09/02/08 - NNHS Newsletter - September Song
"By all these lovely tokens
Helen Hunt Jackson, "September"
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Oh, how I love this melancholy song! For some strange reason it makes me cry even harder now than it did when I first heard it over fifty years ago.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ldVj34Sfo - September Song - Jimmy Durante, 1955
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMLucJo7Xdw - September Song - Frank Sinatra (who else??)
From Patsy Bloxom Meider ('57) - 09/01/08 - " Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66 - of MD)":
My sister asked me to email you and let you
know what is going on with her. She has liver and pancreatic cancer and
it does not look good for her. She will be going into a nursing home this
week. Connie turned 60 on Friday and found out on Tuesday - not good at
all. She has asked that people do not call her but cards would be nice.
Patsy, we are all just devastated by this latest development! Thank you so much for letting us know. Please give Connie our love, and let her know how much we are thinking of her and praying for her!
NEWS FLASH #1:
The NNHS Class of 1963
Please provide your current email and mailing address to
Barbara Fritsche Barnes at
to receive YOUR reunion registration info. The reunion committee has prepared a reunion registration brochure,
which we hope to have available here for you soon.
FORMER NNHS STUDENTS
We’re Going Back!!!!
The NNHS Class of 1963 invites all former
NNHS students and their guests to join them
at an upcoming class reunion event:
A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym!!!
What: Sock Hop with DJ in the Newport News High School
When: Friday night, October 17th, 2008
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $15 per person
ADVANCED TICKET SALES ONLY
Capacity is Limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. No sales at door.
Names of all members in your party must be provided with payment.
Send check or money order payable to: Barbara Barnes, 4891 Parthenon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTS OMNI HOTEL
All participants must travel
to/from NNHS via shuttle bus from Newport News Omni Hotel
and sign a release of liability form enroute to the event.
Shuttle bus will depart every
half hour from The Newport News Omni Hotel, 1000 Omni
(off Diligence/J. Clyde Morris Boulevard) starting at 6:30 PM.
Last bus will depart the school enroute to The Omni at 10:30 PM.
Hand stamps issued on shuttle bus will be required for entry.
Soft drinks & snacks will be sold
at the event.
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things never change).
CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
NEWS FLASH #2:
All events of the
40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1968 are open to everyone.
It will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008.
For further information, call Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally at or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS FLASH #3:
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today
Frances Adams Smith ('57)
Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Morton Binder ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
5 - Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL;
6 - Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA;
7 - The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (deceased 03/08/06);
8 - Carroll Elliot ('57) AND Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA;
9 - Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to One and All!
From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 08/29/08 - "Page Hits":
..... Way back when, before Dale (Chestnut - Nakina HS, NC - '54 - of VA) got sick, I was on (the website) one time and it showed that I was 75,000. I think at the time that you couldn't tell who it was, which I would think my e-mail or something would have showed up. Maybe I need to change my contacts!!! :-) hehehe! I'd meant to write you before now, but with everything that's been going on with us the past month, couldn't find the time to do so.....
Ja, I couldn't tell it was you, because I tuned in too late! Thanks for letting me know, Sandi; this was a major hit!
I adapted that page:
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Thanks, Bob! I myself had seen this before, but never posted it!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA to Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA- 09/01/08 - " Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66 - of MD)":
I just read in the newsletter that Connie has developed another health problem. I am so saddened by this turn of events. I am particularity sensitive to any serious health issues after what I went thru last year with my own pancreas problems. I have talked to Connie several times over the telephone and her spirits were so low and I tried to cheer her on as much as I knew how. Connie did not really remember me from school but I remembered her and besides it wasn’t important and we laughed as she went on about everyone’s kindness and generosity!
When I was in Georgetown University Hospital, my wife, God bless her, got on my computer and emailed everyone in my address book requesting prayer for me and believe me, I was between life and death for a while so there wasn’t much else to do. I had emotionally traveled thru several stages by this time and had prayed my prayer and surrendered to His will. Well, although I was somewhat embarrassed about the email (You did what?), I am still here. I attribute this to God’s will, his mercy and prayer! I came thru all of this a more humble being, learning that many, many people had prayed for me and from all around the world (wife’s address book). When I was finally allowed to come home and was able to sit at the computer I started to catch up on the newsletters and found my name on the “prayer list.” I also found emails replying to the SOS my wife had sent out. It’s pretty strange when you get an email from a nun in India and you’re Pentecostal! Prayer works! I have made it a habit when I read the newsletter to check the prayer list. At first I didn’t want to know of anyone’s misfortunes but then my senses regarding prayer came to me; how else would I know? It doesn’t take long to say a prayer when reading the list and what a blessing we have in Carol to keep all of our classmates informed not only about our class but all the classes.
Thanks to you and Carol for keeping us informed about Connie and others. Prayer works and so does the “prayer list”.
Thank you so very much, Billy! What an awesome testimonial! AMEN!
From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 09/01/08 - " My Brother (Fred Mays - '60 - of VA)":
Peace & Blessing,
WOWZERONI-RINI!!! How cool! Thanks for sharing this with us, Cheryl!
|Friday, August 22, 2008|
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 09/01/08 - "Re-enlistment ceremony":
I had not seen this before. Thought you might enjoy it, too. Impressive.
