08/01/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
“In jealousy there is more self-love than love.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme song was suggested by my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) way back in June, and was somehow postponed from being used earlier this summer.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lLs2dC9NaE - Jealous Guy - John Lennon
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAWEyX_XqnI - Jealous Guy - John Lennon - sing-along version
40 YEARS AGO TODAY:
Friday, August 01, 1969 - 110,000 attended the Atlantic City Pop Festival.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Bette Heath ('57) of VA AND My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL AND Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND Eddie Beasley ('64) in Ethiopia ( or somewhere equally exciting) AND Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (deceased 03/11/99)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England;
05 - Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) AND Frank Friedland('60) of VA;
06 - Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX;
07 - Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) of NC!
08 - Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 07/30/09 to Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - "Bond Carter story":
Happy to oblige. Actually, the story (attached) is more about about his father and grandfather, and their many years of service at Newport News Shipbuilding. Since several family members were Apprentice Alumni, I created this story for their web site.
Bond once worked for me, but was called "Stump" by everyone - see page 12 of the attached for the 'deviation' of that nickname, and, on page 13, a picture of him and Barbara when we spent a delightful afternoon at his parent's home.
Since I created this story, Bond's Father passed away, but he did get to read it. I was fortunate to meet him in 2006, get a first-hand account of his shipbuilding career and borrow a number of the illustrations contained in the story about this family of shipbuilders.
Regards - Bill Lee
Thank you so much, Bill!
I posted your fabulous story here in our archive:
From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 07/30/09:
|Thanks, Jamey! Your grandkiddles near Hilton Pier, right?? I hope so, 'cause that's where I put it:|
Lucy Southall Propst ('63) of VA - (via snail mail) - 07/31/09 - "Skateland":
July 25, '09
This was a Daily Press ad on back of a photo I saved from around 1962. I am sure you will love the prices.
Thanks, Lucy! Ja, we ALL got a kick out of these prices!
I posted it here in our archive for us all to enjoy again:
Well, well, well..... Once again, this is not showing at all - for reasons which are entirely unknown to me at this time. Sorry - I'll get back to this later.....
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 07/31/09 - "Jane Penn Clark":
If you are in touch with Jane [Janie, as I knew her] Penn Clark ('57 - of MD) would you send to her greetings from me. If she is of the family of Penn's Luggage of Newport News then we knew each other as children.
I spent a few formative years at 1419 24th street in NN and her family lived directly across the street. This would have been circa 1945-47. At that time I contracted Rheumatic Fever, a deadly disease back in those days. The wonderful Dr. Nelms was our family physician and was treating me at that time. This event coincided with, and prevented, my starting first grade which was profoundly vexing to me. I was disabled for over a year.
Anyway, it was the lovely little 'Janie' Penn that so kindly ported the daily assignments and materials from school [Magruder] each day to me and dutifully picked up the work that I had completed from the previous day and took it back to school, thus allowing me to eventually 'graduate' first grade without missing a beat.
She was a sweetie then and I'll bet she still is [never end a sentence ...]
As always, Carol, thanks for what you do. And thanks also for making me feel welcome on the NNHS site even though I'm a WHS dud, I mean.. dude.
Thanks so much, John! I'm not in touch with Jane, but I sent your note to a couple of gals I think might be. We'll see what happens next.
I did see her at Evelyn's Party last fall. I wish I'd known this charming story then!
And you're always welcome here, Sweetie! We're all one big happy family, and I deeply appreciate all your input!
From Me ('65) of IL - 08/01/09 - "Back to the Cafeteria and the Cake":
In the 07/29/09 Newsletter, Sue David Kline ('68) of ? asked:
Do you remember that wonderful cake that was homemade in the cafeteria. I think it was a yellow cake and it normally had chocolate icing. But on Valentine's Day, for example, the icing was pink. It was the best cake ever! I wonder if anybody has the recipe?
No one else has yet responded to Sue's query. I think it's quite probable that the secret left with Mrs. Lallie Bradford Barritt (d. 29 May 2003), Cafeteria Manager at NNHS for many years:
After pondering the matter for some time, I did at last remember that delicious cake, Sue. My problem was no doubt caused by the fact that I wasn't always a cafeteria regular. Often I ate downtown, but by my senior year, I frequently chose a third option.
I don't recall being blubber-coated back then as I am now, but I've always been pressed for time. The less than an hour we were allotted for lunch rarely seemed like enough time for me to scoot downtown on my short legs and find a place that wasn't too swamped with students and other customers to feed me in time to get back to school before the dreaded bell rang. I found that by tucking a can of Metrecal in my purse, I could relax in the cafeteria and leisurely chug it down while studying or visiting with friends.
Contrary to whatever the ads may have said, I did not find Metrecal to be delicious, but it was certainly convenient.
In lieu of that wonderful cake of long ago, I offer this also-wonderful recipe I've used for over 30 years. It's fast, super-easy, never-fail, and above all, yummy. I hope you'll enjoy it!
Quick Butter Cake
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Drop egg into (somewhat cooled) melted butter, add milk
and vanilla. Combine two mixtures. Blend (no mixer needed). Pour into
greased and floured 9 x 12" pan. Bake about 30 minutes, until toothpick
comes out clean.
Thanks again, Sue!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/31/09 - " Charles M. Schulz - Famous Soldiers Page":
Please allow me to recommend Charles M. Schulz (Deceased) for the Famous Soldiers page on your website.
He served during World War II, and you will find his photo in Army uniform attached to this message. Note the Combat Infantryman's Badge on his chest.
He passed away on 13 February 2000.
You surely know him from his cartoon strip "Peanuts" and other great Charlie Brown Specials that aired on TV.
