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05/27/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Rubber Ball

No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much
you hurt, you can always bounce back.

- Sheryl Swoopes
(b. 25 Mar 1971)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This golden oldie has been running through my head ever since I created this "Red Rubber Ball" Newsletter a few days ago:

   If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

BONUS #1 - - Rubber Ball - Bobby Vee

BONUS #2 - - Rubber Ball - Bobby Vee

BONUS #3 - - Make your own rubber ball


   Happy Birthday today to Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -   Donna Chadwell Nunemaker ('64) of VA and FL AND   Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA;

30 -   Mickey Spivey ('65) of FL;

31 - Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND   JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72);

01 - Dawn _____ Yevak of VA;

02 -     Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA;

03 -      From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!

    Many Happy Returns to You All!

  From Ronni Green Cristol ('64) of MD - 05/25/09 - "birthdays":

Hi Carol,

Just wanted to let you know that my mom's birthday (Mimi Green) is June 18th.
Not sure where the June 1st came from.
Anyway, she'll be 86 and is still going the energizer bunny!

Hope all is going well for you.
Maybe we'll see you in October for our 45th reunion.

Ronni Green Cristol

   YIKESARONI! I know where it came from! I received this notice in my email:

Plaxo Birthday Reminder - 05/25/09 - "MIMI GREEN's birthday is in 7 days (Jun. 1)":

   I excitedly added your mama's name to our Birthday List and began celebrating early!

   Thanks for the correction, Ronni!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/25/09 - "The Ultimate Wedding Dance":

What fun!!  I predict that this will not be a boring marriage. 

It's really funny.

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA to Four of His Schoolmates - 05/26/09 - "Saunders Stadium Now Rubble":

Hello Homies,   

Hope the below makes it through the Web's electronic maze.

NNHS Saunders Stadium is in the final stages of being demolished.  The (attached) photo was taken by Class of 1964        Capt. David Spriggs (USN Ret.) and appears in the 5-22-09 issue of the NNHS web site: 

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Once all the debris is cleared away there will be room for commemorative monuments.  I'll be taking donations for a stone marker recognizing my 1943 invention of the Four Lap Mile.

My other stadium achievement probably does not rate recognition.  This happened the day I cleared all but the last high hurdle in a semester test.  Probably a substantial amount of my bloodstains survives in the cinders from the track.  If anyone is interested, I can still show the scars. 

Nostalgic best wishes,

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Hmmm. I hadn't thought of commemorative monuments, Fred! Put me down for my 1964 record setting Slowest 50-Yard Dash.

   Thanks, Fred!

  From Kitty Dichtel Heffington (Ferguson HS - '73) of VA - 05/26/09 - "Please change e-mail address":

Please change my e-mail to ___________________.


Kitty Dichtel Heffington

   Thank you, Kitty! You're all switched!

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 05/26/09 - "E-mail Attachments.":

Carol -

I submit the following paper that I wrote for the sites that I manage in the hope that it will be helpful to some of our classmates.

E-Mail and Attachments:

On the subject of Internet and E-mail security let me state what I think is the most under-emphasized item.

Many [most] virus(s) and their ilk are transported thru e-mail attachments. That is not news to most of us. Attachments when clicked in an e-mail have the potential to Execute (run) a program. That program may contain malicious code consisting of a Trojan, Worm or Virus that could be a disaster for your hard drive(s). Especially beware of attachments with the three character suffix (but not limited to) the following; .exe, .com, .bat, .scr, .zip, vbs, .pps and others.

Most of us know that - but here's the part where some folks get a false sense of comfort. Here's what I too often hear;

Phone Rings;
"Can you help me? - I think I caught a virus."
"Did you open an e-mail attachment?"
"Well, yes, but it was from someone I know, and besides my Anti-Virus software was up to date as of this morning. I NEVER open attachments unless it's from someone I know!"

Sounds like this user is pretty savvy about security.

Here's the problem;

1. Many e-mail viruses are self-propagating. When they infect your system they have the potential to use your address book to mail itself out to all of your contacts. What your friends see is an e-mail from you, their trusted friend or family member.

