill
Roady, Gerald Schweida, Steve
Seltzer, Phil Turner, Horace Un-
derwood, Donnie White, Kenny
Womack, Downey Wray and James
Workman, Manager Tommy Chap-
pell, managers Buddy David and Kenny Olshansky.
Marshall Adams, William Barnes,
Jerry Blanchard, ______ ______,
Charles Buffington, Jerry
Burks, George Carter, Dan Cole-
man, Glen Davenport, Donald __-
_____, Wayne Delozier, Joe __-
___, William Hanrahan, Calvin Hanrahan, Larry Harding, Larry
_____, Barry Hatchett, Ted
Heflin, Wayne Johnson, Rufus
Kennedy, Chris Kypriandes, Don-
ald London, Tommy Mahone, Jo-
seph McCormick, John M____, Paul
Neal, Dallas Patterson, Max Pol-
lard, ______ _________, Jimmy
______, ______ _______, Dennis
Snelling, Steve Sparkman, Rob-
ert Stalnaker, Bernard Whitmer
and Delano Wray, Managers Hen-
ry Ragland and Jeffrey Zwerdling.
- Captain George Balanis,
Fred Bowen, Norman Dick, Jim-
my Hall, Paul Lieberman, Jimmy Lovedahl, David _______, Harry
Wilks and Jerry Woodlief, Man-
agers _____ _____ and Frank

   I think if I keep working at this, I'll be able to decipher the rest of it.  Meanwhile, I've posted both versions in a couple of places:

   Then I noticed that the Football 1960 page would make a lot more sense if I added the pages from the 1960 Anchor, so I did.  The Track and Field pages from the 1960 Anchor were already in place.

By the way, lady, "ALL" of us TYPHOONS say you are BEAUTIFUL. No matter what you think. All of us have changed in the years, only the beautiful come to the top in years gone by. You are at the top with the best.

Jerry Blanchard (62) TYPHOON true.....

   And speaking of getting misty eyed.....

   Oh, WOW! Thanks again, Jerry! What an incredibly sweet thing to say!

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 04/25/07 - "Football 1957":

Just found this in my 1959 yearbook.

Jerry Blanchard (62) of Va.

   WOWZERS! Thanks again, Jerry!

 This one IS posted:


 - but no, I haven't added the yearbook shots yet.....

  From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 04/26/07 - "RE: If Ever I Would Leave You":

Dearest Carol.

In response to Gary Sealey’s comment about your being beautiful, I could not agree more. Who else but a beautiful person would take on the task that you have of maintaining this wonderful newsletter??? And, you know how the story goes about a fine wine….it gets better with age! But, I do have a deeper appreciation these days of the old adage “Youth is wasted on the young”. You go, Girl!!!

And, as far as I’m concerned, it will always be the “Blue and Gold” no matter what shade it may be!! Otherwise, we’ll have to change all of our fight songs and what rhymes with orange??? Coach Conn was a sly one!!!

Best wishes to all.

Love ya’,


   Joe Honey, you always say such nice things! Thanks so much, Sweetie!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/25/07 - "Looking for keys to longevity":

Looking for keys to longevity, and feeling good while aging.

   This is very valuable information, Shari, thanks!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL- 04/26/07:

.....  I have (a story I've) wanted to share with your for a long time.

It seems like yesterday that your mother appealed to me to waive the rule about no glass in the World War II Municipal Swimming Pool, to permit you to wear your glasses to enable you to see the demonstrations of various strokes and drills during swimming lessons. You neatly and carefully rolled up the glasses in a towel when they were not needed or handed them through the fence to your dear mother. I was so touched back then, and it still has not left my memory of you, despite all the years that have flown by since then.

My son Michael had a serious vision problem that we did not discover until he started to school, when an alert school teacher suggested an eye exam. His homework was always in when she announced the lesson. However, when she simply wrote the homework assignment on the board, he did not complete the lesson. She cared enough and was observant enough to identify the problem of which Eva (Ellis Madagan - '61 - of FL) and I were not aware.

