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08/29/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Fun Fun Fun

"Fun is good."

- Theodor Geisel
(2 Mar 1904 - 24 Sep 1991)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  I'm becoming quite proficient in pretending it's some day other than what it really is, how about you?  


1. James Cutler of FL - 08/28/06:

Monday 08/28/2006 3:10:44pm
Name: James Cutler
Marital Status Married
City/Country: Orlando, FL
Favorite Teachers Mr. Conn and Mr. Nuttycombe
Hobbies Fishing with my son and daughter

   Thanks, James!


  Hit #51,000 was made on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 7:04 AM, and I think it was made by David Block ('64) of Washington, DC - I really do!

   Congratulations, David!  I'm working on a new Page Hit prize; it just needs a little tweaking.  Stay tuned.  And thanks - for everything!


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 08/28/06 - "We have entered another season...":

A while back I told you that our four seasons are "Almost winter, winter, winter's almost over, and summer, which lasts two weeks. Actually this year we had a week of 95-100 degree temps and all of New England was in a state of shock! I was recovering from knee surgery for torn cartilage and would have been laying low anyway so the heat did not bother me. I just retired to our one air conditioned bedroom and read my novel! Last night, however, I noticed that our summer was over. I ditched my sandals in favor of some wool socks, dug out a sweatshirt, and closed our double sliders, which had been open during our waking hours for the better part of two months! It was about 55 degrees here! Our big ole tomcat Roux, who loves to sit at the open doors and watch the squirrels, birds, chipmunks, and occasional other wildlife scamper through our yard, was totally discombobulated! I can't say that I miss the heat and we needed the what was I going to do today?

   WOW.  I thought we had entered another season here, too, Jean.  Silly me.  We hit 99 degrees today.  Those cooler days were just a little North Carolina joke.  This afternoon it started raining quite hard while the sun was shining brightly.  Crazy.

   Thanks, Lady!  Enjoy your nice weather.  See you in September!


  From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 08/28/06:

Hi - Thank you Carol!!!

My email is: for anyone who would like to contact me. :)

   Thanks, Evelyn!  I posted it here:

We are headed for Buckroe Sep 15 to stay at the Canepa Cottage until Oct 15!!!!!

Come see us. ev

   Well, Evelyn,   Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and I are definitely coming to see you, thanks!  We had it all figured out. We'll be driving up (it's a four to five hour drive, depending on a number of variables) on the morning of Friday, September 29, stop off and see you, and have a nice visit before checking in to the Point Plaza and heading over to RJs Restaurant at 7:00 PM.

   Then you said that your main shindig would be on Saturday, September 30.  But if we're going to tour the high school at 11:00 AM, and be at the Point Plaza at 7:00 PM, I'm wondering if we can run back to Buckroe in between without falling in a heap on the floor before the night's over.  And I have all that dancing to do!

   Then I didn't know if you wanted all the details of that broadly announced, lest the entire world descend upon you.

   At this point, any normal person would simply have asked you directly, but when was the last time anyone used the word "normal" in describing me?!?  And by my latest count, I think I owe at least 70 people a personal note and/or email.........

   So, anyway, Lady, would you like me to print your announcement???

   Thanks, Ev!


From My Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of IL - 08/28/06 -
"Did you take my marker? Tell the truth":

When I posed this question to Joe, he looked at me with his clear blue eyes, and with his most innocent voice said, "No Mom, not me!"  Something told me otherwise.....

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Bless his heart!

   Don't worry, Bethany!  He ought to come clean by Thanksgiving!

   Thanks, Lady!  You made my day!

  "Honest Joe"
Monday, August 28, 2006
  Joseph Guild Harty
(b. 14 Aug 2003)
   Ask Joe's daddy    (Brent Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of IL) if that brings back any old memories!

  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 08/28/06:

Not sure when the next newsletter will come out, but I want to wish you a HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Wednesday.  Hope you got my card.  Please note I have not mentioned the age thingy.  Mine is next year, but I've decided to start backwards at that time, so no BIG whatever for me!  Hope you have a wonderful birthday and know you're loved! 

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  I did indeed receive your card, Gloria!  Thanks so much!  You know, I don't really care that the whole world knows I'll be 59 tomorrow; that's a matter of public record.  It's just being 59 that bothers me!  How on earth did THAT happen?!?

   Thanks again, Lady!   I really appreciate it!


From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 08/28/06 - "Mr. Willey":


You do a wonderful job and I really look forward to reading every word. I have put a check in the mail to help you out so that this site can continue.

   Thanks so much, Elizabeth!  I appreciate that!

