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09/26/09 - NNHS Newsletter - John Chapman's
(a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed) 235th Birthday

My best traveling was done during winter months when the cold
has settled in and my feet are bared; the icy earth quickens my step.

- Johnny Appleseed
(26 Sept 1774 - 18 Feb 1845)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Oh, Goody - yet another Celebrity Birthday Celebration!

BONUS - - Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree - The Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller, 1942



   A Big Happy Typhoon Birthday today to
  Tommy Scott ('61) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

01 -   Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;

02 -   Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer;

03 - Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND Mary Megann Peters ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 09/25/09 - "40 years ago feature":

Hi Carol,
I have been out of town and away from my computer for a little over a week and just caught up on the newsletters that came while I was away. I was sorry to see the end of the 40 years ago today feature, although I never got the significance of the year 1969. It might have been explained when it started and I just missed it but I enjoyed it nevertheless. I must point out however, that on the 18th, 19th and 21st of  September 1969 you said nothing particularly noteworthy occurred on those days. There were a few things that happened on those particular days that might have been considered noteworthy.
On Sep 18, 1969 Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki announced their engagement on the Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. They were married on the same show about three months later on Dec 17, 1969.
On Sep 19, 1969 John Lennon decided to leave The Beatles. He didn't tell the rest of the group until the next day. Also on the 19th 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.
On Sep 21, 1969 in an American Football League game between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos, punter Steve O'Neal of the Jets kicked a 98 yard punt that is still the professional football record.
Just out of curiosity, is that a feature of the newsletter that features a different year each summer?
Go Blue and Gold,
Sydney Dearing

  Well, I'll tell ya, Sydney, it's all about the albums.Everything's always been about the albums.  We wouldn't be here today doing what we're doing were it not for the albums.  You see, back in 1994, I learned  that all my "carefully preserved" photographs were in fact being systematically destroyed because I had elected to keep them in magnetic albums.  This was far from a happy revelation to me, but I began in earnest to redo everything I had ever done.  In fact, I even became a Creative Memories consultant myself because I thought it part of my life's mission to keep this travesty from happening to others:

   At some point I realized that I had seen a lot of history being made, and wanted to inter-splice what was happening in the world with what was happening in my own life - particularly if I remembered being impacted by these events to some degree.  After all, as Robert A. Heinlein (07 July 1907 - 08 May 1988) said, “A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.”

   This elaborate process of course stalled the progress of the pages while I stopped everything to check the history - and all of it drives my whole family completely bonkers - but then, that's part of the fun, n'est pas?!?

   As if by magic our first computer came into our home in the spring of 1999 to make my searching far simpler.  I was looking for images of Newport News to fill in all the blanks.  That's how I first stumbled onto the web sites for the NNHS Classes of 1962 and 1964:

   At that very moment as I was bemoaning the fact that the Class of 1965 didn't seem to have such a site, 
       my #5 son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL suggested - nay, insisted - that I start a similar page for the Class of 1965.  (Quit your whining, Mom.  C'mon, I'll help you set it up.") As I could only barely open emails at that point, I thought he was quite insane, but decided I'd better humor him.  (Nathaniel has been heard many times to say that this was one of the biggest mistakes he's ever made.)  And as I've never been able to do things the simple, easy way, we've somehow over the last nine years grown into what we have today.....

   But anyway, even as it occurred, the summer of 1969 stood out in my mind as being more jammed packed than others, so I decided to acknowledge and remember it here.

   I had meant to recheck my albums for previously discovered events each day, but I usually was too swamped and generally just accepted Wikipedia's (apparently condensed) account:

   As you know, I'm not above revising things in search of the complete truth for record, so I've edited those three Newsletters:

   We thank you, I thank you - and my albums thank you!

   And to answer your question, that feature has never been included in our Newsletters before; I'd been saving it for all these years because the magnitude of those events all compacted into the summer of 1969 has fascinated me so much.  It was done pretty much on a trial basis to check its appeal.  The only response whatsoever in all this time came from you and     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL.  I thought I was just doing it for my own amusement - but that's okay; I'm easily amused.

   Actually, the only other time period from our youth I can remember off the top of my head which came even close to having so many events crammed into such a tight time frame was the summer of 1961.  Oh, maybe the summer of 1962.  Hmmm.

   If you (or anyone else!) have a year or a time period you'd care to recall, I'd be more than happy to make this a permanent feature of our Newsletter! Thanks again, Sydney!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/25/09 - "Tribute to GI Joe":

This is a beautiful tribute to GI Joe.


  Joyce Cahoon

   OOOH, grab your tissues! Thanks, Joyce!

