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07/23/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Red Roses for a Blue Lady

I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.

Eleanor Roosevelt
(11 Oct  1884 07 Nov 1962)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I was rather surprised to find we'd never used this song before.

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtUgJoK0gOk - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Vaughn Monroe, 1948

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB_67zLhbEs - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Vic Dana, 1965

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnEuJMy_E_E - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Dean Martin - with a pretty slide show


40 YEARS AGO TODAY:

Wednesday, July 23, 1969 - Three Dog Night received a gold record for the single, "One".


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

  Happy Birthday today to Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND   Bill Roady ('60) of VA;

27 - Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL;

30 -     Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND         My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, American School, IL) of IL!

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

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


  From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 07/22/09 - "Jack Dempsey's Restaurant Picture":

Carol: 

You are so wonderful in all that you do and I am so sorry that it has been so long since I have contributed anything....hence, here is a real find.  In 1958, the Anchor Staff went to New York, as was their custom.  I am forwarding a picture of three beautiful young ladies and the class sponsor,    Miss Moneda Key.  They dined at Jack Dempsey's Restaurant in New York. 

http://www/nnhs65.00freehost.com/teach-Key/jack-dempsey-book.pdf

The picture was given to me for my collection by    Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario.  She and the others lovelies are all from the N.N.H.S. class of 1958.  They are, L to R:  Helen Flax (sister of    Tom Flax - '64 - of VA and Joel Flax), Miss Moneda Key (Spanish Teacher and class sponsor), Sandy Mirmelstein (sister of Eddie - '62 and daughter of Dr. Sam, who delivered me) and Frances Lawson.  All would qualify to be "Dawn Lovelies". 

I was so honored that Helen Flax Kierstead donated this picture which is in an attractive restaurant promotional folder.  Helen gave the picture to me when I did a memorabilia display for her class 50 year reunion last year.  It was a great experience to be there.  My sister    Mary Anne Mays Davis was also in this class.

Take care, Miss Carol, and please continue to keep up the exemplary work.....you are the best.

Fred Mays, class of 1960 

P.S. I hope this finds both you and       Paul are doing well.  I know he has been through so much lately.

    Thank you so much, Fred! I enjoyed speaking with you on the phone - and Paul is greatly improved!

   This image is fabulous, and Helen is a real jewel!

   Assuming I've remember how to attach it successfully, I've placed the link to the image on Miss Key's page in our section of teachers where we may all continue to enjoy it:


    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/22/09 - "Home":

Hello Carol,

There is a rumor around here that plans are in the works to tear down Newport News High as well.
Maybe        David  (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) knows if this is true.
It is old, but goes to show they made them good, good enough to last.

Linda May '66

   I actually know the answer to this one myself, Linda May!

   The answer is an emphatic "NO!" I have this on the authority of Paul, the Pinkerton guard at Huntington Hall (whose last name unfortunately escapes me at the moment).

   They did tear down Saunders Stadium, and as you can see in David's fabulous panoramic image, 31st Street itself has been obliterated and expunged from existence to allow for those new high-end condos, but Paul told us on the last tour of the building in October 2008, that having invested some incredible sum of money (I seldom remember numbers, but it was huge) into further renovations of our dearly beloved building, its continued existence was assured for quite some time.

   Sleep well with the comfort of this knowledge, Lady!

Thursday, April 16, 2009
...Looking west where 31st Street was once located. Now, 31st Street
is closed and occupied by Navy construction.
Image by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/16/09


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/22/09 - "Alumni Panoramic Contacts":

Carol,

Ferguson High graduate Tommy Penrose is a photographer who is now working on panoramic pictures for special occasions like class reunions.

I am just passing along the contact for anyone interested.  I saw the one he did over the weekend for a class from FHS.  It was very good. I told him that I would pass on the info.

Thanks!

Judy

Thanks for help giving me point of contacts for any group pan pix possibilities.

Most any group, 8 x 24 = $25.00. Generally, no location fee unless we only sell a couple....like family reunions....churches..... for that we charge  $250 to $500 and you get 5 to 10 prints......

High school reunions we sell anyway....

Thornton "T" Penrose
757-848-3428

ttpenrose@gmail.com 

    Thanks, Judy - and Tommy!   I've posted this on our REUNION PAGE for easy reference!


      From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 07/22/09 - "Finish Strong - A MUST SEE!!!!!":

Carol,

My brother Buzzy (Blanchard - Kecoughtan HS - '68 - of LA) sent this to me. I was so moved I have got to send it to everyone I know, and hope everyone that sees it does the same....

