- NNHS Newsletter -
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I do believe this is one of the most unusual midi files we've ever used here. I like it!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_c1aAHA-rg - Beyond the Blue Horizon - The Three Suns, 1940's
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSrYIfMMoRw - Beyond the Blue Horizon - Lou Christie, 1974 - beautiful slide show
40 YEARS AGO TODAY:
Friday, July 25, 1969 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon declared the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expected its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This began the "Vietnamization" of the war.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow toMy Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND Bill Roady ('60) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
01 - Bette Heath ('57) of VA AND My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL AND Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 07/24/09 - "Old Movie Theaters":
Hello Carol, Fri. July 24, 09
While catching up on recent newsletters, I noticed some recent interest in old movie theaters.
|In newsletter 07-19-09 Mike Leonard ('68 - of VA) asks about the Pix Theater. My cousin, Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - 72 - of VA) responded in 07-20-09 with a newspaper ad copy identifying the location and era of the Pix.|
|Saturday, July 24, 1943||Wednesday, September 20, 1944|
Considerable information on old theaters can be found
in issue 03-10-05 with
Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58 - of VA),
Craig Miller ('63 - of FL),
Ron Miller ('59 - of NC),
Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64 - of VA),
Charles Wicke (June, '45),
Judy Phillips Allen ('66 - of VA), and myself.
My own wordy input in that issue also revealed the Port Theater which was constructed by the Army during WW-II at the foot of 25th Street, next to the James River beach.
Also, I mentioned an original Stuart Theater which had been on Wickham Avenue. I still haven't fulfilled my promise for more information - including a photograph - but will try to get to it soon. In the meantime here are some more tantalizing clues:
1. The version No. 1 Stuart Theater was located at 2009 Wickham Avenue.
2. Nearby were a lunch room at 2003 and a billiard parlor at 2100.
3. There are very few people alive today that could have seen these places.
Let's hold on to our history of old Newport News.
Fred W. Field
Thank you so much for "rescuing" that for us, Fred; I would never have been able to locate it! I'm trying to organize this a bit better, and I'm not yet done, but I am moving closer to the goal; this is now posted on Old Movie Theaters.
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/24/09 - "Bond Carter":
Hi Carol. Me again.
I hope I did not offend you with my opinion about America. You know I would not do that for the world. OK?
Oh, of course, Linda May! I was not offended at all! I was simply in awe of you; even staring my 62nd birthday in the face, I'm still way too immature to not take most things in my life for granted.....
It took me a while, but I sent your note on to Bill. Thanks, Lady!
From Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA - 07/24/09 - "email change":
Please change Frank Gibson's class of '63 email address to ___________________ instead of ___________________.
I finally got him his own account!
WHOO-HOO! Thanks, Judy - and thanks too for taking care of Frank's email for all these years! I've made the switch now.
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 07/24/09 - "Good Thought - Made in America":
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 07/24/09 - "Sorry, I Forgot.":
Around 15 million of us will leave a cup of tea to go cold today while a similar amount will forget where they put the keys to their house or car.
Meanwhile, 12 million go to the shops only to completely forget what they went for - and the same will forget about wet washing in the machine, according to research.
PIN numbers, passwords and chores such as taking food out of the freezer the night before and charging your mobile phone also featured highly on the list. And more than one in ten admits forgetting to buy a lottery ticket which may have cost them a win.
The study also found men are more likely to forget things than women - even though women generally have more to remember.
Modern hectic lifestyles and increased workloads and pressures as well as modern technology were blamed for the increase in our levels of forgetfulness.
A National Lottery spokesman said: "Brits are busier than ever in their work and personal lives and it seems we just have too much to remember for our crowded minds.
"Computers, phones and organizers provide support and can ensure we do not forget the important pieces of information we need every day.
"Worryingly people may miss out if they fail to have their lucky numbers entered into the lottery draw.
"Using the web to play can ensure that never happens, although it won't keep your cup of tea warm for hours on end."
The study found the technology boom has also played a part, leaving us with more gadgets than ever before to plug in and charge or take care of.
Despite work pressures it is within the home environment where most things are forgotten, such as credit card payments, children's school events or food related things.
The study found one in four people have missed an important appointment and nearly one in five have fallen out with a friend over a forgotten date or event.
One in ten have also been in trouble with friends for forgetting either the name of their offspring or their birthday.
And six per cent have been dumped for forgetting a partner's birthday.
The poll of 2,000 adults nationwide also revealed six per cent have forgotten their partner's birthday and a similar amount have forgotten their wedding anniversary.
Writing notes and sticking them around the house was the method most people used to ensure key dates or events weren't missed.
Others used the kitchen calendar or mobile phone reminders.
It also emerged that despite the number of things we forget only one in four people actually admit they are forgetful.
Women fared much better than men in the report, failing to recall an average of two and a half things every day compared to 3.5 things for men.
