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06/22/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Can't Buy Me Love

"Love is a gift. You can't buy it, you can't find it, someone
has to give it to you. Learn to be receptive of that gift.”

- Kurt Langner
 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I had soooo many interruptions today, I removed most of today's edition for tomorrow.  I first thought of foregoing it altogether but there were a couple of items of a time-sensitive nature. 

   "I will return."

 


BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to Jim Cobb ('66) of VA.

   Have a super wonderful day, Jim!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

 



THE MYSTERIOUS IRVING BERLIN SONGSTRESS:

  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/21/06 - "Mystery singer...":

Could it have been Judy Garland or Peggy Lee?

   Noooooo - but thanks!

 


  From Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 06/21/06 - "Songs in question":

Carol,
 
How about Judy Garland on your songs? I seem to remember her singing those tunes.
 
Mike Leonard (68)

   I believe I do too, Mikey, but she's not the one I'm trying to recall.  But thanks!

 


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/21/06:

Is it perhaps Sarah Vaughan?

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   No, nooooo, not Sarah Vaughan - but thanks again, Sweetie!
 



THE MYSTERIOUS IRVING BERLIN SONGSTRESS REVEALED!!!

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 06/21/06 - "Irving Berlin Songs":

Could your mystery singer be Connee Boswell?  She had an album out called "Sings Irving Berlin" from around 1958.  Not all of the songs you mention are on it but she did sing the others and you can hear a bit of the samples at this link from allmusic:
 
Let me know if this is your gal?
 
Eric Huffstutler
BHS '75

   Eric, you Sweetie-Pie!

 
   I can barely believe you found her, but you did!  CONNEE BOSWELL?!?  No wonder I couldn't remember her!  I STILL never heard of her!  But that's her, unmistakably!  And I was right - she was singing in the late 30's.
 
   And lookee here - a little bio and more songs!
 
 http://great-song-stylists-uk.com/Conneeboswell/Conneeboswell.htm 
 
   I've no idea how you found her, but please don't tell me.  This is no time for me to give up believing in magic!  Thanks so much!

You're welcome.  Just a little old fashioned sleuthing from someone who has used the computer for 17 years and done genealogy for nearly as long :-)  You learn the tricks in finding things.

 


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/21/06:

In case you are wondering, she died in 1976 of cancer. 
http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/dead.nsf/bnames-nf/Boswell+Connee

   Thank you, Captain.  Having seen she was a victim of polio as an infant, I was indeed curious.

In looking for that info, I came across a morbid, but valuable, site named "Dead or Alive?":
http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/dead.nsf/pages-nf/main

D

   WOWZERONI!!!  This IS a valuable resource!  Thanks so much, David!

 


  Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/21/06:

Sweet!!!

  I KNOW!!!  Isn't it great?!?  Thanks, Adonis!



SLIGHT BACKLOGS (BUT NOT THE OLDER BACKLOGS...):

  From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 06/19/06 - "Cervical Cancer Bracelet":

This is legitimate.......be sure to check out the website, if you haven't already seen it.

Go to this link and order your free bracelet- it costs you nothing, but for every one that is ordered, Merck Pharmaceuticals donates $1 for cervical cancer research. It only takes a minute and is legit; the link sends you right to the Merck website.

It would be great to get Merck to donate the "up to $100,000" they have agreed to do!

http://www.maketheconnection.org

   Thank you, Sandi!  This is important!

 


  From My #6 Son, Dale Harty (American School, IL - '02) of NC - 06/19/06 - "Videos":

Hey, Mom,

Check out these videos that    Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) made:

Dirt on the Jedi - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aElwWOoem7c
Stillborn Star Wars - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o3YItiLUy0

Love, Dale

   WOWZERONI-ROONI!!!  I know I'm impressed that he could make such things!  Thank you, Dale - and Nathaniel!!

 


  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 06/19/06:

1. At least 5 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.

2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.

5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

6. You mean the world to someone.

7. If not for you, someone may not be living.

8. You are special and unique.

9. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.

10. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

11. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.

12. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you believe in yourself, probably, sooner or later, you will get it.

13. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

14. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know.

15. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.


A Minute:

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them. Take the time... to live and love.

 

   These are so nice to remember, Elaine!  Thanks for sharing them with us!

 


  From Jennifer Sheppard ('62) of NC - 06/20/06 - "Hey, Girl":

  What would most of us do without our sisters, confidants, and shopping, lunching, traveling girlfriends?!? Let's celebrate each other for each other's sake!  Be happy!  And remember...

Someone will always be prettier.
Someone will always be smarter.
Someone's house will be bigger.
Someone will drive a better car.
Someone's children will do better in school.
And someone's husband will fix more things around the house.

 
     
     

So let it go, and love you and your circumstances.

Think about it.

The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
And the most highly favored
woman on your job may be unable to have children.
And the richest woman you know... she's got the car, the house, the clothes...might be lonely.

And the word says if "I have not Love, I am nothing."

So, again, love you. Love who you are.

Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say,

"I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!"

"Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen."
 
 
 
 
 
Be Blessed.... and pass this on to encourage another......

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world."

   Thanks, Jennie!  Everyone can always use another hug!

   
     
     



 
  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of VA - 06/22/06 - "1961 45 year Reunion":
 
Carol, can you post this for us?  Many, many thanks!

   Certainly, Jane!   We're here to serve!

 
We are finalizing our plans for the reunion.  If any classmates from other classes are planning to attend, we need their reservations and money ASAP.  Please mail reservations and payment for the July 1 and July 2 events at the Radisson to    Buddy David, Suite 105, 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606.  Make checks payable to NNHS 1961 Reunion. 
 
Saturday night, July 1 is $60 per person.  Sunday Brunch is $25 per person or the total package is $75.  Hurry and confirm. We look forward to seeing you.
 
Reunion Committee

   The blurbs on the front page and on each new Newsletter (beginning with this one) have been changed, and the new information has been posted on the reunion page for the Class of 1961:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/NNHS-Newsletters-2006.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1961.html

 



ALERTS:  

  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 06/13/06:

Carol,
 
Just a reminder about the cost of the 1966 reunion.  It will go from $50 per person to $60 per person July 2nd.  Please let people know about the increase (it was in the original letter).  We have catering and other financial deadlines to meet, as all reunions do, so we need to have the money as soon as possible from those that are going to attend.
 
Thanks!

   Thank you, Dee!  Sometimes we forget!  So don't forget!  You DON'T want to miss this one!


 

 

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/20/06 - "ATTENTION ALL CLASS
OF 1964 TYPHOONS
":

If you will require lodging, we have reserved a block of 15 rooms at the Point Plaza, 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News VA, for Saturday night, October 14th, at a special NNHS rate of $79 (Standard) or $99 (Suite) plus 12.5% tax. You must make your reservation NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006. Call 1-757-599-4460 or 1-800-841-1112. In order to receive the special rate, you must clearly say "NNHS Class of 1964 Birthday Celebration" when making the reservation. Because of this requirement, it is recommended that you DO NOT make your reservation over the Internet.

   Thank you, David!  Y'all have fun!

 


REUNION REMINDERS:  

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

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
 

 

The Super Open Reunion
sponsored by the NNHS Class of 1961
in honor of their graduation 45 years ago will be held
on
Saturday, July 1, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel, Hampton, VA at 6:30 PM.
There will be a social hour/dinner, at a cost of $60 per person.

On Sunday, July 2, 2006, there will be a Sunday morning brunch,
also at the Radisson, for the cost of $25.

If you attend both events, the combined cost will be $75.

We are finalizing our plans for the reunion. If any classmates from other classes
are planning to attend, we need their reservations and money ASAP.

Please mail reservations and payment for the July 1 and July 2 events at the Radisson
to Buddy David, Suite 105, 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606.
Make checks payable to NNHS 1961 Reunion.

