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05/04/09 - NNHS Newsletter
Audrey Hepburn's 80th Birthday

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived,
reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”

 - Audrey Hepburn
(04 May 1929 - 20 Jan 1993)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

     Oh, goody - another birthday celebration!

BONUS #1 - - Audrey Hepburn - Moon River, 1961

BONUS #2 - Hear Audrey Hepburn sing "Moon River" (a .MP3 file) -

BONUS #3 - - Audrey Hepburn winning the Best Actress Oscar® for her performance in "Roman Holiday" - 26th Annual Academy Awards® in 1954. Presentation by Donald O'Connor and Gary Cooper.

BONUS #4 - - Death of Audrey Hepburn - A short report from the McNeil-Lehrer Newshour on the death of Audrey Hepburn at age 63, January 21, 1993.





   Happy Birthday today to Wanda Hodge Underwood ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (WHS - '60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

06 - Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) AND     Van Rowell ('65) of NC;

07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);

08 -   Frank Gibson ('63) of VA;

09 -    Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA;

10 -    Mrs. Helen Shelton of VA AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57) AND My Cousin,     Clarke Booth (Wakefield HS - '57) of FL!

   Mrs. Shelton has no email, but send her a card: 866 Denbigh Boulevard, #25, Newport News, VA 23608-4476

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 05/02/09 - "The Walk that Left a Trail - ESPN video":

This story should motivate you!


Now this is a real tear jerker, so have your tissues handy....

This makes our challenges look very small...  but, I think that IS the challenge.  We all need to pursue our dreams no matter how large they seem.  Our common thread today is surviving this economy.  It's not particularly a 'dream' we wanted to pursue, but it's a challenge we CAN overcome.

   WOWZERONI-RINI! What a great man! Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies!

   Don't let the eleven-minute length scare you; do not dent yourself the privilege of seeing this entire video!


 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA -  05/02/09 - "Grandparents.. priceless..... I'M SENDING IT TO EVERYONE BECAUSE IT IS BEAUTIFUL."

  SAD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Mark!


  From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 05/02/09 - "Current Picture":


Please add my current picture to the NNHS site....... just call me vain as I always disliked the one of me that was taken in school. 

Luv ya, Wayne

PS:  I'm just amazed in how you manage to keep this wonderful site going for all of us.  You are truly a remarkable lady.

   Thanks, Wayne!

   I really appreciate your kind words, Sweetie, but I think I would describe myself (and I'm quite certain every single member of my family would agree) as crazy rather than remarkable. I have CDO. That's like Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, only with the letters in their proper alphabetical order.

   I switched out your picture on your Alumni Page:



    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 05/02/09 - "You have received a YouTube video!":

This is my oldest grandson Taylor Blanchard at the Jazz concert at Smithfield High School last Thursday night (4/30/09). I cannot carry a tune in a bucket, but he is something else. I just have to BRAG on him! So please enjoy!

Jerry Blanchard Class of 62

   WOWZERONI!!! What a great job he did! Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Jerry!


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 05/02/09 - "Oppenheimers":

Hi Carol,

Looking at the photo of    Michael Oppenheimer ('57 - of CA) I cannot help but ask if they are related to    Rick Oppenheimer, class of '64.  It seems as if he was one of our lost classmates and I am wondering if they know where he is!  

   Hmmm - that would certainly stand to reason!

  "Anyone? Anyone?"

Hey, it is "winter's almost over"...(as you remember our four seasons are "it's almost winter, winter, winter's almost over, and Fourth of July which lasts about three weeks)... in New England and we have flowers in bloom...

 Thanks, Jean! We seemed to have had three days of spring before moving into summer, but the flowers are getting beautiful!


    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/02/09 - "Procrastinated - No way":

Hi, Carol:

Whew!!! The Book of Mormon places a heavy burden on the follower. I seriously doubt that you have procrastinated on any project with respect to the outstanding website. It broke my heart to see you trying to work when you were under the weather, and you do work very long hours on the Newsletters.

Try this one: Phil. 1:6 "He who began a good work in your will be faithful to complete it" and this promise will bring you comfort beyond measure.

Thanks for all you do for the TYPHOON Nation.

Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   OOPS! Thank you so very much for your kind words, Sweet Adonis!

   Once again you have caught your bratty webmistress acting a bit naughty! I actually find comfort in all scripture, even those which raise the bar.  And of course, I used this one from Alma 34: 33, 35 completely out of context with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

"And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed.....

"For behold, if ye have procrastinated the day of your repentance even until death, behold, ye have become subjected to the spirit of the devil, and he doth seal you his; therefore, the Spirit of the Lord hath withdrawn from you, and hath no place in you, and the devil hath all power over you; and this is the final state of the wicked."

- Alma 34: 33, 35

   In this passage, the prophet Amulek was referring to procrastinating the day of our repentance unto salvation in regards to the eternal plan of redemption, not the every day run-of-the-mill issues of life. Hopefully, I long since have that critical area of my life in better shape.


    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 05/03/09 - "Black Pepper":

Seeing people post recipes on the NNHS site revises a question that I have yet to be answered and also a memory from years ago.

I can distinctly remember when I was growing up and eating at my grandmother's house, she would pepper her scrambled eggs until they were almost black.  That isn't part of the question but what I am puzzled about is the fact that the aroma and taste of black pepper seemed to be different then than now.  What you get in the can is flat and tasteless.  It has no aroma that perfumes the air.  Not even the "grinders" can match the flavor of black pepper from the past.

