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08/08/06 - NNHS Newsletter
We Can Work It Out

"As you grow older, you'll find the only things
you regret are the things you didn't do.Ē

- Zachary Scott
(24 Feb 1914 - 3 Oct 1965)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I'm still encountering difficulties handling images and links, so I've held many pictures in reserve that I had planned for this issue, but there are still several great pics here for your enjoyment.  The remainder should be available in the very near future.  


BIRTHDAYS - BELATED AND OTHERWISE:

   Yesterday was    Kenny Branch's ('62 - of AR) birthday, and today is Kathy Presgraves Whitt's ('71 - of VA).
 

 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

   Many happy returns to you both! 

   


PAGE HITS:

  Hit #50,000 was made on Monday, August 7, 2006 at 8:07 AM by someone from nrflva.east.verizon.net.  If you know that you were that lucky Lucky Visitor, please let me know.  There's a prize coming your way - sooner or later....

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/page-hits.html

 


  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 07/26/06 - "The Fax Cat": 

Carol,
 
The Fax Cat as promised follows.  This cat was a member of a feral cat colony that was born in a burrow under a 40 foot container sitting on the ground behind our factory.  We captured and tamed this one and several others.  This guy was so friendly and personable that he continued to live in the factory for a couple of years as everybody little friend.  No cat ever got as much attention as he did and we named him "Johnny Rotten" because he was so spoiled.  Eventually though he went home with one of the workers to live. He often slept on my desk at night.
 
 
 
When he was a baby he hid and slept here - I think that he thought it was safe - and it was.
He also like to play on my desk. And following is the fax series.  He was totally fascinated by the fax machine in the office.
Something is moving in that box.
 
 
       
 
Ahh, got it.  I wonder if I can eat it.
Hey! It's not dead yet.  Maybe if I sit on it..................
Finally, I got it stopped but it is still beeping at me.  
       

Al

   Ohhh, Al - he's so adorable!  Thanks so much for sending these!

   Next time (when hopefully I won't be having so much difficulty with images), we'll see your equally darling "Sink Cat"!

 


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/28/06 - "blessings":

http://www.daily-blessings.com/bless1229.htm

   Thanks, Shari!   This is a great reminder!

 


  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 07/30/06:

Carol,

I don't know if you want to use these photos, but when I was home in June, I took pics of the old 24th Street Church of Christ, where I was baptized and my sister (Nat Woolard Cunningham -  Hampton HS '60) was married.  I noticed the one on the site is from 1917.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get back far enough to get the steeple.  

The other pic is the Sunday School building.  As you can see, it's now a Baptist church.  

 
Now the other pics are interesting and don't know where they would go......maybe at Dr. Nelms' site?  The Jackson Hewitt building is the former Southampton Pharmacy and the "Dentists" building I believe was Dr. Nelms' office.  If I'm mistaken, then just throw them out.  Was wondering if Chandler (Nelms - Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) might have pics of his father's office. 

 

 
 
June 2006 June 2006 June 2006 June 2006  
         
  
   Gloria, I'm delighted to have these!  Your images are sharp and bright, and they greatly add to the value of these pages!

   Please don't interpret my snail's pace as indicative of any reluctance on my part to use them!  I've just been a bit overwhelmed lately.

   I finally have them posted:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/our-places-worship.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Northside-Church-Christ.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/our-physicians-and-dentists.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/physicians.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/doc-Nowell-D-Nelms.html

   Thanks so very much, Gloria!

 


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 07/
27/06 - "Dear Carol, Let's be Friends forever":

Dear Carol,

Let's be friends forever is the title I gave this picture. I have a Hound Dog and two cats but, They just tolerate each other and are not "lovey dovey", as in this picture.

Your Friend, Herbie

   Herbie, this is sooo precious!  Thanks so much!

