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09/16/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Lauren Bacall's 85th Birthday

“You can't start worrying about what's going to happen.
You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.”

Lauren Bacall
(b. 16 Sept 1924)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Oh, goody - another celebrity birthday!  Today is the 85th Birthday of the legendary Lauren Bacall, and we wish her well!

BONUS #1 - - Lauren Bacall and Hoagy Carmichael - How Little We Know - To Have and Have Not (1944)

BONUS #2 - - Lauren Bacall in To Have And Have Not - "You know how to whistle, doncha, Steve?"

BONUS #3 - -To Have And Have Not - Original Trailer, 1944

BONUS #4 - - available "How Little We Know" sheet music

BONUS #5 - - Lauren Bacall Calls for a Male Escort (Promo for The Walker)




"Born in New York City, Bacall was the only child of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a secretary who later legally changed her surname to Bacall, and William Perske, who worked in sales.[1] Her parents were Jewish immigrants, their families having come from France, Poland, Romania and Germany.[2][3] She is a first cousin of Shimon Peres, current president and former prime minister of Israel.[4][5] Her parents divorced when she was five, and she took her mother's last name, Bacall.[6] Bacall no longer saw her father and formed a close bond with her mother, whom she took with her to California when she became a movie star."


"This was Lauren Bacall's first film, at the age of 19. Howard Hawks' wife "Slim" noticed Bacall on the cover of Harper's Bazaar and showed the photo to her husband, who soon sought out Bacall and signed her for the role. After filming began, a romance developed between Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, despite the disapproval of Hawks. This romance eventually led to Bacall's first marriage and ended Bogart's marriage with Mayo Methot, his third wife. It created a memorable onscreen chemistry between Bogart and Bacall, which would be used in The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo."



Tuesday, September 16, 1969 - This was just another boring day in the Summer of 1969 - one of the few.



  From Cheryl G. Gresham (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 09/16/09, 12:16:27 AM EDT to   Yvonne Peters Hoyle (Hampton HS - '64) of Northern VA to      Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA to Us - 09/16/09 - " Warren Chapman (Hampton HS - '64)":

'64 Crabbers.....George Jenkins called tonight to pass on the news that our classmate Warren Chapman lost his battle with "head and neck" cancer (squamous cell carcinoma ) today.  Thanks to all of you who were able to contact him through mail / email / phone or just kept him in your prayers.  We could tell from the note that he sent to us that he was very touched with all of our communication. He also seemed very much at peace with life.
I imagine his obituary will be in their newspaper tomorrow or Thursday.  He lived in Mill Valley which is outside San Francisco....perhaps it will be in the San Francisco Chronicle.  If someone finds it please let us know.

   Oh, I'm so very sorry to hear this! Thank you for letting us know, Cousin Henry - and Cheryl!



   Happy Birthday today 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 tomorrow to The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND   Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

23 -       My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 09/15/09 - "Golden Oldies":

Hi Carol...a friend sent this to me.....and it is ESPECIALLY for you!!!  ENJOY

scroll will LOVE this!

JUST Click on the link next to the years and select your favorite songs. 

YEAR 50-54 -
YEAR 55-59 -
YEAR 60-64 -
YEAR 65-69 -
YEAR 70-74 -
YEAR 75-79 -
YEAR 80-84 -
YEAR 85-89 -

Sit back, relax and enjoy.....!!!!

    WOWZERONI-RINI!!! This is fabulous - because it plays continuously without having to be refreshed AND you can check the name of the songs and the artists AND each set contains a mixture of both well-known and lesser known songs!

   Thank you so much, Janice - you know me so well!

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/16/09 - "looooooooooomve this!!!":

Concentrate on this Sentence 

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.'  When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.  Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'   Something good will happen to you today; something that you have been waiting to hear.   

This is not a joke; someone will call you by phone or will speak to you about something that you were waiting to hear.  Do not break!   

Send it to a minimum of
 3 people... 
  Not before you read below:

There comes a point in your life when you realize:

Who matters,
Who never did,
Who won't anymore...
And who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past,
there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future. 

Sarah Kressaty 

   Thank you, Sarah Sugah! I didn't break it; I sent it to about 555 people!


From - 09/14/09 - "Cheering Up":

The Top 10 Ways to Lift Your Mood When You're Feeling Down in the Dumps

By Dennis R. Tesdell

Everyone has periods in their life when they feel down in the dumps, blue, or mildly depressed. These down feelings can be due to everything from some personal problems to business hassles to various weather changes or conditions. For those for whom these moods are short-lived and not frequent the following have shown to help boost one's mood and general outlook.