He never complained, but on his way home from receiving his eye glasses (coke bottles) he was delighted that he could see road signs and recognize landmarks, as though a new world was awakened.

So, I am glad we "broke the rules" for you during swimming lessons for your vision was hindering your ability to learn.

Silly me for remembering some of the smallest details, but they affect the heart as well as the mind and they do not dim with time.


   GASP!!!  Oh, my goodness, Joe!!!  Were I not so badly weeping at the return of this fifty-year-old memory, I might be able to think of a more adequate response now than, "Thank you"!

   I somehow managed to choke back my tears long enough to post this about one-third down from the top on the pool page:


   Thanks again, Sweet Adonis - for everything!

  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 04/26/07 - "AMAZINGLY SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES":

1. If you are choking on an ice cube, simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat. Presto! The blockage will instantly remove itself.

2. Avoid cutting yourself slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold while you chop.

3. Avoid arguments with your wife about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.

4. For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer.

5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, after which you will be afraid to cough.

7. You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

8. Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.


   WILD GIGGLES!!!  David Darlin', you are so baaad!!!

   Thanks, Gorgeous!

  From Norman Covert ('61) of MD - 04/27/07:

Faithful Webmistress Carol,

We've had a challenging year thus far with so many NNHS grads and family going home. I thought it might timely to report that I am thankful to the Lord for seeing me through open heart, single bypass surgery. It was performed April 10 at Washington D.C. Hospital Center to correct a failed bypass from my March 2003 surgery. Since 2003 I've endured nine cardiac catheterizations with three balloon angioplasties, four stents (all in the left descending coronary artery) and a pacemaker. It was good for Boston Medical but an ordeal for my family and me. My daughter Sara and son Patrick agree that I should do something else on their birthdays in March. I hope to be fit enough to attend the next get together of the Class of '61, but not this year, my wife tells me. I have had an uneventful recovery period thus far and hope to get some spring back in my step, or at least get back to playing the trombone soon. My best regards to you and Typhoons everywhere.

Norm Covert ('61)

   YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI!!!  Norman, I had no idea!

   I'm so very glad you're mending well now!    What a wretched time this has been in so many ways for so many of those we love!

   By the way, if any of y'all were forced to miss that fascinating PBS documentary about the U.S. Biological Warfare Program, "The Living Weapon", on which Norman can be seen as an expert, the ordering information can be found here:

   You owe it to yourself to purchase a copy.

   Thanks again, Norman - and do take good care of yourself!


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 or call him at 757-618-6646.


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,
504 West Ocean View, Norfolk, VA

Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:
Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


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.

CONTACTS:; Wanda - 757-867-9070;
or Melissa - 757-874-0094

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
on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The 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


   Next Issue: More on the Class of 1962!  

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Stranger on the Shore

Music by Acker Bilk, 1962
Words by Robert Mellin

Here I stand, watching the tide go out
So all alone and blue
Just dreaming dreams of you

I watched your ship
As it sailed out to sea
Taking all my dreams
And taking all of me

The sighing of the waves
The wailing of the wind
The tears in my eyes burn
Pleading, "My love, return"

Why, oh, why must I go on like this?
Shall I just be a lonely
Stranger on the Shore?

The sighing of the waves
The wailing of the wind
The tears in my eyes burn
Pleading, "My love, return"
Why, oh, why must I go on like this?
Shall I just be a lonely
Stranger on the shore?

"Stranger on the Shore" midi courtesy of Lisa's Nostalgic Cafe -,
located through the genius of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/23/07
Thanks so much, Dave!

"Stranger on the Shore" lyrics courtesy of,
located through the genius of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/23/07
Again, thank you so much, Dave!

Grandview Beach Images courtesy of - uh - ME - 10/27/00

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

 Blue Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/16/06

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

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