04/29/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Bye Bye Love
“All changes, even the
most longed for, have their melancholy;
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme is brought to you - just because.....
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFoIdxLBm_A - The Everly Brothers at 18 and 20, 1957
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today toBrenda Davis English ('64) of KS AND Mike Sagman ('66) of VA!
this week to:
01 - the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX;
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 04/24/08 - "GOLDEN YEARS":
Hi Carol.....thought you might like some more cartoons for the newsletters!
Aah, the Golden Years!
|LAUGH A LITTLE EVERY DAY...|
SPECIAL POEM FOR SENIORS
A row of bottles on my shelf
Caused me to analyze myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop
Goes to my heart so it won't stop.
A little white one that I take
Goes to my hands so they won't shake.
The blue ones that I use a lot
Tell me I'm happy when I'm not.
The purple pill goes to my brain
And tells me that I have no pain.
The capsules tell me not to wheeze
Or cough or choke or even sneeze.
The red ones, smallest of them all
Go to my blood so I won't fall.
The orange ones, very big and bright
Prevent my leg cramps in the night.
Such an array of brilliant pills
Helping to cure all kinds of ills.
But what I'd really like to know...
Is what tells each one where to go!
There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it.
For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt...
Thanks for the 'toons and the laughs, Janice!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/28/08 - "Hit it right on the Head!!!":
Chandler (Nelms - Hampton HS -
'63 - of MD) to me to you!
I'll add to it that, if you think about it, most all of this has come into being within OUR lifetime!! Sad, fails to describe the state within which we now find ourselves! I'm going to suggest to the Smithsonian that they create a museum to those things that are truly becoming an endangered species: MADE IN AMERICA!
AIN'T IT THE TRUTH!!?
Joe Smith started the day early having set his
alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6am. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was
perking coffee (GROWN IN COLUMBIA), he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN
HONG KONG). He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN
SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA). After cooking his breakfast in his
new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN
MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN
TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) filled
it with GAS (FROM SAUDI ARABIA) and continued his search for a good paying
AMERICAN JOB. At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking
his Computer (MADE IN MALAYSIA), Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his
sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL) poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and
turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can't find a good
paying job in America.
I'm amazed that Joe Smith was able to find ANYTHING which didn't say, "MADE IN CHINA"!
Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Chandler Darlin'!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/28/08 - "Who is your Susie?":
Who is Your Susie?
Come with me to a third grade classroom..... There is a nine-year-old kid
sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and
the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he
cannot possibly imagine how this has happened.? It's never happened before, and
he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the
girls find out, they'll never speak to him again as long as he lives.
The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I'm dead meat.'
He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.
As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy's lap.
The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!'
Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else - Susie.
She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. You've done enough, you klutz!'
Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, 'You did that on purpose, didn't you?' Susie whispers back, 'I wet my pants once, too.'
May God help us see the opportunities that are always around us to do good..
Remember.....Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
Each and everyone one of us is going through tough times right now, but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith.
Thanks so much, Joyce!I love this story of compassion and self-sacrifice - not to mention the power of prayer!
From an Anonymous Reader - 04/28/08 - "Old Age":
Old Age, I decided, is a gift.
I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my mother!), but I don't agonize over those things for long.
I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.
I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant..
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon ?
I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 & 70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will.
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)
MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!
MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A RAINBOW OF SMILES ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART FOREVER AND EVER!
Thank you so much! I don't know whether I am too young or too old or too vain or too stubborn or too immature, or a combination of all of those, but I personally haven't quite arrived at this stage of my philosophy yet. Okay, I'll admit it. I'm not even close - but there's always hope!
From Barbara Brewer ('69) of VA - 04/28/08 - "new email address":
Glad you're back with us, Barbara! I've changed your email addy in my files.
Have fun catching up with the Newsletters. Now if I could only do the same.....
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 04/28/08 - " Bucky Keller ('58) to be inducted in Athletic Hall of Fame on our Reunion Weekend":
The Peninsula Hall of Fame will be honoring Bucky Keller at its Annual Inductee Banquet on Sunday, May 18th. It is quite a coincidence that Bucky will be inducted the weekend of our 50th NNHS 1958 Class Reunion. Lefty Driesell will be the speaker for Bucky and Susan Keller Beers, daughter of Bucky and Evelyn (Fryer Fish - '58 - of TX), will accept the award.
Jesse Kersey, Roger Heflin, and Joe Drewry (all '58 - of VA) are planning to attend the dinner. They invite NNHS classmates to join them. If you decide to go, please email Joe so he can arrange for class members to be seated together. The basic information on purchasing your ticket included below. Additional info and names of other inductees can be found at the Hall of Fame website:
The Hall of Fame dinner will be held at the Hampton Coliseum, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6:30. Chairman Bud Porter will open the program with remarks. Emcee for the evening will be Scott Cash, Sports Director WVEC-TV. A video presentation for each inductee will highlight their achievements on a statewide or national level. Lefty Driesell will highlight Bucky Keller's contributions and Bucky's daughter, Susan Keller Beers, will accept the award.
Make your check for $30 per attendee payable to: The City of Hampton
Mail your check to:
The Athletic Hall of Fame of the Lower Virginia Peninsula
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Credit card payments can be accepted by phone. Call 757-727-6348 ext. 0 and charge by phone.
Pick up your ticket at the ticket window of the coliseum on the evening of the event.