Jerry B. (Class of 62) of Va.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QbgOGnbxDo - 2-1/2 minute version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ZuKF3dxCY - seven minute version

    Thanks, Jerry - and Buzzy! We posted this a month or so ago, but we'll carry it again for the benefit of those who have just joined us or otherwise may have missed it.


      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 07/22/09 - "25 THINGS ABOUT TO BECOME EXTINCT IN AMERICA":

25 THINGS ABOUT TO BECOME EXTINCT IN AMERICA

25. U.S. Post Office
They are pricing themselves out of existence. With e-mail, and and on-line services they are a relic of the past. (refer to #9) Packages are also sent faster and cheaper with UPS.

24. Yellow Pages
This year will be pivotal for the global Yellow Pages industry. Much like newspapers, print Yellow Pages will continue to bleed dollars to their various digital counterparts, from Internet Yellow Pages (IYPs), to local search engines and combination search/listing services like Reach Local and Yodel Factors like20an acceleration of the print 'fade rate' and the looming recession will contribute to the onslaught. One research firm predicts the falloff in usage of newspapers and print Yellow Pages could even reach 10% this year -- much higher than the 2%-3% fade rate seen in past years.

23. Classified Ads
The Internet has made so many things obsolete that newspaper classified ads might sound like just another trivial item on a long list. But this is one of those harbingers of the future that could signal the end of civilization as we know it. The argument is that if newspaper classifies are replaced by free on-line listings at sites like Craigslist.org and Google Base, then newspapers are not far behind them.

22. Movie Rental Stores
While Netflix is looking up at the moment, Blockbuster keeps closing store locations by the hundreds. It still has about 6,000 left across the world, but those keep dwindling and the stock is down considerably in 2008, especially since the company gave up a quest of Circuit City. Movie Gallery, which owned the  Hollywood Video brand, closed up shop earlier this year. Countless small video chains and mom-and-pop stores have given up the ghost already.

21. Dial-up Internet Access
Dial-up connections have fallen from 40% in 2001 to 10% in 2008. The combination of an infrastructure to accommodate affordable high speed Internet connections and the disappearing home phone have all but pounded the final nail in the coffin of dial-up Internet access.

20.   Phone Land Lines
According to a survey from the National Center for Health Statistics, at the end of 2007, nearly one in six homes was cell-only and, of those homes that had land lines, one in eight only received calls on their cells.

19.  Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs
Maryland's icon, the blue crab, has been fading away in Chesapeake Bay. Last year Maryland saw the lowest harvest (22 million pounds) since 1945. Just four decades ago the bay produced 96 million pounds. The population is down 70% since 1990, when they first did a formal count. There are only about 120 million crabs in the bay and they think they need 200 million for a sustainable population. Over-fishing, pollution, invasive species and global warming get the blame.

18. VCRs
For the better part of three decades, the VCR was a best-seller and staple in every American household until being completely decimated by the DVD, and now the Digital Video Recorder (DVR). In fact, the only remnants of the VHS age at your local Wal-Mart or Radio Shack are blank VHS tapes these days. Pre-recorded VHS tapes are largely gone and VHS decks are practically nowhere to be found. They served us so well.

17. Ash Trees
In the late 1990's, a pretty, iridescent green species of beetle, now known as the emerald ash borer, hitched a ride to North America with ash wood products imported from eastern Asia. In less than a decade, its larvae have killed millions of trees in the Midwest, and continue to spread. They've killed more than 30 million ash trees in southeastern Michigan alone, with tens of millions more lost in Ohio and Indiana. More than 7.5 billion ash trees are currently at risk.

16. Ham Radio
Amateur radio operators enjoy personal (and often worldwide) wireless communications with each other and are able to support their communities with emergency and disaster communications if necessary, while increasing their personal knowledge of electronics and radio theory.. However, proliferation of the Internet and its popularity among youth has caused the decline of amateur radio. In the past five years alone, the number of people holding active ham radio licenses has dropped by 50,000, even though Morse Code is no longer a requirement.

15. The Swimming Hole
Thanks to our litigious society, swimming holes are becoming a thing of the past. '20/20' reports that swimming hole owners, like Robert Every in High Falls, NY, are shutting them down out of worry that if someone gets hurt they'll sue. And that's exactly what happened in Seattle. The city of Bellingham was sued by Katie Hofstetter who was paralyzed in a fall at a popular swimming hole in Whatcom Falls Park. As injuries occur and lawsuits follow, expect more swimming holes to post 'Keep out!' signs.

