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07/29/10 - NNHS Newsletter
Sad But True

ďFor of all sad words
of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these:
'It might have been.'Ē

-
John Greenleaf Whittier
(17 Dec 1807 - 07 Sept 1892)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I think it's time for a little Metallica.

BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkfiUjWaF30 - Sad But True - Metallica - sing-along version


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

"Sad but True" is a heavy metal song recorded by Metallica for their fifth studio album, Metallica. The song was released as the album's fifth single in mid-1992.

Though the band had utilised the 'D standard' tuning for the recording and subsequent performances of covers such as Crash Course in Brain Surgery and The Small Hours, this was the first instance of the band utilising such a low guitar tuning for an original piece (The Thing That Should Not Be is an exception as it was recorded and has always been performed in the 'D standard' tuning, not Drop D). Bassist Jason Newsted tuned his 5-string bass down to 'A standard' for this song, which is essentially the equivalent of D standard, i.e. one whole step down.

In 2004, Guitar Player listed James Hetfield's tone (most likely produced by an ESP EXP with a Mark IIC+ along with a Danelectro Longhorn bass)[original research?] as one of the "50 Greatest Tones of All Time."[1]

"Sad but True" is one of five singles from Metallica. The song was included on Metallica's live collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Michael Kamen), entitled S&M.


CONGRATULATIONS:

   Double congratulations are in order for the gorgeous         David Whitley ('67) of VA who not only retired from Dominion Power today after forty-eleven years as a Senior Nuclear Planner, but who has lost well over 80 pounds (sorry, I lost count...) since November and is now even more gorgeous than before! Nicely done, David!



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 - updated 07/21/10!

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

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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) of Panama AND  the late Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (deceased 03/11/99)

04 - The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England AND Buzzy Blanchard of LA (Kecoughtan HS - '68);

05 -   Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) AND  Frank Friedland ('60) of VA!  

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

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


TODAY IN WWII:

July 29, 1883 - Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was born.

July 29, 1921 - Adolf Hitler became leader of the National Socialist German Workers ("Nazi") Party.

July 29, 1945 - The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Of the 1,196 onboard, 883 men were killed in the attack.

July 29, 1975 - In Poland, U.S. President Gerald R. Ford became the first U.S. president to visit the site of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.


TODAY IN 1965:

Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Vietnam War: the first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrived in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.

Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Novelist Chang-Rae Lee (이창래) was born in Korea.

Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Basketball player and coach Luis Alicea (who played for the St. Louis Cardinals and also for some other teams we won't mention) was born Luis Renť Alicea de Jesķs in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

Thursday, July 29, 1965 - Actor Dean Haglund was born in Oakbank, Manitoba, Canada.


    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/28/10 -"Joni James and a hidden message.":

Hi, Carol:

No doubt, former WRVA-FM Disk Jockey "Jim Quinn" (a.k.a.
    Bill Black - '66 - of GA) who is a Newsletter subscriber will pick up on the hidden message in my recent reply which you posted, making reference to Joni James.

"Strange What A Song Can Do" by Harry James and his Music Makers, featuring soloist Marilyn Morgan was the theme song of Roger Clark on his late night radio program aired on WGH-AM.

Hello up there in LaGrange, Georgia!!!

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

  
And as usual, that went right over my head, Joe! 

   SHHH!  Don't tell ANYBODY this, but about the only time I ever listened to the radio was when I was on a date (which, admittedly, I tried to arrange as often as possible). Sad but true.

    Other kids listened in the morning, in the evening, in the car, while they were doing their homework, as they were going to sleep - practically all the time.  I myself was a tellybision junkie - particularly if a WWII documentary or an old movie from the thirties or forties was available.  I used to consult the TV Guide at the beginning of each week to see how well I was going to feel.  If a great old movie was coming up on Wednesday at midday, chances were excellent that by Tuesday night I would start to feel quite "ill" - asthma, a fever, debilitating cramps, an elbow ache - once I even developed a very painful eyelash ache.  That's why my school attendance record was so abysmal - I spent most of those days curled up on the sofa in front of the TV with my blankie and a cool wet washcloth on my forehead.  First things first, ya know.

   Thanks for pointing out the patently obvious to me, Adonis! I forwarded your note to "Jim Quinn".


  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 07/28/10 - "Tailgate Party":

Carol,

I will send out the invitation in September.  Thanks.

Chuck

   SUPER-DE-DUPER!  Thanks, Chuck!

http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-page/10-09-10-Typhoon-Tailgate.pdf 


    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 07/28/10 - "Keepers":

Carol...you may have posted this before....but I thought of you when I received this....and wanted to share it with my classmates @ NNHS class of 1965!!
 
Keeper

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused.. Their best friends lived barely a wave away. I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a house dress; lawn mower in his hand, and dish-towel in hers.. It was the time for fixing things. A curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep. 
  
It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy. All that re-fixing, eating, renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there'd always be more.
  
But then my mother died, and on that clear summer's night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more. Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away ...never to return. So ..While we have it ...it's best we love it ... And care for it .... And fix it when it's broken ... And heal it when it's sick.
  
This is true ...For marriage ... And old cars ... And children with bad report cards ... Dogs and cats with bad hips ... And aging parents ... And grandparents, aunts and uncles and friends. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it. 
  
Some things we keep. Like a best friend who moved away or a classmate we grew up with. There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special ... And so, we keep them close in heart and mind and spirit. 
  
I received this from someone who thinks I am a 'keeper', so I've sent it to the people I think of in the same way. 
  
