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08/30/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Second Hand Rose

Learning is the knowledge of that which is not generally known to others, and which
we can only derive at second-hand from books or other artificial sources.”

- William Hazlitt
(10 Apr 1778 – 18 Sept 1830)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    The inspiration for today's Newsletter came to me last winter.  Our son and daughter-in-law had taken us out to dinner.  As we were leaving the restaurant, I buttoned up my black suede coat, wrapped my black knitted scarf around my neck, and pulled on my black leather gloves with the delicious white bunny fur lining (all of which she had given me) to protect myself from the bitter Illinois cold.  I noticed the beautiful royal blue sweater, the dressy black slacks, and black boot socks I was wearing had also previously been hers.  Even my    vintage rhinestone broach from England and favorite    vintage blue rhinestone dangle clip earrings I had purchased at separate times on eBay.  I realized that only my black shoes had I bought new for myself, and we all began to laugh.  What other theme song could possibly do for my 63rd birthday?!?

BONUS #1 - - Second Hand Rose - Fanny Brice, 1921

BONUS #2 - - Second Hand Rose - Barbra Streisand


      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 08/30/10! 

   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 -

        - 30 slots left! - updated 08/22/10! 


   Happy Birthday today to      Me ('65) of IL AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND      Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND    Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND    My Grandson, Jacob Harty of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 - Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA;

02 - Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND    Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA;

03 - Morton Binder ('57)

05 -   Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL;

06 -  Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 30, 1940 - The Second Vienna Award, giving back to Hungary part of Transsylvania, ceded after the First World War.

August 30, 1941 - The Nazis severed the last railroad link between Leningrad and the rest of the Soviet Union.

August 30, 1942 - The Battle of Alam Halfa began.

August 30, 1945 - The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur, landed at Atsugi Air Force Base and set up Allied occupation headquarters in Japan.

August 30, 1945 - Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.

TODAY IN 1965:

Monday, August 30, 1965 - I celebrated my 18th birthday in Newport News; otherwise, nada.

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace!  OH, NO!


   That's why I've included the link to all the candidates named Grace, along with the image of The Real Grace, lest there be any confusion. As y'all can see, she's a Weimaraner from Richmond.

   LAST FEW DAYS - GRACE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!! Vote early, and vote often - or at least cast your allotted daily vote!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/29/10, 7:06 PM - "For your special day":



   OOOH! Thank you, Shari! Love you, too!    


    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 08/30/10, 1:34 AM - "Happy Birthday":


Wishing you a wonderful birthday and hoping the next year will be happy and healthier for you!  You're an awesome person, doing what you do with the website, and loving to do it.  Keep up the good work in keeping us Typhoons one big happy family.  Thank you for being you!

Love, Dale & Sandi

   Thank you so very much, Sweetie-Pies!    

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 08/30/10, 7:39 AM - "HAPPY BIRTHDAY":

Happy Birthday Carol.....hope your day is full of laughter and love!

MORE OOOH! Thank you so much, Janice!    


       From My Daughter, Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of IL) - 08/30/10, 10:31 AM - "Happy Birthday!":


   Thank you, Webby! I love you, too!   

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 08/29/10 - "A Test":

Oh, go ahead...give it a try!  

Think Test. Give it a try...


"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."
Audrey Hepburn.
    Oh, GOODY - a TEST! I love tests!

   Uh, oh - "Power of Observation" - that's not really my strong point... Oh, well, I'll give it a try.....

    HEY!  "15 out of 25 >> That's pretty good!"  WHOO-HOO! What a surprise!

    Thanks, George!

       From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 08/29/10 - "Story of Life":

Lisa Beamer was on Good Morning America (recently) - If you remember, she's the wife of Todd Beamer who said 'Let's Roll!' and helped take down the plane over Pennsylvania that was heading for Washington DC back on 9/11. 
She said it's the little things that she misses most about Todd, such as hearing the garage door open as he came home, and her children running to meet him. She's now the Mom of a beautiful little girl, Mary.

Lisa recalled this story:

"I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband died suddenly of a heart attack.  About a week after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of students.  As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there.

With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said, 'Class is over, I would like to share with all of you, a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important.  Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves.  None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end.  It can be taken away at any moment. 

Perhaps this is the powers' way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day.  Her eyes beginning to water, she went on, 'So I would like you all to make me a promise.  From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice.  

It doesn't have to be something you see, it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground.  Please look for these things, and cherish them.  For, although it may sound trite to some, these things are the "stuff" of life.  The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy.  The things we often take for granted.

The class was completely quiet.  We all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently.  That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester.  Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook.

Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today.  Go barefoot.  Or walk on the beach at sunset.  Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double dip ice cream cone.  For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do.

If you like this, please pass it on to a friend, if not just delete it and go on with your life!  Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."


In GOD we trust

   Thank you so very much for this reminder, George!

   As a matter of fact, I noticed three little wild bunny rabbits this week - and as you all know, I just LOVE cute little bunny rabbits, so it was a very special treat for me! And still being a little kid at heart, I squealed with delight when I saw them!

  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 08/21/10 and 08/28/10 - "NNHS Class of 1960 Reunions Photo Website Link, PW and instructions (if you need them)":

I think that I sent this to you already but perhaps not, so here it is again.  Even though it has a password there is nothing secret there and so it is OK to post it if you wish to do so.  Besides photos of our class of 1960 there are also a number of photos of NNHS both inside and outside.