I noticed your sister's  (Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) comments about Mr. Willey. I well remember his class. I struggled to get to 100 wpm but never made it to the 120. When I went to college I took another shorthand class and did get the 120. When I visited NNHS a year or so after graduation, I made it a point to see Mr. Willey and proudly tell him that I had finally been able to get 120 per minute and had gotten an "A" in my class. His comment was that if I hadn't talked so much I could have gotten an "A" in his class and that I must not have a very good teacher in college!!

I can still remember the first paragraph Mr. Willey dictated. . ."No man is an island. . . ."

   Thank you, Elizabeth!  I added your remarks to his page:

If you will call me when you come to Newport News I will try and have a lot of info regarding the Class of '68 for you.

Typhoons Forever
Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally '68

   COOL BEANS!!!  Thanks, Elizabeth!  It'll be fun seeing you again after forty-eleven years!


From Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA - 08/29/06:

Dear Carol,
I also wanted to comment on the tribute to Mr. Willey from   Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC).  I don't remember him telling us the story of how he motivated us, but I remember wanting to do well in his class, and I remember him really pushing us to do better.  What a fantastic teacher.  Thanks so much, Eleanor, for sharing the memory.  I think NNHS had some of the best teachers around.  We are very lucky people to have been inspired by people like him.

   Thanks, Roberta!  I added your comments to Mr. Willey's page, too:


  From Colin Faison ('58) of VA - 08/29/06:

Hello again Carol;

Noticed there were no e-mail addresses for the class of "58" so here is mine.

   Wal, jah,    Joe Drewry ('58 - of VA) gave me a goodly batch of them years back, but I never asked them all if I could publish them (that's done on a permission-only basis), and the very thought must've shorted something in my brain.  Okay, I made that contact page at last early this morning.

   Another problem I have if that I don't know and cannot find the class colors for the Class of 1958.  This is messing with my compulsive-obsessiveness something fierce.  I have temporarily colored that page grey.  If any of y'all can remember that - or still have your senior pennant and can check - I'd be much less anxious.  Meanwhile, here's your new page: - brand new page

Also, my birthday is November 1; noticed it was not on page with rest.

   That's 'cause I'm only a psycho, not a psychic.  Here ya go:

Since there is an open reunion coming up, think I will see if I can talk my wife into going to it; us oldsters got to be there to keep you youngsters behaving. ( At least to a point !! )

SUPER!!!  I must warn you, though.  I make it a point never to behave....

   Actually, there are two upcoming Open Reunions you should attend: The Class of 1966 in September, and the Class of 1956 in October.

   And your own Class of 1958 is sure to have its Annual Holiday Dinner in December.  Just consider the possibilities!!!

Having ball catching up on newsletters, even though it is taking up a lot of time when I should be doing something else.

Colin Faison

   NAAAAH!!!  This is more fun!  GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Colin!


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 08/29/06 - ""MEEP MEEP" a roadrunner hello!":

How 'bout that Roadrunner hello? Pretty apropos, thought I, since I get back here to my desk once every day or two, with only enough time to straighten the pile of junk that continues to stack up even when I'm not here.

So here's a quick hug & a sloppy, slobbery, doggie lick across the face, as I jet back outta here. Stay cool, stay calm, and drink plenty of fluids. Then keep plenty of toilet paper on hand.


David Darlin', you are such a hoot!  Thanks for checking in, and especially for the laugh, the hug and the sloppy slobbers.

  From Fred Eubank ('64) of TX - 08/29/06 - "Biblical Origin of the Internet":

The True, BIBLICAL Origin of the Internet
In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot.  And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg.  Indeed, she had been called "Amazon Dot Com."

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without leaving thy tent?"

And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?"

And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale and they will reply telling you which hath the best price.  And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums.  And the drums rang out and were an immediate success.  Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever moving from his tent.

But this success did arouse envy.  A man named Maccabia did secret himself inside Abraham's drum and was accused of insider trading.  And the young man did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung.  They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS for short.

And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in the land.  And indeed did insist on making drums that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.

And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others."

And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be known, "eBay," he said, "We need a name that reflects what we are."

And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."

"YAHOO," said Abraham.

And that is how it all began.  It wasn't Al Gore after all.

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Fred!  This is delightful!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/29/06 - "Happy Birthday":

                    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
                     CAROL, THE
             WEB QUEEN WE ALL
                   jerry and judy allen

   GIGGLES!!!  Thanks so much, Judy!