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 09/25/09 - "KEEP THIS HANDY Know the Difference between A Cold & Swine Flu Symptoms":


Know the Difference between A Cold & Swine Flu Symptoms




Swine Flu


Fever is rare with a cold.
Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu.


A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.
A nonproductive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).


Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
Severe aches and pains are common with the flu.

Stuffy Nose

Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.
Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the flu.


Chills are uncommon with a cold.
60% of people who have the flu experience chills.


Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu.


Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.
Sneezing is not common with the flu.

Sudden Symptoms

Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.
The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.


A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
A headache is very common with the flu, present in 80% of flu cases.

Sore Throat

Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
Sore throat is not commonly present with the flu.

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
Chest discomfort is often severe with the flu.


  Thank you so much, Al!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/25/09 - "Dirty Little Restaurant Secrets":

   Hmmm, Caveat emptor! Thank you, Shari!

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 09/25/09 - "The Cat":

A cat died and went to Heaven. God met her at the gates and said, "You have been a good cat all these years. Anything you want is yours for the asking.'

The cat thought for a minute and then said, "All my life I lived on a farm and slept on hard wooden floors. I would like a real fluffy pillow to sleep on." 

God said, "Say no more." Instantly the cat had a huge fluffy pillow. 

A few days later, six mice were killed in an accident and they all went to Heaven together. God met the mice at the gates with the same offer that He made to the cat. 

The mice said, "Well, we have had to run all of our lives: from cats, dogs, and even people with brooms! If we could just have some little roller skates, we would not have to run again." 

God answered, "It is done." All the mice had beautiful little roller skates. 

About a week later, God decided to check on the cat. He found her sound asleep on her fluffy pillow. God gently awakened the cat and asked, "Is everything okay? How have you been doing? Are you happy?" 

The cat replied, "Oh, it is WONDERFUL. I have never been so happy in my life. The pillow is so fluffy, and those little Meals on Wheels you have been sending over are delicious!"

Hey, we need a cute clean one every once in awhile.

   Thanks, Paul!


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 - 09/25/09:

Football and Confession

Years ago, the chaplain of the football team at Notre Dame was a beloved old Irish priest.

At confession one day, a football player told the priest that he had acted in an unsportsmanlike manner at a recent football game. "I lost my temper and said some bad words to one of my opponents." "Ahhh, that's a terrible thing for a Notre Dame lad to be doin'," the priest said. He took a piece of chalk and drew a mark across the sleeve of his coat.

"That's not all, Father. I got mad and punched one of my opponents."

"Saints preserve us!" the priest said, making another chalk mark.

"There's more. As I got out of a pileup, I kicked two of the other team's players in the . . . in a sensitive area."

"Oh, goodness me!" the priest wailed, making two more chalk marks on his sleeve. "Who in the world were we playin' when you did these awful things?"

"Southern Methodist."

"Ah, well," said the priest, wiping his sleeve, "boys will be boys."



A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.

The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah".

The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?"

The little girl: replied, "Then you ask him".


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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Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
(with Anyone Else but Me)

Written by
Lew Brown
(10 Dec 1893 – 05 Feb 1958)

Charles Tobias
(15 Aug 1898 – 07 July 1970)


Sam H. Stept
(18 Sept 1897 – 01 Dec 1964)

Lyrics as recorded in New York City on February 18, 1942 by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor).
The male vocals on the recording were by Ray Eberle and the Modernaires. The female vocals were by Marion Hutton (Betty Hutton's sister).

{male vocals}
Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me
Anyone else but me, anyone else but me
No! No! No!
Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me
Till I come marchin' home

Don't go walkin' down Lover's Lane with anyone else but me
Anyone else but me, anyone else but me
No! No! No!
Don't go walkin' down Lover's Lane with anyone else but me
Till I come marchin' home

I just got word from a guy who heard from the guy next door to me
The girl he met just loves to pet and it fits you to-a-tee
So, don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me
Till I come marchin' home

{female vocals}
Don't give out with those lips of yours to anyone else but me
Anyone else but me, anyone else but me
No! No! No!
Watch the girls on the foreign shores, you'll have to report to me
When you come marchin' home

Don't hold anyone on your knee, you better be true to me
You better be true to me, you better be true to me
Don't hold anyone on your knee, you're gettin' the third degree
When you come marchin' home

You're on your own where there is no phone and I can't keep tab on you
Be fair to me, I'll guarantee this is one thing that I'll do
I won't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but you
Till you come marchin' home

Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me
I know the apple tree is reserved for you and me
And I'll be true till you come marchin' home

"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" midi courtesy of - 09/26/09

"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" lyrics courtesy of - 09/26/09

Painting of Johnny Appleseed courtesy of - 09/26/09

Apples Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/26/09

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

Animated Birthday Cake courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 09/01/09
Thanks, Al!

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!

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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

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!

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

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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