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09/09/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Nein, Nein, Nein

“There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties
and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE
enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good
in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough
to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(28 Aug 1749 - 22 Mar 1832)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Is your German not what it could be? Well, don't look at me; it's only been a few short years since I've stopped having nightmares starring my German professor from college!
But seriously, how could I resist a song called, "Nein, Nein, Nein" - even without a midi file - on this auspicious day -

BONUS - - Die Ärzte - Nein Nein Nein


From Yahoo News - 09/08/09 - "Why 09/09/09 Is So Special":

Heather Whipps - Special to - Tue Sep 8, 10:46 am ET

Have special plans this 09/09/09?

Everyone from brides and grooms to movie studio execs are celebrating the upcoming calendrical anomaly in their own way.

In Florida, at least one county clerk's office is offering a one-day wedding special for $99.99. The rarity of this Sept. 9 hasn't been lost on the creators of the iPod, who have moved their traditional Tuesday release day to Wednesday to take advantage of the special date. Focus Features is releasing their new film "9," an animated tale about the apocalypse, on the 9th.

Not only does the date look good in marketing promotions, but it also represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century (until January 1, 2101), or a millennium (mark your calendars for January 1, 3001), depending on how you want to count it.

Though technically there's nothing special about the symmetrical date, some concerned with the history and meaning of numbers ascribe powerful significance to 09/09/09.

For cultures in which the number nine is lucky, Sept. 9 is anticipated - while others might see the date as an ominous warning.

Math magic

Modern numerologists - who operate outside the realm of real science - believe that mystical significance or vibrations can be assigned to each numeral one through nine, and different combinations of the digits produce tangible results in life depending on their application.

As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, according to numerologists.

Though usually discredited as bogus, numerologists do have a famous predecessor to look to. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and father of the famous theorem, is also credited with popularizing numerology in ancient times.

"Pythagoras most of all seems to have honored and advanced the study concerned with numbers, having taken it away from the use of merchants and likening all things to numbers," wrote Aristoxenus, an ancient Greek historian, in the 4th century B.C.

As part of his obsession with numbers both mathematically and divine, and like many mathematicians before and since, Pythagoras noted that nine in particular had many unique properties.

Any grade-schooler could tell you, for example, that the sum of the two-digits resulting from nine multiplied by any other single-digit number will equal nine. So 9x3=27, and 2+7=9.

Multiply nine by any two, three or four-digit number and the sums of those will also break down to nine. For example: 9x62 = 558; 5+5+8=18; 1+8=9.

Sept. 9 also happens to be the 252nd day of the year (2 + 5 +2).....



Tuesday, September 09, 1969 - Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 DC-9 collided in flight with a Piper PA-28, and crashed near Fairland, Indiana.

Tuesday, September 09, 1969 - Model and actress Rachel Hunter was born in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tuesday, September 09, 1969 - Actress Constance Marie was born in East Los Angeles, California.



  From My Friend,  Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 09/08/09, 12:03 PM - "arm":

Cast came off today and am in a short splint now.  O.T. starts Thursday afternoon so I'm on the mend once again.  It's still awfully sore but at least it will get better every day now.  Still not driving as I can't grip the steering wheel but that will come!  HIP-HIP-HOORAY!!!!!!

   Great news, Jude - thanks for letting us know!



   Happy Birthday today to   Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased - 12/23/03)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

11 -        The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND     My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of TX;

14 - Billy Brewer ('57) AND   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA;

16 -   Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND    The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

   Y'all be sure to take a look at that page.  How are we going to wish you a happy birthday if we don't know when it is?!?  Thanks!


From Alex Nicol (February '49) of VA - 09/07/09 - "Labor day":

  Hi.  Happy Labor Day.

My granddaughter Angela Lees recently met with The First Lady, Michelle Obama, in Norfolk ,Va. Enclosed is a photo copy. Granddad was sure proud. You could print this photo /or not print this photo, as you desire. Michelle is an Ombudsman for the US Navy in Norfolk.

Please keep up your very good work on  the N.N.H.S. site

Alexander M. Nicol, 'class of Feb.1949

P.S.  I have been retired since 2006 after 52 years in the car business.


   WOWZERONI! I should say so! How cool is that?!? Thanks, Alex - give our best wishes to Angela!


  From Warren Chapman (Hampton HS - '64) of CA to   Cheryl G. Gresham (Hampton HS - '64) of VA to   Yvonne Peters Hoyle (Hampton HS - '64) of Northern VA to      Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA to Us - 09/07/09 - "Many, Many Thank you's !!":

Update from Warren Chapman.

