05/15/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
"Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain
Great Expectations, 1860
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I'm sure there's some perfectly logical reason why only a few days ago I selected this song for today. Perhaps it was just for a dramatic change of pace, or maybe it was for the obvious play on words of recent Newsletter themes - "blue eyes", "rain" - who knows?? Certainly not I!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek9n2_CCm78 - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Sons of the Pioneers - my fave!
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nytOLfOWK5k - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Hank Locklin
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDs_AJkizE0 - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Elvis Presley, 02/07/76
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7vaYOIKWYY - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12Y1eT_w4ac - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Shania Twain, 1993
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPQi8UqcK_8 - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Sheryl Crow, 2004
Happy Birthday this week to:
19 - David Whitley ('67) of VA;
Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA;
21 - Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA;
22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!
Many Happy Returns,One and All!
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 05/14/08, 11:48 AM - "NNHS Reunion ALERT -- PLEASE READ AND PASS ON":
Our Friday night gathering has been moved to the Williamsburg Marriott due to predictions of Thunder Storms.
Please pass the word to other classmates.
Time: 4:30 - 10:30pm
Buffet dinner will be served at 7pm.
Those checking into the Marriott will be informed of the change upon check-in.
For those who do not get the word (there will always be a few), a note will be posted on Jesse Kersey's door directing them to the Marriott.
See you there.
Thunder Storms?!? For the Noble Gathering?!? Oh, say it isn't so!
Four-and-a-half years ago, 1963's 40-Year Reunion had to be postponed for a month:
Thanks, Joe! Y'all have a splendiferous time, and don't let the weather dampen your spirits!
From Johnnie Bateman ('67/'70) of VA - 05/14/08 - "Birthday time again":
Thank you so much for the candle. I tried to blow it out but without any success! (Ha Ha). So today (May 14) is the 60th birthday of Israel and the 401st birthday of Jamestown. I would like my candle also dedicated to these two eventful and glorious occasions.
May God Bless you and all our fellow Typhoons!
PS Also - Please don't forget the flames for our dear friend and the 67 Class Hottie David Whitley on his Birthday coming up.
Again God Bless you All!
Thanks, Johnnie! We celebrated Israel's Birthday earlier using the Hebrew calendar:
I'm aghast, though, that I made no mention whatsoever of Jamestown! I suppose Frank Sinatra must have that effect on me now. I'm so embarrassed.....
But of course, I could never forget the everlastingly gorgeous David Whitley. He is Freakin' HOT, after all. Hmmm. Flames, you say? Something like this? Or perhaps these??
Okay, I'll see what I can do. Thanks again!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 05/14/08 - "Ferguson Park":
I hope so! Thanks, Adonis!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 05/14/08 - "Please Keep This Going ~":
We have all been touched
somewhere in our lives; please
read below and keep it going.
I have been asked to keep this going and hope you will keep it moving, too.
Pass this on to all of your friends. There are many women out there who have breast cancer. Let's do all we can to support this cause.
The New M&M colors - New Pink & White M&M's
The maker of M&M candies has teamed up with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds through the sale of their new 'pink & white' M&M candies.
For each 8-ounce bag of the special candies sold, the makers of M&M (Masterfoods) will donate 50 cents to the foundation. The next time you want a treat, please pick up a bag (now sold in stores nationwide) - you will be donating to a great cause and satisfying your sweet tooth. Just think ... If each of us buys one bag or two ... how much will be donated. Buy a bag for a friend........... ;
Please pass on to all your family and friends.
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 05/14/08 - "Wal-Mart application":
This is the greatest application ....what a guy!!! He should live to be a really old fella with that attitude!
This is an
actual job application that a 75 year old senior citizen submitted to Wal-Mart
They hired him because he was so funny.....
NAME: Kenneth Way (Grumpy Old Bastard)
SEX: Not lately, but I am looking for the right woman (or at least one who will cooperate)
DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever's available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying here in the first place
DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.
LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.
PREVIOUS SALARY: A lot less than I'm worth.
MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.
REASON FOR LEAVING: It sucked.
HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK: Any.
PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they're better suited to a more intimate environment.
MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?
DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM LIFTING UP TO 50 lbs.?: Of what?
DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would be "Do you have a car that runs?"
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, so they tell me.
DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job - no! On my breaks - yes!
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?: Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde supermodel who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like to be doing that now.
NEAREST RELATIVE....7 miles
DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE?: Oh yes, absolutely.
