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08/19/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Today

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

- Dr. Seuss, a.k.a. Theodor Seuss Geisel
(02 Mar 1904 - 24 Sept 1991)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme repeats about this same time every year:

BONUS - - Today - New Christy Minstrels


   Happy Birthday today to        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND    Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA, who were born in Riverside Hospital on the same night as their fathers paced the halls together.  They are celebrating their 65th birthdays today.  Former      President Bill Clinton is also lighting 66 candles today, but he, of course, was born in Arkansas.

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to        The late Chip Clark ('65) - 1947 (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, Gentlemen!


About August 20, 1946

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 -   Bob Buchan ('61) of VA    Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA;

23 - Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND         My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit # 118,000 was made on Saturday, August 16, 2012 at 4:20 PM by an unknown user from Hampton Roads, VA.

August 18, 1942 - A group of freedom fighter of Sherpur hoisted the Tricoloure at Mohammadabad, India

August 19, 1940 - First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.

August 19, 1942 - Operation Jubilee – The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division led an amphibious assault by allied forces on Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France and fails; many Canadians were killed or captured. The operation was doomed to fail, and was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy.

August 19, 1944 - The Liberation of ParisParis, France rose against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.


Saturday, August 18, 1962 - The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, was born Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa in Morelia, Mexico.

Saturday, August 06, 1962 - Ice hockey player Geoff Courtnall was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


Sunday, August 19, 1962 - Actress Valérie Kaprisky was born Valerie Chérčs in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Sunday, August 19, 1962 - Drummer Toll Yagami (ヤガミ トール) (Buck-Tick) was born in Takasaki, Gunma, Japan.

     From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 08/15/12, 5:06 PM - "46th Annual WorldFest-Houston Call for Entries - August 2012":

August 2012 Call For Entries - 46th Annual WorldFest-Houston
The 46th WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival - April 12-21, 2013


Howdy from Houston!

Howdy from the 46th WorldFest-Houston! Hola! Bonjour, Buongiorno, Ciao, Guten Tag, Dobry Den!

"WorldFest is one of the best conceived film festival productions on the planet!"
We didn't say it, syndicated film critic Craig Outhier wrote that about WorldFest, and we thank him very much!
You are cordially invited to participate in the 46th Annual WorldFest-Houston. The EarlyBird Discount Deadline is November 15th - a Mail-By Deadline.
Complete Entry Information awaits you at -- click on Enter Film Festival, then on FAQ, Categories and Entry Forms.
(Main Entry Deadline: December 15th 2012)

It's Really Quick and Easy to Enter WorldFest!
Click here for our website -
Enter to Win the WorldFest Remi Award...

The WorldFest-Houston Remi Award, named after Frederick Remington, the brilliant artist that captured the Spirit of Texas and The West with his paintings and sculptures! Be part of the creative excitement of the oldest film festival in the US South and the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America - WorldFest!

Complete Entry Info Awaits You...
Enter the Film Festival that gave George Lucas his first award!

WorldFest gave George Lucas his very first International Film Festival Award in 1972 for his Short Feature "THX1138" ... that very same year Steven Spielberg won for "Amblin". WorldFest also gave first honors to David Lynch, Ang Lee, Robert Rodriguez, Ridley Scott, Spike Lee, Randal Kleiser, David Winning, The Coen Brothers, Brian de Palma, Jonathan Demme, Gavin Hood, John Lee Hancock, Atom Egoyan, Oliver Stone and hundreds more!

Complete On-Line Entry Information ... Click on Enter.Film Festival
Exciting City, Exciting Festival!

"WorldFest is in the business of validating excellence!" - Ridley Scott - Director of WHITE SQUALL, written by Todd Robinson and winner of the Grand Remi Award for Best Screenplay!
WorldFest is the Oldest Independent Film Festival in the World! So if you can enter just one film competition this year, make it WorldFest-Houston!

Read what other Filmmakers say about WorldFest...
A Win in WorldFest enters you in the Seoul & Dallas Film Festivals!

When you win a WorldFest Remi Award in the 46th competion, we automatically submit your entry for consideration in the SDA - Seoul Drama Awards for Televsion, the Concorto (Italy) Short Film Festival and the 43nd USAFilm Festival in Dallas, our Sister-Festivals!

