08/13/09 - NNHS Newsletter - White Horses
“Now the great winds shoreward blow,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
How many of y'all are familiar with this theme song from a late sixties Yugoslav/German television series which was dubbed in English and shown on BBC??
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvZgqIUsrtU - White Horses - Jacky (Jackie Lee) - "The theme song to 1960s children's TV show The White Horses has been named the greatest in television history. "
"The theme song of the UK version of The White Horses was specially written, and sung by Jacky (Jackie Lee). Called White Horses it made it to number 10 in the charts in 1968."
"The White Horses (Ferien in Lipizza) aired from Sep 1966 to Feb 1967. The adventures of a young girl when she goes to stay on her uncle's farm. Dubbed into English in 1968, and shown throughout the '70s. It is thought only one episode of the dubbed version exists after the BBC wiped it. 1 Series - 13 Episodes."
Today's issue contains several items which may be considered inflammatory. No offense is intended. We all have different views, so let's all make sure it doesn't get out of hand, please. I'm just not up for a brouhaha. Actually, I rarely am.....
40 YEARS AGO TODAY:
Wednesday, August 13, 1969 - Serious border clashes occurred between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China.
Wednesday, August 13, 1969 - Figure skater Midori Ito was born in Nagoya, Japan.
1. Ed Olshansky ('69) of VA - 08/12/09 - "A Request For Jody Glazer's E-Mail Address":
I read with great sadness the death of Rusty Glazer ('61) (OF BLESSED MEMORY). I was friends with Rusty as well as his brother Jody ('65 - of GA) and his wife, Sandy NEE Fink ('67). I was very fond of his Mom, Edith, who was a kind woman. I wanted to extend my sympathies to Jody on behalf of myself and my Mom.
I am Norm Olshansky's ('64 - of FL) brother, Ed. Norm has been kind enough to share with me the Web Site for Newport News High School where I saw the old/new Stuart Gardens where my brothers and I grew up. You have a wonderful and quality web site, and I appreciate so much that you take the time to keep the students updated on so much material concerning them as well as the years they spent in High School and the people that they went to school with. Keep up the great work and kudo's to you for your efforts to keep Newport News High School alive through your very important website.
Hi, Eddie! I remember you and both your brothers - Norman and Kenny ('60 - of VA) very well. Except for Kenny (who was long gone before I reached NNHS), we were all in the Spokesman Club with Mr. Burke, n'est pas?
I think I even remember your grandmother, but after so many years, I'm not sure whether she was your grandmother or Buddy and Sue David's. But whoever she was, I always admired her. She was a tiny, beautiful, white-haired woman with the sweetest smile who frequently rode the Stuart Gardens bus to go downtown shopping. She always dressed properly for the occasion, with white gloves and a small hat (usually red) - a real gracious lady in the truest sense.
But I digress.
I was shocked to find Jody's note (or Marc, as he really prefers to be called these days). I tend to remember people as they were, and cannot imagine any of them ever becoming ill, let alone passing on.
His email addy is ____________________. I'm certain he'd appreciate hearing from you at this time of sadness.
Thank you for your kind words about the site! Let me know if you'd like to join us on a regular basis, and I'll add your name to our mailing list and announce you as a "Newbie".
From Ed Olshansky ('69) of VA - 08/12/09:
Thank you for not only remembering me, Norm and Ken, but for sharing some of your memories of growing up with us in Stuart Gardens. I would love very much being on the mailing list and being a Newbie. Furthermore it reminds me of my first year at Newport News High School when you call me a newbie when I was called a "Mouse" if I am remembering correctly.
It was very hard being in the Shadows of both my brothers, but all of us have committed ourselves successfully to serving the Public good as my Dad (May His Memory Be For A Blessing) did. I have been working at Riverside Regional Medical Center for the past 28 years, 25 of those years transporting patients to their different tests and back in the hospital. For one year I worked in the Operating Room as a Nurses Assistant, and for two years I worked as a Physical Therapy Aide helping people who had strokes, accidents, and orthopedic surgeries. I also volunteered for 6 years in our Psychiatric Department doing very interesting and rewarding work with those of our population suffering from Mental Illness, and for over 20 years I was a Hospice Volunteer, so as you can see I am very wide ranged and have developed many skills due to all of my experiences.
