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09/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sugar Sugar

“Affluence separates people. Poverty knits 'em together.
You got some sugar and I don't; I borrow some of yours.
Next month you might not have any flour; well,
I'll give you some of mine.”

Ray Charles
(23 Sept 1930 - 10 June 2004)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This Newsletter theme is being repeated from exactly two years ago today

BONUS - - Sugar Sugar - The Archies, 1969


The NNHS Class of 1963
is planning its 45-Year Reunion on
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008.

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.

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 Gymnasium 
When:  Friday night, October 17th, 2008 
Time:  7:00pm - 10:00pm 
Cost:  $15 per person

Event Details 


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 


  • 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 Boulevard
    (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.

Socks only, (no shoes of any kind or bare feet) will be permitted in the gymnasium.  

Soft drinks & snacks will be sold at the event. 
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things never change).



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 (757) 874-1666 or e-mail her at   


Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us
will be held Saturday, September 27, 2008, 2:00 P.M. at the Canepa Cottage, 760 North 1st Street, Buckroe Beach, VA.


   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.

   Thanks, Joan!

  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":

I haven't tried this but it sounds really good.
 Joyce Cahoon


This sounds so good and easy!
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
1 egg
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":


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.

Action Plan:

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 to 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?"

I will be down at the sacred soil that week and maybe I can get there!

   Yes, Ma'am!       Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and I are definitely going, and we're trying to drag         Adrienne (Harty - 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 has some bad policies.....

Normally, I would not share this with others, however, since this could happen to you or your friends , I decided to share it.. If you purchase something from, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, JC Penny, Sears etc. and you return the item with the receipt they will give you your money back if you paid cash, or credit your account if paid by plastic.

Well, I purchased a GPS for my car, a Tom Tom XL.S from 'Best Buy'. They have a policy that it must be returned within 14 days for a refund!

So after 4 days I returned it in the original box with all the items in the box, with paper work and cords all wrapped in the plastic. Just as I received it, including the receipt.
I explained to the lady at the return desk I did not  like the way it could not find store names. The lady at the refund desk said, there is a 15% restock fee, for items returned. I said no one told me that. I said how much would that be. She said it goes by the price of the item. It will be $45.00 Dollars for you. I said, all your going to do is walk over and place it back on the shelf then charge me $45.00 of my money for restocking? She said that's the store policy. I said if more people were aware of it they would not buy anything here! If I bought a $2000.00 computer or TV and returned it I would be charged $300.00 dollars restock fee? She said yes, 15%.

I said OK, just give me my money minus the restock fee.

She said, since the item is over $200.00 dollars, she can't give me my money back!!!

Corporate has to and they will mail you a check in 7 to ten days.!! I said 'WHAT?!'

It's my money!! I paid in cash! I want to buy a different brand..Now I have to wait 7 to 10 days. She said well, our policy is on the back of your receipt.

I said, do you read the front or back of your receipt? She said well, the front! I said so do I, I want to talk to the Manager!.

So the manager comes over, I explained everything to him, and he said, well, sir they should of told you about the policy when you got the item. I said, No one, has ever told me about the check refund or restock fee, whenever I bought items from computers to TVs from Best Buy. The only thing they ever discussed was the worthless extended warranty program. He said Well, I can give you corporate phone number.

I called corporate. The guy said, well, I'm not supposed to do this but I can give you a 45.00 dollar gift card and you can use it at Best Buy.. I told him if I bought something and returned it, you would charge me a restock fee on the item and then send me a check for the remaining 3 dollars. You can keep your gift card, I'm never shopping in Best Buy ever again, and if I would of been smart, I would of charged the whole thing on my credit card! Then I would of canceled the transaction.

I would of gotten all my money back including your stupid fees! He didn't say a word!

I informed him that I was going to e-mail my friends and give them a heads up on this stores policy, as they don't tell you about all the little caveats.

