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08/20/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Since I Don't Have You

“...Lost in your heart, lost in your eyes
Lost every day, no map to follow
Entire days, weeks, a blur
Flickers of light, in the darkness,
Only to be enveloped in shadows once more...

- Peter Winstanley

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I'm feeling nostalgic and melancholy - can you tell??

BONUS -  - Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners


"Since I Don't Have You" is a song by the doo-wop group The Skyliners. Released in 1958, the single reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also the top five of the R&B chart. The song, highlighted by a powerful vocal by lead singer Jimmy Beaumont, and a falsetto on the final chorus by Janet Vogel, is considered by oldies fans to be one of the best "heartbreak" ballads ever recorded, and a classic of pre-Beatles rock and roll, and is still frequently played on the radio. The song was featured in the films American Graffiti, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Lethal Weapon 2, and Mischief.



      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 - "Update on locations - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":


Please post this updated announcement when you have a moment.



Friday evening we’ll meet at the home of    Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65).  They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend.  The change in location was decided when members of the reunion committee thought the original location might not be as suitable for conversation as originally planned.  The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News.  The telephone number is 757-595-4116.  We’ll post a map providing directions. - significantly updated 08/07/10!

 - updated 08/18/10! 

   Thank you, Dave!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/30/10 - "BIRTHDAY CRUISE":



I just reviewed my contract with the Spirit of Norfolk. I must give them the final attendee count and final payment no later than 23 September. That means that I must receive your reservation and check no later than 20 September.

However, keep in mind that I cannot guarantee you a seat, after the first 40 seats are reserved.

 BOTTOM LINE: Send your reservation now, if you want to be assured of a seat. - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10!

         NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc -

        - updated 08/03/10!

   Thank you, David!


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA!   

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

27 - Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND     My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 20, 1944 - 168 captured allied airmen, accused of being "terror fliers", arrived at Buchenwald concentration camp.

August 20, 1944 - The Battle of Romania began with a major Soviet offensive.

August 20, 2002 - Friedrich Engel, a former Nazi SS major, appealed his conviction on 59 counts of murder. He was sentenced to seven years in prison for his part in the shooting on a mountain pass above Genoa during World War II.


Friday, August 20, 1965 - Chippy Clark celebrated his 18th birthday.

Friday, August 20, 1965 - Rapper KRS-One was born Lawrence Parker in Flatbush, Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, August 20, 1965 - Civil rights activist Jonathan Myrick Daniels (b. 20 Mar 1939 in Keene, New Hampshire) was murdered in Hayneville, Alabama at the age of 26.

From Don Hagy ('67) of VA - 08/13/10 - "Email address change for Don & Della Hagy":


Our email address is changing to ___________@_____.___ (from _____@_________.___). We will continue to get email forwarded from _________ until about Sept. 16. We want to hear from you so PLEASE change this address soon.

Don & Della Hagy

   Thanks, Don - GOTCHA!

      From Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL - 08/19/10 - "Class of '60 Reunion":

Hi Carol,
I must tell you how thankful I am for you and your wonderful web-site.  Having grown up in Stuart Gardens and North End (62nd Street), but transferring to WHS in 1955 (9th Grade), I lost contact with many of my NNHS friends.  Through your web-site and email contact, I was fortunate enough to be invited by the Class of '60 to attend the 50-Year Reunion.  I attended the Friday Night Social at the beautiful home of Barbara Block Goldstein and her husband on August 6th and that turned out to be a night for my memory banks.  Reuniting with so many childhood friends, not seen since 1955, some of whom were not quickly recognized and others who have hardly changed at all, brought back so many memories of "the good old days".  I am so thankful for the class inviting this old WHS Farmer to share this special evening with them.  My only regret is leaving my camera at home, so if any attendees wish to share their photos, I would dearly love seeing them.  I again thank you for being the catalyst that made this special evening for me possible.  Wow!.....what a lucky guy I am.
Best wishes,
   'In God We Trust'

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Don! You made my day!

   I'm so sorry you forgot your camera; I hope someone sends you some pictures. You realize that there are vast hordes of people waiting to lynch me for never yet posting not only the Reunion Images from LAST year, but the the year before as well.....

   They'll hafta catch me first, and I'm 900 miles or so away, but.....

  From Sandra Ray ('61) of VA - 08/19/10:
Dear Wonderful Carol,
I am so proud of all you do for the NNHS Website.  You do such a wonderful job.

   Thank you so much, Sandra!

I had someone call and ask me what year was the last classes were held at NNHS and I couldn't remember.  I tried finding it on the site, to no avail.  If you have a chance, could you please let me know.
Thanking you in advance.
Always, Sandra Ray
  PS:  Attaching a photo of my great-grandson Heyden.  I haven't found the other photos I am sure I have of my dad and my daughter taken at the Lions Bridge.