My brother Norm is a Freelance Fundraiser doing great work for charities and the like, and my brother Ken just closed his Plastic Surgery Practice and is working part time on projects for St. Mary's in Richmond.
I believe the lady you described was Buddy and Sue David's Grandmother, Lena Hankins, who I used to call my girlfriend. You gave a very accurate and beautiful description of her.
Thank you for sharing Marc's e-mail address with me. It is always comforting to hear from family and friends at a time like this, and I thank you for making it possible for me to hopefully make a difference sharing memories that I have of Rusty with Marc.
Have a Great week! Ed
WOWZERS! Thanks again, Ed! And I appreciate your clarifying the grandmother story for me. I think of Mrs. Hankins often - even after all these many years; she set a good example for me (and I'm sure many others as well) just by her quiet dignity and grace and the care she took in simple things.
Normally I have a little rigmarole I go through with the sharing of unpublished emails; I relax the "rules" considerably among friends at times of bereavement.
Welcome aboard, Eddie! I've added your name and sophomore image (the newest I have available to me) to the (woefully mis-named) "Alumni" listings for your class:
I've also posted a portion of your comments to Rusty's Memorial Newsletter:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday to Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
19 -Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA;
20 - Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
UPDATE ON "THE PROBLEM" - 08/13/09:
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, 00freehost.com 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 00freehost.com?
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?
2009-08-12, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-07-30.
Of the 406 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
Sooo - they checked it yesterday, and it's been two full weeks since they found anything harmful..... Surely this nightmare will end soon.....
UPDATE ON THE HIDDEN CONTEST - 08/13/09:
Not a nibble. You're just not concentrating.....
From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 08/12/09 - "RE: Test Your Connectivity":
Yeah, I actually use that site quite frequently. It just determines how quickly data is downloaded and uploaded, and you can then compare it to other internet service providers, etc.
From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 08/11/09 - "Did you get your health care letter yet?":
Regardless of party affiliation, this is funny!
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cookie!|
From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 08/12/09 - "Misleading Info Re. Cars.gov":
Snopes.com: NOT !
I knew there was a reason why I don't watch FOX.
Thanks, Charlie! This is hardly the first time FOX News has broadcast something inflammatory. I posted that item with fear and trepidation, but ultimately thought I'd err on the side of protection against possible privacy invasion rather than breaking my own rule about not posting items which might spark political controversy - because everyone has some sort of agenda - even snopes.com!
(I personally tend now to consult truthorfiction.com for verification, but this might just be in the category of "Who really knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" I'm just saying.....)
So here again, I'm not making a political statement - or at least, I'm not trying to make a political statement - and am trying diligently NOT to make any such statement. I have always and ever been weird, even within (perhaps especially within) my own very politically-minded family. My own party only existed between 1884 and 1908 (despite intermittent claims of some), and as that was some good while before I was even born, I've been party-less and politically alienated since birth, agreeing with practically no one and almost anyone from time to time......
Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN to Glenn Dye ('60) of TX to Me ('65) of IL - 08/12/09 - "Harry Truman":
This has been around before but it seemed like a perfect time to send it again!
We need more in public office like Harry Truman.
Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 43 Presidents. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri .. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire married lives there.
When he retired from office in 1952, his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There were no Secret Service agents following them.
When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."
Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise."
As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale. (i.e. Illinois)
Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!
I say dig him up and clone him!!
That's the only reason that I could ever agree to human cloning!
Thanks, Glenn - and Aretie!
For those of you just joining us, Aretie was my junior U.S. History teacher. Although Coach Powers had already instilled a love of history in me when I was but a "wee mousie", Aretie certainly broadened both my love of and my understanding and knowledge of the subject. Thanks again, Aretie!
NOTE: This item is referring to Mr. Truman's character and integrity, not necessarily his political convictions.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/12/09 - "We always have angels PLUS The Bus Driver":
We were waiting in the blistering sun at the Dollar Car Rental. The shuttle was due in a few minutes to take us to the airport. We were leaving my wife's family reunion in Hartford, CT.
The shuttle was a sight for sore and hot eyes. We had five bags, one a monstrosity of a bag, the king of backbreakers.
The shuttle driver popped out with a wide grin and eagerly began loading the bags onto the bus. "Be careful with that one," I said, pointing to the backbreaker.
