06/05/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Didn't We Almost Have It All?
“Oh, the comfort - the
inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a
person - having neither
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Remember this one?
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_4PlM85NJo - Whitney Houston - Didn't We Almost Have It All?
|"Didn't We Almost Have It All" is the second single from
Whitney Houston's second album
Whitney. The song was written by
Michael Masser and
Will Jennings and was released in August 1987. It received a
Grammy nomination for Song of the Year.
Originally, another song was to be released as the second single, "For the Love of You", but Arista Records decided to release "Didn't We Almost Have It All" instead because all Houston's singles had to be original material at this point of her career.
The single was number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 even though there was not a video for the song. A live performance of the song recorded during Houston's successful 1987–1988 Moment of Truth World Tour was played on MTV, VH1, and BET. The performance is from a Saratoga Springs, New York date. It was widely speculated that the song is about Houston's relationship with then NFL star Randall Cunningham.
It debuted at number forty one on the Hot 100 the week of August 22, 1987 and six weeks later reached number one. "Didn't We Almost Have It All" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, from September 26 to October 3, 1987, where the song became her fifth consecutive number one. The song also topped both component charts, the Hot 100 Singles Sales and Hot 100 Airplay, Houston's fourth song (and fourth consecutive release) to do so. It has sold over one million copies World Wide.
The single stayed in the Top 40 for 13 weeks, and topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts for three weeks.
"Didn't We Almost Have It All" was ranked 22nd on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end charts (1987), and remained in the Billboard Hot 100 for 17 weeks. It was her fifth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, her fourth on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales, her fourth on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, and her fifth on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts...
From Malcolm Davis ('65) of VA - 06/05/13, 8:25 PM - "Progress on the Jamey (Douglas) Bacon - '66 - of VA) Mission Project":
|Jamey and I went to the Hilton
Architectural Review Board meeting tonight and the request that we
presented to "brick-in" her driveway was approved. They will issue a
certificate tomorrow and we can now begin to plan and coordinate doing
the work. Please post this on your next news letter.
That is fabulous news, Malcolm! All of us in the Typhoon Family are enormously grateful for all that you and your dear Polly (Norris Davis - '65) have been able to do to help Jamey through this incredibly difficult time! Thank you both so much!
Butch's progress has been
|Finally, have you seen anymore peacocks lately?||Thanks again, Malcolm! Mrs. Peacock is delightful!|
As a matter of fact,
I did find two more peacocks lately, though I'm not at the moment
certain where I saw them. I saved them in my files (probably to await
but I'll share them with you now:
Lovely, mais oui?
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of UT!
Happy Birthday tomorrow toRobert 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 the late Eileen Casey Sparkman (Ferguson HS - '68) (deceased 08/16/11);
12 - Cynthia Clontz Mears ('57)!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|June 05, 1941 -
asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the
Bombing of Chongqing.
June 05, 1942 - The United States declared war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
THIS DAY IN 1963:
|Wednesday, June 05, 1963 - The British
Secretary of State for War,
John Profumo, resigned in a
sex scandal known as the
Wednesday, June 05, 1963 - Movement of 15 Khordad: Protests against the arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators were confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/04/13 - "Norfolk Naval Base":
Thank you for the Newsletter, and the photo images of the ships moored at the piers located at the Norfolk Naval Base provided by Captain Brent Harty USA. Many memories of that location, and it was a place I consider one of the Old Stomping Grounds.
When I was serving on Sea Duty in
the USMC, the ship in which I served, the USS Boxer (CVS-21/LPH-4) was
home ported at this Naval Base. We always docked at Pier 12, which was
the pier farther away from the Main Gate. But walking from Pier 12 was
always better than taking a 50 Foot Launch from Hampton Roads Anchorage
to the Fleet Landing. We lost several Sailors and Marines when one of
the 50' launches overturned in rough weather, and the canvass cover used
in the winter months trapped several of them from escaping.
WOWZERONI-YOWZERONI! It never before occurred to me to add the Naval Base to our Old Stomping Grounds (the obvious often eluding me)!
Your story of the overturned launch, however, broke my heart! I do not recall ever hearing of such a thing, but then at times I have a gift for forgetting sad and bad memories. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Sweet Adonis! I rather think it must have been a painful effort for you to do so.
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 06/04/13 - "To Carol, Eleanor and Cheryl":
|Carol and Eleanor...and of
You can call those large critters 'George' if you want to, but down in South Carolina and here in Raleigh they are called Palmetto bugs, and yes they do grow to be big enough for mice to ride on !
Stop spraying them and do this...STEP on them, but make sure you do it from the front end, otherwise you may get bug guts in your shoe or on your leg.
Or, if you are wearing shoes, take one off and do what the "Sopranos" would have done...give them a good 'whack !' It works better than any pest control or any brand of hair spray, although I have found that any hair spray will work on a spider, even the big hairy ones ! (shudder !!!)