   
     
     


  From Jay Stiles ('68) of VA - 08/07/06 - "NNHS 65 website":

Hi Carol,
 
Starting to worry more and more, your silence speaks loudly.  Hope you are on vacation or something exhilarating.  All of my close friends and I know CPR!  Have not had to break out the RonCo paddles lately; they may be over-charged or under-charged or un-charged over such a long period of time. 

   GIGGLES!!!  Sorry, Sweetie!  Those paddles might not be such a bad idea, though, especially if this computer nonsense continues!

Oh, the BJ was or still is, a partial monogram, someone way in the past, whom I have started communicating with again. 

   AHHHH!!!  Well, I'm so glad you solved that mystery for me!  Thanks!

Look forward to hearing from you again in the very near future. 

If you need anything, let us know!

   Oh, I need a lot of things!  WILDEST GIGGLES!!!
 

Jay Styles, '68

   Thanks so much, Jay!

 


  From Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD - 08/07/06:

  Gloria (Woolard Price - Hampton HS - '65 - of FL),

I donít think I knew George Burroughs and Brenda Cole í61 would be the right one. She lived off Chesapeake Boulevard right on the water near Wythe. I didnít know (or at least donít recall Bettyrene Cook ('64), but I knew her husband Jack (Pope - Hampton HS - '64). I also remember Carolyn (Haldeman - HHS - '59 - of VA) and Frear (Hawkins). They were both friends of my brothers

Thanks,

Chandler Nelms

   Thanks for that report, Chandler Darlin'!    It's always fun to see Who Knew Who!

 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 08/08/06:

   Speaking of Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins (Hampton HS - '59 - of VA),   Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and I met her when we attended our cousin    Clarke's (Booth - Wakefield HS - '57 - of FL) graduation from VMI in June of 1961.  That meant we also saw the late   Jerry Grogan ('57) graduate.
 

   
  Sunday, June 11, 1961  
  Carolyn Haldeman (HHS - '59), Carol Buckley ('65) and Eleanor Buckley Dick ('59).  
     Then Clarke gave us the postcard "starring" Carolyn, which now appears on our Buckroe Beach page.

    Isn't it fun to see how our lives intertwine?!?

 
The gal on the extreme right in the navy blue suit is Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins (HHS - '59).    

 

   


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 08/08/06:

This is in response to your NNHS Newsletter blurb about   Ronni ('64) & Ricki ('68) Green - I still eat at their Dad's namesake "Danny's Deli", although it has changed hands numerous times since way back then.

Plus, there is another memorial gathering for Paul (Shaver) tonight (Tuesday the 8th) at the James River Country Club in N.N., which we'll be attending. Candy (Hixson Whitley - Ferguson HS - '68) & I knew Paul from the Blue Lite days & when we were married he gave us a wedding present of a couple nights stay at the (then) Holiday Inn on Afton Mountain. His lovely daughter Kim & his beautiful two granddaughters live across the street from us.

David

   Thank you, David.  I remember your telling me that earlier.  My sincerest sympathies to you in the loss of such a good friend.

 


From Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA - 08/08/06:

Do you need any help with this newsletter?

   Well, yes, ma'am, 'deed I do!  But as I've never been particularly imaginative, I've not yet figured out a way to effect that - other than things (such as blogs and message boards) which would rob me of my Complete and Utter Control, which being the Crazed Power Freak that I've only recently (in the last five years) discovered myself to be, tends to make me break out in hives.

   I may be forced to resort to some of them around Thanksgiving or so, anyway......

   Actually, I might just be able to catch up to a reasonable degree shortly, especially if my computer ever decides to cooperate.  It's been pretending to be operating on the slowest imaginable dial-up speed this week, causing any linking of anything (but particularly images) to take sooo lonnngggg that by the time they're ready, I've forgotten what I was trying to do. 

   Thanks, Roberta!  If I think of anything, I'll let you know.  And if you think of anything, please enlighten me!