He was a rather short man, not exactly the incredible Hulk type.
He tugged and struggled with the bag as it slowly lifted onto the bus. "This kind keeps my voice low," he joked as his voice went into a deep masculine tone as vertebrate creaked under the load.
Before the door closed, the driver went into a one-man comedy act. "Where ya headed?" he inquired.
"Atlanta," was the reply.
|We always have angels|
"Y'all still got possums in Atlanta? The last
time I was there many years ago, possums were running across the road by the
herd. I was nearly burning the brakes out on my car stopping for all of the
possums; then I said, what the heck. You ever heard a possum squish under a
"I hear possum tastes pretty good," was his next remark.
The ride to the airport was about five minutes. It was five minutes of non-stop laughter. He went on and on about this and that with a rather difficult to understand but nevertheless hilarious accent.
He finally said, "You know, I love this job. I get to meet all kinds of people such as y'all nice folks. I can't wait to get up and get to this bus in the morning."
He wasn't talking for a tip, he really loved that bus and his job. Writing it doesn't sound funny; it was one of those things where you had to be there. It was a MountainWings Moment.
Here was a job where most would be bored to death. The same five minute circle over and over all day long. The same bus, the same anxious, hurried, tired, and often rude passengers all day long.
He was in heaven - most would be in hell.
This man had learned one of the great secrets of truly enjoying life. It was in the understanding that joy is not necessarily in the circumstances but in the viewpoint. He saw each passenger load as another opportunity to bring joy into a stranger's world. They most likely needed it.
If there are angels walking and working among us, maybe they would be doing something like that. . .
. . . and they would be loving it.
The Kingdom of Heaven is truly within.
~A MountainWings Original~
Thank you, Shari!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/12/09 - "MY 4 BOYFRIENDS":
Thought for the day: Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/12/09 - "The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat ":
.... I have a dream that all politicians past and present are put together and end up like the gingham dog and calico cat.....
The gingham dog and the calico cat
Side by side on the table sat;
'Twas half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t'other had slept a wink!
The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
(I wasn't there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)
The gingham dog went "
The Chinese plate looked very blue,
And wailed, "Oh dear! What shall we do!"
But the gingham dog and the calico cat
Wallowed this way and tumbled that,
Employing every tooth and claw
In the awfullest way you ever saw-
And oh! how the gingham and calico flew!
(Don't fancy I exaggerate!
I got my news from the Chinese plate!)
Next morning where the two had sat
GIGGLES! Thanks again, Shari!
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 - 08/12/09:
Things your Mother would NEVER say...
-- Yeah, I used to cut class a lot too.
-- Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I'll be glad to feed and walk him every day.
-- That outfit isn't sexy enough, here, unbutton your blouse.
-- Why don't you hitchhike? It would totally be cheaper.
-- The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It's not like I'm running a prison around here.
-- Don't clean your room so often. It makes the rest of the house look bad.
-- Can I borrow your new speed metal CDs?
-- Naw, you don't have to call me, I'll eventually figure it out if you're in trouble.
If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age.
Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three.
No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse.
When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls.
A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponent's luck.
Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe.
You can put "draw" on the ball, you can put "fade" on the ball, but no golfer can put "straight" on the ball.
Don't buy a putter until you've had a chance to throw it.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. -- CLASS OF 1970
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/12/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Written by Michael Carr and Ben Nisbet
(Jackie Lee, 1968)
horses let me ride away to my world of dreams so far away. Let me run. To
To a world my heart can understand. It's a warm and gentle wonderland. Far away. Stars away.
Where the clouds are made of candyfloss as the day's born
When the stars are gone we'll race to meet the dawn
So when I can only see the grey, of a sad and very lonely day. That's when I softly sigh.
On white horses. Snowy white horses. Let me ride away.
"White Horses" midi (and show background) courtesy of http://www.tv-timewarp.co.uk/programmes/WhiteHorses.htm - 08/12/09
"White Horses" lyrics courtesy of
http://www.cfhf.net/lyrics/white.htm - 08/12/09
Animated Grey Horse Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://foxtrotters.tripod.com/animate.htm#HOR - 08/10/09
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Animated Army Flag courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 01/21/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated Navy Flag courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
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