Good friends are like stars ... you don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

   OH, WOW! How sweet of you, Janice!

   It's true, we have received this in various forms from several people over the years.  I'm not certain how many times I've actually posted it, but I believe the first time was from   Fuzzy Turner ('63) of NC almost three years ago:

http://nnhs65.com/10-18-07-NNHS-Our-Day-Will-Come.html (Actually, much of that Newsletter supports the same theme!)

   But that's the whole point, isn't it?!?  It rather sums up the whole feeling we have here for one another, doesn't it?  We want to keep one another close to us!  Thanks so much for the reminder, Janice!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/28/10 - "Blessing for you":

This is so beautiful!  I just have to share it.
Please know that this is sent from me to all of you with sincere wishes for many blessings. 
Much love,
Judy
 
Beautiful pictures of Ireland and beautiful blessing.

Blessing for you......

http://www.andiesisle.com/ThisBlessingIsForYou.html

   Thank you so much, Dearest Judy, this really is lovely!

"Ireland, sir, for good or evil, is like no other place under heaven, and no man can touch its sod or breathe its air without becoming better or worse."

- George Bernard Shaw
(26 July 1856 - 02 Nov 1950)

A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN

Sure, a little bit o' Heaven fell from out of the sky one day
And nestled on the ocean in a spot so far away
And the angels found it, sure it looked so sweet and fair
They said suppose we leave it, for it looks so peaceful there!
So they sprinkled it with star dust, just to make the shamrocks grow
'Tis the only place you'll find them
No matter where you go
Then they dotted it with silver
To make its lakes so grand
And when they had it finished
Sure they called it Ireland!


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 - 07/28/10:


A Dog's Telegram

On a slow day with few customers, a clerk at a telegram office looked down from her counter and saw a dog waiting in line.

"Oh, aren't you cute?" she said. "What would you like me to put on your telegram?"

"Bow wow wow, Bow wow wow," the dog replied.

The clerk said in a cutesy voice, "But you can add another 'Bow wow wow' for the same price."

The dog responded, "Now wouldn't that sound a little silly?"


DATES TO REMEMBER:
 
1. 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 at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 was going to hold its 40-Year Reunion, but due to limited response,
the reunion plans sadly have been canceled. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970

3. 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 detail, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwittw@tampabay.rr.com - CLASS OF 1960

4. 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 details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

5. Saturday, August 14, 2010 - The Class of 1966 will hold its first Planning Meeting for their 45-Year Reunion at 6:30 PM at Angelo's Restaurant, J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in Newport News - CLASS OF1966

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 at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends 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 at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

9. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-page/10-09-10-Typhoon-Tailgate.pdf; http://nnhs65.com/frat-soro-SPD.html

10. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at tnsjones@charter.net - CLASS OF 1963

11. 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 details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

12. 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

13. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, 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-RESERVATION-FORM.html - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - CLASS OF 1964

14. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are 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). - CLASS OF 1954

15. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year 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 07/17/10

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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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

==============================================

Carol Buckley Harty
618-530-9092
     

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Sad but True

Words and Music by James Hetfield (b. 03 Aug 1963) and Lars Ulrich (b. 26 Dec 1963)

Recorded by Metallica, 1992
 

Hey Iím your life
Iím the one who takes you there
Hey Iím your life
Iím the one who cares
They, They betray
Iím your only true friend now
They, Theyíll betray
Iím forever there

Iím your dream, make you real
Iím your eyes when you must steal
Iím your pain when you canít feel
Sad but true

Iím your dream, mind astray
Iím your eyes while youíre away
Iím your pain while you repay
You know itís sad but true, sad but true

You, Youíre my mask
Youíre my cover, my shelter
You, Youíre my mask
Youíre the one whoís blamed
Do, Do my work
Do my dirty work, scapegoat
Do, Do my deeds
For youíre the one whoís shamed

Iím your dream, make you real
Iím your eyes when you must steal
Iím your pain when you canít feel
Sad but true

Iím your dream, mind astray
Iím your eyes while youíre away
Iím your pain while you repay
You know itís sad but true,sad but true

I'm your dream,
I'm your eyes,
I'm your pain

I'm your dream
I'm your eyes
I'm your pain

You know it's sad but true

Hate, Iím your hate
Iím your hate when you want love
Pay, Pay the price
Pay for nothingís fair

Hey, Iím your life
Iím the one who took you there
Hey, Iím your life
And I no longer care

Iím your dream, make you real
Iím your eyes when you must steal
Iím your pain when you canít feel
Sad but true

Iím your truth, telling lies
Iím your reasoned alibis
Iím inside open your eyes
Iím you

Sad but true



"Sad But True" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/metallica/ - 07/30/10 (sic)

"Sad But True" lyrics courtesy of
http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Sad-But-True-lyrics-Metallica/DB6271E5103CDD284825688D0033DF75 - 07/
30/10 (sic)

"Sad But True" clip art courtesy
of http://media.photobucket.com/image/sad%20but%20true/eternalblue1/baby2.jpg#!oZZ24QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fmedia.photobucket.com%2Fimage%2Fsad%20but%20true%2Fmeileen14%2FSad-1.jpg%3Fo%3D24 - 07/30/10 (sic)

Multi-colored Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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

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!

Animated Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated United States Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.pdclipart.org/displayimage.php?album=108&pos=96 - 03/01/09

Animated Glittering Woman's Eyes clip art courtesy of http://www.webweaver.nu/clipart/eyes2.shtml - 07/31/10 (sic)

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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