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09/28/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
Heroes and Villains

“There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me
the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you
can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all
the slick credulity of today cannot touch."

- Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962
(5 Apr 1908 - 6 Oct 1989)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Yeah, ya know if had had another two weeks or perhaps two clones of myself (I don't think one could handle it all), I might just be ready for this reunion weekend.  I might have all my checks deposited, and all my thank-you notes written, and all my phone calls made, and all my albums completed, and handmade gifts for everyone to bring with me, and all the Newsletters up to date, and everything posted on the site - and all that nasty excess blubber lost.  Yeah.

   But none of that is likely to happen now.  But as y'all are all my heroes, and I don't want you to think I am the villain, I'm going to issue something or other now, and hope desperately to reclaim the backlog upon my return.

   If you have written me in the last two or three weeks and still don't see it posted, please do not interpret that as my not finding it noteworthy or important enough for inclusion.  Good ol' Gumby is just seriously out of time here - for reasons which still elude me.

 


BIRTHDAYS - BELATED AND OTHERWISE:

   YOWZERONI!!!  Looky what happened while I was "out to lunch"!!!

24 -   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) - 1940
25 - Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 1945
25 - Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - 1947
27 -   Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC - 1947

   And coming up on Sunday, we have

01 - Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA - 1948

   My apologies for being a slacker, and best wishes and many happy
returns to everyone!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html


  From Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 09/25/06 - "NNHS Class of 1966":

Carol,
 
Looking forward to seeing you at the Class of 1966 Reunion this weekend (I believe that I saw in an earlier correspondence that you were attending).  Let's start with a BIG THANK YOU and a BIG HUG for all you do.  You most certainly deserve more.
 
Don Chaney
Class of '66

   Yes, indeed, Sweetie, I am most assuredly attending!  And I thought we'd already shown me the World's Biggest Thank You!  But I'm planning to collect somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 Hugs!  Thanks again, Donnie - for everything!

 


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 09/20
/06 - "Dear Carol, Smiles for You":

Dear Carol,

Hope everything is going well with you,

Your Friend, Herbie

   Dear Sweet Herbie, everything's fine with me - except, of course, for my organizational and time-management skills, and the fact that I suddenly found myself with four times as many times I needed to do in the time required to complete them...

   Thanks, Herbie  Darlin'!

 


  From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('54) of VA and    Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 09/26/06 -
"This is a funny one...":

In the beginning, G_d created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

Then using G_d's great gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and Krispy Kreme Donuts. And Satan said, "You want chocolate with that?" And Man said, "Yes!" and Woman said, "and as long as you're at it, add some sprinkles." And they gained 10 pounds. And Satan smiled.

And G_d created the healthful yogurt that Woman might keep the figure that Man found so fair. And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat, and sugar from the cane and combined them. And Woman went from size 6 to size 14.

So G_d said, "Try my fresh green salad." And Satan presented Thousand-Island Dressing, buttery croutons and garlic toast on the side. And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.

G_d then said, "I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them." And Satan brought forth deep fried fish and chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter. And Man gained more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof.

G_d then created a light, fluffy white cake, named it "Angel Food Cake," and said, "It is good." Satan then created chocolate cake and named it "Devil's Food."

G_d then brought forth running shoes so that His children might lose those extra pounds. And Satan gave cable TV with a remote control so Man would not have to toil changing the channels. And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering blue light and gained pounds.

Then G_d brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition. And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fried them. And Man gained pounds.

G_d then gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite. And Satan created McDonald's and its 99-cent double cheeseburger. Then said, "You want fries with that?" And Man replied, "Yes! And super size them!" And Satan said, "It is good." And Man went into cardiac arrest.

G_d sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery.

Then Satan created HMOs.

! *****

If you don't send this to five old friends right away there will be five fewer people laughing in the world.

Is Satan messing with you???

   Why, yes, perhaps that explains it...  WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Cookie!

 


  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 09/27/06 - "2006 Reunion Attendees for Carol.xls":

Updated
 
Dee Bartram

 

   Thanks so much for the spread sheet, Dee!  I just updated the information:
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html
 
     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1966.html
 
          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2006-attending.html
 
    My sister,    Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59 - of NC), will be my "escort", taking   Paul's (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) place as she did in 2000 and in 2005..... We have our room reserved and our booklets ordered, and I think she's actually becoming as excited as I am......
 
   There are still a buncha lotta names I see missing.  I'm hoping they're planning to attend one of the first two events, and just didn't feel the need to tell you that.
 
   Thanks again!  See you SOON!!!
 


