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09/19/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Talk Like a Pirate Day

“When I was about five, I think, I desperately wanted to be a pirate
and have the hat and everything.

- Keira Knightley
(b. 26 Mar 1985)

“Suddenly you're like a pirate, you're 65 years old and you've got an earring.”

- Fred Willard
(b. 18 Sept 1939)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Shiver me timbers!  Today's Holiday Celebration - which is "posta" repeat each year - is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  That's right, Matey, so CELEBRATE! YARRRRR!!!

BONUS #1 - - Talk Like a Pirate Day: "I'm a Pirate"

BONUS #2 - - Talk Like a Pirate Day



Friday, September 19, 1969 - John Lennon (09 Oct 1940 – 08 Dec1980) decided to leave The Beatles. He didn't tell the rest of the group until the next day. (Thanks, Sydney!)

Friday, September 19, 1969 - George "The Giant" McArthur was born. He grew to a height of 7' 3" and appeared in a number of films and TV shows including "Big Fish",  a Tim Burton film in 2005 that starred Albert Finney, Ewan McGregor, Jessica Lange, and Steve Buscemi.  (Thanks again, Sydney!)


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Barry Stutt ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);

22 -   Curt Overman ('59) of VA;

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

24 -   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA;

25 - James Comer ('57) AND Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA;

26 -   Tommy Scott ('61) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  From Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - 09/18/09:


I hope you receive this!

My husband,
  Tommy Scott, (James Thomas Scott, Jr. '61---lived in Stuart Gardens and was the baseball manager---not the Tommy Scott in the band, but in the same class, I think) will celebrate his 67th birthday Sept. 26th.  I know he would be thrilled to be included in the NNHS alum birthday listing. I don't usually make a big deal out of my b.d., but I share it with a number of other Typhoons.....Oct. 27, '43. What an antique!

He actually graduated from that yucky school in Hampton, because his family moved to Hampton at the end of the first semester of his SENIOR year. Can you imagine anything worse that could have been done to a true Typhoon?!!!!!  Anyway, my class ('62) adopted him a number of years ago and presented him with a NNHS diploma during one of our reunions. He was thrilled beyond words!  He has never attended anything at HHS and always prefers to be connected with NNHS.  Suits me, of course.

Thanks for everything! Have a great weekend! It's supposed to be beautiful here.

Fran(ces) Heath Scott  '62
Newport News

   Thanks, Fran, I'm delighted to add you and Tommy to our birthday roll!

   Moving as a teenager? OUCH! Moving in the middle of your senior year to your school's arch rival?!? YOWZERONI!! I'm glad Tommy finally received the diploma of his dreams!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/18/09 - "Handel like you have never heard and seen him before!!":

I am sending this to you because I know you appreciate classical music.


Handel like you have never heard and seen him before!!

Turn up your speakers before you watch this.... I guarantee you will enjoy Handel's "Messiah" this time!

   Thank you, David, I've always been a huge fan of Handel's, but this is just delightful! I especially enjoyed the ending vibrato!

  From Norman Olshansky  ('64) of FL - 09/18/09 - "Rosh Hashana":

It was very thoughtful and your Rosh Hashana Greetings and information on the NNHS Web site was most appreciated.

Typhoons are a great family.

Norman Olshansky

   Thanks, Norman, it was my pleasure - and Happy New Year!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 09/18/09 - "This has to be a hoax doesn't it?":

I hope they bleach the pews every week.

   Well, Glenn, I just don't know. I'm not even sure I want to know. If it is, I do hope the congregation is young enough and attractive enough that they're all capable of "gracing and beautifying" the chapel; otherwise, .....

   Thanks so much; this certainly brightened my day!

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 09/18/09 - "People of Walmart":


That people of Walmart site is so hilarious.

And very therapeutic...not only is laughing very good for you, and releases endorphins and such, but it is an instant self-esteem boost as these folks, a picture is worth a thousand words...I'll let you fill in the blanks yourself! 

love, bh

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

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Brent! Next time I go to Walmart, I'm gonna keep my eyes wide open and whup my camera outta my purse...

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 09/18/09 - "Observations on Growing Older":

Observations on Growing Older --- 

It's harder to tell navy from black! 

~Everything old is new again, but if you wore it before, you're too old to wear it the 2nd time around!