14. Answering Machines
The increasing disappearance of answering machines is directly tied to No. 20 on our list -- the decline of landlines. According to USA Today, the number of homes that only use cell phones jumped 159% between 2004 and 2007. It has been particularly bad in New York; since 2000, landline usage has dropped 55%. It's logical that as cell phones rise, many of them replacing traditional landlines, that there will be fewer answering machines.

13. Cameras That Use Film
It doesn't require a statistician to prove the rapid disappearance of the film camera in America. Just look to companies like Nikon, the professional's choice for quality camera equipment. In 2006, it announced that it would stop making film cameras, pointing to the shrinking market -- only 3% of its sales in 2005, compared to 75% of sales from digital cameras and equipment.

12. Incandescent Bulbs
Before a few years ago, the standard 60-watt (or, yikes, 100-watt) bulb was the mainstay of every U.S. home. With the green movement and all-things-sustainable-energy crowd, the Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb (CFL) is largely replacing the older, Edison-era incandescent bulb. The EPA reports that 2007 sales for Energy Star CFLs nearly doubled from 2006, and these sales accounted for approximately 20 percent of the   U.S. light bulb market. And according to USA Today, a new energy bill plans to phase out incandescent bulbs in the next four to 12 years.

11. Stand-Alone Bowling Alleys
Bowling Balls.  US claims there are still 60 million Americans who bowl at least once a year, but many are not bowling in stand-alone bowling alleys. Today most new bowling alleys are part of facilities for all types or recreation including laser tag, go-karts, bumper cars, video game arcades, climbing walls and glow miniature golf. Bowling lanes also have been added to many non-traditional venues such as adult communities, hotels and resorts, and gambling casinos.

10. The Milkman
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 1950, over half of the milk delivered was to the home in quart bottles, by 1963, it was about a third and by 2001, it represented only 0.4% percent. Nowadays most milk is sold through supermarkets in gallon jugs. The steady decline in home-delivered milk is blamed, of course, on the rise of the supermarket, better home refrigeration and longer-lasting milk. Although some milkmen still make the rounds in pockets of the U.S. , they are certainly a dying breed.

9. Hand-Written Letters
In 2006, the Radicati Group estimated that, worldwide, 183 billion e-mails were sent each day. Two million each second. By November of 2007, an estimated 3.3 billion Earthlings owned cell phones, and 80% of the world's population had access to cell phone coverage. In 2004, half-a-trillion text messages were sent, and the number has no doubt increased exponentially since then. So where amongst this gorge of gabble is there room for the elegant, polite hand-written letter?

8. Wild Horses
It is estimated that 100 years ago, as many as two million horses were roaming free within the United States. In 2001, National Geographic News estimated that the wild horse population has decreased to about 50,000 head. Currently, the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory board states that there are 32,000 free roaming horses in ten Western states, with half of them residing in Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management is seeking to reduce the total number of free range horses to 27,000, possibly by selective euthanasia.

7. Personal Checks
According to an American Bankers Assoc. report, a net 23% of consumers plan to decrease their use of checks over the next two years, while a net 14% plan to increase their use of PIN debit. Bill payment remains the last stronghold of paper-based payments -- for the time being. Checks continue to be the most commonly used bill payment method, with 71% of consumers paying at least one recurring bill per month by writing a check. However, a bill-by-bill basis, checks account for only 49% of consumers' recurring bill payments (down from 72% in 2001 and 60% in 2003).

6. Drive-in Theaters
During the peak in 1958, there were more than 4,000 drive-in theaters in this country, but in 2007 only 405 drive-ins were still operating. Exactly zero new drive-ins have been built since 2005. Only one reopened in 2005 and five reopened in 2006, so there isn't much of a movement toward reviving the closed ones.

5. Mumps & Measles
Despite what's been in the news lately, the measles and mumps actually, truly are disappearing from the United States. In 1964, 212,000 cases of mumps were reported in the   U.S. By 1983, this figure had dropped to 3,000, thanks to a vigorous vaccination program. Prior to the introduction of the measles vaccine, approximately half a million cases of measles were reported in the U.S. annually, resulting in 450 deaths. In 2005, only 66 cases were recorded.

4. Honey Bees
Perhaps nothing on our list of disappearing America is so dire; plummeting so enormously; and so necessary to the survival of our food supply as the honey bee. Very scary. 'Colony Collapse Disorder,' or CCD, has spread throughout the U.S. and Europe over the past few years, wiping out 50% to 90% of the colonies of many beekeepers -- and along with it, their livelihood.

