“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness,
but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.”
"Gone" is a 1957 single by
Husky. The song was Ferlin Husky's second number one on the country chart
where it stayed at the top for ten weeks with a total of twenty-seven weeks on
the charts .
"Gone" also crossed over to the
Hot 100 peaking at number four .
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Jim Cobb ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow
to My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory
(Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA!
Birthday this week to:
David Lundquist ('57)
('60) of TX
Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI;
Fred Eubank ('64) of TX;
Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND
My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS,
IL - '89) of IL;
28 - Andrew Puckett ('57) AND Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA;
Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA
Jimmy Smith ('62) of VAAND
Patricia Eken Miller ('66) of VA;
Dad (Paul Harty - Bardolph HS, IL
- '61 - of IL) &
IL - '97 - of IL)
Battle of the Bulge
monument in Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis overlooking the
Tuesday, June 23, 2010
Nathaniel and Paul Harty
Thanks, Brent! I'm glad
y'all had such a good time yesterday!
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory
(Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - phone call of
I was calling to check on Brent. How is his neck doing after that
Bat in the Throat incident? You know, I read Bethany's blog every day:
"We left the pool at 7pm, and
headed home. Kids got baths, I took a shower and put on some new
lotion (yummmmmm), then we watched a movie. Brent came home around
that time, and didn't look so good. He was talking in a whisper, and
he was VERY pale.
Apparently, some dude on the other team hit the ball, then hucked
the bat, and it hit Brent in the throat! WHAAAAT? That's SO not
right. He cancelled his truck repairs for tonight, and iced his
throat. And went to bed early. Poor guy."
I had a similar injury myself back when we
were still living in Warsaw - it involved a slippery, snowy hill,
and a sled or two, and my neck...
Also, I wanted to remind you not to overdo it
while you have company. You know what happened after
Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC)
Cheryl (White Wilson - John Marshall
HS - '64 - of VA) visited in April; it took you quite a while to
recuperate, and then you couldn't write a Newsletter for three or
four days, and everybody started writing wondering how you were
It was fun talking with you! As you know, Brent saw the physician
the next day, and had a CT scan. The scan was fine. It was a soft tissue
injury, and he was advised to rest and hold off on talking too much.When he arrived here on Saturday
afternoon, he was mostly using sign language, then whispering a bit
(sounded like a sexy Godfather!), and as Sunday afternoon progressed, he
was almost back to normal. Thanks for checking!
And it's true - I am the Wienius Maximus,
so I'm taking it easy this time. The gals stayed home and chilled
yesterday, while the guys went sightseeing. We all had fun with one
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI -
06/22/10 - "Summertime
takes me back...":
To the days when I was first
driving...my mother's old black Dodge
(see our old cars). Patty
Eken (Miller - '44 - of VA) and I would cruise over to
River Road and pick up
Anne Davidson (Mathis - '64 - of NC), then to
and look for Joe (Jarrell), David (Flakowitz - '67), and
Darrell (Boland - '64).
We would ride to
Grand View, Denbigh, and all over Stuart Gardens and
east end. Before we went home we would stop at Sonny
Dishman's and be sure to fill the tank up to the same
spot that it was before...thought we were fooling my dad,
who was ON TO US but never said a word!
My mother(Elsie Watkins Poole
- Hampton HS - @ '39)
(15 Aug 1922 - 24 Oct 2009)
always thought we were at the Wythe Theater, where we had
gotten permission to attend a movie! Sometimes we stopped
for ice cream or if someone had money we got a burger...such
I am still in
touch with Patty and Anne. Sadly, Darrell has passed
(26 Oct 1946 -
Isn't it fun
remembering back to all those great old times?!? Thanks,
Parsons ('48) of VA - 06/21/10 - "Check out YouTube - ThunderStorm
1961 - USS Newport News":
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC -
06/22/10 - "Virus alert":
Everyone should know this !
Dimples aka Sepi
THIS IS TRUE
ACCORDING TO SNOPES.COM
CIRCULATE to your friends, family and contacts.
In the coming days, DO NOT open any message with an
attachment called "Black in the White House", regardless of
who sent it to you. It is a virus that opens an Olympics
torch that burns the whole hard disk C of your computer.
This virus comes from a known person who you have in your
Directions: You should send this message to all of your
contacts. It is better to receive this e-mail 25 times than
to receive the virus and open it. If you receive a message
called Black in the White House even if sent by a friend, do
not open, and shut down your machine immediately. It is the
worst virus announced by CNN. This new virus has been
discovered recently it has been classified by Microsoft as
the virus most destructive ever.
This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee.
There is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus
simply destroys the Zero Sector of the hard disk, where
vital information function is stored.
It would be
good to warn everyone about this, if it were true, but it's
just another hoax - and that's what snopes REALLY said,
despite the claim in the warning:
These hoaxes are "now rare and easily
caught and eliminated by most anti-virus software products."
