09/22/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Autumn Leaves
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
- Stanley Horowitz
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This theme music seems to repeat nearly every year:
For you musicians out there, we have the guitar tabs:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY17gMP5QvI - Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-QXhJPLmAk - Autumn Leaves - Jo Stafford AND 'Tis Autumn - Rosemary Clooney
NEWS FLASH #1 - NEWLY AMENDED:
From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 09/21/08 - "Final Flyer for Sock Hop":
SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks for everything, Barbara! See you then!
The NNHS Class of 1963
is planning its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008.
FORMER NNHS STUDENTS
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!!!
Names of all members in your party must be provided with payment.
What: A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School!!!
Where: Huntington Hall (former Newport News High School)
3100 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA
(Entry through right front door only)
When: Friday night, October 17, 2008 Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost: $15 per person
Soft drinks & snacks will be sold
at the event.
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things never change).
CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
REGISTRATION AND RELEASE FORM - ADDED 09/21/08:
NEWS FLASH #2:
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 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS FLASH #3:
1. Jeff Fox ('69) of LA - 09/21/08:
Bob (Fox - '63 - of IA) has been
forwarding the NNHS monthly but I would appreciate it if you would add my name
and email (this one) to your mailing list.
Thanks, Jeff Fox
Certainly! Welcome aboard, Jeff - and thanks, Bobby!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Curt Overman ('59) of VA!
Happy 17th Birthday tomorrow to My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - 2009) of IL!
Happy Birthday this
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;
Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC;
28 - Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/18/08 - "Life's Lesson":
A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.
'What food might this contain?' The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.
Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: 'There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!'
The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, 'Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.'
The mouse turned to the pig and told him, 'There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!'
The pig sympathized, but said, 'I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray.
Be assured you are in my prayers.'
The mouse turned to the cow and said, 'There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!'
The cow said, 'Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose.'
So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.
That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.
The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.
The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital, and she returned home with a fever.
Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.
But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.
To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.
The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.
So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.
The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.
So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.
We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.
SEND THIS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER HELPED YOU OUT AND LET THEM KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE.
EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY;
OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON.
One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a Friend.
That's a very nice reminder! Thanks, Joyce!
From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08 - "Words of Wisdom----like the last one!!!":
14 THINGS THAT IT TOOK ME MORE THAN 50 YEARS TO LEARN
by Dave Barry
Nationally Syndicated Columnist
1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
2. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
3. You should not confuse your career with your life.
4. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
5. Never lick a steak knife.
6. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.
7. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.
8. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.
9. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.
10. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above-average drivers.
11. A person who is nice to you but rude to a waiter is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.)
12. Your friends love you anyway.
13. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.
14. Men are like fine wine. They start out as grapes, and it's up to the women to stomp the crap out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
These are great in many ways and on many levels! Thanks, Jude!
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 09/19/08 - "Miss you!!!":
I hope all is well and that I haven't heard from you in a few days because of computer problems. Not that those are good but better than a problem with your health. Take care and I'll keep you in my prayers as always.
Your sister in the gospel
Thanks so much, Ruthie! Unfortunately, what we had there was a Two-Fer - but the computer's working just fine now, so maybe in a few more days I will be too!
From Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT -
09/20/08 - "Diagnosing a stroke":
Please take time to read.
Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue.
This is good info to remember
and use. I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!
STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R.
My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree.
If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously..
During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ....she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die.... they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
It only takes a minute to read this...
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today)
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 999/911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
These are very important to remember! Thank you, Sylvia!
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 09/20/08 - "Post Office":
What a beautiful story this is! Thank you so much, Eva!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/20/08 - "Self Esteem":
I guess this story centers on self esteem. What builds one person's sense of self worth may mean nothing to another. For example, I am male. Getting my hair done or buying a cute new pair of shoes is a complete zero. Nada. Nothing. But having a fast car? Ha! That is pure testosterone!
Now, I have been driving around in an old beat-up pickup truck that I bought new about the end of the Crimean War. The radio doesn't work, but it doesn't need to. I couldn't hear it above the rattles. Sometimes I drive my wife's car. It's a recent model family sedan. Read that: boring. But I have had an old VW Vanagon in the driveway for several years that needed a new engine. Last month I got it fixed, and now that is what I drive.
Compared to the truck, this van is hot stuff. It's 5,200 pounds being pushed around by a 90-horsepower four-banger, but everything in life is relative. Finally, I'm out looking for trouble. Wanna race?
There is no point in challenging the Rice Rockets. Those guys don't play golf. They don't know the concept of handicap. Besides, it has been years since I've seen the front end of a Honda Civic. No, I was after bigger fish.
Like UPS trucks.
Sure enough, I found myself sitting at a stop light next to Big Brown. I gunned the engine. He was game. Then the light turned.
The race was on! I had him off the line, but he was gaining on me. The VW was screaming through the gears as we were hurtling down the road. Neck and neck! What a race! It was an adrenaline rush like no other.
Just as he was about to pull ahead, the UPS driver chickened out. We had hit 40 miles per hour in less than a mile and he didn't have the guts for it. Me and my van had beat somebody! I'm feeling so charged! This is great! I have to do this again. So, who's next?
I'm thinking the city bus.
Received from Chris McEwen.
New: ____________________ . Hope you’re feeling better. Really appreciate the newsletters. MG
Marc and Sandye Glazer
Thanks so much, Marc! I am feeling a bit better today - and I switched your addy!
From Johnnie Bateman ('70) of VA - 09/21/08 - "First Steps program":
|Great job Pam!
First Steps program
WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Johnnie - and DITTO!
That's our own Pam Smith Arnold, Head Cheerleader of 1965, of VA!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
(Image by Dave Bowman)
|Pamela Arnold teaches an English class at Thomas Nelson Community College to individuals taking part in Hampton City Schools First Steps program.|
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/18/08 - "So Dance!":
sixty seconds you spend angry, upset or mad, is a full minute of happiness
you'll never get back.
EXACTAMUNDO!!! Thanks, Joyce!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/19/08
Hopefully, this will help address the problem in a number of ways. Just don't forget to click on it each time!
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 09/21/08
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968 - OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS:
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):
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
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Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
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lyrics by Jacques Prévert,
English lyrics by Johnny Mercer,
Music by Joseph Kosma
The falling leaves drift by the window,
The autumn leaves of red and gold.
I see your lips, the summer kisses,
The sun-burned hands I used to hold.
Since you went away the days grow long,
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song,
But I miss you most of all, my darling,
When autumn leaves start to fall.
C’est une chanson, qui nous ressemble
Toi tu m’aimais et je t’aimais
Nous vivions tous, les deux ensemble
Toi que m’aimais moi qui t’aimais
Mais la vie sépare ceux qui s’aiment
Tout doucement sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable les pas des amants désunis
Leaves" midi courtesy of
and with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 09/20/04
"Autumn Leaves" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/n/nat-king-cole/98011.html - 09/20/04
First Day of Fall Title clip art courtesy of http://jessgordon-lovelythings.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html - 09/22/08
Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 09/21/05
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Collinsville High School Logo courtesy of
Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
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