We will send you confirmation of your Remi Award Nomination and details on submission in six major competition categories in Dallas, Concorto & Seoul. We are adding other International Film & Video Competitions to our new MasterFest Program. No other festival in the world does this for you! The 46th WorldFest!

Click here to enter the 46th WorldFest:

Before there was Sundance or SXSW, before there was Toronto or Tribeca, there was WorldFest! We are the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America and the Oldest Film Festival in the South! Founded in 1961 as Cinema Arts.

Join us for the 46th Annual WorldFest Remi Competition!

From All of us at Team WorldFest
46th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival

WorldFest-Houston offers International Competition for Shorts, Features, Student, Experimental, TV Production, TV Commercials, Screenplays/Scripts, Music Videos, New Media, Documentaries and Films & Videos for Business & Industry! Plus major sub-categories to offer you proper competition and a better chance for Remi Award Honors! Special Note to other festivals receiving this Email: We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can with films and contacts. WorldFest is sponsored by AMC Theaters, the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), Boxer Property, Tippitt & Moo, Panasonic 3D/HD, Eastman Kodak, The City of Houston, The Houston Film Commission, The HQ Marriott Westchase Hotel, Space Center Houston, Service, Inc., Texas Longhorns,, NASA, The Houston Yacht Club, InkTip Pitch Summit, The Houston Film Society, The HBU Bradshaw Fitness Center, Only in Houston (OIH), UFFO, The Homestead, and Presidente Cozumel.

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks, Hunter!

    From My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL - 08/16/12: "Can't Hug Every Cat":

You've got to see this, Grammy.  It's really funny:

   Thanks, Azrae; you're right!

From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/18/12, 9:08 PM - "Absolutely adorable":

IT IS AMAZING! I don't know how they do this kind of stuff, but it is flawless. It is so perfectly done that I could not find one thing that would make you think it wasn't real if you didn't know any better. Cute!

   Thanks, Joyce! Aren't they precious? What talented babies! No?!? Well, someone is talented, that's for sure!

    From Don Coffey ('54) of VA - 08/18/12, 3:16 PM - "Best quote on the Chick-Filet issue":

Best quote on the Chick-Fil-A issue...........................

  "Either you side with Chick-Filet or you don't, but one thing is for certain, if you want chicken you need a hen AND a rooster."

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Don! No truer words...

BONUS RECIPES: - Tex-Mex Ziti- "We've gotta share this with you 'cause it's one of our favorite ways to combine Italian and Mexican tastes in the same casserole. And the bonus's easy!" -  PizzaCasserole - "When you're ready for a change from plain old pizza, make this "wow" Pizza Casserole. It's got all the tastes you love about pizza in a whole new form."


    From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#20 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey!  


From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 03/27/12 - "HANDY IDEAS (#10 in a Series of 13)":

  COOL BEANS! Thanks, Ruthie!


From - 08/17/12:

Morty was in his usual place in the morning sitting at the table, reading the paper after breakfast. He came across an article about a beautiful actress who was about to marry a football player who was known primarily for his lack of IQ and common knowledge. He turned to his wife with a look of question on his face.

"I'll never understand why the biggest jerks get the most attractive wives."

His wife replied, "Why thank you, dear!"


1. Thursday, September 6, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at 

3. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309



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Words and Music by Randy Sparks (b. 29 July 1933)

Recorded by the New Christy Minstrels, 1964

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today

I'll be a dandy, and I'll be a rover
You'll know who I am by the songs that I sing
I'll feast at your table, I'll sleep in your clover
Who cares what the morrow shall bring

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today

I can't be contented with yesterdays glory
I can't live on promises winter to spring
Today is my moment, now is my story
I'll laugh and I'll cry and I'll sing

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today

"Today" midi courtesy of - 08/08/06

"Today" lyrics courtesy of - 08/08/06

Image of Bowl of Strawberries courtesy of - 08/08/06

Image of Glasses of Wine courtesy of - 08/08/06

Red and Pink Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy
of - 02/16/06

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

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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!!

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

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