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09/24/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

[W]hen you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody,
you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

- Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
(b. 19 May 1941)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter first appeared exactly five years ago today, back in the very earliest days of the Newsletters, before I had really realized that they could be adorned with all manner of images:

   And it was rerun about two-and-a-half years ago:

   Let's just think of this one as "new and vastly improved", rather than simply "rerun" - especially as this is one of my favorite songs in the whole wide world.

BONUS #1 - - What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? - Peggy Lee, 1970

BONUS #2 - - What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? - Vikki Carr, April 15, 1971

BONUS #3 - - What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? -  José Carreras, 1992

BONUS #4 - - What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? - Barbra Streisand, Live, 1994


1. Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN - 09/23/09:

Wednesday 09/23/2009 10:27:45pm
Name: Bonnie Loughran Marshall - HHS 65
Marital Status Single
City/Country: Sauk Rapids MN
Favorite Teachers Mrs. August at St Mary's in Phoebus
Comments HHS 65 grad. Also St Vincent's 61-63 so got to rub elbows with NNHS students on city bus--one hour each way to/fm Riverdale via dt nnhs, the Blvd, and dt Hampton. Thank you all for sharing the memories...and to Carol for a great web site!

   Thank you, Bonnie!


   Hit # 88,888 was made on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 09:36 PM by someone from

   Wuzzat you,   Al (Farber - '64 - of GA)?!? 


   Happy Birthday today to   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA!
  Happy Birthday tomorrow to James Comer ('57) AND Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

26 -   Tommy Scott ('61) of VA;

27 -  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC;

28 -     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA;

01 -   Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

   And speaking of birthdays.....

      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC and      Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC - 08/30/09 - "Happy Birthday!": - Happy Birthday to Carol, August 30, 2009 - The Duke Family Singers, Eleanor Nowitzky, and Jonathan

   Thank you so much, Eleanor , Charis, and Eva'body Else! This was great fun, and made my evening complete (even if it did take us quite a while to extract and process)!


    From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO - 09/23/09:


Thanks so much…    Tony (Koskinas - '68 - of NC) and I have linked and perhaps he can offer a solution I had not thought about…


   WHOO-HOO!!!  Thanks so much, Paul - and Tony! We're all praying for a happy ending here!

        From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 09/23/09 - "Walter Reed Elementary School":

Dear Carol,

I thought that you and your readers might like this photo taken of Mrs. Graham's Fourth Grade 1952-53 Class at Walter Reed Elementary School on Wickham Avenue. I have listed the names of those that I remember below.

Names of the Classmates that I remember:

Front Row, L to R: Andy Greenspon, Jesse Hawk, ----, Barbara Ellis, Phyllis Ritter, Harold Klesmer, ----;

Second Row, L to R: Do not remember names of any of these;

Third Row, L to R: Leon ?, Curtis Watson, Grover Lewis, Banning Crossley, Jesse Hodges, Archie Dail, George Helliesen, Mrs. Graham;

Fourth Row, L to R: Linda ?, Barbara ?, Catherine ?, -----, Shirley Markoff, Rita Leonard.


Mrs. Graham's Fourth Grade Class
(NNHS Class of 1961)

It is getting down in the 30's in the evenings here in Michigan and the leaves are turning and beginning to fall.  I can't wait to get back to Florida this winter.

Please accept a belated "Happy Birthday".

I hope that you, Paul, and your family are well.

George Helliesen

P. S. We have sent the picture to you in Adobe Photoshop, if you have problems retrieving it, let us know and we will send it to you another way.

   Thanks so much - for everything, George! Barbara Ellis and Harold Klesmer were instantly recognizable, and I spotted you mainly from your beautiful blond hair, but I must admit, I would not have been able to pick out any of the others (well, maybe Shirley Markoff...)!

   I've added this gem to our archives:

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/23/09 - "Happiness Has Two Doors":

Happiness Has Two Doors

It was by chance I discovered this. Discovering things is what I do.

A friend once called me a "scavenger" and in doing so, finally gave me the answer I longed for when someone asked, "What do you do for a living?"

"I am a scavenger!" I now declare proudly.

Miners dig for gold and precious gems. I rummage through lives and words in search of the same thing.

Yesterday I discovered that "Happiness has two doors."

I believe it would be safe to say that everyone wants to be happy. Some want it to last forever and more realistic dreamers would appreciate even a moment or two in each day. Perhaps even, if they should be so bold as to dream so big, would like much longer periods mixed throughout the reality of life's ups and downs. Moments turn into hours and days into one greatly appreciated week. It is with this realization I discovered that there are two doors that lead to happiness.

You always enter one and leave through the other.

Some enter the door at the speed of light skipping past others in pursuit. They do anything they believe will make them happy without taking the time to understand the consequences. They gamble, they lie, they dive right into an opportunity without thinking, simply because they see it as a "chance of a lifetime," when in fact, God provides a lifetime of chances.

