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07/08/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
A Blossom Fell

“I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes
incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap
into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.”

- Les Brown
(b. 1945)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Nat King Cole keeps singing this old song to me.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TmgqbebZ_M&NR=1 - A Blossom Fell - Nat King Cole


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Blossom_Fell:

"A Blossom Fell" is a popular song.

It was written by Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius, and Dominic John and published in 1954.

The best-known version was recorded by Nat King Cole. The recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 3095. The B-side was "If I May." The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on April 27, 1955 and lasted 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.[1] (Note that in this era, Billboard combined data for both sides of two-sided hits, so the #2 status applies to the combination of "A Blossom Fell" and "If I May").



REUNION ALERTS:

      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/11/10 - "Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion":

The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - which is OPEN to all classes!

Friday evening we will meet at R.J.'s Restaurant and Sports Bar. The only cost will be what you choose to eat and drink. The company will be priceless. 

Saturday will be spent at Newport News Park. We've reserved a group shelter that can seat 150 people with sufficient cover to take care of any weather concerns. If you made it to the 55th Birthday Party you'll recall it was held at the Park in one of the smaller shelters. The facility we're using this time is a new addition and will give us lots of flexibility to meet and reminisce. The cost of this event is $15.00 per person through August 31, 2010. After that date the cost will be $20.00 per person. The charge for Saturday will cover your food and beverages.

http://nnhs65.com/reunion-page.html

     http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html

          http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html

   Thanks, Dave!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/04/10 - "NNHS 64-64 BIRTHDAY CRUISE ANNOUNCEMENT":

Carol,

Please ... run a small reminder of the event and links to forms in each newsletter for a month or two...

Thanks,

Dave - NNHS64@cox.net

http://nnhs65.com/reunion-page.html

     http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA

          NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc

          http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html

          http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html

   Certainly, David!



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday tomorrow  the late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND    Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

11 - Bobby Maddy ('57) AND POSSIBLY      Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN);

13 - James Stidham ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


TODAY IN WWII:

July 08, 1941 - German General Franz Halder recorded in his diary Adolf Hitler's plans for Moscow and Leningrad. He wrote, "To dispose fully of their population, which otherwise we shall have to feed during the winter."


TODAY IN 1965:

Thursday, July 08, 1965 - Train robber Ronald Biggs escaped from Wandsworth Prison, London.

Thursday, July 08, 1965 - Actor Lee Tergesen was born in Ivoryton, Connecticut.    


  From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 07/07/10 - "New Email Address":

To All of My Friends
 
Please make note of my NEW email address of ________________________. Please do not use any of the other email addresses that you might have on file and only use the hotmail address.  Thanks.
 
Cathy

   Gotcha! Thanks, Cathy!


  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/07/10 - "identification":

I'm a legal American citizen and I must show my ID when:

Well, I have to comment on this in the (July 5) newsletter--
    
1.  Pulled over by the police.
Never been pulled over by the police. But this involves a violation, not just minding your own business-- they need probable cause to pull you over.

2.  Making purchases on my department store credit card.  
Nope. Never been asked for ID when using a credit card.

3.  When I show up for a doctor's appointment. 
Only recently. Since there are nine women in this area with my legal first-name last-name combination, I've been handed the wrong medical records, prescription, etc. but this has happened even after showing ID, because some clerks are careless about checking birthdate and middle initial.

4.  When filling out a credit card or loan application. 
Nope. Never been asked. I've had lots of credit cards, and I've owned houses in different states.

5.  When applying for or renewing a driver's license or passport.
I don't have a passport. My former foster daughter, however,  as a teen, got one by having an elderly man she knew come with her and claim he was her grandfather and had known her all her life. She didn't have a copy of her birth certificate, and as her foster-mom I couldn't obtain one for her. I got my first driver's license in NH at 24 years of age, and I was not asked for any identification at all. The license itself was a folded-over piece of green cardboard-- no picture or anything. When I renew they've just asked for the old license.  Vermont still has some with no picture.  