To All,
NNHS Class of 1960 Reunions Photo Website Link, PW and instructions (if you need them) 
I have just finished posting and annotating photos that my wife, Lois, and I took during the Huntington Hall Tour and our 50-Year reunion Friday night dinner.  I have also added a few from the Internet to the tour, such as five of the inside of a Huntington Hall Barracks room that a sailor living there posted. In addition I have posted a rudimentary hallway plan of the school with our tour route marked on it.
Do remember that this is a password protected and private site that is available only to those of us who have the password.  It is not available to the general public.  Nothing secret here but the private function prevents outsiders from messing up the site.
Enter the password - huntington  (all lower case letters)
Click the button - See Their Album
Ignore Photobucket's attempts to get you to join (unless you want to join).  It is not necessary to join to view the photos.
Click a group on the left hand side
Click a subgroup, if appropriate, on the left hand side
Click the red button, Slideshow, at the upper right side to view all the photos in that group.
Click a thumbnail to view a single photo.
Click the photo to enlarge it if it is not already 100%
On most computers running Internet Explorer you can press F11 for a full screen display - press it again to return to normal
Open a single photo as above
Right Click the photo and from the pop-up menu
Click print to print it OR
Click SAVE AS to save it to your computer.
Look below the photos for names of people and other descriptive information.  If you have corrections to any of this please email them to me at   We have done the best we can with this but our memories are 50 years old and there are a few faces that we are not completely sure about.
If you have photos of our Reunion that you would like to see posted you may either email them to me at or mail photos or negatives to me at Al Simms, 5 Warfield Place, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.  If you email them: for best viewing results make sure that the image size is at least 1024 pixels in the largest direction - bigger is better!  If photos or negatives are mailed I will scan them right away and return the originals to you quickly.
PHOTOS that we would like to have:
Any photos of our reunions that we do not already have posted.
Photos of the Friday night Casual evening and the Sunday Brunch as I was not at either one and so have no photos of those gatherings.
Photos of people who are not in my photos - My wife and I did miss a few when taking photos - I was too busy talking...........
Your photo of our whole group - in particular one taken when the professional photographer was taking the group photo at the hotel.  I will not be able to scan and post his photo because it is copyrighted.
I hope that you enjoy the photos on the site and that they trigger some good memories for you.
Albert (Al) Simms
NNHS Class of 1960

   Thank you so much, Al! I spent quite a bit of time enjoying these images - once I finally figured out how to play the game.....


  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! (#10 in a Series of 15)":

  From the Friends of Irony

      Thanks, Ruthie!



From ArcaMax Jokes - 08/29/10:


A mother firefly was taking her children for a walk near dusk, and they came to a dark woods. "All right, kids," she ordered, "line up, and whatever happens, don't shine your light. There are owls in the forest and they might fly down and eat you!"

The small fireflies did as they were told, with the youngest firefly at the end of the line. As they were moving carefully along, suddenly the mother saw a light far back.

"Stop!" she whispered. "Who lit the light back there?"

"I did," admitted the youngster.

"You heard what I told you," scolded the mother. "Why did you disobey?"

"Well," said the little one, "when you gotta glow, you gotta glow."


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 08/22/10

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

    or just mail it directly to my home (address available upon request). Thanks!

Second Hand Rose

Recorded by Fanny Brice (20 Oct 1891 - 29 May 1951), 1921

Recorded by Barbra Streisand (b. 24 Apr 1942), 1968

Father has a business strictly second hand
Everything from toothpicks to a baby grand
Stuff in our apartment came from father's store
Even things I'm wearing someone wore before
It's no wonder that I feel abused
I never get a thing that ain't been used

Even our piano in the parlor
Father bought for ten cents on the dollar
Second hand curls
I'm sick of second hand pearls
I never get a single thing that's new
Even Jake the Plummer, he's the man I adore
He had the nerve to tell me
he's been married before!
Everyone knows that I'm just Second hand Rose
From Second avenue

I'm wearing second hand hats
Second hand clothes
That's why they call me
Second hand Rose I'm Wearing second hand hats
[ Find more Lyrics on ]
Second hand clothes
That's why they call me
Second hand Rose

Even my pajamas when I don 'em
Got somebody else's 'nitials on 'em
Everyone knows
That I'm just Second hand Rose
From Second Avenue

Even my pajamas when I don 'em
Got somebody else's 'nitials on 'em
Everyone knows
That I'm just Second hand Rose
From Second Avenue

I'm wearing second hand clothes
Second hand hose
All the girls hand me their second hand beaus
Once when strolling through the
Ritz a girl got my goat
She nudged her friend
And said "Oh look there goes
my old fur coat"

Everyone knows that I'm just
Second hand Rose
From Second Avenue
From Second Avenue NU!

"Second Hand Rose" midi courtesy of - 08/28/10

"Second Hand Rose" lyrics courtesy of - 08/28/10

 "Second Hand Rose" Image courtesy of - 08/28/10

Hearts with Roses clip art and Roses and Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy
of - 03/13/06

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!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Kissing Bunnies clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 06/06/03...

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!

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 Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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