They step on and over others to get to the head of the line. They profit little but spend more than they have in order to give the appearance of success and the illusion of being happy.

This happiness is short lived and the door they exit leads most times to pain, depression and much longer periods of regret. Sometimes it simply leads nowhere.

The door to true happiness opens easy for those who believe that happiness is a choice.

Everything need not be perfect in their life in order to be happy. They don't need to have fancy clothes to feel properly dressed for any occasion. They don't need an expensive car to make a statement. They need a car to get them to work. How they live speaks volumes.

They may not come from a story book family or have a perfect marriage, but they see them as a mosaic portrait of God's plan for their life.

They remember the joy of playing with an old rag doll or stick of wood for hours because their parents could not afford better.

They have witnessed love in the eyes of the elderly because they stopped to say hello and share their time.

They have fallen down but their faith has never let them down.

Although at times, happiness may be short lived, the door they exit always leads them to another and another, for when God opens one door...oh, you know the rest.

You find happiness there, too, right?

"I believe in You!"
J ~ Bob Perks ~

   Thanks, Shari!

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 09/23/09 - "ON VACATION Sept. 24-Oct. 05":

Hello All,
I'm taking a much-needed break from being "Miss Jane Marple."  I shall be away for about a fortnight. I'm flying tomorrow to my hometown, Charlotte, NC, to visit relatives and friends.
During that time, I also shall attend the 50th Reunion of my undergraduate class at Pfeiffer College (now University), in Misenheimer, NC. As virtually no one in my class has seen me in 50 years, nor I them, I expect most will experience a time-warp shock of great proportions!
If anyone needs to contact me during this absence, I can be reached by computer, since I will have access to a laptop.  I can also be reached by cell phone: 757-817-8084.
Take care of yourselves and loved ones,
Jane C.

COOL BEANS!!!  Have a great time, Jane - and don't forget your camera and batteries!


From The Daily Press - 09/23/09 - "Fort Monroe":


Fort Monroe park effort gets boost

11:24 p.m. EDT, September 23, 2009

HAMPTON - — Advocates for a national park of some kind at Fort Monroe got a nod of support from the City Council on Wednesday...



An F-22 Raptor flies over Fort Monroe.

Thursday, May 12, 2005
Image courtesy of U.S. Air Force


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 - 09/23/09:


An angry wife was complaining about her husband spending so much of his free time in the local bar, so one night he took her along with him. "What'll you have?" he asked.

"Oh, I don't know. The same as you I suppose," she replied. So, the husband ordered a couple of Jack Daniel's and threw his down in one shot.

His wife watched him, then took a sip from her glass and immediately spit it out. "Yuck, that's TERRIBLE!" she spluttered. "I don't know how you can drink this stuff!"

"Well, there you go," cried the husband. "And you think I'm out enjoying myself every night!"


Swimming Lesson

A member of the Country Club asked the lifeguard how he might go about teaching a young lady to swim.

"It takes considerable time and technique." replied the guard. "First you must take her into the water, then place one arm about her waist, hold her tightly, then take her right arm and raise it very slowly..."

"This is certainly most helpful." said the member. "I know that my kid sister will appreciate it."

"Your sister?" said the lifeguard. "In that case, just push her into the deep end of the pool. She'll learn in a hurry."


1. Saturday, October 3, 2009 - An ad hoc tailgate party for Typhoons will be held in “Alumni Alley” at the Christopher Newport University (CNU) football game.  Actually going to the game is optional.  Tailgating begins at 10:00 AM.  Game starts at 1:00 PM. Expect great food, special surprises and an outstanding pre-game experience.  Contact Aderon Gibbs ('66) (telephone number available upon request).  Bring food and drink.  A grill will be provided. - ALL TYPHOONS WELCOME

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 09/21/09

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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What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

Words & Music by Alan & Marilyn Bergman & Michel Legrand, 1969

What are you doing the rest of your life?
North and South and East and West of your life,
I have only one request of your life
That you spend it all with me.

All the seasons and the times of your days,
All the nickels and the dimes of your days,
Let the reasons and the rhymes of your days
All begin and end with me.

I want to see your face in every kind of light ,
In the fields of dawn and the forests of the night,
And when you stand before the candles on a cake,
Oh, let me be the one to hear the silent wish you make.

Those tomorrows waiting deep in your eyes
In the world of love that you keep in your eyes,
I'll awaken what's asleep in your eyes.
It may take a kiss or two.

Through all of my life,
Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall of my life,
All I ever will recall of my life
Is all of my life with you.

"What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" midi courtesy of,
with the kind assistance of Nathaniel Harty of IL - 09/23/04

"What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" lyrics courtesy
of - 09/23/04

"Today Is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life" Title clip art courtesy
of - 09/23/09

Multi-Colored divider line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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!

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

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

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08

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

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