6.  When applying for any kind of insurance. 
Nope. Never been asked for ID.

7.  When filling out college applications. 
No, and neither did my three children, now 34, 32, and 22. No id required for the app or for financial aid-- and the colleges ISSUED them student id's which then could be used various places. (Only one of them had a driver's license when starting college-- the other two were 14 and 15 respectively when starting college. )

8.  When donating blood.
Can't donate for medical reasons.

9.  When obtaining certain prescription drugs.
Again, this is new. 

10.  When making some debit purchases, especially if I'm out of state.
Hasn't happened to me. And I was a military daughter and a military wife, and I've been all over the country.

11. When collecting a boarding pass for airline or train travel. 
Haven't traveled recently, but I know many people who do-- TSA asks, but it's waived if you say you don't have one as long as you're not on "the list"-- though they ask more questions. People routinely lose IDs or have them stolen while traveling.

I've also not needed ID to register to vote at 21-- though I did have to take a literacy test.  Neither a driver's license or Social Security card indicates you are a US citizen or legal resident. (My daughter-in-law got both while on a student visa, as did colleagues from other countries here on work visas. ) I didn't need ID to marry, or divorce. I know my mother didn't need any documentation to start school, graduate, go to nursing school, be commissioned a 2nd Lt., get married, get a driver's license, get a social security card or have me or my sister-- it was only when she went to get a passport that she had to get a birth certificate and discovered that the name on all her records wasn't her legal name. 

This ID business is very new. And most of us DON'T carry, even today, anything that proves we have a right to be here. Most Americans don't have a passport (and don't carry it around with them on a daily basis if they do.)  The US military is full of people from other countries who are not US citizens, so while a military ID might be assumed to indicate you belong, it isn't proof of citizenship. A driver's license proves nothing. A social security card proves nothing (unless checked against the Federal database, with number verified against name and birthdate, something local law enforcement can't instantly do. ) That's why welfare, food stamps, etc require the certified birth certificate now WITH other documents. Most of us don't carry a certified birth certificate around, just a driver's license or state picture ID; if you've never been on public benefits, you've probably not needed any actual proof you belong here. 
The recent ID laws have already resulted in people who were born here being detained, and some falsely deported and having relatives have to search for them and get them back in, precisely because a driver's license isn't proof of citizenship or legal status-- you need a certified birth certificate or passport or papers from immigration -- and most of us have never carried any such thing (indeed, we've been warned for years NOT to carry our birth cert and social security card because they could be used in identity theft.)  (I've had my identity stolen twice-- once I'm quite sure by a former college roommate, once by a girlfriend of my ex-husband who got my data from him, pretty clearly, whether or not he knew what she was going to do with it.)  

It's not just illegal immigrants who are affected by this-- it's all of us. I never thought I'd see the day when Americans were subject to the identity checks we used to associate with the USSR and Nazi Germany.  

Domi
 
   Thanks, Domi! I agree that much of this business is new - some of it arising from the tragic events of nearly nine years ago - and I'll allow that situations may very well differ from one part of the country to another, but my experiences have been somewhat different from yours. I frequently have to show my photo ID - when flying Southwest Airlines, or taking the train, or trying to enter a military base, and even when using a debit card (I haven't had any credit cards of any kind since 1997).

   But I wholeheartedly agree that being asked to show "papers" often causes my stress levels to skyrocket and I'll flash back to some old Nazi movie! YOWZERONI! 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/07/10 - "Cat and crow Video":

I saw this a while back, but enjoyed it just as much this time.  Maybe you haven't seen it or maybe you would like to see it again.

Must be seen to believe

“The Cat and the Crow” --- a REAL story

We could learn a lot from these two! Animal lovers, you will love this one!

http://www.slide.com:80/r/hD6DvyAOxD9ClUhvUpVcUMABW9QzpGnQ

   OH WOW! What an amazing world we have! Thanks, Dearest Judy!