 ~Your kids are becoming you... and you don't like them! .. but your grandchildren are perfect!

 ~Yellow becomes the big color.... walls... hair... teeth!

 ~Going out is good. Coming home is better!

 ~When people say you look "Great".... they add "for your age"!

 ~When you needed the discount you paid full price. Now you get discounts on  everything... movies, hotels ... flights.

 ~You forget names... but it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you.

 ~The last 2 outfits you wore had spots on them.

 ~You ask your husband or friend how your outfit looks and they tell you the truth!

 ~The five pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

 ~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything... especially golf.

 ~Your husband is counting on you to remember things you don't remember.

 ~The things you cared to do, you don't care to do, but you care that you don't care to do them anymore.

 ~Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring then he does in bed. It's called his "pre-sleep"

 ~Remember when your mother said "Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"? Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!

 ~You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married"... Now, " I hope they STAY married!"

 ~The best place to have a conversation with your husband is in the have his full attention..

~Who wants to wear 3" heels anyway?

 ~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch.

 ~You remember when GOOGLE, ipod, email, and modem were unheard of, and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table.

 ~You use more 4 letter words..."what? "... "when? " ???

 ~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it any where.

 ~Your husband has a night out with the guys but he's home by 9:00 P.M... next week it will be 8:30 P.M.

 ~You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it before.

 ~Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless" ?

~Many of the people in People Magazine you've never heard of.

 ~Your concealer doesn't conceal.

~Your lipstick bleeds.

 ~Your mascara clumps and your eyebrows are disappearing.

 ~You don't have hair under your arms and very little on your legs but your chin needs to be plucked daily!

~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

 ~Everybody whispers.

 ~Now that your husband has retired ... you'd give anything if he'd find a job!

 ~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will never wear.

But old is good in some things... old songs... old movies... a
nd best of all OLD FRIENDS!


     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 09/18/09 - "National Anthem by Combined Military Academy Choirs":

This needs to be seen and heard by EVERYONE.....Yes... I am proud of my country. and I take pride in forwarding this to all my email buddies......GOD BLESS AMERICA....


Put on "full-screen" and get ready to feel great pride in being an American!

Brought a tear of pride... beautiful!  

National Anthem at Eagles / Patriots game...Great

It just doesn't get any better than than this!

And this my friends is the way it should be sung.........

   WOWZERINI-ROONI! Thank you so much, Janice!

  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) - (#6 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 ArcaMax Jokes - 09/18/09:

Father's Lesson

A boy asks his father to explain the differences among irritation, aggravation, and frustration.

His father picks up the phone and dials a number at random. When the phone is answered, he asks, "Can I speak to Alf, please?"

"No! There's no one called Alf here," says the person who answered the phone.

His father hangs up. "That's irritation," he says.

He picks up the phone again, dials the same number, and asks for Alf a second time. "No-there's no one here called Alf. Go away. If you call again I shall telephone the police," the person says.

His father hangs up and says, "That's aggravation."

"Then what's frustration?" asks his son. The father picks up the phone and dials the same number a third time.

"Hello, this is Alf. Have I received any phone calls?" he asks casually.


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 is holding 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 09/16/09

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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The Pirate Song

- Lesley Nelson-Burns

My boat's by the tower, and my bark's on the bay,
and both must be gone at the dawn of the day.
The moon's in her shroud, and to light thee afar
On the deck of the daring's a lovelighted star.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

So forgive me my rough mood unaccustomed to sue;
I woo not, perhaps, as your landlubbers do.
My voice is attuned to the sound of the gun
That startles the deep when the combat's begun.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

The Frenchman and Don will flee from our path,
and the Englishmen cower below at our wrath,
And our sails shall be gilt in the gold of the day,
And the sea robins sing as we roll on our way.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

A hundred shall serve - the best of the brave,
And the chief of a thousand shall kneel as thy slave,
And thou shalt reign queen, and thy empire shall last
Till the black flag by inches, is torn from the mast.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

"The Pirate Song" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 09/11/06

Image of Pirate Man courtesy
of - 09/11/06

Image of Pirate Woman courtesy
of - 09/11/06

Pirate Flag and Cutlass clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy
of - 09/12/06

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

Collinsville High School Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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!

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

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

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