Hurry and confirm. We look forward to seeing you.

CONTACT Jane Monfalcone Simmons
at
janesi722@cox.net or 757-898-5009
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 06/22/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1961.html
 

 
The Great Open Reunion sponsored by the NNHS Class of 1966
in honor of their graduation 40 years ago
will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM at RJ’s Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, NN, VA.

On
Saturday,
September 30, 2006, meet at 11:00 AM at Newport News High School (now Huntington Hall) for a tour of the high school and gym.
Parking is available next to the gym on Huntington Avenue.

On
Saturday, September 30, 2006 from 7:00 PM to midnight,
the grand affair will be held at Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA, 757-599-4460.

CO
NTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at dhbartram@cox.net.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 03/15/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1966.html
 

The 60th Birthday Celebration
for Members of the NNHS Class of 1964
will be held
on Saturday, October 14, 2006,
7:00 - 11:00 PM at Spirit Events, 12672 Patrick Henry Drive,
Newport News, VA 23602.

INFORMAL "SOCK HOP" (WEEJUNS AND BLEEDING MADRAS, IF YA GOT 'EM), CATERED FOOD, ADULT BEVERAGES, MUSIC, DANCING, BIRTHDAY CAKE 

CONTACT Dave Spriggs at nnhs64@cox.net
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 06/20/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1964-B.html

 

 
The Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by Aug. 1.

On Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all classmates
who wish to attend. 

CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at jandcelliott@aol.com
or 757-868-1111
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
04/19/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1956.html


"Dinner" Planning Meetings for
The Class of 1962!


They would love to have as many of their classmates as possible to participate in the future as they plan the details of their upcoming 45-Year Reunion!!  Please plan to join them at their next meeting.

If you did not receive an announcement, they do not have your address. 
Please email Pat Floyd Pride at
patnnhs@cox.net
or Brenda Amos Williams at
typhoonmom@juno.com

for directions, and so that you can stay in touch
.
 

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
 
http://geocities.com/typhoonmom1/

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 05/10/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html
 

 


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/17/06 - "From the Garden" (#3 in a
series of 6):

Hi, Carol:

A red rose for a sweet lady. Thanks for all your hard work for your many subscribers.

TYPHOON Regards,

Joe Madagan (’57) of FL

   OH!!!  What a pretty red rose!  Thanks so much, Joe!

   
  Saturday, June 17, 2006, 10:03 AM  
     


   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Can't Buy Me Love

- John Lennon and Paul McCartney

(The Beatles, 1964)


Can't buy me love, love
Can't buy me love

I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend
If it makes you feel all right
I'll get you anything my friend
If it makes you feel all right
'Cause I don't care too much for money
For money can't buy me love

I'll give you all I've got to give
If you say you love me too
I may not have a lot to give
but what I've got I'll give to you
For I don't care too much for money
For money can't buy me love

Can't buy me love
Everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love
No, no, no, no

Say you don't need no diamond ring
And I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want those kind of things
that money just can't buy
For I don't care too much for money
For money can't buy me love

Can't buy me love
Everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love
No, no, no, no

Say you don't need no diamond ring
And I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want those kind of things
that money just can't buy
For I don't care too much for money
For money can't buy me love
Ooh, can't buy me love, love
Can't buy me love, no


"Can't Buy Me Love" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beatles/ - 06/22/06
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Can't Buy Me Love" lyrics courtesy of http://www.iqm.ro/beatles/lyrics/pcantbuym.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!

NOTE: This page was unavailable at press time, so the lyrics are actually courtesy
of http://www.stevesbeatles.com/songs/cant_buy_me_love.asp - 06/22/06

Big Money Image courtesy of http://www.edmunds.com/finance/financing/articles/47279/article.html - 11/02/05

Money Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06
Thanks, Eric!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

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

Animated Birthday Cake Courtesy of Gathered Gifs at http://members.tripod.com/~B123/cd/cake12.gif - 04/15/04

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