Better safe than sorry,
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA -
06/22/10 - "Good Joke about FHA and New Orleans":
Part of rebuilding New Orleans caused
residents often to be challenged with the task of tracing home titles
back potentially hundreds of years.. With a community rich with history
stretching back over two centuries, houses have been passed along
through generations of family, sometimes making it quite difficult to
establish ownership. Here's a great letter an attorney wrote to the FHA
on behalf of a client:
You have to love this lawyer........
A New Orleans lawyer sought an FHA loan for
a client. He was told the loan would be granted if he could prove
satisfactory title to a parcel of property being offered as collateral.
The title to the property dated back to 1803, which took the lawyer
three months to track down. After sending the information to the FHA, he
received the following reply.
(Actual reply from FHA):
"Upon review of your letter adjoining your
client's loan application, we note that the request is supported by an
Abstract of Title. While we compliment the able manner in which you have
prepared and presented the application, we must point out that you have
only cleared title to the proposed collateral property back to 1803.
Before final approval can be accorded, it will be necessary to clear the
title back to its origin." Annoyed, the lawyer responded as follows:
"Your letter regarding title in Case
No.189156 has been received. I note that you wish to have title extended
further than the 206 years covered by the present application. I was
unaware that any educated person in this country, particularly those
working in the property area, would not know that Louisiana was
purchased by the United States from France in 1803, the year of origin
identified in our application. For the edification of uninformed FHA
bureaucrats, the title to the land prior to U.S. ownership was obtained
from France, which had acquired it by Right of Conquest from Spain. The
land came into the possession of Spain by Right of Discovery made in the
year 1492 by a sea captain named Christopher Columbus, who had been
granted the privilege of seeking a new route to India by the Spanish
monarch, Queen Isabella. The good Queen Isabella, being a pious woman
and almost as careful about titles as the FHA, took the precaution of
securing the blessing of the Pope before she sold her jewels to finance
Columbus's expedition...Now the Pope, as I'm sure you may know, is the
emissary of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and God, it is commonly
accepted, created this world. Therefore, I believe it is safe to presume
that God also made that part of the world called Louisiana . God,
therefore, would be the owner of origin and His origins date back to
before the beginning of time, the world as we know it, and the FHA. I
hope you find God's original claim to be satisfactory. Now, may we have
our damn loan?"
The loan was immediately approved.
Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD"
AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
I have this friend who always seemed to lean slightly to the left all
the time. It used to bother me, so I suggested he see a doctor, and have
his legs checked out.
For years, he refused... told me I was crazy.
But last week, he finally went, and sure enough, the doctor discovered
his left leg was 1/4 of an inch shorter than his right. A quick bit of
orthopedic surgery later, he was cured, and both legs are exactly the
same length now, and he no longer leans.
"So," I said, "You didn't believe me when I told you a doctor could fix
He just looked at me and said, "I, stand corrected."
Torrential rainstorms were knocking down power lines all over town. That
meant, as a customer service rep for the electric company, I was
dispatching repairmen right and left.
When one lineman called a customer to get her exact address, he was
told, "I'm at Post Office Box 99."
The weary lineman replied, "Ma'am, I'll be coming to you in a truck, not
[Borrowed from Reader's Digest.]
A guy was hitch-hiking on a very dark and stormy night. The night was
getting on and no cars went by. Suddenly he saw a car roll slowly toward
him and stop.
Without thinking about it, the guy jumped into the back seat and closed
the door when he suddenly realized there was nobody behind the wheel!
Just then the car started slowly rolling forward again. He was beginning
to get really freaked out when he noticed a curve in the road ahead. He
was just thinking about climbing into the front seat when a hand
mysteriously appeared through the window and moved the wheel.
The guy, paralyzed in terror, watched how the hand appeared every time
right before a curve.
Gathering his courage, the guy finally jumped out of the car and ran to
the nearest town. Wet and in shock, he went to a restaurant and started
telling everybody about the horrible experience he just went through.
About half an hour later, two guys walked into the same restaurant. They
were looking around for a table when one said to the other, "Hey, look,
isn't that the jerk who got in the car when we were pushing it?"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday, June 26,
2010 - The NNHS Classes of 1945
will hold their 65-Year Reunion
Warwick Forest Retirement Community.
information, please email Roland McCoy at
CLASSES OF 1945
. Friday and Saturday,
July 23 and 24, 2010 - The Hampton HS Class of 1965
will hold its
45-Year Reunion. Friday's gathering will be at the Hampton History
HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965
3. 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, contactCarol Comer Cutler
or visit the reunion website at
CLASS OF 1970
4. 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
5. Saturday, October
2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe
Beach - 2:00 PM.
details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at
firstname.lastname@example.org- OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
6. 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
. 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
8. Saturday, April 30,
2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella
249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher,
email@example.com (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson
firstname.lastname@example.org (804) 694-0346 will
be the team leaders. -
CLASS OF 1954
9. Saturday, July 9, 2011
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:
Since you've gone, the moon, the sun, the stars in the sky know the reason why I
Love divine once was mine; now you've gone
Since you've gone, my heart, my lips, my tear dimmed eyes, a lonely soul within me
I acted smart, broke your heart, now you've gone
Oh, what I'd give for the lifetime I've wasted
The love that I've tasted; I was wrong; now you've gone