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05/27/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Hello Darlin'

ďA broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later,
when you see that special guy in an elevator and he is fat
and smoking and saying 'Long time no see'.Ē

- Phyllis Batelle
(b. 1922)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   "It's been a long time" since I was on schedule, too..... 

BONUS #1 - - Hello Darlin' - Conway Twitty

BONUS #2 - - Hello Darlin' - Conway Twitty (several years later...)


"Hello Darlin'" is an American country music song written and recorded by Conway Twitty.

Originally released in 1970, the song became Twitty's fourth No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart that summer, and soon became one of his signature songs...

While recording the song in 1969, Twitty sang the opening lines, but for some reason it didn't work. Record producer Owen Bradley suggested speaking the lines: "Hello darlin', nice to see you." The result was a hook that made the song instantly recognizable to fans.[1]

"Hello Darlin'" is about a man who runs into an old flame and, after acknowledging she's "just as lovely as you used to be," tries to put up his bravado by saying he's getting along fine, "except I can't sleep, and I cry all night 'til dawn." He then admits his deep sorrow for his mistakes that led to the breakup of their relationship, then - after sharing an embrace "just for old time's sake" - bids her well. Before the two part, he says that if she would forgive him, he'll be waiting for her.

The song spent four weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, and was named the No. 1 song of 1970. Aside from being Twitty's standard concert opener, the song became a country standard.


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

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


May 27, 1940 - In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit were shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survived.

May 27, 1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency" amid rising world tension.

May 27, 1941 - The German battleship Bismarck was sunk in the North Atlantic by British naval and air forces, killing almost 2,100 men.

May 27, 1942 - German General Erwin Rommel began a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.

May 27, 1942 - In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in Prague.

May 27, 1944 - U.S. General MacArthur landed on Biak Island in New Guinea.

TODAY IN 1965:

Thursday, May 27, 1965 - Vietnam War: American warships began the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.

Thursday, May 27, 1965 - Actor Todd Bridges was born in San Francisco, California.

Thursday, May 27, 1965 - Tennis player Pat Cash was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 05/24/10 - "Spring in the mountains":


Rain in the valley and white rain in the mountains is what spring is all about living here. We never plant tomatoes until July 4 and then it is too late because it all starts again in October. I am not complaining. Itís always exciting when it snows. We still have one ski resort open which received 20 inches last night. At home itís 5 pm, the sun is shining and it is all gone.

Also, I hope you are feeling well. Hang in there!



Sunday, May 23. 2010
Park City, Utah

anks, Phil! Your images are beautiful, as always!

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 05/26/10 - "Proposed Mastectomy Law Change":

This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your 20 friends.

Proposed Mastectomy Law Change
(written by a surgeon)

I'll never forget the look in my patients eyes when I had to tell them they had to go home with the drains, new exercises and no breast. I remember begging the doctors to keep these women in the hospital longer, only to hear that they would, but their hands were tied by the insurance companies.

So there I sat with my patient giving them the instructions they needed to take care of themselves, knowing full well they didn't grasp half of what I was saying, because the glazed, hopeless, frightened look spoke louder than the quiet 'Thank you' they muttered.

A mastectomy is when a woman's breast is removed in order to remove cancerous breast cells/tissue. If you know anyone who has had a mastectomy, you may know that there is a lot of discomfort and pain afterwards. Insurance companies are trying to make mastectomies an outpatient procedure. Let's give women the chance to recover properly in the hospital for 2 days after surgery.

This Mastectomy Bill is in Congress now. It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important. Please take the time and do it really quick! The Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill is important legislation for all women.

Please send this to everyone in your address book. If there was ever a time when our voices and choices should be heard, this is one of those times. If you're receiving this, it's because I think you will take the 30 seconds to go to vote on this issue and send it on to others you know who will do the same.

There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the 'drive-through mastectomy' where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.

Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web page with a petition drive to show your support.. Last year over half the House signed on. PLEASE! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below.

This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your 20 friends.

   Hey, Lady - good to hear from you!

   This has been around so long I thought surely it was no longer valid, so I checked it. The problem is - incredibly it keeps being reintroduced!

   It would be more effective to write, phone, fax, or email your congressional representatives directly. Thanks for the heads-up, Dimples!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/26/10 - "TOYOTA RECALL":

Dear Customer, 
Please note that there is one model of Toyota which is
affected by the world wide recall...
Thanks, Gorgeous!

  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 - 05/26/10:


A marketing guy was interviewing people on the street had buttonholed a guy and was asking him a series of questions which went like this:

Which shaving cream do you use?

The gent answered, Baba's, and the guy proceeded to answer each of the interviewer's following questions with the same answer, Baba's...

Which aftershave do you use?

Which deodorant do you use?

Which toothpaste do you use?

Which shampoo do you use?

Which soap do you use?

Finally, a bit frustrated, the interviewer asked,

"Ok, tell me, What is this 'Baba'? Is it an international or foreign company?"

The guy replies. . . .

"No, he's my roommate!" 

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. 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. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM - 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at: - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/17/10

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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Hello Darlin'

Written and recorded by Conway Twitty (01 Sept 1933 - 05 June 1993), 1970

Hello, darlin', nice to see ya
It's been a long time
You're just as lovely as you used to be

How's your new love? Are you happy?
Hope you're doin' fine
Just to know means so much to me

What's that, darlin? "How'm I doin'?"
Guess I'm doin' all right
Except I can't sleep and I cry all night till dawn
What I'm trying to say is "I love you and I miss you"
"And I'm so sorry that I did you wrong"

Look up, darlin', let me kiss ya
Just for old time's sake
Let me hold you in my arms one more time

Thank ya, darlin', may God bless you
And may each step you take
Bring you closer to the thing you seek to find

Goodbye, darlin', gotta go now
Gotta try to find a way
To lose these mem'ries of a love so warm and true
And if you should ever find it in your heart to forgive me
Come back, darlin', I'll be waiting for you

"Hello Darlin'" midi courtesy of - 05/29/10 (sic)

"Hello Darlin'" lyrics courtesy of - 05/29/10 (sic)

"Long Time, No See" Image of courtesy
of - 05/29/10 (sic)

Blue Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

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 (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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!

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