Henry Hoyle


'64 is a note from Warren Chapman that he has asked to be forwarded to you. You can see how much it has meant to him to receive cards/notes/pictures/etc. from his '64 classmates. If you haven't contacted him yet please try to do it this week as he's really appreciating the thoughts...or email him if you're not a card sender.    xoxoxo


My Dear Cheryl,
I want to thank you for your recent efforts to notify our HHS classmates on your mailing list of my whereabouts and current health challenge.
I have been truly amazed and extremely grateful for the outpouring of kind thoughts, prayers and good wishes that I have received as a result of your efforts...(and, of course, those of George Jenkins). 
It's amazing to me that despite my coast-to-coast relocation way back in 1972 and being so little in touch with everyone since then, that so many would take the time to write, and send photos ....sometimes even collages of photos of their loved ones for me to see.
This outpouring from the heart has touched me deeply and lifted my spirits during times which, at their best,  are challenging for me.
I doubt that I will able to respond to each one individually with a thank you card. I am very limited in the use of my (former) writing hand....although I can still type. Most of you sent cards with a return address.. no emails. Cheryl, I would be be most appreciative if you could send a copy of this email, via whatever mail-list you have, so that those who wrote to me will, at least, know I received their cards, calls, and lovely thoughts...and each of them has brought some joy into my day.
Here in California, (just north of the Golden Gate Bridge) I am blessed with the love of my family, my (former) wife and one daughter, 33, and the generous members of my spiritual community.  I contemplate this life.... and the next... daily....hourly.... and I only hope I have created even a small portion of the Love that I am blessed to be receiving and carrying forward with me.
Love and best wishes for You and all my friends and classmates from Hampton High.
Warren Chapman
6028 Shelter Bay Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
   Thank you, Cousin Henry - and Yvonne, Cheryl, and especially Warren! We're adding - and have been adding - a great many Typhoon prayers to all those Crabber prayers!



        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 09/07/09 - "Waitin' on a Woman":

Yea, Mom, I saw the newsletter, but didn't go see the vid as I was familiar with it and I was busy at the time.  I only have one more test, and I really can't study much for it (Ready For Action drills on the old Patriot control screen...tabs and all...hands on).   And today being Labor Day, I've got a bit more time on my hands so I followed your link.  Yea, it might be Brad's best work yet.  The vid is great and of course, needed a guy like Andy Griffith in it.  I like the end where Andy is all in white.  Looks like he is getting ready to head off to sit in on a temple session!

Yea, I knew we'd had missed Hetfield's b-day.  October of 1981 is when Metallica formed though.  The most influential and highest grossing album sales of any metal genre band...the Beatles of metal, I'd say.  Anyhow, thanks for the video and stuff.  Oh, I still have a nice amp (albeit smaller than my 4x12 Randall half stack) this is a 4x8 half stack that has a tube pre-amp.  It can kick it too.  but I think I've played it once in probably 2 years...sad, sad it goes.  Well, maybe down the road a bit.  I have been working on the ol' banjo and can play & sing Lorena and Bonnie Blue Flag on it.  Working on Yellow Rose of Texas and of course, I need to figure out how to play Dixie on it!  I might learn a Yankee song....but only one!

love bh

Brent Harty
"You may be whatever you resolve to be."  General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Brent - love you, too!


  From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 09/07/09 - "Great News on Your Site (Functionality)..":

...and just in time for the latest studio shot of "Oreo" (Joe's big California kingsnake).  He's nine or ten now (we've had him since 2004) and he's over 72" long.  In fact, the largest king that any of us have ever seen as the typical adult tops out at 4 or 5 feet...

   Oh, Jim, I was right! Y'all DO have a pet snake!   I must admit Oreo is remarkably beautiful, and once again I must say I'm glad he's YOURS and not MINE!

Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2009 - Ajo, AZ

Enjoyed the F-18 video that       Shari attached (  Here's one from the F-14 era (at Oceana)...

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Sweetie - pass out the hugs for me!


    From Van Rowell ('65) of NC - 09/02/09 and 09/08/09:

9/8/09 – Carol, attached are pictures I forgot to include.  VAN


Hope all is going well and want you to know that I continue to enjoy the “newsletters” that you put together.  Mattie and I are doing great here in NC and enjoying the three (3) grandkids (several pictures attached).  Both of our daughters live close, one actually about 2 blocks down the street.  Mattie has been retired from teaching for about 6 years now and enjoys it a lot, going to the beach about every 6 weeks.....

Saturday, August 26, 2006 Sunday, April 12, 2009 Wednesday, July 22, 2009
  Van, JD, Mattie, and Vanessa JD, Van, and Vanessa

    AHA! Here're the pretty pictures! Thanks, Van - give Mattie my love!


        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN to       Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 09/08/09 - "Armstrong Elementary":


After reading your input about Armstrong Elementary School, I think you are right, I do believe that teacher's name was Miss Naff, not Miss Nash. I don't remember a Mrs. Hubbard but Mrs. Blake does sound familiar, perhaps my 2nd or 6th grade teacher? After 50 plus years, memories get a little fuzzy.  Also, you said you moved to Henry Street in 1956, the year I graduated from NNHS. It just so happens that when I went to Armstrong I lived at 6 W. Southhampton Avenue, which I believe is only one block from Henry Street.