1. Socialize & Think Positively!
When a person is feeling blue or depressed, often the LAST thing they want to do is be around others or socialize. The fact is, however, when we are feeling blue or down, if we choose to isolate ourselves and hold up in our room or home, we will tend to focus on the same mental tapes that are causing us to feel down in the first place! If you will force yourself to call a friend and meet for coffee, a movie, a walk, a talk--anything to get out and change your atmosphere, the chances are good that will have a good effect on changing your mood for the better. For all but those who have a severe depression problem requiring a doctor's help and medication, try and remember, we are what we THINK. Our thoughts can propel us into ecstasy or into the depths of the blues. And MOST of us have control over our thoughts. It takes being conscious of them, and it takes practice. Remember: We are ALWAYS at choice as to thoughts, actions, etc.

2. Do Something Just For YOURSELF!
Be totally selfish here. Think of something you want to do for yourself...a short trip, a manicure, a haircut, buying yourself the coat or scarf you have been wanting. It does not have to be extravagant nor costly. The point is you are being GOOD to yourself, and that will sink in, and a part of your Self will say "Gee, I deserve this, and things are not so bad after all." This is not going to necessarily get to the root of what caused you to feel down or blue, but it will make you feel better long enough that maybe you can put the cause in a different perspective, or simply not take it as seriously!

3. Give Something To Another Person.
One of the best ways we can get beyond our own physical and emotional Self is to find something bigger than our own familiar problems upon which to concentrate! Think about your friends, relatives, the poor people in your church, or the local charities. Pick a person or cause that appeals to you and decide to give to that person or that cause. It can be your time or money, a toy, or whatever. Giving to others makes MOST people feel good in their heart. Feeling good in our heart can have a great impact on how we feel in our MIND and body. It is the thought and the symbolism. The gift may be small, but the thought is all. You WILL feel better!

4. Rent Or Go See A Happy/Funny Movie.
Laughter has long been a quick and effective panacea for ills of all kinds. Medical studies show that it creates endorphins (body hormones that act as natural pain killers as well as mood elevators) as well as red blood cells and T-cells (the good cells which make up a part of the body's auto-immune system and help us fight disease). When we laugh we also force our mind (although there is not any real struggle) to change modes and to be UP and to feel up, not down or blue or depressed. We substitute our own thoughts and feelings for those of the people on the movie or television screen. Watching an hour long comedy where we laugh and take our mind off our daily problems can last for hours or days as far as reducing chronic pain, a blue mood feeling, etc. It is cheap, easy, and, if we allow it to be-it is FUN!

5. Volunteer Your Time.
One of the best ways we can help pull ourselves out of feeling sorry for ourselves, or feeling blue, or concentrating on our own aches and pains, is by helping other people who have problems of their own...often much more severe. It is very humbling to take a walk through a rehabilitation unit in a hospital at a time when we are complaining or feeling low due to an ache in our back or almost any other physical problem we might have. Most of the people we see are FAR worse off than we are, yet they are working, smiling, laughing, and talking...trying to do what they can to make the best of their situation. Giving time to others is a very good way to get outside of our own situation. Every city has volunteer bureaus and other places that need help, even if it is for an hour a day or a week! Giving to others will come back to us many times over in positive ways if we allow ourselves to try it.

6. Get Out Of The Past & Into The Present!
Most bad moods and mental attitudes are a result of what has happened to us in the PAST. This can be the recent past, or long ago. It is vital to your body and energy and Life as a whole that you stay in the PRESENT with your thoughts and feelings. The past is over! Hanging onto old hurts, pains, anger etc. will do you much harm emotionally and physically over time. We can CHOOSE to focus on creating a positive and healthy present for ourselves, or dwell in the past, creating anxiety, depressed moods, anger, guilt, etc. Do you want to live your life in the PRESENT or live it based on the past onto which you are still hanging? Let old hurts and pains and anger go! Doing so will free up all kinds of positive energy and your body and mind will have a chance to be MUCH healthier as a result!