The good thing about stepping on or "whacking" these bugs is the feeling of relief you get when you hear them pop as they explode...you know without a doubt that they are dead ! Messy but dead ! Worth the entire paper towel it takes to clean them up.
Sometimes you can just wound them and with the use of the paper towel throw them in the sink and turn your garbage disposal on...but be careful, as this will cause uncontrollable, maniacal laughter as you stand at the sink listing to the whirr of the appliance as it totally eliminates any chance of return of this mouse taxi.
They tend to come in the house seeking relief from extreme heat or cold...or sometimes the wind will blow them out of the trees and they, still dizzy from the ride, tend to wander into any open crack they can find ! That would be your house or Eleanor's ! And oftentimes mine ! (Way too often !)
Now... let's address the matter of people staring at You, Cheryl, and Eleanor when you go out. I have been with you on occasion and I truly believe that curious people staring at you or us, is because they are not used to seeing people laughing in public. People talking on cell phones yes, robberies, yes...people hitting little kids, yes....but people laughing ? Well, that's just plain weird ! Who does that ?
YOU do...WE did, and yes, it made people talk ! I suppose that while we were laughing and not paying attention, laughing out loud in public must have become Politically Incorrect ! But please, continue to laugh in public, laughter is like a yawn...contagious, and in my P.I. way of thinking people would be happier if they would just try it once again....like they did in high school ! It will make you feel better !
Just don't laugh while you are eating or drinking ! That's gross, and besides, any liquid coming out of your nose is just plain painful ! And of course you have heard the term, "They just died laughing !" Those were the people that were eating something while laughing ! Just spit the food in your napkin if you have to, but never miss a chance to laugh...unless you are in your place of Worship ! Impossible to stop and you end up snorting...and yes, at one time or another it has happened to all of us ! Whether you want to admit it or not ! Are you laughing yet ?
Dimples aka Sepi
Thank you so much, Dimples! Volumes could be added to both these sagas (the first one involves a dance, long revered in out family traditions), but for now I think we're quite safe in saying that the raucous laughter we enjoy - and we do all enormously enjoy and thrive on it - is not likely to be abated in the slightest! Even when we (make that, I) try to behave with more decorum, it just doesn't happen.
Last week when Cheryl came down just for an overnight visit, we three and Paul went to our favorite cafeteria. It always seems to bring out the "best" in us. I know we sandwiched a very serious topic or two in the midst of our laughter, but I also know I personally laughed to the point of pain and tears. I don't know if Cheryl saw it or not, but Paul and Eleanor both noticed that the people at the next table finished their meal long before we did, but stayed for the entertainment, which they enjoyed immensely. I, of course, was oblivious to that. I was far too busy having fun!
Cheryl will be here again tomorrow afternoon for another one night trip. We are planning on more of the same - with an unbelievable twist which I shall reveal at a later moment!
From My Friend, Daniel Pratt (Foothills Composite HS, Alberta - '02) of Alberta, Canada - 06/04/13 - "God Save the Queen":
|For over half a century,
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary has served as monarch and head of state to
thirty-two sovereign nations. She's been an example of courage, patience
and tireless service to one's calling in life. She's brought an ancient
monarchy into the twenty-first century and made it relevant in our
modern age. So today, on the sixtieth anniversary of her coronation, I
say, God Save The Queen!
Thank you, Daniel! That's mighty impressive by any standards! I so clearly remember watching her coronation (or replays of the same, I suppose it must have been) on television. In my childhood album, I devoted much space to that day. Has it really been sixty years?!?
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/04/13 - "Mixed Text":
|In a recent computer software engineering
course, the participants were given an awkward question to answer:
If you had just boarded an airliner and discovered that your team of programmers had been responsible for the flight control software, how many of you would disembark immediately?
Among the many raised hands, only one man sat motionless. When asked what HE would do, he replied that he would be quite content to stay on board. With his team's software, he reasoned, the plane was unlikely to even taxi as far as the end of the runway, let alone leave the ground!
"A new study found that heavy drinkers outlive non-drinkers, but the ways they die are a lot more embarrassing."
"There has been a lot of talk about conserving energy. Like keeping the thermostat down in the winter. Using low energy bulbs. Turning off lights. Using less gas. It made me realize, my dad was like the first environmentalist. He would walk around the house yelling, 'Turn off those lights! Turn the heat down!' He was green before his time."
"My girlfriend and I are talking about getting married. She keeps asking me if I can support her, but she knows I can...she's always on my back."
Real Letters to Pastors:
"Dear Pastor, My father should be a minister. Every day he gives us a sermon about something."
- Robert, age 11, Anderson
"Dear Pastor, I think a lot more people would come to your church if you moved it to Disneyland."
- Loreen, age 9, Tacoma
"Dear Pastor, I liked your sermon on Sunday. Especially when it was finished."
