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05/09/10 - NNHS Newsletter

“I remember my mother's prayers and they have always
followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”

 - Abraham Lincoln
(12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme repeats every year:

   I could find no midi file for today's song, but the lyrics (printed below, as always) were simply too good to ignore, so just watch the bonus video:

BONUS - - Thank you, Mom - Good Charlotte


    Happy Birthday today to   Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA!

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

    Happy Birthday this week to:

12 -  Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA;

14 -     Johnnie Bateman ('70) of VA!

   Mrs. Shelton has no email, but take note of her NEW address and send her a card for her 93rd Birthday: 866 Denbigh Boulevard, #25, Newport News, VA 23608-4476

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 9, 1936 -
Italy formally annexed Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.

May 9, 1940 - The German submarine U-9 sank the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder.

May 9, 1941 - The German submarine U-110 was captured by the Royal Navy. On board was the latest Enigma cryptography machine which Allied cryptographers later used to break coded German messages.

May 9, 1942 - Holocaust: The SS murder 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast, Ukraine). The Zoludek Ghetto was destroyed and all its inhabitants murdered or deported.

May 9, 1945 - Ratification in Berlin-Karlshorst of the German unconditional surrender of May 8 in Rheims, France, with the signatures of Marshal Georgy Zhukov for the Soviet Union, and for the Western Headquarters Sir Arthur Tedder, British Air Marshal and Eisenhower’s deputy, and for the German side of Colonel-General Hans-Jürgen Stumpff as the representative of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as the Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine.

May 9, 1945 - The Channel Islands were liberated by the British after five years of German occupation.

TODAY IN 1965:

Sunday, May 09, 1965 - Racing driver Ken Nomura (野村謙) was born in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture.

Sunday, May 09, 1965 - Model and Survivor contestant Janu Tornell was born in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sunday, May 09, 1965 - Ice hockey player Steve Yzerman was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/05/10 - "Love You Forever - Mother's Day & Other things":

My beloved Baba              (the late Maxine Frix Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) got me the book Love You Forever (below), right after I had Tyler. I happened across it recently, while packing, and it made me cry and it did, again, tonight. Such a beautiful message! That and The Giving Tree are my two favorite children's books.

~ Wishing you all a nice weekend and hoping you have a Happy Mother's Day, to all the moms. ~
10 bizarre spiders
I've Never Been To Me Charlene w/ beautiful moms, babies and animals photos.
Happy Mothers Day
Mother's Day Picture Slide Show
The Mom Song with lyrics --A repeat but cute


The First Mother's Day

May 9, 1914
Think of all the work that mothers do in raising their children. Mothers need to be celebrated! President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed May 9, 1914, the first Mother's Day. He asked Americans on that day to give a public "thank you" to their mothers and all mothers. What do you do for your mother on Mother's Day?


Life Explained

On the first day, God created the dog and said: 'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.'

The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?'

So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said: 'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.'

The monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?'

And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said: 'You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.'

The cow said: 'That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?'

And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created man and said: 'Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years.'

But man said: 'Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?'

'Okay,' said God, 'You asked for it.'

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.



A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

The baby grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was two years old, and he ran all around the house. He pulled all the books off the shelves. He pulled all the food out of the refrigerator and he took his mother's watch and flushed it down the toilet. Sometimes his mother would say, "this kid is driving me CRAZY!"

But at night time, when that two-year-old was quiet, she opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor, looked up over the side of his bed; and if he was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

The little boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was nine years old. And he never wanted to come in for dinner, he never wanted to take a bath, and when grandma visited he always said bad words. Sometimes his mother wanted to sell him to the zoo!

But at night time, when he was asleep, the mother quietly opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep, she picked up that nine-year-old boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

The boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a teenager. He had strange friends and he wore strange clothes and he listened to strange music. Sometimes the mother felt like she was in a zoo!

But at night time, when that teenager was asleep, the mother opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep she picked up that great big boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

That teenager grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a grown-up man. He left home and got a house across town. But sometimes on dark nights the mother got into her car and drove across town. If all the lights in her son's house were out, she opened his bedroom window, crawled across the floor, and looked up over the side of his bed. If that great big man was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

Well, that mother, she got older. She got older and older and older. One day she called up her son and said, "You'd better come see me because I'm very old and sick." So her son came to see her. When he came in the door she tried to sing the song. She sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always...

But she couldn't finish because she was too old and sick. The son went to his mother. He picked her up and rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And he sang this song:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my Mommy you'll be.

When the son came home that night, he stood for a long time at the top of the stairs. Then he went into the room where his very new baby daughter was sleeping. He picked her up in his arms and very slowly rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while he rocked her he sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

   Ohhh, Shari - Ya got me!  I think the first time I ever heard this book by Robert Munsch was in 1988 when my baby girl was just a few months old and being held on my shoulder in church.  My Bishop, a darling man slightly younger than I, but with eight wildly hyperactive naughty children as opposed to my own seven perfect little angels, read it aloud in Sacrament Meeting.  He thought he could make it through without crying, but he was mistaken.  I had a clean cloth diaper along with me, and I thought if I stuffed it in my mouth, no one would be able to hear me crying.  I, too, was sadly mistaken.....