So please pass this on. It may save your friends from having a bad experience of shopping at Best Buy

It's true! read it for yourself!! - Best Buy's return policy

   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":

Tomato dealer

An unemployed man is desperate to support his family of a wife and three kids. He applies for a janitor's job at a large firm and easily passes an aptitude test.

The human resources manager tells him, 'You will be hired at minimum wage of $5.35 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address so that we can get you in the loop. Our system will automatically e-mail you all the forms and advise you when to start and where to report on your first day.'

Taken aback, the man protests that he is poor and has neither a computer nor an e-mail address.

To this the manager replies, 'You must understand that to a company like ours that means that you virtually do not exist. Without an e-mail address you can hardly expect to be employed by a high-tech firm. Good day.'

Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having $10 in his wallet, he walks past a farmers' market and sees a stand selling 25 lb. crates of beautiful red tomatoes. He buys a crate, carries it to a busy corner and displays the tomatoes. In less than 2 hours he sells all the tomatoes and makes 100% profit. Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends up with almost $100 and arrives home that night with several bags of groceries for his family.

During the night he decides to repeat the tomato business the next day. By the end of the week he is getting up early every day and working into the night. He multiplies his profits quickly.

Early in the second week he acquires a cart to transport several boxes of tomatoes at a time, but before a month is up he sells the cart to buy a broken-down pickup truck.

At the end of a year he owns three old trucks. His two sons have left their neighborhood gangs to help him with the tomato business, his wife is buying the tomatoes, and his daughter is taking night courses at the community college so she can keep books for him.

By the end of the second year he has a dozen very nice used trucks and employs fifteen previously unemployed people, all selling tomatoes. He continues to work hard.

Time passes and at the end of the fifth year he owns a fleet of nice trucks and a warehouse that his wife supervises, plus two tomato farms that the boys manage. The tomato company's payroll has put hundreds of homeless and jobless people to work. His daughter reports that the business grossed over one million dollars.

Planning for the future, he decides to buy some life insurance.

Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to fit his new circumstances. Then the adviser asks him for his e-mail address in order to send the final documents electronically.

When the man replies that he doesn't have time to mess with a computer and has no e-mail address, the insurance man is stunned, 'What, you don't have e-mail? No computer? No Internet? Just think where you would be today if you'd had all of that five years ago!'

'Ha!' snorts the man. 'If I'd had e-mail five years ago I would be sweeping floors at Microsoft and making $5.35 an hour.'

Which brings us to the moral of the story:

Since you got this story by e-mail, you're probably closer to being a janitor than a millionaire.

Sadly, I received it als

   Thanks, Kay!

PRAYER ROLL: - 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: - updated 09/05/08


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968 - OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS: - 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):  - 07/23/08

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

            Love to all, Carol





(The Archies, 1969)

Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you.
Honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girls
And you got me wanting you

I just can't believe the loveliness of loving you,
(I just can't believe it's true)
I just can't believe the one to love this feeling to
(I just can't believe it's true)

Sugar, ah honey hiney
you are my candy girl
and you got me wanting you
honey, ah sugar sugar
you are my candy girl
and you got me wanting you

When i kissed you girl I knew how sweet a kiss could be
(I know how sweet a kiss could be)
Like the summer sunshine pour you sweetness over me
(Pour your sweetness over me)

Pour a little sugar on it honey
Pour a little sugar on it Baby
I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
pour a little sugar on it yeah
pour a little sugar on it honey
pour a little sugar on it baby
I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
pour a little sugar on it honey

Ah sugar, ah honey honey
you are my candy girl
and you got me wanting you
Oh honey honey, sugar sugar..............
You are my candy girl

"Sugar Sugar" midi courtesy of - 09/06/06

"Sugar Sugar " lyrics courtesy of - 09/06/06

Image of Various C & H Sugars courtesy of - 09/06/06

Sugar Beets Image courtesy of - 09/06/06

Scissors with Fuchsia Divider Line clip art (to open the bag of sugar, Silly!) courtesy of - 09/17/05

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

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!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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