- NNHS Newsletter
"I watched my foolish heart expand
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|I'm so rushed today (I'm going to Raleigh shortly after 4:00 PM) that if this Newsletter makes any sense whatsoever, well, I had nothing to do with it!|
| A very Happy
Birthday today to my sister,
Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC, who is hitting a magical number
even as we speak:
Have a fabulous
I have a surprise. I'm baking your favorite cake for you.
|2 beaten eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
|1 (20-oz.) can
undrained crushed pineapple
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Combined ingredients, and mix until smooth. Pour into greased 9" x 13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees approximately 45 minutes. Frost while hot. Chill. Cake tastes much better when chilled.
|1 (8-oz.) pkg.
1/2 stick butter
|1 3/4 cup
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat softened cream cheese and butter with beater. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
- Frances Pratt Weatherford, Norfolk, VA
From One of my
Famous Marines -
Herb Hice of MI, who
served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 07/15/06 - "Dear Carol, War Clouds and Gasoline prices !!!":
With War clouds looming
and Gasoline prices skyrocketing a bit of humor goes a long way. I like to
travel back in time with my thoughts in comparison with today's problems.
You may have seen this before, but it's always worth another look. Enclosed
is my "A Walk Down Memory Lane", Look back to 1941 when Gasoline was 10
cents per gallon, Cheap Gas "Joy" was 12 gal. for $1.00, Hamburgers were 10
cents each and Coke-a-Cola was 5 cents, Pepsi-Cola was also 5 cents.
(Pepsi Cola hits the spot,
12 oz. bottle that's a lot,
Twice as much for a Nickel too,
Pepsi Cola is the drink for you,
Nickel, Nickel, Etc., Etc.)
To keep things in the proper perspective, wages were about 50 cents per hour.
|Sunday, December 7, 1941|
Wake up, Dear Carol, That's about all for now unless you insist on hearing more ???
Your Friend, Herbie
Herbie Darlin', the first twelve times I read your note (not the attachment; I had read that previously on your web page - http://www.wiehes.com/vets/vets001.html), I thought you were telling me to get my head out of the sand and awaken to world conditions (which is pretty much against my principles; I have quite enough to occupy all my Worrying Brain Cells). But I just realized a moment ago that you were just teasing me, telling me to quit being bored by this whole conversation! WILD GIGGLES!!! You never bore me!
And that is soooo cool that your memories received further exposure! I'm delighted to learn of that - and that you've shared them with us again. I was lying in bed cross-stitching last night and watching (for the umpteenth time) my Victory at Sea tape, which of course made me think of you. Thanks again - for everything!
From One of my
Famous Marines -
Herb Hice of MI, who
served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 07/20/06 - "Dear Carol, A tribute to GOD and WOMEN":
This is a tribute to all WOMEN. God sure made a WINNER when he created WOMEN. I don't like to brag but, My MOTHER was a WOMAN.
Your Friend, Herbie
When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day,
when an angel came by and said:
And the Lord answered:
“She must be washable, but not made of plastic, have more than 200 moving parts which all must be replaceable and she must function on all kinds of food, she must be able to embrace several kids at the same time, give a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart and she must do all this with only two hands.”
The angel was impressed.
“Just two hands…impossible!”
And this is the standard model?!
“Too much work for one day…wait until tomorrow and then complete her.”
“I will not”, said the Lord. “I am so close to complete this creation, which will be the favorite of my heart.”
“She cures herself when sick and she can work 18 hours a day.”
The angel came nearer and touched the woman.
“But you have made her so soft, Lord”
“She is soft”, said the Lord, “But I have also made her strong. You can’t imagine what she can endure and overcome.”
“Can she think?” the angel asked.
The Lord answered:
“Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate.”
The angel touched the woman's cheek…
“Lord, it seems this creation is leaking! You have put too many burdens on her.”
“She is not leaking…it’s a tear”, the lord corrected the angel.
“What’s it for?” asked the angel.
And the Lord said:
“Tears are her way of expressing grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride.”
This made a big impression on the angel; “Lord, you are
Indeed she is!
There is only one thing wrong with her
She forgets what she is worth…
What a coincidence, Herbie! My mother was a woman, too! In fact, there is some evidence to suggest that I myself might also be a woman.
