06/05/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Down on the Corner
“None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This song seemed appropriate for a Friday night in June.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clJb4zx0o1o - Down on the Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969 recording (no video)
HEALTH UPDATES plus OPPORTUNITY ALERT:
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/05/09, 2:31 PM - "Update on Jerry (Allen - '65 - of VA - and Monty Phillips - '62 - of VA)":
Oh, my! I'm sorry to hear that your sweet husband has to go back to the hospital - and that you'll miss your much needed vacation. You and Jerry and Monty will continue to be in our prayers, Dearest Judy!
Best wishes on passing on your reservations, Sweetie-Pies!
From Curt Overman ('59) of VA - 06/02/09 - "Typhoon Class of 59":
They would ask that they contact one of the above before July 1 so that plans may be made. It is anticipated that the reunion itself would be in either September or October. The form and venue would depend on the response they get.
Thank you for all your hard work!
That's truly fabulous news, Curt! I'll harp on this everyway I can imagine in the next four weeks to try to encourage one and all so that this comes to fruition!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of NV (now in school in UT)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Robert Helmintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57)!
this week to:
07 - Fred Field ('45) of CA AND Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA;
10 - Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN AND Eileen Casey Sparkman (Ferguson HS - '68) of VA;
12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57) AND My #3 Son, Randolph Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '92) of IL!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - via snail mail, 06/03/09, Part 2 of 2:
May 31, 2009
Thought you might add to your collections two items I found during a spring cleanout. No need to send them back.
Hope you and Paul are doing O.K. We're always with you in our thoughts!
Take care and God bless!
George, could you hear me squealing all the way from Illinois to Michigan?!? What a double treasure!!! Thank you so very much!
I've posted this second gem here as well:
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/04/09 - "Hi sweet lady...":
You really do know how to make me cry...I had to click on u-tube and listen to all the versions of Ashokan Farewell. That has to be THE most beautiful tune in the world!
Thanks, Jean, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I tend to get a little weepy this time of year myself.....
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/04/09 - "Rules For Being Human":
Have A Nice Weekend.
being Human - by Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott
You will receive a body.
You may like it or hate it,
but it's yours to keep
for the entire period.
You will learn lessons.
You are enrolled in a full-time,
informal school called life.
There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Growth is a process of trial, error
The "failed" experiments are as much
a part of the process as the experiments
that ultimately "work".
Lessons are repeated until they are learned.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms
until you have learned it.
When you have learned it,
you can go on to the next lesson.
Learning lessons does not end.
There is no part of life that doesn't
contain it's lessons.
If you're alive,
there are still lessons to be learned.
"There" is no better than "here".
When your "there" has become "here",
you will simply obtain another "there"
that will again look better than "here".
Other people are merely mirrors of you.
You can not love or hate something
about another person unless it reflects to you
something you love or hate about yourself.
What you make of your life is up to you.
You have all the tools and resources you need.
What you do with them is up to you.
The choice is yours.
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 06/04/09 - "Redneck fire alarm":
The REDNECK FIRE ALARM
Available at most local grocery stores and Wal-Mart.
Now that's funny...I don't care who you are.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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 Reunionat the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at email@example.com - 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 WHSREUNION1959@aol.com.
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: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.- CLASS OF 1970
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Down on the Corner
Words and Music
(b. 28 May 1945)
Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969
Early in the evenin' just about supper time,
Over by the courthouse they're starting to unwind.
Four kids on the corner trying to bring you up.
Willy picks a tune out and he blows it on the harp.
Down on the corner, out in the street,
Willy and the poorboys are playin';
Bring a nickel; tap your feet.
Rooster hits the washboard and people just got to smile,
Blinky, thumps the gut bass and solos for a while.
Poorboy twangs the rhythm out on his kalamazoo.
Willy goes into a dance and doubles on kazoo.
You don't need a penny just to hang around,
But if you've got a nickel, wont you lay your money down?
Over on the corner there's a happy noise.
People come from all around to watch the magic boy.
"Down on the Corner" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://members.tripod.com/~eagles12/RICKS_ROCKIN_60S_70S_HOME_INDEX-1.html - 06/05/09
"Down on the Corner" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/creedence+clearwater+revival/down+on+the+corner_20034359.html - 06/05/09
"Down on the Corner" Sheet Music courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/michelle_2000_nz/music4u.html - 06/05/09
Animated Multi-Colored Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars8.html - 06/05/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific
Thanks again, Herbie!
Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy ofhttp://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy ofhttp://www.cyberteddy.freeservers.com/milgraphics.htm - 03/24/03
Ferguson High School's
Anchor clip art courtesy of
(FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy ofhttp://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
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