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08/03/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Tony Bennett's 82nd Birthday

I have a simple life. I mean, you just give me a drum roll, they announce my name,
and I come out and sing. In my job I have a contract that says I'm a singer. So I sing.

- Tony Bennett
(b. 3 Aug 1926)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   This is another new birthday celebration for us.

BONUS #1 - - I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett with Judy Garland, 1960's

BONUS #2 -  - I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett, 1995



   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 - The United States Coast Guard - 1790;

05 -  Frank Friedland ('60) of VA;

06 -   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX;

07 -   Kenny Branch ('62) of AR 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 Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 07/29/08 - but hiding in my email and only found on 08/03/08:

Hi Carol,

I have been away from the computer for a while as I had my grandchildren visiting for a month.  They left Monday and it is so quiet around here the cat has started talking again. 

In response to the question about Jerry Smith, he was the brother of your classmate,    Ron Smith.  Jerry died at a young age of cancer. I believe he was married and studying to be a minister. I spoke to him several times while he was receiving treatment at Vanderbilt Hospital.  I never saw Jerry without a smile on his face.  He and Ron attended Noland Memorial United Methodist along with their parents.  Wish I could remember dates but.....

Hope you are doing better.  I am glad to see      Jimmy DeBerry ('64 of VA) is home, and hope my twin sister    Jamey (Douglas) Bacon ('66 - of VA) is on the mend.

Linda L. Lane

   Thank you, Linda-Linda! Your note was doing an excellent job of hiding from me. Had I not had to restart my computer this morning, it would still be missing, and I'd be none the wiser!

  From David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO - 08/01/08 - "RE: William Clark's 238th Birthday":

With the birthday notice of William Clark, I would be remiss and/or fired for not trying to put a plug in for my city, Saint Charles, Missouri, the point of departure for Lewis and Clark.  We have a wonderful Boathouse and Museum in their honor. 
In the spring time we have a Lewis and Clark Heritage Days Festival with parade and all that goes with it.  In the ground space of the boathouse resides the various craft which were used to re-enact the great discovery voyage 204 years ago. We celebrate both gentlemen everyday with a fabulous statue and many other attractions that honor both. 
Thanks for allowing me to push a little tourism.
David Rosenwasser

   Oh, absolutely! In fact, I was thinking of you when I was creating that Newsletter! We'll be back with more on this theme for Meriwether Lewis' birthday on August 18!

   Thanks so much, David - I do miss the St. Louis /St. Charles area! Y'all go see it when you can!,_Missouri

    From Johnnie Bateman ('67 / '70) of VA - 08/01/08 - "Nauvoo pics":


I can't remember if I sent these to you or not. I have a friend in Keokuk (IA - just across the Mississippi River) who sent them to me.

I have been to Nauvoo (IL) (back in 98), and it is one beautiful place, especially the restored area.
Saturday, October 7, 2006 - Nauvoo, IL
Nauvoo Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Mansion House  (Home of Joseph and Emma Smith)

   WOWZERONI!!! Thank you so much, Johnnie! This was a major surprise - especially in view of our next item!

   As there were 51 gorgeous images, I'll need to do something major league cool, and it'll take me a bit of time, but I certainly appreciate them!  I've been to Nauvoo several times, but the last was almost exactly seven years ago!

   The name "Nauvoo" actually means "to be beautiful", and indeed it was - and is again!,_Illinois

   Stay tuned!

      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 08/03/08:

Look who I saw in Nauvoo on Friday!


   HEY! That's my oldest son and his family!

   Thanks, Eleanor! I knew you were going there; I just didn't realize that they were going until Thursday!

   I'm glad you all enjoyed the Pageant!

Friday, August 1, 2008 - Nauvoo, IL, 6:38 PM
Rachel, Mary, Andrew, Lewis, Elizabeth, and Becca Harty Eleanor Nowitzky, Rachel, Mary, Andrew, Lewis, Elizabeth, and Becca Harty 

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 08/01/08 - "Hollywood Squares":

This is one of the funniest emails I've read in a very long time... enjoy!
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"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless..."
Jim & Bren
If you remember the Original Hollywood Squares and its comics, this may bring a tear to your eyes. These great questions and answers are from the days when "Hollywood Squares" game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course.
Q. Do female frogs croak?
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.
Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.
Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.
Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.
Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married?
A. Rose Marie: No; wait until morning.
Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.
Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say "I Love You"?
A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty.
Q. What are "Do It," "I Can Help," and "I Can't Get Enough"?
A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment.
Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question, Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget.
Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.
Q. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?
A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.
Q. In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.
Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.
Q. During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?
A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom.
Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.
Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?
Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?
A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark.
Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.
Q. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected.
Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.
Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?
Q. When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?
A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him.
Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet.
Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh.

   Thanks, Jay Sweetie!

  From Fuzzy Turner ('63) of NC - 08/01/08 - "Luke AFB Wakeup Call":

Thought all might be interested. 

Fuzzy (63)

Luke AFB Wakeup Call
Luke AFB is southwest of  Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were. 

A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back. 

Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near  Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that  disturbed his/her day at the mall. When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must have stung quite a bit. 