Has it actually changed?  Can "real" black pepper full of flavor and small still be found?


   OHHH, you have me there, Eric! I've always regarded cooking as a colossal waste of time, and did so only to silence the voices all around me which persisted in saying, "MOM, I'm HUNGRY!!! What can we EAT?!?".

   My only thought is that perhaps today's black pepper is being imported from a different place than it was back when we were children,

  Okay, Good Cooks, everywhere - that's the question. Answers, please??

   Thanks, Eric!



      From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 05/03/09, 9:00 AM:

I've tried every way possible to open the two sites below, plus I have the site listed in my Favorites......for some reason, they're not opening.  Anyone else having this problem?

   Hi, Gloria! I would assume everyone else is having this problem; I know I am - and have been since 4:00 AM.

   When this occurs, it means the server ( is doing maintenance work, which they generally try to do on weekends when necessary.  When their work is done, we'll be back up and running. Thanks for caring!

Thanks, Carol, for letting me know, so I know it's not just my computer. 

 From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 05/03/09, 9:47 AM - "Saturday's mail":

Carol -
Am unable to pull up Saturday's newsletter or any website that has to do with NNHS.  Any ideas???

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 05/03/09, 9:56 AM - "Site down?":

Hey... is the NNHS site down?  Can't seem to get it to come up.

   Hi, Guys! I found Gloria's note just before I left for church and had time to respond, but missed yours.  I had hoped would have things up and running by the time I returned home, but here I am, and, noooOOOOoooo.... Keep the faith!

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 05/03/09, 4:25 PM:

Thanks... you would think that Go Daddy would do maintenance in the wee morning hours when traffic is down and finish by 8:00am... oh well.

Thing is that the main website for the host is also down.  Usually they would be up even if servers are down (  It is like their whole operation is on the fritz?
Tried pinging it through Who Is domain site and got the below - bounced back 100% error.
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

--- ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 4551ms


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/03/09, 4:22 PM (CDT):

At 1715 EDT, the site is back up.


    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 05/03/09, 5:02 PM:

They must still be having issues?  I am getting:

HTTP Server Error 503

No available server to handle this request

     From Me ('65) of IL - 05/03/09, 9:21 PM:

   Thank you, Gentlemen!

   Unfortunately, having walked in the door from church at about 3:00 PM and immediately noticed I had just that moment developed the same flu (no, not the swine flu; just the generic version) which has afflicted everyone else in the household here all week, and then discovering that I could do nothing of value online, I spent the remainder of the afternoon and evening downstairs "playing with my babies", and now I R a zombie.....


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/03/09, 6:57 PM - "Monty, Brenda and Bird":

While looking for a picture of  Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA) in his Marine uniform, I ran across these.  They gave our daughter a cockatiel for Christmas in 1983 along with many accessories.  We had Bird for over 22 years.  I think they are great pictures.

   AWWW! 'Deed they are! Thanks, Dearest Judy!



  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/03/09, 7:02 PM AND   From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 05/03/09, 7:08 PM - "  Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA) in his Marine uniform":

OK!  I did it!  I found a picture of Monty in his Marine uniform for     Joe (Madagan - '57 - of FL) and anyone else who would like to see it.  He was sharp!

   BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Ladies! I added this image:



      From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 05/03/09:

I hope you're feeling much better these days and are able to enjoy your family.

   Thanks, Gloria! I WAS feeling better until I caught this silly stoo-pid-stoo-pid-head flu!

   Strangely, I really thought because I had made plans - mostly involving the flower garden - that I would be immune and exempted from this nonsense. After all, "I am the cute one!"

My sister, Nat Woolard Cunningham (HHS '60), and I are heading to the "sacred soil" on Thursday to visit our Mama, who turned 96 in April!!  I will also be attending the HHS '64 Reunion with my best friend, Kathy (Mooney) Abrams.  I'm looking forward to visiting some old stomping grounds, to include a visit to HHS.  I cannot remember the last time I was there, but it a very long time before the need for a metal scanner at the front door, which is just the saddest thing.  Although sometimes I wish I were a little younger, I am so glad I grew up when I did before the world went crazy. 

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks again, Gloria - have marvelous time!



      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 05/04/09:

"You can lead a horse to town, but you can't keep him from getting on a motor scooter."

- Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky
(b. 26 July 1941)

    O-KAAAAY, Lady! Well, uh, thanks, Eleanor!



1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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


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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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Moon River

From Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961

Music by Henry Mancini
(16 Apr 1924 – 14 June 1994)

Words by Johnny Mercer
(18 Nov 1909 – 25 June 1976)

Moon River, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you're going I'm going your way.
Two drifters off to see the world.
There's such a lot of world to see.
We're after the same rainbow's end--
waiting 'round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.


"Moon River" midi courtesy of - 05/04/09

"Moon River" lyrics courtesy of - 05/04/09

First Image of Audrey Hepburn (at Age 10) courtesy of - 05/04/09

Second Image of Audrey Hepburn courtesy of - 05/04/09

Jeweled Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/04/09

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

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!

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!

Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/01/09

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!

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

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

Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of - 05/04/09

Sick Smiley courtesy of
- 05/04/09

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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