Good news goes unreported.
Tremendous re-enlistment in Baghdad ......never made main stream media...guess it doesn't fit with their reporting. For those who have been in the Al Faw Palace you'll have a better estimation of the number of people crammed in the rotunda.
Here is a reenlistment ceremony from Baghdad on the 4th of July. Somehow this did not make it onto network news broadcasts. Attached are pictures of what is reputedly the 'largest re-enlistment ceremony ever held in military history'.
The ceremony was held July 4, 2008 at Al Faw Palace, Baghdad , Iraq . General Petraeus officiated.
Lou Malnati's pizzeria in Chicago prepared 2000 pizzas that were made (frozen), shipped on Sunday, arrived in Baghdad Wednesday (after a 1-day sandstorm delay in Bahrain) and were fed to the troops on July 4th. By the way, the media did report on the 2000 pizzas...just not about the reenlistment ceremony .
DHL delivered the pizzas for free (a normal cost of $40,000), and local residents made donations to "Pizzas for Patriots" campaign to help offset the pizzeria's regular fee of $37,500. This all began when Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Mark Evans of Elk Grove Village and his teen son, Kent, heard a news report about soldiers in Iraq while eating at Malnati's. They said how great it would be if they could send them all a Malnati's pizza....
Also here's a video of ceremony:
WOWZERS!!! Thank you, Norris, that is really awesome!!!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 09/01/08 - "A Good, Clean Joke":
A Good, Clean Joke ...
The famous Olympic skier (pronounced Peek-A-Boo) is not just an athlete. She is now a nurse currently working at the of a large .
She is not permitted to answer the hospital telephones. It caused too much confusion when she would answer the phone and say, "Picabo, ICU".
(A good clean joke is hard to find these days, don't you think ?)
GIGGLES! Thanks, Bill!
From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OR - 09/01/08 - "Seeking Privacy (An oldie, but still valid!)":
Thought you would like this - too
SEEKING PRIVACY - author unknown
ATTENTION CHILDREN: The Bathroom Door is Closed -
Please do not stand here and talk, whine, or ask questions. Wait until I get out.
Yes, it is locked. I want it that way. It is not broken, I am not trapped. I know I have left it unlocked, and even open at times, since you were born, because I was afraid some horrible tragedy might occur while I was in here, but it's been 10 years and I want some PRIVACY.
Do not ask me how long I will be. I will come out when I am done.
Do not bring the phone to the bathroom door.
Do not go running back to the phone yelling, "She's in the BATHROOM!"
Do not begin to fight as soon as I go in.
Do not stick your little fingers under the door and wiggle them. This was funny when you were two, but not now.
Do not slide pennies, Legos, or notes under the door. Even when you were two this got a little tiresome.
If you have followed me down the hall talking, and are still talking as you face this closed door, please turn around, walk away, and wait for me in another room. I will be glad to listen to you when I am done.
And yes, I still love you.
Oh, BOY HOWDY AND WILD GIGGLES! I feel her pain! Thanks, Darling Bethany! How well I remember those days!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/02/08 - "RE: 08/31/08 - Alan Jay Lerner's 90th Birthday":
Thank you so much, Adonis! I know I was the one dragging my feet on this for at least a year or two, but I think once we all get the hang of it, it will be a great blessing to us all. By eliminating my role in moderating much of what is written and posted, it will be self-sustaining when I'm not around or just not feeling well.
And we're obviously not eliminating Newsletters altogether; Memorial Editions, Holiday Editions, and other issues as necessary will continue as before. PLUS - it will serve to keep me from being such a control freak!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/02/08
Hopefully, this will help address the problem in a number of ways. Just don't forget to click on it each time!
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 09/02/08
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968 - OPEN TO ALL:
2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:
Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND EVERYONE ON FRIDAY NIGHT (if pre-registered):
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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by Kurt Weill, 1938
Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
(Frank Sinatra, April 13, 1965)
was a young man courting the girls
I played me a waiting game
If a maid refused me with tossing curls
I'd let the old Earth make a couple of whirls
While I plied her with tears in lieu of pearls
And as time came around she came my way
As time came around, she came
When you meet with the young girls early in the Spring
You court them in song and rhyme
They answer with words and a clover ring
But if you could examine the goods they bring
They have little to offer but the songs they sing
And the plentiful waste of time of day
A plentiful waste of time
Oh, it's a long, long
From May to December
But the days grow short
When you reach September
When the autumn weather
Turns the leaves to flame
One hasn't got time
For the waiting game
Oh, the days dwindle down
To a precious few
And these few precious days
I'll spend with you
These precious days
I'll spend with you
"September Song" midi courtesy of http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/aaa/lyrics/septsong.htm - 09/09/04
"September Song" lyrics courtesy of http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/frank_sinatra/september_song.html- 09/02/08 Image of Yellow Leaves courtesy of http://www.flyawaycafe.com/fall-foliage-beware-of-falling-leaves/ - 09/01/08
AutumnLeaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 08/23/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
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!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
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