- NNHS Newsletter -
“Affluence separates people. Poverty knits 'em together.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This Newsletter theme is being repeated from exactly two years ago today
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGL4btEIoTo - Sugar Sugar - The Archies, 1969
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 to Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (deceased 03/08/06).
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
10 - Mr. Pete Robinson - 1921 - (deceased - 12/23/03);
11 - My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of OR!
Many Happy Returns to One and All!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/03/08 - "A Week at the Gym":
A Week at the Gym
For my birthday this year my wife purchased me a week of private lessons at the local health club. Though still in great shape from when I was on the varsity chess team in high school, I decided it was a good idea to go ahead and try it. I called and made reservations with someone named Tanya, who said she is a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and athletic clothing model. My wife seemed very pleased with how enthusiastic I was to get started.
They suggested I keep an "exercise diary" to chart my progress.
Day 1. Started the morning at 6:00 AM. Tough to get up, but worth it when I arrived at the health club and Tanya was waiting for me. She's something of a goddess, with blond hair and a dazzling white smile. She showed me the machines and took my pulse after five minutes on the treadmill. She seemed a little alarmed that it was so high, but I think just standing next to her in that outfit of hers added about ten points. Enjoyed watching the aerobics class. Tanya was very encouraging as I did my sit ups, though my gut was already aching a little from holding it in the whole time I was talking to her. This is going to be GREAT.
Day 2. Took a whole pot of coffee to get me out the door, but I made it. Tanya had me lie on my back and push this heavy iron bar up into the air. Then she put weights on it, for heaven's sake! Legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made it the full mile. Her smile made it all worth while. Muscles ALL feel GREAT.
Day 3. The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the tooth brush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I am certain that I have developed a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer. I parked on top of a Volkswagen. Tanya was a little impatient with me and said my screaming was bothering the other club members. The treadmill hurt my chest so I did the stair "monster." Why would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by the invention of elevators? Tanya told me regular exercise would make me live longer. I can't imagine anything worse.
Day 4. Tanya was waiting for me with her vampire teeth in a full snarl. I can't help it if I was half an hour late, it took me that long just to tie my shoes. She wanted me to lift dumbbells. Not a chance, Tanya. The word "dumb" must be in there for a reason. I hid in the men's room until she sent Lars looking for me. As punishment she made me try the rowing machine. It sank.
Day 5. I hate Tanya more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. If there was any part of my body not in extreme pain I would hit her with it. She thought it would be a good idea to work on my triceps. Well I have news for you Tanya - I don't have triceps. And if you don't want dents in the floor don't hand me any barbells. I refuse to accept responsibility for the damage, YOU went to sadist school, YOU are to blame. The treadmill flung me back into a science teacher, which hurt like crazy. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like a music teacher, or social studies?
Day 6. Got Tanya's message on my answering machine, wondering where I am. I lacked the strength to use the TV remote so I watched eleven straight hours of the weather channel.
Day 7. Well, that's the week. Thank goodness that's over. Maybe next time my wife will give me something a little more fun, like a gift certificate for a root canal.
Received from Thomas Ellsworth.
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/03/08 - "5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake" AND from Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 09/05/08 - "Most Dangerous Cake Recipe in the WORLD":
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
This sounds so good and easy!
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
1 Coffee Mug
4 tablespoons cake flour (that's actual cake flour or plain flour, but not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla essence, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
This can serve 2 (yeah RIGHT!!! LOL)
WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Ladies! Mmmmmm, chocolate.....
From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 09/04/08 - "Get Ready to Fly Your Flag":
Get YOUR FLAG READY
Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and PLEASE forward this Email immediately to everyone in your address book asking them to also forward it. We have a little less than one week and counting to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America.
If you forward this email to least 11 people and each of those people do the same ... you get the idea.
On Thursday, September 11th, 2008, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States. Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this seventh anniversary of one our country's worst tragedies. We do this honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends, and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.
In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.
So, here's what we need you to do
(1) Forward this email to everyone you know (at least 11 people). Please don't be the one to break this chain. Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you.
(2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11. Honestly, Americans should fly the flag year-round, but if you don't, then at least make it a priority on this day.
Thank you for your participation. God Bless You and God Bless America ! and God Bless our Troops!!!
Thanks for the reminder, Elaine!
From Johnnie Bateman ('70) of VA - 09/04/08 - "Email address change":
Could you please change my e-mail address from the email@example.com to firstname.lastname@example.org I noticed on the class of 68 contact page and the class of 70 page? If it's not too much trouble, please remove me from the 1968 page and just leave me on the 70's page.
No trouble at all, Johnnie - thanks for the nudge!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/04/08 - "Are you going to the beach party?"
Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky -
'59 - of NC) and I are definitely going, and we're trying to drag
- Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL
- of NC) along
again this year, because everything's just always more fun when she's there.
And if you're there, too, it will definitely be more fun!
See ya soon!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/05/08 - "I won't be shopping here ever again!!!":
BEST BUY, MY FOOT
YOWZERONI-RINI!!! I did check it, and it is true! Thanks so much, Sarah Sugah - and Happy Birthday!!
From Kay of MI - 09/04/08 - "Tomato dealer":
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!
NNHS BLOG:http://nnhs.wordpress.com - updated 09/05/08
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 -NNHS CLASS OF 1968 - OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html- 03/31/08 2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE: Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us
3. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - SUPERKIDS THIRD ANNUAL CAR SHOW - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC :
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008- NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND ALL TYPHOONS ON FRIDAY NIGHT (if pre-registered):
Y'all stay safe and take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
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