   AWWW! Thanks, Sandra! I posted this with our collection:


December 2009
Heyden and the Lion

   I looked six ways from Tuesday to find the note   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX sent me over seven years ago explaining exactly what happened, but I cannot locate it.  I think she told me that the last NNHS class was 1971.  Those in the Class of 1972 could elect whether to have Newport News High School or Ferguson High School on their diploma.

   Oh, Su-san.....


... In 1971 Newport News High School was converted, along with Collis P. Huntington and George Washington Carver High Schools, to an intermediate school after the city's school district freedom-of-choice plan was struck down in federal court and school districting went into effect.

In 1980 Newport News Intermediate School was closed.

The school building is now used by the U.S. Navy as an enlisted barracks for ships undergoing maintenance at Newport News Shipbuilding and is now named Huntington Hall.

   From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 08/19/10:

  Thought you might like to see me, Rochelle, Trixie, my dog, and Shirley and Harry Spooner and you know I can't find one picture of me as a flag twirler....

How's it going on our 65th BD?


   Thanks for that precious shot, Rochelle! We can't have you not having a picture of yourself in your cute little flagtwirler outfit, so here's one from the '61 Anchor.  It's "posta" be in the Junior Band section of the website - which I've been promising to make for about seven years now.....     
1961 Anchor, p. 70
   "Our 65th Birthday"??  Well, lemme see. My birthday's not for ten more days, but I'll "only" be 63.  And your birthday is January 22, so you must be talking about your Class Reunion.  I've not heard any updates lately:
Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963
   Thank you, Rochelle - good to hear from you!

   From Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 08/19/10 - "Months":

Contrary to the item in your newsletter, every 31-day month has five consecutive weekdays in one month.  Every January, March, May, July, August, October and December have this every year.  

Every time August starts on Sunday, it has five Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.  The next such August will be in 2021, not 823 years from now. 

The years this century in which August begins on Sunday are:

21st Century 2010 2021 2027 2038 2049 2055 2066 2077 2083 2094 2100

Next year (2011) will start on a Sunday and so will have five of these three days of the week.

Not unusual. 


   Ja, I thought something was a bit off there, but then I wondered why someone would go to all the trouble to circulate something that had no basis whatsoever in fact.  Silly me.

   Who starts these things, anyway - and why?  Isn't life interesting enough the way it is without having to start some cockamamie story and purport it to be the truth? Just this week I've received a plethora of really great stories which are just a big pile of balderdash: - Railroad Tracks - Life in the 1500's - The Story of Brutus, a canine Medal of Honor recipient - Origin of the expression, "Letting the Cat Out of the Bag"

   And let us not forget the legendary "Origin of Taps" and "Origins of the Song, 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' ":

   Then there's the grand Hollywood tradition of "poetic license" - the worst two examples which jump instantly to my mind are Santa Fe Trail (1940) and The King and I (1956) - two excellent, well-made movies which invoke the names of lives of real people and distort the the facts beyond all recognition!  Why implant false histories in our minds??  Why not just use all new names and characters if you want to tell a whole different story?!? 

   Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? And who will fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way?!?

   Oh, I'm sorry, was I ranting and raving and screaming?!?

   Thanks so much for the correction - and the reality check, Frank!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/17/10 - "The Irony of it all! (#3 in a Series of 15)":

  From the Friends of Irony

      Thanks, Ruthie!



1. Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - SEE: - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

3. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - -

5. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

6. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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.

7. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at - SEE: - - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

8. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at and SEE: -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - - - CLASS OF 1964

9. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

10. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/17/10

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09


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

              Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Since I Don't Have You

 Written by Joseph Rock (1884 – 1962), Jimmy Beaumont, Lenny Martin

Recorded by The Skyliners, December 1958

I don't have plans and schemes,
And I don't have hopes and dreams,
I-I-I don't have anything
Since I don't have you.

I don't have fond desires,
And I don't have happy hours,
I-I-I don't have anything
Since I don't have you.

I don't have happiness, and I guess
I never will again.
When you walked out on me,
In walked old misery,
And he's been here since then.

I don't have love to share,
And I don't have one who cares.
I-I-I don't have anything
Since--I don't--have--
You, you, you, you
You, you, you, you
You, you, you, you

 "Since I Don't Have You" midi courtesy of - 06/28/10

"Since I Don't Have You" lyrics courtesy of - 08/19/10

"Broken Heart Eyes" Image courtesy of - 08/19/10

Divider Line 440 clip art courtesy of - 08/16/10

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

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

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

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!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

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!

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 05/15/08

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

Animated Bratty Girl courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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