The complaint: 

'Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base': 

Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 a.m., a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns early bird special? Any response would be appreciated.' 

The response: 

Regarding 'A wake-up call from Luke's jets' (Letters, Thursday): 

On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m., a perfectly timed four-ship flyby of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. Capt. Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day. 

At 9 a.m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on the letter writer's recount of the flyby, and because of the jet noise, I'm sure you didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son's flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured. 

A four-ship flyby is a display of respect the Air Force pays to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects. 

The letter writer asks, 'Whom do we thank for the morning air show?'  The 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives. 

Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.

   Thank you, Fuzzy! I ran this through, hoping to find that surely it wasn't true. 

   Unfortunately, it was: Status: True

   However, to his credit, the complainer, himself a veteran, write a very nice letter of apology for his sarcastic remarks, once he became aware of the facts - which you may read on the above link.

  From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 08/01/08 - "Twin baby moose":


Twin baby moose

   WOWZERS! They're so - um - CUTE! Thanks, Phil!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/02/08 - "Flying Over Snowcapped Mountains":

Move your cursor over the screen, and you will have the impression you are flying over the mountains.

   MORE WOWZERS! What fun! Thanks, Joyce!

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - update of 07/25/08 - SEE: 07/25/08;  - update of 07/28/08 - "Jerry's HOME!!! He is ... feeling much better. He will still have to tackle some health issues, but we are getting there!"

2.   Julius Benton ('58) of VA - diagnosed years ago with Pick's Disease; update of 07/18/08 - SEE: 07/19/08

3.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE: 04/28/08; update of 06/23/08 - surgery on right eye -  07/01/08; surgery on left eye to follow several weeks later as financial goals are met

Connie Bloxom Thompson
2237 Hunter Chase
Bel Air, M
D 21015

4.   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA - broken hip - early this year; still recovering and in pain; update of 06/17/08 - SEE: 06/18/08

5. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

6. Emily (daughter of        My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"; update of 05/13/08 - has had a setback; going to see the surgeon in Richmond on 05/15/08; update of 06/15/08 - SEE: 06/17/08

7. Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA suffered heart attack on 07/25/08, fell on sidewalk during attack, breaking his nose and cheekbone and losing a tooth; is in critical condition in Mary Immaculate ICU

8. Carol Cook Campbell ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - heart catheter; at home now and doing fine

9.       My Niece, Shari, of VA - hospitalized 07/19/08

10.     Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA - stroke on 06/17/08; update of 06/25/08 - SEE: 06/26/08; update of 07/02/08 - SEE: 07/03/08; update of 07/26/08 - "went home July 10th and is doing GREAT; walking each night, having therapy a few times a week and progressing very well"

11.   Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - knee surgery with complications on 07/01/08 - update of 07/10/08 - SEE: 07/12/08; update of 07/20/08 - SEE: 07/21/08

12. My second granddaughter,     Rachel Harty of IL - broke her ankle/leg in 3 places on 05/17/08; clean breaks, no surgery required, but located in a tricky place for a growing girl, so proper healing is essential; update of 05/30/08 - "healing nicely. They put her in a cast below the knee. She still can't put any weight on it for 2 more weeks. Then she will be in a walking cast for 3 weeks after that"; update of 06/14/08 - Her leg is healing much faster than the doctor had expected. She is in a waterproof walking cast now for 3 weeks, then this cast will come off and she will have physical therapy; update of 07/06/08: SEE: 07/07/08; update of 07/27/08 - "has completed her physical therapy, and is now totally healed!"; update of 07/29/08 - SEE ABOVE

13.Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - hip surgery - at home now and doing fine

14. Bitsy Heath ('57) of VA - 07/02/08 - abdominal aneurysm requiring surgery; also having other issues with breathing and pulmonary output;  SEE: 07/03/08

15. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08; 
update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

16.   Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"; update of 05/10/08: "continues to do well since the surgery for pancreatic cancer and will now begin the follow-up treatment to be decided upon following the consultation and evaluation at MD Anderson (Houston).

17. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!;  update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated."

18. Marsha Rice ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - knee surgery - at home now and doing fine

19. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

20. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late    Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks"; update of 07/19/08 - finished her radiation treatments and is now cancer free !!!!!  - will be having reconstructive surgery in August.

21. Jim Wilson ('58) of VA recovering from prostate surgery on 06/02/08

22. All of Us


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:

     Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND PERHAPS OTHERS:  - 07/23/08

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

                                             Love to all, Carol




Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Music by George Cory
Lyrics by Douglass Cross,1954

(Tony Bennett, 1962)

The loveliness of Paris
Seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome
Is of another day
I've been terribly alone
And forgotten in Manhattan
I'm going home to my city by the bay.

I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me.
To be where little cable cars
Climb halfway to the stars!
The morning fog may chill the air
I don't care!
My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco,
Your golden sun will shine for me!

"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" midi courtesy of - 08/03/08

"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" lyrics courtesy of - 08/03/08

First Image of Tony Bennett courtesy of - 08/03/08

Second Image of Tony Bennett courtesy of - 08/03/08

Brown Star Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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!

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