lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

Provide free mammograms!

08/05/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Caribbean Blue

I live for those who love me, for those who know me true,
for the heaven so blue above me, and the good that I can do.

- George Linnaeus Banks
(02 Mar 1821 - 03 May 1881)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Strangely, I do not believe we've ever used any of Enya's music here before!

BONUS - - Caribbean Blue - Enya


Tuesday, August 05, 1969 - Mariner program: Mariner 7 made its closest fly-by of Mars (3,524 kilometers).


    From Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 08/04/09 - "  Warren Chapman":


I'm forwarding on a note from   Yvonne's (Peters Hoyle) HHS class (64) about her classmate   Warren Chapman.  NNHS basketball fans may remember him as one of Hampton's basketball stars in 1964.  If anyone knew him personally, they might want to send him a note.


Henry Hoyle
From Cheryl G. Gresham (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 08/04/09 - "  Warren Chapman":
'64 Classmates~~~

George Jenkins has notified several of us about Warren Chapman being very ill with lymphoma and wanted this to be passed on to everyone. He said that Warren would like to hear from classmates.  You can send him a card/write him at 6028 Shelter Bay Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941. 
If I find out more about how he is doing then I will let you know.  And if any of you talk with him please let the rest of us know.  
Thanks~~~ crabber love to you all
   Oh, NO! I'm so sorry to hear this, Cousin Henry! I didn't know Warren personally (although I did of course see him play basketball), but I'm sure he had many friends among our readers, and we're certainly grateful to be able to pass this along to them as well as adding Warren's name to our Prayer Roll:

   Thank you, Henry - and Yvonne and Cheryl and George!


   Happy Birthday today to Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) AND   Frank Friedland ('60) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND      Hunter Todd  ('57) of TX;

12 - Lois Marie King Earwood ('57),        Dave Arnold ('65) of VA, AND      Linwood Wright ('65) of VA  AND       My Grandson, Joseph Harty of TX!

  Many Happy Returns, One and All!

From Dave Huller of FL - 08/04/09, 11:20 PM via

It is with great sadness that I report that my father,       John A. (Scooter) Huller passed away on July 29, 2009.

NNHS was a cherished part of his life and he spoke often of his days as an educator and the quality of the school and his many friends, students, and colleagues.

Best regards,

Dave Huller

   Thank you, Dave!  You have our deepest condolences on the loss of your father, a man who seems to have been universally loved.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/04/09 - "hot day distractions":

I was leaving for a two-day conference, and my seven-year-old daughter, Katherine, was becoming overly clinging and teary.

I was mystified at her emotional reaction until I heard her say to my husband, "Daddy, I have a loose tooth. If it falls out while Mommy is gone, do you know how to handle this tooth fairy thing?"


"I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on."

- Beryl Pfizer


WHAT Did You Say? (are you LISTENING to what you say to yourself?)
By Carrie Wilkerson

Usually, there is a fluffy, feel-good story here. WARNING - that is NOT THE CASE TODAY! I wanted to GET REAL with you today about the way you treat YOURSELF! Let me ask you some questions. You don't have to answer aloud (especially if you're at work, on the subway or in Starbucks), but DO take the time to be honest. OKAY?

Here we go:

* You are on your way to an important appointment - no time to spare - and you make a wrong turn and get a little lost. What are you saying to yourself?

* You are dressing in the morning and you are frustrated with the way your clothes hang or that your jeans aren't buttoning right. What do you say?

* You burn your hand while you're cooking dinner -or worse - burn dinner!  What are you saying? (no expletives, please!)

* You are doing your hair and you cannot get it to turn out quite right. What do you say to yourself in the mirror?

* Your children are a little WOUND up and you over-react a little in anger when you are correcting them. What do you say to yourself?

* You fail a test (school, driving, certification, pregnancy - you fill in the blank). What do you tell yourself?

* The house is a mess, your household schedule is CRAZY, you forgot a baby shower you were supposed to attend, and hubby's birthday sneaked up on you.. WHAT ARE YOU SAYING TO YOURSELF?

Let me tell you from my own circumstances. when I could not find my keys, my purse, or the baby's favorite blankie - I was INSTANTLY saying "Carrie, you would lose your head if it wasn't attached. Why can't you be more organized?"