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 07/07/10 - "Big Sky Montana":

Carol,

My family recently drove up to Big Sky Montana and stayed in a cabin at a Dude Ranch called “320 Guest Ranch”.  It is an amazingly beautiful place.  We drove through the Teton National Park and Yellowstone Park taking many pictures of wild life, etc.  I also played golf in Big Sky which also has an enormous mountain for skiing.  I must go back there some day to ski before my body disallows it.  We were too early to fish the Gatlin river but enjoyed seeing the rapids from snow runoff.  Thought you may like to see some of the pictures.  Check out the cowboys and cowgirls at a pig roast.

Take care,

Phil
 

Sunday, June 13, 2010 Monday, June 14, 2010 Monday, June 14, 2010 Monday, June 14, 2010
       
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Thursday, June 17, 2010 Thursday, June 17, 2010
       

    WOWZERONI!

   What an amazing - and beautiful - world we have!

   And what fun y'all must have had! Thanks so much, Phil!

Friday, June 18, 2010
 


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/07/10 - "Rolling Thunder 2010 - A Marine's Vigil":

I just want to give him a big hug.  Bless his big heart!
 
Rolling Thunder 2010 - A Marine's Vigil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gfnmDGk0KM

Watch this marine as he salutes the motorcycles at the white house, as he holds his salute for 3 hours, as his hand gets wavy (tiresome). And then the tears.

   Thanks again, Dearest Judy! We just ran this the other day, but if you missed it, chances are someone else did, too - and we wouldn't want that!


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.com/CNC-CNU/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


FINALLY:
From ArcaMax Jokes - 07/07/10:

Blonde and Library

Once a blonde went to the library to get a book. A few days later, she returns and says to librarian at the counter, "This book was very boring. It had too many characters and too many numbers, so I would like to return it."

The librarian says to the other librarian, "So here is the person who took our phone book!" 


DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. 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 Museum. - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965

2. Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 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, VA 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.

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, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - 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 kwitte@tampabay.rr.com - CLASS OF 1960

5. Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 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 additional information, please call Jennings Bryan at 873-7701 for reservations.

6. Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 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, VA 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.

7. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at evelynfish@msn.com - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/10-02-10-EVELYNS-PARTY.html - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

8. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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, VA 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.

9. 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 tnsjones@charter.net - CLASS OF 1963

10. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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 additional information, please call Jennings Bryan at 873-7701 for reservations.

11. 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 captarnold@vprj.net - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

12. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For additional information, please contact Dave Spriggs at NNHS64@cox.net and SEE: http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - CLASS OF 1964

13. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella mcmiceli@verizon.net (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, bjneher@cox.net (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson hdsdds@aol.com (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

14. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 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: Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/05/10

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09


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

                                 Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
618-530-9092
     

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A Blossom Fell

Written by Howard Barnes, Harold Cornelius, and Dominic John, 1954

Recorded by Nat King Cole (17 Mar 1919 - 15 Feb 1965), 1955
 

A blossom fell... from off a tree.
It settled softly on the lips you turned to me.
The gypsies say, and I know why
"A falling blossom only touches lips that lie."

A blossom fell... and very soon
I saw you kissing someone new beneath the moon.
I thought you loved me, you said you loved me.
We planned together to dream forever.
The dream has ended, for true love died,
The night a blossom fell, and touched two lips that lied.

(interlude)

A blossom fell... and very soon
I saw you kissing someone new beneath the moon.
I thought you loved me, you said you loved me.
We planned together to dream forever.
The dream has ended, for true love died,
The night a blossom fell, and touched two lips that lied.


"A Blossom Fell" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.just-oldies.com/1937thru1956.htm - 06/28/10

Mang Maning's 2009 Image "A Blossom Fell" courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/16916080@N05/3388710013/ - 07/08/10

Flower Line 63 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/pa/FlaminJune/Flowerlines5.html - 04/02/10

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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