   I never cease to wonder at all the threads which bind our lives together. Thanks, Sydney!


From June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA - 09/08/09 - "Armstrong Elementary School":


I am attaching a .pdf file with some pictures.  If you are unable to use this format in your newsletter, let me know and I can e-mail each picture separately.


June Veneris Collie

      WOWZERS! Thanks so much, June!


     From Me ('65) of IL - 09/08/09 - "15 Oct 1954 - Hurricane Hazel":

   It would seem that we've all been waiting nearly 55 years for the opportunity to share our memories of Hurricane Hazel. We've received at least six so far, but they're too wondrously long to fit here. I had planned to include them all in today's Newsletter, but I'll save them all for tomorrow - and even then, I believe I'll just need to point y'all to the soon-to-be-created Hurricane Hazel link to read and remember them.  Keep 'em coming! 


  From Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA - "Patsy Cline Lip Sync At High School Reunion":

This is great!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/08/09 - "RE: Patsy Cline Lip Sync At High School Reunion":

Hi Jeanette,

Thank you so much for volunteering to perform this skit at our reunion on Friday night.

I have already made arrangements for the Patsy Cline song to be played by our DJ. I assume that you will bring your own props.

It will be a show-stopper.


  From Sandi Williams Patrick ('64) of VA - 09/08/09 - "RE: Patsy Cline Lip Sync At High School Reunion":

Yeah, Jeanette!  You go, girl!


   Thanks for the big laugh, Jeanette, David, and Sandi!


1.   From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":


You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!



From ArcaMax - 09/08/09:


During a test I was administering, I noticed that one of my married students, who was quite pregnant, kept rubbing her side. Before she left, I asked her, "Are you okay? I noticed you were holding onto your side."

"Oh, I'm fine," she answered. "It's just that my baby was pushing his foot up and down my ribs, and it hurt a little."

"Well, that's good," I said, feeling genuinely relieved.

"Yeah," she continued. "It's strange. He normally sleeps during your class..." 



1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact - WHS CLASS OF 1959

2. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion - For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

  3. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at  kwitte@tampabay, - CLASS OF 1960


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/09/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09


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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Nein, Nein, Nein!

- Die Ärzte

Nein, nein, nein!
Uns're Liebe durfte nicht sein.
Großer Schmerz und schreckliche Pein
und ich bin immer noch allein!

1.Ich weiß noch ganz genau es war
am Strand von Loretta del Mar.
Sie lag auf ihrer Düne, wie auf einer Bühne,
ich spürte die Gefahr.
Am Abend gingen wir spazieren,
sie fing ein bischen an zu frieren.
Ich nahm sie in den Arm und hielt sie zärtlich warm -
ich hatte nix zu verlieren.
Ich sagte ihr: "Ich lieb dich sehr,
schöne Frau, wo kommst du her?"
Sie sah mich an und sagte wörtlich:
"Fast aus Köln, nur etwas weiter nördlich!"

Nein, nein, nein!
Uns're Liebe durfte nicht sein.
Großer Schmerz und schreckliche Pein -
Sie kam aus Düsseldorf am Rhein!

2.Ich hab' versucht, bis kurz vor sieben
sie trotzdem irgendwie zu lieben,
und hab' die ganze Nacht allein mit ihr verbracht,
von der Leidenschaft getrieben.
Ich baute ihr ein Bett aus roten Rosen,
sie träumte von den Toten Hosen.
Ich zeigte ihr la Luna, sie träumte von Fortuna
und Altbier aus Dosen.
Da sagte ich: "Ich muss jetzt geh'n,
ich will dich nie wieder seh'n!
Ich bin kein Mann, der für dich in diese Stadt reist,
in der das Bier so schmeckt, wie es heißt!"

Nein, nein, nein!
Uns're Liebe durfte nicht sein.
Großer Schmerz und schreckliche Pein -
Sie kam aus Düsseldorf am Rhein!

3.Sie war die Frau, die mein Herz im Sturm erobert hat.
Doch dann kam der Super-GAU:
Sie wohnte in der verbotenen Stadt!
Sie weinte und sie schrie:
"Ich zieh für dich fort, in einen schöneren Ort.
Komm mit mir zum Nabel der Welt,
zieh mit mir nach Bielefeld!"
- Nach Bielefeld?? -

Nein, nein, nein!
Uns're Liebe durfte nicht sein.
Großer Schmerz und schreckliche Pein -
Sie kam aus Düsseldorf am Rhein!

Nein, nein, nein!
Uns're Liebe durfte nicht sein.
Großer Schmerz und schreckliche Pein
und ich bin immer noch allein


"Right Here Waiting" midi courtesy of - 09/07/09

"Nein, Nein, Nein" lyrics courtesy of - 09/08/09

"NEIN" title clip art courtesy of - 09/08/09

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

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

Animated USMC and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

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!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

Animated Laughing Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Thanks, Dave!

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