You're a hoot, Sweetie! Thanks! (I couldn't attach the lovely power-point show, so I just included the text.)
From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 07/24/06 - "07/23/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Charmaine":
|Oh - how I loved this one. I
stood a many weekend night in line at the Palace
Theater - and wonderful HERBIE MOREWITZ, I will ALWAYS
with great love.
From Me ('65) of NC - 07/24/06 - "New Discoveries":
(Joe Fudge, Daily Press)
Jul 19, 2006
Taking a closer look, I
spotted this - so
I snagged it, too.
(Kenneth Silver, Daily Press)
Jul 14, 2006
Stay tuned until next time for the rest of these stories.........
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/25/06 - "Class of 1966, Missing Classmates":
|Like you need the extra work .......
But, if you would like to change from "X-Files" for the NNHS 66 Missing Classmates, I have the perfect MIDI replacement:
And like I would ignore anything you suggested!
Thanks, David - it is perfect! And very little trouble at all; you already did all the work!
From Paula Sturtevant Comstock ('62) of TX - 07/25/06 - "Hey Carol":
Goodmorning. I'm checking to see if you got a large envelope from me a while back - it had a ____ _____ picture in it. I hate USPS and HOPE they didn't lose it!
It arrived safe and sound, Pretty Paula, and is in my Treasure Book. I was planning to surprise you and spotlight it in an upcoming Newsletter, and then my 'puter went nutsy, and then I went nutsy, and then the storms knocked off my power, and then that knocked off my brain power, and blah-blah and blah-blah and I am sooooo sorry I've not mentioned it before! I absolutely love it! It was an enormous boost to my spirits, and I very much appreciate it, all appearances to the contrary!
USPS is okay here. I'm the slacker...... I'm usually bad, but recently I've been worse.
And that spotlight issue will be here soon!
From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 07/25/06 - "Always remember the good...":
Thanks again for your
just wanted to mention something regarding David Peltz, '58, who
recently experienced surgery...He graduated with my sister Mary Anne
Mays Davis, '58.....I was in Gym class with him when I was in the 8th
or 9th grade.....probably the 8th grade. I was very shy and small. We
had to dress on the stage of the old Gym. I remember how kind and nice he
was to me....this was so helpful as I had always battled a poor
self-image. He made me feel good about myself. David was an outstanding
track star and everyone respected him. He would not remember me, I feel
sure: however, we never know how what we say may brighten someone's day.
He was special to me and I shall never forget this...and this was 50 years
ago! He contributed much to his family name.
Now, about Allen Foster, the great basketball star........He too was in the class with my sister, Mary Anne. He has recently been through so much and I am so glad he has a new heart and I pray it will continue to serve him well for many years to come. Allen is married to one of the finest ladies I know, Susan. I worked with her in the Shipyard and she has recently retired as have I.
For David, Allen and
also Jack Tesh, my prayers are with them.
Take care, good friend, Fred Mays, '60
Thanks, Fred. I am reminded of the two ironies connected for any service we might render in life. The first is that our opportunities to serve always arrive at the moment we are most pressed for time, and least likely to want to take on anything else. The second is, the appreciation we receive for anything we do never seems to be in correct relationship to what we did. We can do something super spectacular for someone else, and receive perhaps only a nod and an offhand, "Thanks". Conversely, some tiny thing we might have said or done, something which cost us next to nothing, perhaps only a well-timed smile, might be remembered for a lifetime. I've always considered these to be Divine Tests to see if we would actually continue to willingly and joyfully Be Nice.
Thanks again, Sweetie!
Joe Madagan ('57)
of FL - 07/25/06 - "07/25/06
- NNHS Newsletter -
Circle of Life (Wild Boar Herd Arrested)":
Reading of all the animals roaming about brought to mind an update on a situation here in Florida.
Being nicknamed "Adonis" by the late Kathleen Pilgrim Clark ('63) was certainly one of the finest light moments experienced as a subscriber to the Newsletter which you publish with such grace and humor.
For those of you who may be new to our midst, the history of this is to be found here - along with some of the most side-splitting laughs you'll ever read herein:
It was the most complimentary nickname given to me, so I immediately began to study and read about "Adonis" for I admit not being one who studied Greek Mythology with any real interest. To my surprise, it seems Adonis was killed by a herd of Wild Boar, and I began writing about the Wild Boar herd roaming in my neighborhood and destroying the lawns of the residents, and keeping an eye out for them during my morning jog about the area.