*** Old People Rock! ***
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 05/14/08 - "05/14/08 - My Way":
The Frank Sinatra issue is wonderful. It almost brings me to tears.
Thank you, Norris! I'm glad I wasn't the only one who felt that way, If I hadn't already lost it initially, this homework assignment just about finished me:
I can remember when I was at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, I read a paragraph in the Daily Press that described how Frank was singing in the Sands casino and was given a large comp of chips. He made 15 straight passes on the crap table and got into an argument with a casino manager and punched the manager. The manager retaliated and knocked out Frank's two front teeth. I never knew the rest of the story.
Frank was brought out of retirement by the Magnavox Company in a TV special entitled "Old Blue Eyes Is Back" around 1977. I never saw him in person, but did attend a Dean Martin show at the Sands in 1980 in Las Vegas, which I remember well. A large part of Dean's show was talking about Frank; it was wonderful to be there and very entertaining.
WOWZERS - how cool! Thanks again!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 05/14/08 - "Happy Belated Mother's Day!":
Oh, NO!!! I hope your dear mother's feeling stronger by now; the stories of her life are such an inspiration to all of us who find ourselves growing older.....
Maybe he would! Oh, Da-vid.....
From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 05/14/08 - "Woodrow Wilson School":
Sydney Dear, you're such a
I can scarcely tell
you how happy I was to have those long-gone places defined for me
again! I suppose I didn't see the area at all after I moved away
in 1968 until 2000 - and possibly not that particular locale until
2003 - and then I'd look at what was left and just see an awful blur,
and think, "HUH?!? How can this be??? What was where?!?"
On the Woodrow Wilson School picture of Mrs. Scoll's 1954-1955 2nd grade class, the girl on the 1st row, 3rd from the left is my 1st cousin Mary Earl Scruggs.
Thanks again, Sweetie! I added her name to the image.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 05/14/08 - "Classified Paper Ads":
My favorite is the last one.
Thanks again, Norris!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/14/08:
|Thank you for the
funny picture of the one and only
(the late Maxine Frix Buckley - John
Marshall HS - '25). She was such a funny, loving lady and I'm most certain
serving in some angelic fashion!
Maxine Frix Buckley
(JMHS - '25)
Amen to all that! Thanks, Shari!
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." update of 05/05/08 - "scheduled for two more chemo visits; will have the first chemo on Thursday, May 8th followed up by an injection on Friday to boost his immune system"; update of 05/08/08 - "did pretty well with the chemo today in spite of the risky business with the procedure without the pic line that was removed due to a clot"
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
Connie Bloxom ThompsonD 21015
3. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
4. 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
5. 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; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"; update of 05/13/08 - has had a setback; going to see the surgeon in Richmond on 05/15/08.
6. 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"
7. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"; update of 05/10/08: "continues to do well since the surgery for pancreatic cancer and will now begin the follow-up treatment to be decided upon following the consultation and evaluation at MD Anderson (Houston)."
8.John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
9. 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!; update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated. "
10. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"
11. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks"
12. All of Us
1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 -NNHS CLASS OF 1958:
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:
4. Saturday, June 7, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1961:
Mini reunion at the home of Buddy and Libby Blechman David of VA
5. 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
6. 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
Remember, there's much more to come - next time - REALLY!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Words and Music
Fred Rose, 1945
(24 Aug 1897 - 1 Dec 1954)
In the twilight glow I see
Blue eyes crying in the rain
As we kissed goodbye and parted
I knew we'd never meet again
Love is like a dying ember
Only memories remain
Through the ages I'll remember
Blue eyes crying in the rain
Now my hair has turned to silver
All my life I've loved in vain
I can see her star in heaven
Blue eyes crying in the rain
Someday when we meet up yonder
We'll stroll hand in hand again
In a land that knows no parting
Blue eyes crying in the rain
"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" midi courtesy of http://www.michaelperrylawoffices.com/MIDI.html - 05/14/08
"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" lyrics courtesy of http://www.bluegrassnet.com/tgbs/B/Blue_eyes_crying_in_the_rain.html - 05/14/08
Cry-Love Image courtesy of http://xergio.net/ampliar-6-2350/cry-love.html - 05/21/06
Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/31502/Rain_line/ - 03/30/07
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05
Animated Huge Candle clip art courtesy of http://www.hereinreality.com/starseed/candles.html - 05/21/06
Animated Fire Ball courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 01/06/05
Animated Flaming Divider Bar clip art courtesy of http://www.worldfiredepartments.com/animations/lines.htm - 07/06/04
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
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