My point? Virus(s) will often come to you from someone you know, who innocently forward things to you or are not aware that their e-mail box has been hijacked!

2. And Anti-Virus signature files are great insofar as they go. The problem is that the little creeps that write malicious code are ever trying to beat the system. If I, a bad guy, write a virus this morning, embed it into some kind of attractive attachment, and send it out to the net this afternoon, It will take Norton, McAfee or whomever sometimes weeks to;

a) Discover that the virus exists (from users that have already been burned).
b) Evaluate the virus and its effect.
c) Decide the best approach to deal with it.
d) Write code to add to the next signature file(s). Perhaps also write a correction program(s).
e) Publish the signature file(s) and offer it/them to the public.
f) You then (hopefully) download the latest signature file and update your Antivirus software.

Days, if not weeks, will likely pass before you can be protected from the malicious code the bad guys wrote this morning!

Attachments can be a plague! To repeat, this is what I hear often as advice given to people, sometimes by professionals; "NEVER open attachments unless it's from someone you know!"


And that [finally], leads me to my three cardinal rules about e-mail;




There is no attachment so important that cannot be obtained by snail mail or fax or some other means.

This offered as friendly advice. And, of course, all rules have exceptions; as always, use your best judgment.

John London

PS: Pictures that are rendered by your e-mail system and browser automatically are generally safe.

   Thanks so much, John! I think this cannot be emphasized enough!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/26/09 - "So True..............":


When we learn to live with enthusiasm for each day of life,
instead of waiting
for the end of the rainbow, we are free
to enjoy the abundance of each day.

♥  God

♥  Yourself

♥  Others  

                 ~  And make each day a special one. ~


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/26/09 - "The Mothering Instinct... sweet!": - The mothering instinct of animals

   AWWW! Thanks, Shari!


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/18/09 - "Aged Cartoons - loved the last one!" (#9 in a Series of 10):

  Thank you, Gorgeous! I do that all the time! I call it The Golden Rule!


1. Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2009 - The Class of 1961 will hold a Mini-Reunion: Social get together Saturday night, June 13, 6:00 PM until ? at the David home on Parkway Drive; Breakfast Sunday, June 14, 9:30 AM 12:30 PM at the Saunders home in Isle of Wight. For details, contact Buddy David: Phone (757) 595-4500 or Fax (757) 595-6723 - CLASS OF 1961

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

5. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at - CLASS OF 1970

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/20/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  
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Rubber Ball

Written by Aaron Schroeder
(b. 07 Sept 1926)

and Ann Orlowski

- Bobby Vee, 1961
(b. 30 Apr 1943)

Rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you
Rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you
I'm like a rubber ball
Baby, that's all that I am to you (bouncy, bouncy) (bouncy, bouncy)
Just a rubber ball
'cause you think you can be true to two (bouncy, bouncy) (bouncy, bouncy)
You bounce my heart around (You don't even put her down)
And like a rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you
Rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you
If you stretch my love till it's thin enough to tear
I'll just stretch my arms to reach you anywhere
And like a rubber ball, I'll come bouncin' back to you
Rubber ball, I'll come bouncin' back to you
You bounce my heart around (You don't even put her down)
And like a rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you
Rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you
(Bouncy, bouncy) (bouncy, bouncy)
(Bouncy, bouncy) (bouncy, bouncy)
I'm like a rubber band
When on my shoulder you do tap (bouncy, bouncy) (bouncy, bouncy)
Just a rubber band
Because my heartstrings, they just snap (bouncy, bouncy) (bouncy, bouncy)
You go and squeeze me till I'm all aflame
(She calls you by some other guy's name)
But like a rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you
Rubber ball, I come bouncin' back to you
Rubber ball, I'll come bouncin' back to you

Rubber ball, I'll come bouncin' back to you
Rubber ball, I'll come bouncin' back to you

"Rubber Ball" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 05/25/09

Image of Rubber Ball courtesy of - 05/25/09

Multi Colored Rubber Balls clip art courtesy of - 05/25/09

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

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!

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

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!

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

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