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/29/06 - "NNHS 64/60 CONFIRMED ATTENDING":



   Thank you, David!  I posted that for you:



   In response to this query, that was a flurry of activity:

  From Colin Faison ('58) of VA - 08/28/06 - "Thoughts":

Hi Carol; 

Was telling my wife about these pages today and we both started remembering. She went 
to NNHS also, but did not graduate although she later went back and got her GED. She was 
asking me if maybe someone out there might have a picture of Pete's BBQ, next 
to the bowling alley close to the James River Bridge. She worked there for a while before 
and after we got married. 
   In the interest of space, here are the fascinating results:   
1. Pete's Bar-B-Que:
 - brand new page, with two of those gorgeous panoramic images from our Wizard of Wonderment,   Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
2. Sport's Bowl:

 - brand new page, with two of those gorgeous panoramic images from our Wizard of Wonderment,   Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA

   In other recent developments:

3. Eddie's New and Used Furniture Store:

  - updated page, with another of those gorgeous panoramic images from our Wizard of Wonderment,   Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA

   Thank you, Gentlemen, and a special thanks to David and his Wonder Camera!



  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 03/13/06:

Point Plaza Hotel is located just north of the I-64 and Route 17 interchange, Exit #258. We have reserved a block of rooms there for Friday and Saturday nights at a special rate of $84, plus tax for an efficiency, and $99 plus tax for a suite.

You must book your rooms no later than Thursday, August 31st. Please call (800) 841-1112 or (757) 599-4460 and identify yourself as an attendee of the NNHS Class of 1966 Reunion being held there on September 30th to receive this special rate.

   Thanks, Dee!


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

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!  


  From Carolyn Simpson Knight (56) of VA - 08/17/06

The absolute deadline for reservations for the 50th - Year Reunion celebration of the Class of 1956 is September 15, 2006!!  

Checks may be mailed to    Judy Leggette Elliott:

            Judy Leggette Elliott
            15 Rivercrest Drive
            Poquoson, VA 23662

   Thanks, Carolyn!



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

   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
RJs Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.

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.

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.

NTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at

To Pre-order Photographic Memories of the Event:



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.


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


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 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
or 757-868-1111

"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
or Brenda Amos Williams at

for directions, and so that you can stay in touch

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:



From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 08/21
/06 - "Dear Carol, Too Cute to keep to myself, Getting along in life"(#1 in a series of 24):

Dear Carol,

The first picture has been around many times before, but ... enjoy the 23 other pictures. Some of the pictures may have been staged or touched up digitally, but they are still interesting to see. I know you are very busy with your newsletters and getting School Mates informed about your Re-Union in Sept.

I was wondering if you had any help with all the work you do on the newsletters and the many links you keep up to date. 

   Well, yes and no.  As in the "UPDATES" section above, there were obviously several people hard at work, remembering,  researching, and imaging.  But once they forward it all to me, I'm the one who still needs to put it all together - and I'm slower than molasses, which is why we're usually running a bit behind!

I hope to annoy you later, but that's all for now,

   Anytime, Sweetie!  And you never annoy me; I'm always delighted to hear from you!

Your Friend, Herbie

  Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!  This is a cute one!  

  From Judy Horton Lindstrom ('63) of FL - 08/27/06 - "YOU ARE GONNA LOVE THIS"
(#1 in a series of 10):

I thought you might love these.
     Ohhh, that just might be my new mantra! 

GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Judy!  I do love that Fat Cat!

I am not fat, I am just fluffy.    


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

                          Love to all, Carol - the Richest Woman in Town





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

Fun Fun Fun

(The Beach Boys, 1964)

Well, she got her daddy's car
And she cruised through the hamburger stand now
Seems she forgot all about the library
Like she told her old man now
And with the radio blasting
Goes cruising just as fast as she can now

And she'll have fun fun fun
'Til her daddy takes the T-Bird away
(Fun fun fun 'til her daddy takes the T-Bird away)

Well the girls can't stand her
'Cause she walks looks and drives like an ace now
(You walk like an ace now you walk like an ace)
She makes the Indy 500 look like a Roman chariot race now
(You look like an ace now you look like an ace)
A lotta guys try to catch her
But she leads them on a wild goose chase now
(You drive like an ace now you drive like an ace)

And she'll have fun fun fun
'Til her daddy takes the T-Bird away
(Fun fun fun 'til her daddy takes the T-Bird away)

Well you knew all along
That your dad was gettin' wise to you now
(You shouldn't have lied now you shouldn't have lied)
And since he took your set of keys
You've been thinking that your fun is all through now
(You shouldn't have lied now you shouldn't have lied)

But you can come along with me
'Cause we gotta a lot of things to do now
(You shouldn't have lied now you shouldn't have lied)

And we'll have fun fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away
(Fun fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away)
And we'll have fun fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away
(Fun fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away)
(fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away)
(fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away)
(fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away)
(fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away)
(fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away)
(fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away)

"Fun Fun Fun" midi courtesy of
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Fun Fun Fun" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Images of 1964 Thunderbird Convertible and 1964 Thunderbird Hardtop courtesy of - 08/29/06

Animated Red Sparks Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/29/06

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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

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

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

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!

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