TOP 25 "MOST FORGOTTEN"
1. Letting a hot cup of tea go cold
2. Where you put your keys
3. What you went to the shop for
4. Washing in the washing machine
5. Taking food out of the freezer
6. Charging your mobile / iPod
7. Not swearing in front of the kids
8. Replacing toilet roll
9. Where you parked the car
10. Friend's kids birthday
11. Watering the plants
12. Your age
13. Friend's birthday
14. Recording your favourite programme
15. Burning toast
16. Write a Thank You letter
17. Names of friend's children
18. Buying milk
19. Locking the car
20. Where you put your wallet
21. Food in the oven
22. Buy a lottery ticket
23. Put the toilet seat down
24. Take the washing in
25. Turn off a tap
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, Fred!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/24/09 - "*◆* Cute Humor *◆*":
The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, 'My Mommylooked back once while she was driving,' he announced triumphantly, 'and she turned into a telephone pole!'
A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan. She asked the class, 'If you saw a person lying on the roadside,all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?' A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, 'I think I'd throw up.'
DID NOAH FISH?
A Sunday school teacher asked, 'Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark?' 'No,' replied Johnny. 'How could he, with just two worms.'
A Sunday school teacher said to her children, 'We have been learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a Higher Power. Can anybody tell me what it is?' One child blurted out, 'Aces!'
MOSES AND THE RED SEA
Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School.
'Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind Enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved.'
'Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?' his Mother asked.
'Well, no, Mom. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!'
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous, when it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, 'The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know.'
The preacher's 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why.
'Well, Honey,' he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages. 'I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon.'
'So, how come He doesn't?' she asked.
A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, 'So your Mother says your prayers for you each night? That's very commendable. What does she say?'
The little boy replied, 'Thank God he's in bed!'
UNTIMELY ANSWERED PRAYER
During the minister's prayer one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews. Tommy's mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked, 'Tommy, whatever made you do such a thing?'
Tommy answered soberly, 'I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He did!'
TIME TO PRAY
A pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night. 'Yes, sir.' the boy replied.
'And, do you always say them in the morning, too?' The pastor asked.
'No sir,' the boy replied. 'I ain't scared in the daytime.'
ALL MEN / ALL GIRLS
When my daughter, Kelli, said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past). For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, 'All girls.' This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this closing. My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, 'Kelli, Why do you always add the part about all girls?'
Her response, Because everybody always finish their prayers by saying 'All Men'!'
SAY A PRAYER
Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.
'Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer.' said his mother.
'I don't need to,' the boy replied.
'Of course, you do.' his mother insisted. 'We always say a prayer before eating at our house.'
'That's at our house.' Johnny explained. 'But this is Grandma's house and she knows how to cook!'
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Shari!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/23/09 - "CLEAN FUNNIES FOR TWISTED PEOPLE (#2 in a Series of 9)":
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/24/09 - "~ Friendship~ (#1 in a Series of 8)":
OOOH! Thanks, Shari!
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.
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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:
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!
From ArcaMax Jokes.com - 07/24/09:
"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work." Robert Frost
"The easiest job in the world has to be coroner. Surgery on dead people. What's the worst thing that could happen? If everything went wrong, maybe you'd get a pulse." Dennis Miller
"Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?" Edgar Bergen
"Doing nothing is very hard to do...you never know when you're finished." Leslie Nielsen
"The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job." Slappy White
"I only go to work on days that don't end in a 'y'." Robert Paul
"It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up." Muhammad Ali
"A good rule of thumb is if you've made it to thirty-five and your job still requires you to wear a name tag, you've made a serious vocational error." Dennis Miller
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 email@example.com- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. - 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
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 07/23/09
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Beyond the Blue Horizon
Words by Leo Robin
Richard A. Whiting
(12 Nov 1891 10 Feb 1938)
W. Franke Harling,
(18 Jan 1887 - 22 Nov 1958)
Blow, whistle blow away,
Blow away the past.
Go engine anywhere.
I don't care how fast.
On, on from darkness into dawn,
From rain into the rainbow,
Fly with me.
Gone, gone all my grief and woe.
What matter where I go if I am free?
Beyond the blue horizon
Waits a beautiful day.
Goodbye to things that bore me.
Joy is waiting for me.
I see a new horizon.
My life has only begun.
Beyond the blue horizon lies a rising sun.
"Beyond the Blue Horizon" midi (sequenced by Eugene Hayek) and lyrics courtesy of http://smickandsmodoo.com/lyrics/bluehorizon.htm - 07/25/09
Image of Jack McCoy's DVD Cover, "Blue Horizon", courtesy of http://www.genesissurfshop.com/shop/blue-horizon-p-422.html - 07/25/09
Blue Neon Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html - 06/25/06
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
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
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 05/15/08
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