- Ralph, age 11, Akron
In a pan with about a quart hot water dissolve 1 tablespoon of laundry water softener and 1 tablespoon of salt. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom of the container and immerse the tarnished silver. It should become clean in about 10 seconds.
Spray less cleaner
Spraying less glass cleaner on a window or mirror will make cleaning up faster. Too much spray causes you to work more and is the a big reason for streaks on glass and mirrors.
Spray directly on to your paper towel or cloth, much more efficient and faster.
*-- Boy finds $10,000 in hotel room drawer --*
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Staying in a Kansas City, Mo., hotel, Tyler Schaefer, 10, opened a drawer in his hotel room and found $10,000, he said.
"He looks for stuff at random. He's very observant," his father, Cody Schaefer, said.
After the two checked into the room Saturday, Tyler methodically began opening drawers and found the neatly stacked cash.
"We need to call the cops," the father told the son.
They found two off-duty police officers, working at the hotel, who summoned Sgt. Randy Francis, a property and evidence supervisor, who stored the cash at a police facility, the Kansas City Star, reported Friday. Missouri law says lost money can revert to the finder after about seven months. Cody Schaefer lives in South Dakota and meets his ex-wife annually in Kansas City, a central meeting point between their homes, to provide their three children a summer vacation, the newspaper said. He said he told several friends and relatives about his son's find, and most agreed his son did the right thing.
"I didn't come there with $10,000 and I didn't
leave with $10,000, so it was a wash," he said.
Thank you, Shari!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/04/13 - "Girl with a hairy chest!!! Check this out!!!!!!!":
|Just a little strange humor!!!!!
funny for your day
Thank you, Joyce - this is priceless!
BONUS BEST OF CROCHET PATTERNS:
|http://bestofcrochet.com/tag/pattern/ - Crochet - "Sharing the Most Awesome Crochet Ideas!" - "Didn't we have the best of times?"|
BONUS BEST OF TIMES RECIPES:
|http://www.midwestliving.com/food/best-recipes-midwest-living/ - Midwest Living's 20 Best Recipes of All Time - "Selecting the 20 best recipes from the decades of Midwest Living was an undertaking fraught with calories, memories and fun. Get set to savor the fruits of our labors: delectable soups, tarts, cookies and more. We think they have a pretty good chance of becoming your all-time favorites as well." - "Didn't we have the best of times?"|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 06/04/13:
were watching a TV soap opera, and he became irritated by
the way his wife was taking it to heart.
you sit there and cry about the made-up troubles of people
you’ve never even met?” he demanded.
June 6, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch
gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve &
John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh
Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not
limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in
that year, go visit with them.
2. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
3. Thursday, July 4, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.
4. Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2013 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will hold their 50-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. Friday night will also be open to the Classes of 1962 and 1964. SEE: The website which has been set up for their class at www.nnhs1963.com; CONTACT: Frank Gibson, email@example.com, Joyce Williams Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susie Overton Jones, email@example.com; FORM: Registration-Classes-of-1962-and-1964-B.docx
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/03/13
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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Didn't We Almost Have It All
Written by Michael Masser (b. 24 Mar 1941) and Will Jennings (b. 27 June 1944)
(09 Aug 1963 - 11 Feb 2012)
Remember when we held on in the rain
The night we almost lost it
Once again we can take the night into tomorrow
Living on feelings
Touching you I feel it all again
Didn't we almost have it all
When love was all we had worth giving?
The ride with you was worth the fall my friend
Loving you makes life worth living
Didn't we almost have it all
The night we held on till the morning
You know you'll never love that way again
Didn't we almost have it all
The way you used to touch me felt so fine
We kept our hearts together down the line
A moment in the soul can last forever
Comfort and keep us
Help me bring the feeling back again
Didn't we have the best of times
When love was young and new?
Couldn't we reach inside and find
The world of me and you?
We'll never lose it again
Cause once you know what love is
You never let it end
"Didn't We Almost
Have It All" midi courtesy of
http://midiplayer.freehomepage.com/index.html - 06/05/08
"Didn't We Almost Have It All" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.lyrics007.com/Whitney%20Houston%20Lyrics/Didn't%20We%20Almost%20Have%20It%20All%20Lyrics.html - 06/05/08
Pink Roses Bouquet clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/flowers.msnw - 04/04/05
Pinky Rose Squiggle Hearts divider clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars5.html - 03/24/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
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!!
Animated Laughing Cat courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Cheyenne High School's Desert Shields Logo courtesy of http://www.ccsd.net/schools/cheyenne/sports.htm - 02/05/08
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 of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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 of
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Tiny Angel courtesy of http://www.mybestweb.com/special-angel.htm - 08/14/05
Foothills Composite High School Provincials' logo courtesy of http://provincials.asaa.ca/page.cfm?s=70 - 05/34/13
Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA -
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