 


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 08/08/06

I detect a note of sarcasm in that offer of filthy lucre to watch the "Celtic Dance of the Spurned Lover". I say Nay to the lassie Eleanor, I'll not foul that sacred ritual. But do tell Eleanor that gee, I think she's swell, she's my pride & joy, et cetera, nonetheless.

Which in turn reminds me of my most fave concert DVD "Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble live at Austin City Limits" where they are smokin' their own song, "Pride & Joy".

Which reminds me how much I hated Texas & Louisiana because of the heat, when I was doing AIT at Fort Polk.

Which reminds me of the biggest dang spider I ever saw (Tarantula) in the mock-up Vietnamese village there, where a friend of mine looked as though he was doing the Macarena as he tried to tell someone, anyone, that there was a spider the size of a small burro in the area.

Which in turn reminds me that the Macarena & the Celtic Dance of the Spurned Lover are oddly similar & may share some history. I'll look into that.

Was there a question that started this?
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   David, you gorgeous creature, you are absolutely the funniest man I've ever known!

   But as I pick myself up from the floor (having just laughed myself off my chair), I can assure you that there was no sarcasm in Eleanor's offer whatsoever.  She was quite earnest in her request.  In fact, both of us were quite gleefully looking forward to that demonstration.  But of course, it wouldn't do to foul any sacred rituals, so unless you were able to resolve that issue, I suppose we'll have to pass on that dream.

   But you still owe me several dances!

   Thanks, Sweetie!

 


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 08/08/06 - "hot":

It's Soooo Hot!


 

       
The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

The trees are whistling for the dogs.

The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
 
   
Hot water now comes out of both taps.

You can make sun tea instantly.
   
You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.

The temperature drops below 95 F (35 C) and you feel a little chilly.

You discover that in August it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.
 
   
You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.

 
You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.

The cows are giving evaporated milk.

 

 
SO TRY TO STAY COOL...    
  
   That's mighty good advice, David!
    Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59) and Adrienne (Harty) and    I ('65) went out to run errands on Friday, and saw a sign that said it was 106 degrees - which we could readily believe!

   Thanks, Gorgeous!

 



ALERTS:  

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/20/06 - "ATTENTION ALL CLASS
OF 1964 TYPHOONS
":

If you will require lodging, we have reserved a block of 15 rooms at the Point Plaza, 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News VA, for Saturday night, October 14th, at a special NNHS rate of $79 (Standard) or $99 (Suite) plus 12.5% tax. You must make your reservation NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006. Call 1-757-599-4460 or 1-800-841-1112. In order to receive the special rate, you must clearly say "NNHS Class of 1964 Birthday Celebration" when making the reservation. Because of this requirement, it is recommended that you DO NOT make your reservation over the Internet.

   Thank you, David!  Y'all have fun!

 



REUNION REMINDERS:  

   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:

 

 

The Great Open Reunion
sponsored by the NNHS Class
of 1966
in honor of their graduation 40 years ago
will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 from 7:00 PM
to 1:00 AM
at
RJís Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.

On
Saturday,
September 30, 2006, meet at 11:00 AM at Newport News High School
(now Huntington Hall) for a tour of the high school and gym.
Parking is available next to the gym on Huntington Avenue.

On
Saturday, September 30, 2006 from 7:00 PM to midnight,,
the grand affair will be held
at Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA, 757-599-4460.

CO
NTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at dhbartram@cox.net.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 06/27/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1966.html
 

 
ATTENTION: NNHS CLASS OF 1964

The 60th Birthday Celebration
for Members of the NNHS Class of 1964

will be held
on Saturday, October 14, 2006, 7:00 - 11:00 PM at Spirit Events,
12672 Patrick Henry Drive, Newport News, VA 23602.

INFORMAL "SOCK HOP" (WEEJUNS AND BLEEDING MADRAS, IF YA GOT 'EM), CATERED FOOD, ADULT BEVERAGES, MUSIC, DANCING, BIRTHDAY CAKE 

We all agree that the Class of 1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion.  However, the Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964
to our 60th Birthday Celebration.