When I was driving and got lost (I am directionally challenged, at best), I IMMEDIATELY began telling myself, "Carrie, you couldn't find your way out of a paper bag! Why are you so worthless about directions?"

And clothes not fitting??? WELL - after dealing with 20+ years of being overweight, you can ONLY IMAGINE the way I talked to myself about my body, my weight and my eating habits.

Now, consider this!! We would NEVER allow someone else (spouse, kids, parents or coworkers) to talk to us the way we talk to ourselves! Right? We are somewhat trained to berate ourselves. We seem to think that if we speak harshly to ourselves, it will affect change. I DISAGREE!

I think that the more you "hear" something (whether it is true or not and regardless of who says it) you begin to believe it!

I know beautiful women who started saying ickky things to themselves when they were awkward pre-teens, and now, even though they are stylish and gorgeous, they have these BELIEFS that they are clumsy, awkward and unattractive because they've been telling themselves that since junior high school!

I know intelligent and capable men that berate themselves constantly even though they are successful and well-respected...perhaps they are replaying 'tapes' in their head of what a teacher, coach, peer or parent previously helped them believe about themselves!

Why not CHANGE YOUR DIRECTION? (Warning, this will seem awkward at first)

For example, NOW that I am aware of how I tend to fuss at myself, I change the script! When I cannot find something easily because of the chaos my house is in, I say "Wow, we are so blessed with these four great kids and a busy house! If things were perfectly organized, how boring would that be?"

When I am lost or turned around, I say "I'm so glad I left a few minutes early so I could enjoy all the alternate routes!" --- OK, this may seem silly to you - but what do you think this has done for my attitude?

I have a client who told me she was fussing about her "bad hair day" in the mirror and on the way to work realized she should be thankful for a head full of naturally curly hair instead of wasting energy being mad about it.

When we give ourselves permission to SPEAK KIND AND ENCOURAGING words to ourselves. that is bound to spill out of us into the lives of others. Don't you agree? TRY IT TODAY!! Pay attention to what you say to yourself and see if there aren't some more uplifting or positive words you can say instead!


Carrie Wilkerson, wife, mom, author & speaker. As "The Barefoot Executive" Carrie educates, coaches and advises work-at-home women (and those who want to be) as they achieve their goals of personal & career fulfillment! Carrie and her husband, "Mr. Barefoot" - work together at home and share the joy of raising their 4 children (infant to 12 years) together.


   Thanks so much, Shari!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/04/09 - "EXCELLENT":

This is awesome...  the "rain in Africa":

   This is awesome, Norris! No one should miss it - thanks!


1.   From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

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


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 - 08/04/09:

Drunk Giraffe

A man walks into a bar with a giraffe. He walks up to the bar and takes a seat, the giraffe does the same. The man orders a beer for himself and a double scotch for the giraffe.

They both proceed to drink and after a while they order the same again. They continue all night, ordering the same drinks, drinking them and ordering another load until suddenly the giraffe falls off his stool and lies unconscious on the floor.

The man gets up of his stool and heads for the door, The barman shouts at him as he heads out the door 'You can't leave that lyin' here!'

To which the man replies, 'It's not a lion its a giraffe!


A Horse Walks Into A Bar

A horse walks into a bar, he sits down and the bartender asks him, "Why the long face?"

The second horse walks in with jumper cables attached to it's head, he sits down, and the bartender says, "I don't mind the long face, but don't you go and try to start anything!"


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 08/05/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

    To donate, click on the Donate Button on the left,  or just mail it directly to my home (address available upon request). Thanks!

Caribbean Blue

Enya, 1991
(b. 17 May 1961)

...Afer Ventus... the world goes round and round
With all you ever knew --
They say the sky high above
Is Caribbean blue...

...if every man says all he can,
If every man is true,
Do I believe the sky above
Is Caribbean blue...


...if all you told was turned to gold
If all you dreamed was new,
Imagine sky high above
In Caribbean blue...

Afer Ventus...

"Caribbean Blue" midi courtesy of - 07/06/09

"Caribbean Blue" lyrics courtesy of - 08/05/09

"Caribbean Blue" Image courtesy of - 08/05/09

Island Divider Line clip art courtesy of somewhere within - 07/08/09

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

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!

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

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

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2009

Return to NNHS Class of 1965