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09/15/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Blues in the Night

A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin', and that's the blues.

Otis Rush
(b. 29 Apr 1935)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Yes, I will admit it; this is another BLUE newsletter, but don't worry.  It's merely a rerun from exactly four years ago today because I'm such a slacker!

BONUS #1 - - Blues in the Night - Original 1941 Movie Trailer

BONUS #2 - - Blues in the Night - Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee set to footage of "Lady and the Tramp"

BONUS #3 - - Blues in the Night - Dinah Shore


Monday, September 15, 1969 - This was just another boring day in the Summer of 1969 - one of the few.

   Speaking of which.....

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/14/09 - "Year 1969 Events":

Hi, Carol:

Please forgive me, for in my exuberance to give you two significant military battle dates for September 11, I failed to grasp the concept that you were reporting only for the year 1969.

It must be very frustrating to have a subscriber miss the point in your Newsletter and fire off a message off topic.

So, I do hope you will forgive me.

Or, perhaps I could just give you the current generations explanation for an error, "My Bad."

On second thought, please accept my apology!!!

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WILDEST GIGGLES!!! To quote a popular commercial, "Happens to me all the time!"

   Besides, Adonis, I always appreciate your input!


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

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND   Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA;

18 - Bobby Bell ('57) AND         Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL  AND  The United States Air Force - 1947;

20 - Barry Stutt ('57);

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);

22 -   Curt Overman ('59) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA - 09/14/09 - " '64 Reunion":

Hi Carol--

Can you put a note in the next newsletter for    Jane Coltrain Leonard?  She called and left me a reminder about the '64 Reunion but I have been out of town on business plus I lost her phone number also.  I will not be able to attend but I can't tell you how nice it was to hear her voice after all these years--sure brought back great memories of Jane-my best friend at Magruder School.

Jo Ann

   I'm so sorry you won't be able to make it to your reunion, Jo Ann - which by all accounts will be fabulous - but I passed your note on to Jane and the Reunion Committee.

  From Jean Baker Howell ('69) of VA - 09/14/09 - " '69 Reunion (40-Year)":

Carol, just wanted to share with you that our 40-year reunion was great.    Fred Mays ('60 - of VA) brought a bunch of his stuff and we had over 100 in attendance on Saturday night at Point Plaza.  The hotel staff and food were wonderful.  We have plenty of pictures but I am not so great at computers and pictures together.  We did the tour of the school on Saturday morning and wow, what memories!    Mrs. Dorothy Carter, Chorus teacher, came and she looks great.

Jean Baker Howell
NNHS Class of '69

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks, Jean, I'm glad it was as happy event as expected!

     From Me ('65) of IL - 09/14/09 - "Our Old Cars":

   I just came across an image of       my daddy's (the late Robert Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) (19 Oct 1907 - 25 Apr 1960) 1956 green Dodge Coronet with the waaay cool push button controls and pretty white side wall tires.  He bought it used from Tysinger Dodge in Hampton several years after we moved to the Peninsula in January of 1954 - perhaps in 1958.

     This was taken outside our Stuart Homes apartment two months after his death (and about six weeks before my 13th birthday), just before my mama              the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) (19 May 1908 - 15 Feb 1999) traded it in on a brand new  Renault Dauphine - something about saving gasoline, as I recall.  If you look carefully, in the background you can see the Pony League Field on the Stuart Gardens Beach.
July 1960
Shari and Carol

     And in the foreground, that's my niece,       Shari, with me.  I took her for a stroll every weekday morning that summer.  We somehow always ended up in the playground at Magruder School where if actual orchestrated summer activities were not taking place, there were certainly plenty of neighborhood "kids" to be found.

    I've added it to our archive:

  From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 09/14/09 - "This is a good one - I love Maya Angelou":


If you think this is appropriate please pass it along.


Read to the end, and you will laugh just picturing it happening. I love the thoughts she lives by!!! I didn't break the elastic...

Don't break the elastic!

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there, on television, she said it was 'exciting...'
Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.

The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:

'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'

'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.'

'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.'

'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life.'

'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.'

'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back....'

'I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.'

'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one....'

'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.'

'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn....'

'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'

Please send this to five phenomenal women today... and back to me if you think I'm one also.
If you do, something good will happen: You will boost another woman's self-esteem..

If you don't...the elastic will break and your underpants will fall down around your ankles!

Believe me, I didn't take any chances on MY elastic breaking...
I sent it to a lot of special women I care for, and a couple of special guys, as well.

   This is delightful, Charlie, thanks!

  From My Friend,  Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 09/12/09 - "Worth Sharing... These will make you smile (and I did, they are cute) - (#2 in a Series of 9)":

  Thanks, Judy!


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 My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/14/09:

The Value of Wine

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road.

As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car.

Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally.

"What's in the bag?" asked the old woman.

Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband."

The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two.

Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said, "Good trade."



"We can stay out late tonight," Joe told his friend Bob. "My wife's gone for a two-week vacation in the Caribbean."

"Jamaica?" Bob asked.

"No, it was her idea."

   Thanks, Shari!


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 09/14/09

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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Blues in the Night

Lyrics and Music by Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen, 1941

(Rosemary Clooney, 1952 - peaked at #17)

Written for a film called Hot Nocturne, this song became so popular
that the movie was re-titled Blues in the Night (1941)

My mama done tol' me, when I was in knee-pants
My mama done tol' me, "Son, a woman'll sweet talk
And give ya the big eye, but when the sweet talkin's done
A woman's a two-face,
a worrisome thing who'll leave ya to sing
the blues in the night."

Now the train's a-fallin',
hear the train's a-callin,
(my mama done tol' me)
hear dat lonesome whistle
blowin' 'cross the trestle,
(my mama done tol' me)
ol' clickety-clack's
a-echoin' back
th' blues in the night

The evenin' breeze'll start the trees to cryin'
and the moon'll hide its light
when you get the blues in the night
Take my word, the mockingbird'll sing
the saddest kind o� song,
he knows things are wrong, and he's right

From Natchez to Mobile,
from Memphis to St. Joe,
wherever the four winds blow
I been in some big towns
an' heard me some big talk,
but there is one thing I know
A woman's a two-face,
a worrisome thing who'll leave ya to sing
the blues in the night

My mama was right,
there's blues in the night.

"Blues in the Night" midi courtesy of - 08/29/05

"Blues in the Night"  lyrics courtesy of - 09/01/05

  "Blues in the Night",  Abstract Collage Image by Norma Cox Miller, courtesy of - 09/14/05

Tiny Blue Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/01/05

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

Animated USMC and Army and Navy 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

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

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!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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

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