But, the good news for all you High School Reunion "Junkies" out there
is that you can look forward to our 45-year Reunion in 2009.

CONTACT Dave Spriggs at nnhs64@cox.net
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 08/03/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1964-B.html
 

OUR 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANS ARE NOW FINALIZED, AND THE INVITATIONS
HAVE BEEN MAILED TO YOU
,
BUT YOU CAN ALSO SIGN UP RIGHT HERE.
 
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN THIS WEB PAGE:
THEN PRINT OUT AND COMPLETE THE RESERVATION FORM
AND POP IT ... AND THE CHECK ... IN THE MAIL TO US.  IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE.

AND, AT THE  RIDICULOUSLY LOW FEE OF $25.00 PER PERSON, HOW COULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER MISSING THIS GALA EVENT?
 
(HECK!! I'D GIVE IT AWAY, BUT COOKIE WON'T LET ME!!)
 
 
The Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA from 6:00 PM Ė 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by Aug. 1.

On Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all classmates
who wish to attend. 

CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at jandcelliott@aol.com
or 757-868-1111
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
04/19/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1956.html


"Dinner" Planning Meetings for
The Class of 1962!


They would love to have as many of their classmates as possible to participate in the future as they plan the details of their upcoming 45-Year Reunion!!  Please plan to join them at their next meeting.

If you did not receive an announcement, they do not have your address. 
Please email Pat Floyd Pride at
patnnhs@cox.net
or Brenda Amos Williams at
typhoonmom@juno.com

for directions, and so that you can stay in touch
.
 

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
 
http://geocities.com/typhoonmom1/

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 05/10/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html
 

 


  From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 07/13/06 - "Need A Laugh!?" (#9 in a series
of 12):

Hi Carol: 

Thought you might get a chuckle out of some of these, a friend of mine sent them to me. 

Catherine Hudson
 

 
    

   YOWZERONI!!!

   Thanks so much, Cathy!  I think we're all always in the market for a good laugh!

  

 
 Load 'em up with burritos, Mom!!    

 

   



   Okay, Sweetie Pies, I'm going to cut this one short while I still have hair remaining on my head.  The frustration of dealing with the images (when every single step is taking five times longer than it should) is getting to me.  I'd hate to show up at the reunion bald!
  It's just not the Real Me!

   Stay tuned......
 

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol

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NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

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

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

Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
910-488-9408


 We Can Work It Out 

 Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1965

(The Beatles)
 

Try to see it my way,
Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on?
While you see it your way,
Run the risk of knowing that our love may soon be gone.
We can work it out,
We can work it out.

Think of what you're saying.
You can get it wrong and still you think that it's all right.
Think of what I'm saying,
We can work it out and get it straight, or say good night.
We can work it out,
We can work it out.
Life is very short, and there's no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend.
I have always thought that it's a crime,
So I will ask you once again.

Try to see it my way,
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong.
While you see it your way
There's a chance that we might fall apart before too long.
We can work it out,
We can work it out.
Life is very short, and there's no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend.
I have always thought that it's a crime,
So I will ask you once again.

Try to see it my way,
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong.
While you see it your way
There's a chance that we may fall apart before too long.
We can work it out,
We can work it out.


"We Can Work It Out" midi courtesy of http://www.davidjwilson.btinternet.co.uk/beatles/past_masters2.html - 07/31/06
graciously located for us on the spur of the moment by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/31/06 - and then I inadvertently delayed using it!
Thanks so much, Dave!

"We Can Work It Out" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/We-Can-Work-It-Out-lyrics-The-Beatles/6D803BA94CA13DDB48256BC2001D24D8 - 07/30/06

Image of British Record Sleeve courtesy of http://www.thebeatlesongs.com/frametest.htm - 07/31/06

Animated Black Sparkle Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06

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

Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

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

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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