3. News Magazines and TV News
While the TV evening newscasts haven't gone anywhere over the last several decades, their audiences have. In 1984, in a story about the diminishing returns of the evening news, the New York Times reported that all three network evening-news programs combined had only 40.9 million viewers. Fast forward to 2008, and what they have today is half that.

2. Analog TV
According to the Consumer Electronics Association, 85% of homes in the U.S. get their television programming through cable or satellite providers. For the remaining 15% -- or 13 million individuals -- who are using rabbit ears or a large outdoor antenna to get their local stations, change is in the air.. If you are one of these people you'll need to get a new TV or a converter box in order to get the new stations which will only be broadcast in = 0 A digital.
(NOTE: This, of course, was completed on June 12, 2009.)

1.The Family Farm
Since the 1930's, the number of family farms has been declining rapidly. According to the USDA, 5.3 million farms dotted the nation in 1950, but this number had declined to 2.1 million by the 2003 farm census (data from the 2007 census hasn't yet been published). Ninety-one percent of the U.S. FARMS are small Family Farms.

Both interesting and saddening, isn't it?

   YOWZERS-WOWZERS - INDEED! Thanks, Paul! Some of these were quite a surprise to me!  


 


ALERTS:

1.   From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

Attached is the two-sided brochure.... It has an order form on it. All former CNC students (whether or not they got a degree from CNC) can get the $5 alumni discount if they order the book with this form. They will need to write on the order form "alumni discount" and put $24.95 in the blank beside $29.95. They will have to pay S&H also and (if in Virginia) 5% Sales Tax.

Attached also is an ad we ran in the Daily Press, which lists places where the book can be bought in the Tidewater area. Except for the CNU bookstore, there is no discount price for these copies. However, buyers can get signed copies at all of these places EXCEPT the CNU Bookstore, which did not want signed copies.  Signed means signed by all 3 authors: Chambers, Hubbard, and Wood.

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":

CLASS OF 1964, 45 YEAR REUNION PLANS

Attention all 1964 TYPHOONS:

If we have a current mailing address for you, then your 45th Reunion package was mailed to you on 23 June. In it you will find a letter detailing our plans for the reunion, a reservation form to be completed and returned to us no later than 1 September, and an input form for the 2009 Edition of the Old Rusty Anchor.

If you do not receive this package (or put it aside and misplace it - - yes, it happens), then you may find these same documents available to you on the NNHS web site at this address:

http://nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html

These documents are in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have the free Adobe Reader, you may download and install it from this address:

http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!


FINALLY:

From ArcaMax Jokes.com - 07/22/09:
 

Marriage Quotes

"My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met." Rodney Dangerfield

"When a man brings his wife flowers for no reason, there's a reason." Molly McGee

"Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day." Mickey Rooney

"In olden times, sacrifices were made at the altar, a practice that still continues." Helen Rowland

"Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. You order what you want, then when you see what the other fellow has, you wish you had ordered that." Unknown

"I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry." Rita Rudner



DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-69.html and contact Jean Baker Howell at hokie13mom@cox.net - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

2. 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 - WHS CLASS OF 1959

3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion
- For details, see: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html -
CLASS OF 1964

4. 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 ca23comerww@aol.com. - CLASS OF 1970

5. 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


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http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/08/09

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

   Love to all, Carol

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Red Roses for a Blue Lady

Written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, 1948

Vaughn Monroe, 1949
(07 Oct 1911 - 21 May 1973)

Vic Dana, 1965
(b. 26 Aug 1942)
 

I want some red roses for a blue lady
Mister florist take my order please
We had a silly quarrel the other day
I hope these pretty flowers chase her blues away

I want some red roses for a blue lady
Send them to the sweetest gal in town
And if they do the trick, I'll hurry back to pick
Your best white orchid for her wedding gown

(I want some red roses for a blue lady)

We had a silly quarrel the other day
I hope these pretty flowers chase her blues away

I want some red roses for a blue, blue lady
Send them to the sweetest gal in town
And if they do the trick, I'll hurry back to pick
Your best white orchid for her wedding gown

Your best white orchid for her wedding gown


"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" midi courtesy of http://members.cox.net/old-music/snedsongs.htm - 07/06/09

"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" lyrics (sequenced by Ronald E. Hontz) courtesy of http://www.lyricsdepot.com/vaughn-monroe/red-roses-for-a-blue-lady.html - 07/23/09

Image of Red Rose Remembrance courtesy of http://findaflorist.org/funeral/ohiofuneralhome.htm - 07/04/07

Red Heart and Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I don't really know where - 03/13/06

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Top and Bottom Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/09/08

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