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06/04/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Sea Cruise

"No sooner had I left to cruise the Mediterranean than the following question preoccupied me: How far does one kill a journey by making it become real?"

- Ella Maillart
 (20 Feb 1903 - 27 Mar 1997)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This is still another of our "rerun" Newsletter themes - first seen over two years ago:

  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/29/07 - "How I Spent My Tuesday Morning":

   Sustaining Underwriters and Emergency Responders - THIS IS THE MORE COMPLETE LIST!

   Obviously, this page is in the process of being seriously and completely revamped, almost on a daily basis.  As I am not sure which of y'all wished to remain anonymous, if you have contributed to either of these funds, please drop me a line (as some of y'all have) and let me know your wishes. I'll then replace each "Anonymous" listing with your name or other wording. Thanks so much!


   Today we have a Two-fer!     Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL and   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA are both celebrating their birthdays today!

   On Thursday, we'll have a Three-fer!       Fred Field ('45) of CA,    Al Simms ('60) of VA, and Donnie Morris ('67) of VA all will have their birthdays!

    Many Happy Returns to One and All!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 06/03/07:

   This is by means of explanation.  I now have enough material to fill two or three Newsletters, but there may be another pause.

   Yesterday afternoon, a little girl from our local church congregation, a child who had just celebrated her seventh birthday on May 6, died in a drowning incident.  My time may or may not be my own as we prepare to help her family cope with this tragedy.  I'll try to keep up with updates on the site (which are also behind at the moment).

   Check this link to see if perchance a new Newsletter appears, as it may be that I'll be able to complete an edition, but lack the time to announce it.

  Y'all take care of each other.

From Brian Beachum ('72) of VA - 06/03/07:

Our prayers are with you and the family of the child. No need for prayers for the child, she's with God now. She might be the one answering some of our prayers.

Brian Beachum
NNHS Class of '72
Beachum Studios, Inc.

ďIf you enjoy what you do, you'll never work another day in your life.Ē
- Confucius

   Thank you, Brian.

  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/03/07:

Dear Carol,

Don't worry about the newsletters.  My heart goes out to you.  In l986 our next door neighbor's 15 year old son was killed on December 26...the first time he had gone out in a car with friends.  It was just like one of our own family. 

Love and prayers, Jeanb

   Thank you, Jean.

  From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/03/07:

Hi Carol,
.....I called    Mom (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) tonight, after I saw your posting. How terribly sorry I am that the little girl drowned. How heartbreaking! We had a sweet little boy die, on the way to church (of all things), the day before Christmas in '95,  I think.. That was the ward we liked so much, in Pittsburgh. I cried sooo much. I had grown close to him, being in that Primary Presidency. He was so angelic looking and his family was such a kind group. The family was very close and he was the baby. He was 8, if my memory serves me well. I have thought about them often and wondered how they're doing.....

   Thank you, Shari.

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/03/07 - "North End - 48th Street":

I ventured to the Hilton Library on Saturday and found the following:

In 1963 the following families were listed on 48th Street:

MCCALL, Clyde O.,  223-48th

STANFIELD, Omega, Mrs.,  219-48th

Here is an image of the 48th Street listings. Perhaps some other familiar names will appear. Incidentally, it would have been helpful to know Patty's grandmother's last name. I expect that it will be one of those listed herein:  
After I left the library, I was heading south on Huntington. I was sure that there would be no homes remaining on 48th Street ... that it would be all parking lot for the shipyard.  Not so. There was one home still standing, and it was 223.  
Saturday, June 2, 2007, 4:09 PM

I took some other shots to build a panorama, but I will send those in a later e-mail.


   David, I may have mentioned this once or twice before, but you are an amazingly considerate, thoughtful man! Thanks!

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/03/07 - "North End - 48th Street":

As promised, here are the additional images. 

One is looking west down 48th Street from Huntington.  
Saturday, June 2, 2007, 4:13 PM

The other is a panorama of the north side of 48th. The apparent curvature of the street is the nature of a panorama constructed from several shots taken from one location.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

   WOWZERONI!!! Nobody does it better! Thank you so much, David!

From Patty Dunn of NC - 06/03/07 - "THANKS Carol~":

I am so excited.  Can't believe     Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) took those pictures and found one of the Stanfield's.  I  am going to write to Bonnie.

   David is absolutely amazing!

That would be great if you put my message on your website.  Isn't the internet wonderful?

   Oh, yes, ma'am, it is!

Thanks. It would be great if someone could find Bobby Stanfield in the year book. I'd love to have a picture.
I don't suppose the yearbooks are on line anywhere?