7. Walk Or Mall Walk To Cheer Up.
Walking is prescribed by many doctors to help depression. Maybe your finances are what have your down in the dumps. If that is the case, drive to the closest mall and walk and just look in the windows. Buy an "Orange Julius" or soda, sit on a bench and watch the people and the children. REALIZE that EVERY person you see has their own problems, and has days when THEY are blue or down. Some may feel much worse, and even be clinically depressed. To do is to take action. And taking action fights the blues and the funk one feels by sitting or lying down at home brooding indulging in self-blame or pity. Remember misery loves company? Well, at a mall you can be assured you have hundreds if not thousands of men and women who have felt or are FEELING just as bad or worse than you at the very time you are there! You are NOT alone. Life will go on...things can get better, You must make the choice to help MAKE them better however.

8. Call Someone You Like Who Is A "Positive" Person And Chat.
This option is alright as long as you do not dump on your friend, and as long as you do not abuse it. The idea here is to get OUT of yourself, and have some interaction, and hear about someone else's life, and take your mind off your own stuff for awhile. It's okay to let them know you are feeling a bit low or down, and if they ask, you can tell them BRIEFLY what is going on. Just don't make it a long whining monologue! Ask them about THEIR life and job and family, etc. Get involved with someone ELSE, and your mind will take a turn as well. Let them talk about their life and current situation. If they are someone you see off and on in person, you might offer to get together with them for lunch, coffee, a movie, etc. sometime soon. The more you talk or listen to them and talk about things other than your OWN current situation, the better the chances are your mood will lift and you'll feel better after the call.

9. Meditate Or Listen To Relaxation or Positive Affirmation Tapes.
Meditation can be a very good way to change your mood. It works whether you are depressed/down, or anxious/hyper. I suggest taking a course or getting good quality tapes which teach meditation. It is amazing what it can do to quiet down the mind and release the stress caused by both anxiety AND depression feelings. Tapes on relaxation as well as self-affirmation by many well known expert authors are readily available through bookstores, some music stores, and also the New Age type book and music stores. Louise Hay and Wayne Dyer are two of the most well known authors of books and tapes on health issues, specializing in "positive thinking" and how they affect our physical and emotional health. They can be found in most book stores, or on the Internet at Amazon Books online at The investment in these tapes is quite small compared to the benefits they can give the user.

Creating things alters our mood. It shifts us from the right side of our brain to the left side etc. Creating can be through cooking foods, painting (walls or on canvas or paper) making something using needle and thread, yarn, or Legos! It is also "creating" to play music if you are musical. Play what you wish as loud or as soft as you wish. Make up a song. Music (hearing it or playing it) has long been used by people of all cultures to create or alter a mood. Whatever type of music makes you feel it or create it. It WILL change your mood for the better if you allow it to and if you concentrate on the music and creating and forget how you have been "feeling."

Copyright 97, 98, 99, 00, 2001


  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) - (#3 in a Series of 9)":

  Thanks, Judy! (SHHHH - don't tell anybody, but this actually works!)



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 Jokes - 09/15/09:

School Report

Our 15-year-old daughter, Melanie, had to write a report for school about World War II, specifically D-Day and the invasion of Normandy.

"Isn't there a movie about that?" she asked.

I told her there was, but I couldn't think of the name.

Then it came to her, "Oh, I remember! Isn't it something like 'Finding Private Nemo'?"



A student at our high school a few years back, having had his fill with drawing graph after graph in senior high math class, told his teacher, "I'll do algebra, I'll do trig, and I'll even do statistics, but graphing is where I draw the line!"



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


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  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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How Little We Know

Lyrics and Music by Johnny Mercer & Hoagy Carmichael, 1944

Maybe it happens this way
Maybe we really belong together
But after all, how little we know

Maybe it's just for a day
Love is as changeable as the weather
And after all, how little we know

Who knows why an April breeze never remains
Why stars in the trees hide when it rains
Love comes along, casting a spell
Will it sing you a song
Will it say a farewell
Who can tell

Maybe you're meant to be mine
Maybe I'm only supposed to stay in your arms a while
As others have done

Is this what I've waited for, am I the one
Oh, I hope in my heart that it's so
In spite of how little we know

Is this what I've waited for, am I the one
Oh, I hope in my heart that it's so
In spite of how little we know

"How Little We Know" midi  (sequenced by David E. Jenkins) courtesy of - 09/15/09

  "How Little We Know" lyrics courtesy of - 09/15/09

First Image of Lauren Bacall courtesy of,,20153312_20153315_20151242,00.html - 09/15/09

Second (2007) Image of Lauren Bacall courtesy of - 09/15/09

Flowers and Butterflies Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 04/05/05

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

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

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

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

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

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!

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