One elderly lady who lives down the street had enough of them destroying her lawn on two occasions and notified the animal control officers to put a stop to this costly destruction of her property.
The officers dispatched to the area did set traps and caught seven Wild Boar who have lived in this area for some time before we invaded their territory with our urban sprawl. As she recounts the details, one very large Boar was much too large for the traps, but remained in the vicinity of the trapped animals. She tells us that it took three officers to place this Boar into their truck. Sorry I don't have any photos to share!!!
So, it is with a great deal of relief that I report the danger of being destroyed by Wild Boar is no longer so great in this growing community. Therefore, I will be honored to retain the nickname "Adonis" in loving memory of one of my finest Water Safety and Life Saving Students from Newport News.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
I'm so very relieved to learn of your new-found safety, Adonis! Wild boars on the loose still boggles my mind!
Thanks, Joe - for everything!
From Linda May Bond Crayton '66) of VA - 07/25/06:
last letter was a master
piece of humor! I laughed so much I had to take a break.
My dog is 17 years old this year. He is a Lab/Chow mix and even though he can eat a cow leg bone in one day, he's never bitten anyone.( Maybe talked back once or twice). So the story of the large cat and the raccoons was easy to picture for me. Although that cat did look part cougar, Al (Simms - '60 - of VA) . My dog only knows one dumb dog trick. He unties my shoes, pulls them off, pulls off my socks and puts them in the shoes. I taught him that when I got too fat to reach my feet and there were no small children around to con.
And a million thanks to Judy (of IL) for locating the retired Bambi and Thumper gang. Like Old Yeller, I thought they where lost forever in the back of my memory. It is good to see them save from those nasty old hunters. Yea, I know you're out there!
It was particularly good for me to see Beaver in a more favorable light, much better than what I've been hearing on the TV these days. (cough) That they do have four legs (not two), are intelligent and are capable of self employment. Great letter! Delightful.
As for Coach Nuttycombe, I saw him several years ago when I was driving a school bus out of Menchville High School. He didn't look a day over 40, which was very disconcerting for me since I was over 50! I thanked him for being my hero and saving my life but I could tell he didn't remember so I let it go.
The indoor track practices!!! WOWZERONI!!! I had quite forgotten them! I believe I had a close brush with them once or twice myself, but I probably did it on purpose, knowing me......
Thanks for listening, Carol. Even we "nobodies" have memories. You need not print this, It's just me "talking" to you because I can.
Love and kisses, Linda May "66
Now, Linda May Honey, there are no such thing as "nobodies" and certainly not here and certainly not you! We're all family!
Say, do you remember one day when you and your sister Rosalie (Bond - '65) and I were walking downtown together? We were leaving the main doors next to the Beacon Room (108), and I remember the two of y'all smiling and laughing. We must have been going to lunch downtown. I don't know, of course, because most of my memories are just snippets and images. They form an interesting collage (montage?? whatever...), but I so wish I could remember the stories which accompanied the images.....
Thanks, Lady! And give Rosalie my love!
From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 07/25/06:
WOWZERONI!!! That story is THAT funny, and has even a particle of truth in it?!? I had no idea!!! Of course, I was too busy laughing to care, but I really thought the entire "true story" was completely concocted! Thanks, Cousin Henry!
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 07/25/06 - "Small World Department!!":
Just been catching up on some back issues (been remodeling and getting Dad moved in with us).
I noticed that your son (Dale Harty - American School - IL - '02) will be attending Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista. It's a very beautiful school, located high on a ridge above the town. The people there are very "down-home" folks, and friendly. I think he'll like it.
For the "small world department": that's my Dad's hometown -- and, we're heading there this weekend (7/28-30) for our annual family reunion!
I love small world stories, Ronnie! There's more to this one, but we'll pick it up next time, too!
Thanks for sharing that with me - and have a great time at your family reunion!
From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 07/25/06:
I saw Mr. Harvey today
(Donald Harvey), one
of my former homeroom teachers. He has changed his internet provider and
therefore isn't getting your emails any longer. He asked that you add him
back in as an addressee.