   I think the only place you'll find those is right here - and even though I have the yearbooks fro 1954 to 1967 at the moment, I don't pretend to have posted entire sections of them.  Even this site is not that big!

Sorry to hear about the little girl at your church.  My prayers are with you.

The best therapy for the inside of a person is the outside of a horse...

   Thank you, Patty.

  From Bill Black - a.k.a. "Jim Quinn" ('66) of GA - 06/03/07 - "A Not-Too-Subtle Advertisement":

Is there room in the next newsletter for a blatant advertisement?  My favorite female singer/songwriter/guitarist pal Sara Hickman ( full disclosure:  we are just friends.  There's nothing going on.  I swear.  Ask anybody. ) will be appearing in Glen Allen next Saturday night, June 9th, 8 PM, for one show at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse.  Any Typhoons living in and around Richmond should flock to the Shady Grove en masse to hear her perform.  She'll be there with somebody named John Gorka, who has my tepid endorsement.   Don't know the guy, never heard of the guy, but I'm sure he's a fine person and an adequate opening act for the lovely Sara.  I just don't want to find out that they do a duet and get all cute and cuddly onstage. 
Folks on the Peninsula have two opportunities to see her the next day, Sunday June 10th, for a 4:00 show or 7:30 show at Harris Creek Acoustic in Hampton.  Once again with that annoying John Gorka guy. 

  Anyway, I'm attaching one of Sara's finest musical achievements from her new CD, "Motherlode". It's called "A Song of You". She sang it when I saw her at Eddie's Attic in Atlanta last fall. It brought a tear to me eye, I'll admit, but it may have been the set-up she gave it. Something vague and mysterious about a guy at a radio station somewhere, a long, long time ago. Before she married some dude in Texas and had two daughters.

   (I, of course, couldn't figure out how to attach this for everyone to enjoy....) 

Sara Hickman and
Jim Quinn at WRVA

Visit her website,  and you'll see the rest of her tour schedule, and everything else you need to know about her. You'll note she mostly stays in Texas, to be close to home for the daughters and hubby, but does branch out now and then.

Seriously, you'll enjoy the shows, and I wish I could be there to see her again with you, but, alas... Susan keeps me on a short leash. And don't think you have to meet her after the shows ( she's extremely approachable ) and say "Bill Black sent me." She'd know me ( once again, I SWEAR we're just pals ), but mention Jim Quinn, and you'll get an immediate full-body hug. Don't be embarrassed... It's meant for me.

Thanks Carol.

Typhoon regards,
Bill Black

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Bill!

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 06/03/07 - "E-mail address":


I have been off line for some time now; back as strong as ever now. Change my e-mail address to, please. I have really missed all the news. You can publish my new address if you wish.

Thanks, Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62)

   Well, in that case, you no doubt missed your birthday wishes, soooo - Happy Belated Birthday, Jerry!

   And in my present befuddled state of mind, I somehow neglected to change your addie as soon as I thought I had. I hope it's all fine now!

   Thanks, Sweetie - and welcome back!!

From the Daily Press - 06/03/07:

Dr. Eugene Goodman

NEWPORT NEWS - Dr. Eugene Goodman, 78, died Friday, June 1, 2007. He was born Dec. 21, 1928, in Wilson, N.C., to Abraham and Anna Goodman. He served as an optometric officer in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry. He opened his own optometry practice in Phoebus and was in practice over 50 years. He also had an office in Newport News as part of Riverside Hampton Roads Eye Associates. He was president of Tidewater Optometric Society and of the Virginia Academy of Optometry. He was a member of Rodef Sholom Temple and of Monitor Lodge #197 A.F.&A.M. Dr. Goodman retired in 2001. He was preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis Kemack and her husband, Daniel. Survivors include his beloved wife, Evelyn Sharf Goodman, to whom he was married for 56 years and they worked together for 50 of those years; his daughter, Terry Goodman Cobb and her husband, George; his son and business partner for 20 years, Dr. Andrew Goodman and his wife, Martha; two grandsons, Noel Goodman and his wife, Eva, and Jeffrey Hardin and his fiancťe, Emily Boyer; great-grandson, Ethan; his brother, Stanley Goodman and his wife, Lena; brothers-in-law, Jerry Sharf and his wife, Norma, and Brent Sharf and his wife, Laurel; and sister-in-law, Pattie Cramer. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Rodef Sholom Temple by Rabbi Gilah Dror followed by burial in Rosenbaum Memorial Park. Memorial donations may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A-102, Newport News, VA 23606, or the Rodef Sholom Temple, 318 Whealton Road, Hampton, VA 23666. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press from 6/2/2007 - 6/3/2007.