Bio of Bucky Keller
Newport News native Bucky Keller was a star basketball player at Newport News High School, where he led the Typhoons to three consecutive state championships from 1956 to 1958. He was named the state's High School Basketball Player of the Year three times. When Keller graduated, he was the second leading career scorer among Group AAA players in Virginia. Bill Chambers was the head coach at NNHS in 1956 & 1957. Lefty Driesell was the head coach in 1958.
He was also a star quarterback and All-State football player.
Upon graduation from high school, Keller played for Virginia Tech basketball, which posted an overall record of 54 wins and 19 losses; it was one of the most successful eras in Hokie basketball. As a 6'-3", 180 pound swingman, he finished his career with an overall scoring average of 18.2 per game. Keller averaged 7.7 rebounds per game in his career. He became co-captain of the team his senior year. Keller had a knack for drawing fouls. He converted 169 free throws his senior year, the third highest total ever for a Hokie.
Keller scored a career high 31 points in an 87-81 home court upset over Wake Forest, a national power at the time with Len Chappell and Billy Packer in the lineup. Throwing 10-foot jumpers and driving down the middle, he scored 21 points in the second half as Tech held off the rallying Deacons. Under Coach Chuck Noe, Tech's season came to a disappointing end when West Virginia defeated the Hokies 88-72 in the Southern Conference Tournament finals. Keller was held to seven points. West Virginia Coach George King said, "Stopping Bucky was the big thing. He's a great player."
In 1962, he was drafted in the sixth round by the NBA Los Angeles Lakers, but declined the offer.
WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thanks so much for this important reminder, Joe!
From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 04/28/08 - " Sock Hop":
I have attached two pictures from the Hop. One of Raoul and me and one of Bill and me. I hope more Typhooners will show up next year!
Thanks so much,
WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Such fun y'all had!
|Saturday, April 26, 2008 - Lakeland, FL|
|Raoul and Karen||Bill and Karen|
Thanks, Karen - and CONGRATULATIONS, Raoul!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/28/08 - "A Can of Worms":
A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.
Four worms were placed into four separate jars.
The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.
The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.
The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.
The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.
At the conclusion of the sermon, the minister reported the following results:
The first worm in alcohol - Dead.
The second worm in cigarette smoke – Dead.
The third worm in chocolate syrup – Dead.
The fourth worm in good clean soil - Alive.
So the Minister asked the congregation - What can you learn from this demonstration?
Maxine was sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said,
"As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!"
That pretty much ended the service.
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1. Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"; update of update of 04/24/08: "no longer taking daily abdominal injections for blood clot that developed a few weeks ago; everything is looking pretty good. The PET scan will be in the next few weeks. We are expecting good results."
2. Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE ABOVE
3.My Friend Judy of IL - shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08
4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
5. Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08
6. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08
7. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08; update of 03/22/08: recovering nicely
8. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08; update of 04/14/08 -"at home recuperating"
9. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"
10. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA - recovering from surgery on her ankle; update of 04/05/08: "has had a cast reapplied and then replaced in the past 2 weeks, and will have to have the pin in her ankle replaced on April 22nd. She is in good spirits and gets around on a little scooter. She can't use crutches because of back surgery fairly recently. She has a lot of pain and discomfort with that, too"; update of 04/14/08: "doing better and sounded great (on 04/12)"; update of 04/24/08 - "did pretty well on her surgery Tuesday to replace that pin in her ankle. She will be going with (the Allens) to OBX this weekend to celebrate";
11.Jesse Kersey ('58) of VA: update of 04/14/08 - "remains hospitalized, continues to undergo tests, and doctors suspect the problem may be thyroid related"; update of 04/18/08 - SEE 04/18/08
12. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain; update of 03/13/08: "better, but still a bit away from 'good'"; update of 04/25/08: SEE 04/26/08
13. John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
14. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!
15. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"
16. All of Us
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1958.html - 03/18/08
2. Sunday, May 18, 2008 -OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
The Athletic Hall of Fame of the Virginia Peninsula Is Inducting Bucky Keller ('58), 6:30PM at the Hampton Coliseum:
3.Saturday, June 7, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957 AND OTHER NNHS ALUMNI
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html - 03/31/08
5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008- NNHS CLASS OF 1963:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html - 03/26/08
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/31/08 - "Don't do this" (#17 in a Series of 23):
I hope you get all the pictures!!! Also notice that most all the pictures have men in them!! And they say women are dumb!!! These guys don't even have the "blonde" excuse.
These are very good examples of things that we should NOT do at home, work, or any where else for that matter.
YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Joyce!
|A new OSHA approved substitute for ladders.|
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Bye Bye Love
- Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, 1957
(The Everly Brothers)
Bye bye, love, bye bye, happiness
Hello loneliness, I think I'm gonna cry
Bye bye, love, bye bye, sweet caress
Hello emptiness, I feel like I could die
Bye bye my love, good-bye
There goes my baby with someone new
She sure looks happy, I sure am blue
She was my baby till he stepped in
Good-bye to romance that might have been
Bye bye, love, bye bye, happiness
Hello loneliness, I think I'm gonna cry
Bye bye, love, bye bye, sweet caress
Hello emptiness, I feel like I could die
Bye bye, my love, good-bye
I'm through with romance, I'm through with love
I'm through with countin' the stars above
And here's the reason that I'm so free
My loving baby is through with me
"Bye Bye Love" midi courtesy of http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi1.html - 04/29/08
"Bye Bye Love" lyrics courtesy of http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3254 - 04/29/08
Cry-Love Image courtesy of http://xergio.net/ampliar-6-2350/cry-love.html - 05/21/06
Blue Neon Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html - 06/25/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific
Thanks again, Herbie!
Laughter clip art courtesy of
Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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