My absolute favorite, and it is a classic: "What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?" that aired during Veterans Day in 1983. Linus reading the poem "In Flanders Field" got to me
|Courtesy of Harper Collins Publishers, "Schulz and Peanuts, A Biography" by David Michaelis, 2007, ISMB 978-0-06-621393-4.|
Knowing your rules about uniforms for the Famous Soldiers page, I am pleased to have accomplished the mission.
This data should assist you if you post Mr. Schulz in the
Famous Soldier page.
Born 26 November 1922
Died 13 February 2000 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, CA.
Army Strong and TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
WOWZERS-YOWZERS!! How could we have overlooked this one for so long?!? Thanks, Major Madagan!
I've gratefully added Mr. Schulz to that page:
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 07/31/09 - "Red shirts":
I shall try to remember;:::::::::::::
If the red shirt
thing is new to you, read below how it went for a man...
Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a Marine sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put two and two together.
After we boarded our flight, I turned to the sergeant, who'd been invited to sit in First Class (across from me), and inquired if he was heading home.
"No," he responded.
"Heading out?" I asked.
"No. I'm escorting a soldier home."
"Going to pick him up?"
"No. He is with me right now. He was killed in Iraq, I'm taking him home to his family."
The realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a punch to the gut. It was an honor for him. He told me that, although he didn't know the soldier, he had delivered the news of his passing to the soldier's family and felt as if he knew them after many conversations in so few days.
I turned back to him, extended my hand, and said, "Thank you. Thank you for doing what you do so my family and I can do what we do."
Upon landing in Chicago the pilot stopped short of the gate and made the following announcement over the intercom.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had the honor of having Sergeant Steeley of the United States Marine Corps join us on this flight. He is escorting a fallen comrade back home to his family. I ask that you please remain in your seats when we open the forward door to allow Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive his fellow soldier. We will then turn off the seat belt sign."
Without a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant saluting the casket as it was brought off the plane, and his action made me realize that I am proud to be an American.
So here's a public Thank You to our military Men and Women for what you do so we can live the way we do.
Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the "silent majority." We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.
Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that ... Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women a far, will wear something red.
By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once "silent" majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.
The first thing a soldier says when asked, "What can we do to make things better for you?" is. "We need your support and your prayers."
Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something red every Friday.
Thank you so much for the reminder, George!
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 07/31/09 - "SENIOR DRESS CODE":
Y'all will LOVE #13.
Violations of this Senior Dress Code will not be tolerated at any time, per our Reference Guide and By-Laws. Those violators will be reprimanded and put on one (1) week suspension for first-time offense. And let's be mindful of the dress combinations listed below, especially #13.
AT SOME POINT, YOU GOTTA GIVE UP THE "DAISY DUKES" .
SENIOR DRESS CODE
Many of us "Old Folks" (those over 50, WAY over 50, or hovering near 50) are quite confused about how we should present ourselves. We are unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or not we are correct as we try to Conform to current fashions. Despite what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together And should be avoided:
1. A nose ring and bifocals
2. Spiked hair and bald spots
3. A pierced tongue and dentures
4. Miniskirts and support hose
5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads
6. Speedos and cellulite
7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar
8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor
9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge
10. Bikinis and liver spots
11. Short shorts and varicose veins
12. Inline skates and a walker
And last, but not least...my personal favorite
13. Thongs and Depends
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/23/09 - "CLEAN FUNNIES FOR TWISTED PEOPLE (#9 in a Series of 9)":
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce, these have been a hoot!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/24/09 - "~ Friendship~ (#8 in a Series of 8)":
OOOH-AWWW! Thanks, Shari, I've enjoyed these!
1. From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
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
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 - 07/30/09:
A vacationer e-mailed a seaside
hotel to ask its location. “It’s only a stone’s throw away from the beach,” he
“But how will I recognize it?” asked the man.
The reply came back: “It’s the one with all the broken windows.”
My wife asked me to buy ORGANIC
vegetables from the market. I went and looked around and couldn’t find any.
So I grabbed an old, tired looking employee and said, “These vegetables are for my wife. Have they been sprayed with any poisonous chemicals?”
“The produce guy looked at me and said, “No. You’ll have to do that yourself.”
Simple Questions, Stupid Answers
1) How long did the
Hundred Years War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador
3) From which animal do we get cat gut? Sheep and Horses
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October revolution? November
5) What is a camel’s hair brush made of? Squirrel fur
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? Dogs
7) What was King George VI’s first name? Albert
8) What color is a purple finch? Crimson
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
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,
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: 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
CLASS OF 1970
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 07/23/09
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Words and Music by John Lennon, 1971
I was dreaming of the past.
And my heart was beating fast,
I began to lose control,
I began to lose control,
I didn't mean to hurt you,
I'm sorry that I mad you cry,
I didn't want to hurt you,
I'm just a jealous guy,
I was feeling insecure,
You night not love me any more,
I was shivering inside,
I was shivering inside,
I was trying to catch your eyes,
Thought that you were trying to hide,
I was swallowing my pain,
I was swallowing my pain.
"Jealous Guy" midi courtesy of
http://www.moremidifiles.com/2006/01/09/jealous-guy/ - 06/20/09
"Jealous Guy" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyrics007.com/John%20Lennon%20Lyrics/Jealous%20Guy%20Lyrics.html - 06/22/09
"Jealous Guy" Image courtesy of http://iseesongs.googlepages.com/ - 06/22/09
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
Rainbow Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of
http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars8.html - 06/22/09
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
States Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of
http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.clipartof.com/details/emoticon/1923.html - 03/05/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marineswho served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
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