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07/27/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
White Christmas (in July)

“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings,
all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.”

- Bing Crosby
(03 May 1903 - 14 Oct 1977)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We've never celebrated Christmas in July here before!

BONUS #1 - - White Christmas - Bing Crosby, Clip from Holiday Inn, 1942

BONUS #2 - - White Christmas - Bing Crosby, 1947 - with beautiful snowy images from around the world


"Berlin wrote the song in early 1940 while sitting poolside at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The original verse pokes fun at a well-off Los Angeleno who, amid orange and palm trees, longs for traditional Christmas "up north." Berlin later dropped the verse but kept the now-famous chorus."



Sunday, July 27, 1969 - Professional wrestler Triple H (aka Paul Levesque) was born in Nashua, New Hampshire.


  Happy Birthday today to Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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

31 -
  Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND    Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA;

01 - Bette Heath ('57) of VA AND          My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL AND   Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA!

02 -   Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND   Eddie Beasley ('64) in Ethiopia ( or somewhere equally exciting) AND  Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (deceased 03/11/99)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  From Geneva Cole Lauterbach ('65) of NC - 07/26/09 - "Information on 1965 reunion":

My name is Geneva Lauterbach (Cole). I would like to be notified when the next reunion for the Class of 65 will be held.

My address is ___________________, Fayetteville, NC 283__.

I got an invitation one time way back for the 10th reunion from someone, but after that, nothing. I didn't have any idea of how to get in touch with anyone or where to look to get any information. I am excited about seeing everyone and reminiscing "the good years".

I would like to see all my friends ... and of course all the others.

Please respond via e-mail or "snail mail" and let me know when to plan.  I can't believe it has been almost 45 years. I feel like it was just a few years ago I walked and ran the halls of Newport News High.

   Well, Geneva, I can scarcely believe that I lived in Fayetteville seven whole years - not far from you at all - and didn't know you were there. We only moved away in January!  ARGHHH!!!!

I'm sending your note on to
      Dave and        Pam Smith Arnold in Williamsburg.  They know more about the Reunion Committee and its plans than I do back out here in the St. Louis area, and will be delighted to hear from you, I'm sure!

   Unfortunately, I'm having computer woes at the moment, and cannot even access the site myself..... You may be one of those who will have no trouble seeing the site...  Hopefully, that is the case.

   Thanks, Geneva!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 07/26/09 - "Attack Site":


My computer says that your site is compromised.

   Thanks, Norris! Our site is fine! Unfortunately, about five other sites hosted by our server are NOT fine, and ours is being blocked as well until they get their acts together. Keep checking back; it was up and running for a few brief hours on Saturday night!

  From Jean Baker Howell ('69) of VA - 07/26/07 - "Class of 69 attending":

Please add to our list:

Randall Chalkley of VA
Sue Hargardon of VA
Ronnie Gray of VA
Gerry Mingee of VA
John Whitcomb of TX

   Thanks, Jean! I've added their names to your Reunion Page:

Reunion 2009 - The Class of 1969

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/27/09 - "NNHS 64/45 Reunion Attendees":


You may post this in a Newsletter AND annotate the names on the reunion web page.

“The NNHS 64/45 Reunion Committee is pleased to report that William Feather of GA and    President John Todd of TX are confirmed as attending.”


   Billy Feather?!? I haven't seen him in - well, in 45 years!

  Thank you, David! I've added "CONFIRMED" by their names on your Reunion Page:

Reunion 2009 - The Class of 1964

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/23/09 - "CLEAN FUNNIES FOR TWISTED PEOPLE (#4 in a Series of  9)":

   Joyce Cahoon

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/24/09 - "~ Friendship~ (#3 in a Series of  8)":


AWWW! 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

   Thanks, Jane!

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


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 - 07/26/09:

The Camel Joke

There's a guy walking along a road to town with his camel. Along the way, another guy stops and asks if he needs a ride to town. The guy says, "Yeah," and hops in.

The driver asks "What about your camel?"

The first guy replies, "Oh, he's okay... he knows his way to town."

So the driver starts driving, gets up to about 45 MPH, looks in his rearview mirror and sees the camel right behind him. He says to the guy, "Hey, buddy, ya know your camel is behind us?

The guy replies, "Yeah, it's okay, he knows his way to town. Speed up a little."

The driver speeds up to about 55 MPH, he's driving along, and looks behind him and again sees the camel. He says to the guy, "Your camel is still there."

The guy replies, "Really, it's okay, he knows his way to town. Speed up a little."

So the driver speeds up to 65 MPH. He drives for a bit, looks behind him, then looks at the guy and says, "Hey, buddy, your camel, he's looking pretty rough."

The guy replies, "Oh yeah? What's he doing?"

The driver says, "Well, his ears are folded back and his tongue is hanging out."

The guy replies, "His tongue is hanging out? Which side?"

The driver says, "The left side."

The guy replies, "You'd better hold your course... he's fixin' to pass ya!"


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: and contact Jean Baker Howell at 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 - 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: - 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 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, - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/16/09

BLOG: - updated 07/23/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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White Christmas

Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1940

The sun is shining
The grass is green
The orange and palm trees sway.
I've never seen such a day
In Beverly Hills, LA.
But it's December the 24th
And I am longing to be up North.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know.
Where the treetops glisten,
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write.
May your days be merry and bright.
And may all your Christmases be white.

"White Christmas" midi courtesy of - 07/27/09

"White Christmas" lyrics courtesy of - 07/27/09

Image of White Christmas CD cover courtesy of - 07/27/09

Snowflake Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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 - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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