YIKES!!! That's not "posta" happen!!!
Well, it's all fixed now! Thanks so much, Cookie! And welcome back, Don!
From Danny Coleman ('63) of NC - 07/26/06:
|Thanks for the daily update, Carol.
Couple things: If NNHS is now Huntington Hall, how is it being used ? I know the Navy had it once.
Huntington Hall is used by the Navy to billet troops, and is protected by Pinkerton guards. Jo Ann Stewart ('64 - of Northern VA) gave me the Real and True Information about who actually owns it, but I can't recall now. It includes a USO and apparently a Navy Exchange, according to Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL), who toured it recently. The cafeteria is now an exercise gym. The auditorium is gone. Saunders Stadium is used for more exercise training. Julie Conn Gym is owned by the city, and now serves as a refuge for the homeless, among other thing.
When we toured in in October, one of the highlights was the band wing. The flagtwirler dressing room (which I dearly wanted to see again) is now a large men's bathroom. Rats. The band room has been converted into several living quarters, and the choir room is missing altogether.
The walls are now white, rather than cream or grey or whatever they used to be. I dunno, maybe they were hospital green, but they're much brighter now. Some halls have been narrowed, and dividing doors installed. It was all very different, and yet just the same - quite a surreal experience.
I've not heard from Charlotte, and don't know whether or not she's aware of our existence. Her brother, Ron, died before I began making individual Memorial Newsletters:
Her younger brother, David, was in my third and fourth grade classes at Magruder, but later transferred to Warwick High.
I'd love to hear from Charlotte again. Thanks for your help, Danny!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/20/06 - "ATTENTION
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 information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
Henceforth, it will be repeated
here, lest you forget:
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, Newport News, 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.
CONTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at email@example.com.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 06/24/06:
NNHS CLASS OF 1964
60th Birthday Celebration
INFORMAL "SOCK HOP" (WEEJUNS AND BLEEDING MADRAS, IF YA GOT 'EM), CATERED FOOD, ADULT BEVERAGES, MUSIC, DANCING, BIRTHDAY CAKE
We all agree that the Class of
1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many
members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion. However, the
Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964
CONTACT Dave Spriggs firstname.lastname@example.org
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 07/19/06:
OUR 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANS ARE NOW FINALIZED, AND THE INVITATIONS
HAVE BEEN MAILED TO YOU, BUT YOU CAN ALSO SIGN UP RIGHT HERE.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN THIS WEB PAGE:
THEN PRINT OUT AND COMPLETE THE RESERVATION FORM
AND POP IT ... AND THE CHECK ... IN THE MAIL TO US. IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE.
AND, AT THE RIDICULOUSLY LOW FEE OF $25.00 PER PERSON, HOW COULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER MISSING THIS GALA EVENT?
(HECK!! I'D GIVE IT AWAY, BUT COOKIE WON'T LET ME!!)
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.
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
CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at
"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 email@example.com
or Brenda Amos Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
for directions, and so that you can stay in touch.
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 05/10/06:
From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 07/13/06 - "Need A Laugh!?" (#4 in a
Thought you might get a chuckle out of some of these, a friend of mine sent them to me.
That's just hysterical!!! Thanks so much, Cathy! I think we're all always in the market for a good laugh!
|Speling iz knot imprtunt fir astranawts|
And yes, it's true; I've excised even more material for next time.
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
My Foolish Heart
Words and Music
by N. Washington, V. Young
The night is like a lovely tune,
beware my foolish heart!
How white the ever constant moon, take care, my foolish heart!
There's a line between love and fascination,
That's hard to see on an evening such as this,
For they give the very same sensation.
When you are lost in the passion of a kiss.
Your lips are much too close to mine, beware my foolish heart!
But should our eager lips combine, then let the fire start.
For this time it isn't fascination, or a dream that will fade and fall apart,
It's love this time, it's love, my foolish heart!
"My Foolish Heart" midi courtesy of
located for us by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/08/06
"My Foolish Heart" lyrics
also located for us by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/08/06
Thanks again, Dave!
"Foolish Heart" Logo courtesy of http://epguides.com/FoolishHeart/ - 07/23/06
Peach Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 07/18/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!
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