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08/11/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Blueboy

“Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.”

- Pelé
(b. 23 Oct 1940)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This is for all you John Fogerty fans out there!

BONUS - - Blueboy - John Fogerty


Monday, August 11, 1969 - Long-distance runner Vanderlei de Lima was born in Cruzeiro do Oeste, Paraná, Brazil.

Monday, August 11, 1969 - Actress Ashley Jensen was born in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Lois Marie King Earwood ('57) AND       Dave Arnold ('65) of VA, AND      Linwood Wright ('65) of VA AND       My Grandson, Joseph Harty of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -    Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA;

17 - Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene Chapman ('57) AND   Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL;

18 - Etta L. Baker ('57)  AND   Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA!

  Many Happy Returns, One and All!


  Some of you are have been blocked from viewing the site since 07/20/09 out of safety concerns.  Most of y'all are not.  Our server, also hosts many, many other sites.  Six of them are having malware "issues", so to protect the general public from any possible harm, a warning has been placed by some systems.  Here's the latest from Google: 

What is the current listing status for

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 18 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 415 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 86 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-08-07, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-07-30.

   Surely things will be better soon; they last checked it four days ago, and it's been well over a week since they found anything harmful.....

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/10/09 - "Solution":

There is a solution here:  Copy the entire newsletter page insert it into your announcement newsletter. Most e-mail programs will recognize HTML content. After I send this, I will send you an e-mail with a newsletter inserted. Let me know how it displays.

    Well, of course, David, you are a SUPER GENIUS! I'd not even thought of that before; I figured the letters would all be too long and too frequent and people would complain about their jammed inboxes - which is how we happened to initiate the published Newsletters in the first place.

   For a moment I considered a brief (hopefully) return to the Old Style Newsletters (no music, no graphics, no images, just boring) of 2004 and before, but the timing is just so wrong. I mean, I'm right in the middle of a silent, unannounced, all but invisible contest here (to which I alluded yesterday, and to which we're STILL had no response or even queries of "What in the world are you DOING, Crazy Woman?!?," and if I were forced to stop before it has successfully concluded, well, it would just ruin everything! And you, of all people, David, know what a Mega Brat I am!

   Okay, I'll compromise. If someone responds to the Secret Contest, I'll try something else. Maybe. I dunno. It's still gonna ruin everything.

   Thank you, Brown Eyes! I'll think about it.....

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/10/09 - "Bird Gets Down With Ray Charles":

Guaranteed to make you smile.  I did.  This is the second bird I've seen "Get Down" to music.  The other was a Cockatiel that used his feet more.  What a dancer! - Frostie, a 20-year-old Bare-Eyed Cockatoo (a Little Corella), Loves Ray Charles!

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Judy, what a hoot!

      From Buster Vest ('63) of VA to   Danny Coleman ('63) of NC to       Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA to      Me ('65) of IL - 08/10/09 - "Chris Angel Trick":

I left the string on this forward to let you see it has a Typhoon touch! In addition, just watch and see what you think!!

You just have to see this one.  Talk about illusions ... this one will blow your mind ....

   Okay, well, first, he said, "Lay down" when he should have said, "Lie down" - thrice!

   Then, he said that second gal was too short. I myself am extremely vertically challenged, so I must take umbrage at that.

   And next - AAAIIIEEEEWWW!!! That is just so gross!!! How'd he DO that?!? No, wait, I don't wanna know. I think I'm gonna be sick now.

   UM, thanks, Wayne Honey - and Danny and Buster - I think!!!

P.S. In searching for this video on YouTube rather than as a .wav file (which I cannot use here), I found this possible explanation of the trick:

   I'm still gonna be sick.....

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/10/09 - "IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!":


Please pay attention to the following Video, it could happen to you!!

Do NOT EVER, EVER, EVER, ! ! ! ! !  go to until you watch this video from FOX news. 

This is the scariest takeover of our lives the government has ever tried....

   YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thank you so much, Glenn! (Didn't I read this book once long ago?!?)

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/10/09 - "All you Crock Pot People!":

If you own a Crock Pot


   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Dearest Judy!

     From Me ('65) of IL - 08/10/09 - "Mars":

   For all of y'all who sent me the exciting emailing of what Mars is "posta" do this month, ummm, forget about it; "it ain't nebah gonna happen" (English major, you know). - The Story - The Truth

   But thanks anyway!


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 - 08/10/09:

A Lost Phone?

My girlfriend called me as she was driving to an appointment. She arrived, and I could tell from her voice that she was getting frustrated. Finally she said, "I know I had my cell phone with me. And now I can't find it!"

I replied, "Aren't you talking on it!?"

There was a solid period of stunned silence as the reality of the situation sank in - followed by, "You are NOT going to tell anybody about this!"


The Things That Drive A Sane Person Mad

You have to try on a pair of sunglasses with that stupid little plastic thing in the middle of them.

The person behind you in the supermarket runs his cart into the back of your ankle.

The elevator stops on every floor and nobody gets on.

There's always a car riding your tail when you're slowing down to find an address.

You open a can of soup and the lid falls in.

There's a dog in the neighborhood that barks at EVERYTHING.

You can never put anything back in a box the way it came.

Your tire gauge lets out half the air while you're trying to get a reading.

A station comes in brilliantly when you're standing near the radio but buzzes, drifts and spits every time you move away.

There are always one or two ice cubes that won't pop out of the tray.

You wash a garment with a tissue in the pocket and your entire laundry comes out covered with lint.

The car behind you blasts its horn because you let a pedestrian finish crossing.

A piece of foil candy wrapper makes electrical contact with your filling (or braces).

You set the alarm on your digital clock for 7pm instead of 7am.

The radio station doesn't tell you who sang that song.

You rub on hand cream and can't turn the bathroom doorknob to get out.

People behind you on a supermarket line dash ahead of you to a counter just opening up.

Your glasses slide off your ears when you perspire.

You can't look up the correct spelling of a word in the dictionary because you don't know how to spell it.

You have to inform five different sales people in the same store that you're just browsing.

You had that pen in your hand only a second ago and now you can't find it.

You reach under the table to pick something off the floor and smash your head on the way up.


Barber and Kid

A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, "This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you."

The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, "Which do you want, son?" The boy takes the quarters and leaves.

"What did I tell you?" said the barber. "That kid never learns!"

Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. "Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?"

The boy licked his cone and replied, "Because the day I take the dollar, the game's over!"


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

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John Fogerty, 1997
(b. 28 May 1945)

Way back in the hills
There's a place I know
People comes from miles around
Just to watch 'ol Dooley do the show

Ooh let the blueboy play
Ooh let the blueboy play
Gonna ride the mule
Gonna chase him too
Pullin' on-a pullin' on-a
Pullin' on-a pony
He goes...

Soon's the sun go down
That's when the fun begins
Hitch your wagon down the track
Up to the roadhouse
And come on in

Ooh let the blueboy play
Ooh let the blueboy play
Gonna ride the mule
Gonna chase him too
Pullin' on-a pullin' on-a
Pullin' on-a pony
He goes...


Sheriff says it late
Closin' time we got to go
But Dooley he don't want to quit
Ain't nobody feels like goin' home

Ooh let the blueboy play
Ooh let the blueboy play
Gonna ride the mule
Gonna chase him too
Pullin' on-a pullin' on-a
Pullin' on-a pony
He goes...

"Blueboy" midi courtesy of - 08/11/09

"Blueboy" lyrics courtesy of - 08/11/09

Image of Adamas I "Blue Boy" courtesy of - 08/11/09

Double Guitars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/11/09

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

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

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

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

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

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

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!

Animated Sick Smiley courtesy of - 05/04/09

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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