Guest Book

   This is now also posted here:

      - brand new page

  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 06/04/07 - "Charlotte Rose Bringhurst":

Hey, here're a couple of pictures of (my fourth grandchild, first granddaughter) Charlotte Rose Bringhurst (daughter of our daughter, Cameron).

Charlotte was born on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at about 1830 or so, weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz., and was 21 & 1/2 inches long.
Charlotte Rose Bringhurst - Wednesday, May 31, 2007
 12:02 AM 12:03 AM 12:03 AM

   What a perfectly beautiful little baby girl - and she's smiling!!!  And her eyes are opened!!! 

   I don't know if they were all seven allergic to the eye drops, but not a one of my little darlings opened their eyes before they were two or three weeks old.  They were like little baby puppy dogs.

   My goodness!  What fun y'all must be having with that little doll baby!  She's GORGEOUS!!!  Hmmm, I wonder where she got THAT from?!?

   Thanks so much for sending these images, Sweetie!  I just love fresh little babies - even pictures of fresh little babies!

I'm so sorry to hear about the death of the little 7 year old girl. I know if anyone can comfort the family, it will be you.

love, d

   Thank you, David.


1. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES

2. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957

5. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

7. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   As these six messages were consuming so much space on each Newsletter, I've decided just to publish the NEXT upcoming reunion on each Newsletter:

The NNHS Class of 1965 will celebrate their 60th Birthdays

 on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Shelter #12 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in NN from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. 

This will be an open event!  All NNHS classes - and others who read the website - are welcome!

Cost of the picnic will be $10.00 per person, and includes all food and beverages. Newport News Park allows only
non-alcoholic beverages to be served.
  Checks should be made out to NNHS Class of 1965 and mailed to Dave Arnold,
153 Exmoor Court, Williamsburg, VA 23185 as soon as possible in order that we may get a count for food preparation.
You may also pay at the event, but we need your name in advance for adequate planning.

  We look forward to seeing you in June!

 CONTACT: Dave Arnold at or call him at 757-618-6646.


   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/27/07 - "to make you smile... (#22 in a series of 23)":


I thought folks might enjoy some of these photos as we have so many animal lovers.


Sights you may not see in a lifetime

   I think that's aptly titled!  Thanks, Dave!


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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Sea Cruise

Huey "Piano" Smith & Frankie Ford (both of New Orleans) co-wrote "Sea Cruise";
and Frankie Ford recorded the first radio version in 1959.
John Fogerty did a cover of it later on.

Now old man rhythm is in my shoes, itís no use sittiní here singiní the blues,
So be my guest, you got nothiní to lose, wonít you let me take you on a sea cruise?
Ooowee, ooowee baby, ooowee, ooowee baby,
Ooowee, ooowee baby! wonít you let me take you on a sea cruise?

I feel like jumpiní and honey wonít you join me please, yeah.
Well I donít like begginí but now Iím gonna bend a knee, oh yeah.

Well I gotta get a-moviní honey, I ainít lyiní,
My heart is beating the rhythm and itís right on time.
So be my guest, you got nothiní to lose, wonít you let me take you on a sea cruise?
Ooowee, ooowee baby, ooowee, ooowee mama,
Ooowee, ooowee baby! wonít you let me take you on a sea cruise?

Well I gotta get-a-rockiní, get my hat off the rack,
I gotta boogie-woogie like a knotís in my back,
So be my guest, you got nothiní to lose, wonít you let me take you on a sea cruise?
Ooowee, ooowee baby, ooowee, ooowee baby,
Ooowee, ooowee baby! wonít you let me take you on a sea cruise?

I feel like jumpiní and honey wonít you join me please, yeah.
Well I donít like begginí but now Iím gonna bend a knee, oh yeah.

Ooowee, ooowee baby, ooowee, ooowee mama,
Ooowee, ooowee baby! wonít you let me take you on a sea cruise?

Wonít you let me take you on a sea cruise?
Wonít you let me take you on a sea cruise?
Iím goiní, Iím goiní, Iím goiní on a sea sea cruise,
Let me take you on a sea cruise na na.

"Sea Cruise" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Sea Cruise" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Proper accreditation of authorship of "Sea Cruise" courtesy of David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/09/05
Thanks, David!

Cruise Ship Image courtesy of
Transportation&image=PA7_4_8655w.jpg&img=9&tt= - 03/09/05

Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of Ė 03/09/05

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

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Army Flag courtesy of courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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