   I immediately ordered a paperback copy for myself and one for each of our children.  It's one of my favorites, too - and I love Sheila McGraw's outrageous illustrations!

   Thank you so much!

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 05/06/10 - "U R an awesome Mom...":


Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom

May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life.

   Thanks so much, Janice - you, too!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/08/10 - "Happy Mother's Day":

Happy Mothers Day to Moms and Grandmas.                                                
Have a great day!!!!


And for all you 'Grandmoms', remember when?

                                                 WHY I LOVE MOM

Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, 'I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed'.

She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches. Rinsed out the supper bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the dishwasher. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry. She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk, wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair.

She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.
Mom then washed her face, put on her Night solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed her teeth and filed her nails.

Dad called out, 'I thought you were going to bed...'

'I'm on my way,' she said.
She made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and TV's, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper. In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. 'I'm going to bed.'

And he did. without another thought.

Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer...?

'Cause we are made for the long haul....(and we can't die sooner, we still have things to do!!!!)

Send this to five phenomenal women today...and the men who know it’s true!

  Happy Mother's Day!!!!!

 Joyce Cahoon
   Thanks so much, Joyce!

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 05/07/10, 2:38 PM AND         From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/07/10, 9:28 PM - " MOTHERS":


Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.......

Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
And get their answer when a little voice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade...
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother.....

The Images of Mother

4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!

8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't know everything!
14 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother? She wouldn't have a clue.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's so five minutes ago.

18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!

25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!

35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.

45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows,
And the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Please send this to 5 Moms today.

If you don't, nothing bad will happen, but if you do, something good will: you'll boost a Mother's spirits.

Trust God, be kind to strangers, love hard and always find something to laugh at; these things make life a little easier until God calls us home.

    Thanks, Judy and Paul!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 05/06/10 - "Flower Delivery":

I truly believe in this.

How many flowers end up at the funeral home and how many flowers

   did the dead person enjoy while they were alive?

 Here's an e-flower from me!

   Enjoy your day!

  Flower Delivery ....

I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here,
than a whole truck load when I'm gone.

These Are For You !!!

Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,

Success keeps you Glowing,
But .... Only Friends ....
Keep You Going !!!

Thank you, my friend, for being a part of my life,

whether you are a reason, a season or a lifetime.


   Thank you so much, Norris - this really brightened my day!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/07/10 - "Puppy Bouquet":



We all just wanted to wish you you an enjoyable day !!  
May you always have Love to Share, Health to Spare, and Friends that Care

   Thanks again, Joyce!

     From the Head Cheerleader of 1965, Pam Smith Arnold of VA - 05/09/10, 5:38 AM - "Happy Mother's Day!":

I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother's Day.  Children are wonderful gifts from God, but it is still very nice that there is at least one day when we are supposed to be appreciated for all we do for those "gifts."  May you all be truly appreciated on this day.
A mother's love for her child is a very special, beautiful, unselfish love.

My wish to you for a day of many blessings,

   Thank you so much, Pam! Happy Mother's Day to you, too!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 04/16/10 - "(A Very Cool Surprise Which I'm Reserving for As Soon As I Catch Up to Myself)":

   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Jane!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 05/08/10:

Saying Grace

A Sunday School teacher was trying to explain about saying grace before meals. One of the pupils was the young son of the minister of that church, so she started the discussion by asking him, "Jerry, what does your father say when the family sits down to dinner?"

Jerry answered, "Dad says, 'Go easy on the butter, kids, it's three dollars a pound!'"

1. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

5. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

6. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

7. July 2011- The Class of 1971 is planning a 40-Year Reunion. A planning committee has been formed and held their first meeting recently. In an effort to connect with as many class members as possible, they are asking anyone interested in the Class of '71 reunion to contact Richard Rawls. Please provide your name, address, phone number(s) and email address so that they can be in touch with you when final arrangements are made. It has been 20 years since their last class reunion and they are looking forward to seeing everyone again. Send your contact information to: - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/30/10

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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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Thank You, Mom

Written by ?

Recorded by Good Charlotte, 200_

I'm sitting here, I'm thinking back to a time when I was young,
My memory is clear as day, I'm listening to the dishes clink,
You were downstairs; you would sing songs of praise,
And all the times we laughed with you,
And all the times that you stayed true to us,
Now we say, I said, I thank you,
I'll always thank you,
More than you could know,
Than I could ever show,
And I love you, I'll always love you,
There's nothing I won't do to say these words to you,
That you're beautiful forever,
You were my mom,
You were my dad,
The only thing I ever had was you, It's true,
And even when the times got hard you were there,
To let us know that we'd get through, you showed me how to be a man,
You taught me how to understand the things people do,
You showed me how to love my God,
You taught me that not everyone knows the truth,
And I thank you,
I'll always thank you,
More than you could know,
Than I could ever show,
And I love you, I'll always love you,
There's nothing I won't do to say these words to you,
That you will live forever, always

"Thank You, Mom" lyrics courtesy of - 05/10/10 (sic)

"Happy Mother's Day" image courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/05/10
Thanks, Shari!

Animated "Happy Mother's Day" Divider Line clip art courtesy of!momsday.htm - 05/06/05

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!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Crying Baby clip art courtesy of - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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

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

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