  From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC of NC - 09/27/06 - "RE:
Homeland Support":

Dear Carol,

This is an email I received from Capt. George Giouzelis, husband of    Pam Smith Arnold’s ('65 - of VA) daughter Laura, also a Captain in U.S. Army. I have corresponded with both of these fine young people. I felt George’s note deserved to be shared with all your readers as I feel it’s powerful and totally absent of any political leanings. It’s simply a hard assessment from someone on the ground and dealing with the situation every day. We all need to reflect on George’s words.

Carol, I am not trying to turn the newsletter into a political arena but our men and women in uniform need and deserve all our prayers, love, and support. Despite any political differences we may have, I think we can all agree on that.

Love ya’,

Joe.

PS—Carol, if you don’t think my request is appropriate, please just say so. Thanks

   Joe, you Sweetie-Pie, I print things all the time that are wildly inappropriate.  I can think of few things that are more appropriate or more important than this!  Thank you so much for taking this initiative! 
 

 

  From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC of NC - 09/27/06 - 
"Homeland Support":

Dear George,

You don’t know me but I went to high school with your wife’s mom. When    Pam mentioned in one of our school newsletters that you and Laura were in the middle east, I asked for a way to write you both  to convey directly how proud we are at home of you, our troops, and the job you are doing under what has to be extremely difficult conditions. I have written Laura previously with this same message.

I feel sure you are hearing a lot of the news around politicians posturing for the fall Congressional elections. Our policies are being made a political football as is usually the case. What I don’t want you to think is that because of this no one cares about our military personnel actually on the ground and doing the job. I know I speak for thousands, likely millions, of other Americans that think of you all daily and are proud of the service you provide to the United States of America. It is your service that makes this country great and makes me proud to be an American. You are ALL heroes in my book.

George, please pass this message along to your direct reports: The U.S.A. people stand in support of you, our soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen who defend this country every day. We will never forget you and we here at home owe you all a deep debt of gratitude for your selfless service to your country.

God Bless America and God Bless each and every one of you.

With unwavering support and thanks, I am,

Sincerely,

Joe Wingo
Charlotte, N.C.

U.S.A. - WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
 

 

From Capt. George Giouzelis in "lands dark and dusty" - 09/27/06:

Mr. Wingo,

I thank you for your support.  All of us here believe the silent majority of people back home appreciate their rights and the gift of freedom they were born to.  Despite my location I cannot complain about my situation as it could be far worse.  There are tens of thousands who have it far worse than I do and it is for them that I wish to ask you a favor. 

First some background: From everything I read back home and see on the news, it sounds as if we are being pushed into the sea.  That is not the case.  Our nation’s children knowingly and repeatedly go into places that can be characterized as Hell on Earth and they root out, rout, and kill the cowards and terrorists who have declared war on us.  They know the risks.  Young men and women are paying for our way of life every day.  Some pay with lost limbs, organs, eyes and other horrifying injuries, some with their lives.  All of us are paying with our time; lots of it, and during the most productive years of our lives.  We do it willingly because we believe in our Constitution and in our people.  The news from home only mentions body counts - our body counts and the counts of victims.  We get to hear constantly about our service members breaking rules and getting tried.  We hear nothing of the murderous people we are fighting.  CNN lionizes Bin-Laden and we call his soldiers insurgents to be politically correct.  They are terrorists.  They target civilians to terrorize this population and ours into submission to a worldview that was defunct in 1599.  These are the observations of someone who has watched friends and what has become family suffer injury and then be insulted. 

Now for the favor:  You took the time out of your day to write my wife and I and express your thanks.  That tells me that you are genuinely appreciative, understand the stakes on a national level, and are interested in doing more than just tying a yellow ribbon on the tree and calling it support for the troops.  Here is what I would ask of you.  Encourage other people like yourself and those who feel the same way, but are quiet about it to start speaking up.  Speak up loudly and to elected representation.  All of us want to come home, but all of us want to return home winners.  What would happen if we lost is unfathomable and I don’t think people know how much worse the world would be if we did.  We want to win.  Doing anything less undermines the past two-hundred plus years of progress our nation has made and betrays all those who sacrificed here.  Do not let The Geneva Conventions be twisted to give people who are not covered under the Geneva Conventions those rights.  It would only make them more effective against us and they are undeserving.  It is time that we wake up as a nation and realize it is us or them.  I hope you can convince other that we are a society worth preserving.  I am not as well read as I would like to be, but I recall a quote that went something like "The devil wins when good men tolerate evil."  Be our advocates, garner support, unite the nation, and help us win.  We cannot do this, but you can. 

Thanks for your time!

CPT George S. Giouzelis

   Thank you so very much, George - and Laura - for everything!!!

 


From Carol Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 09/27/06 - "Dumb question from Newbie??!!":

Carol,
 
I am not the sharpest pencil in the box when it comes to the computer. 
 
I signed up to be on the mailing list & provided my profile.  In the last couple of days I have
gotten two emails from weekly@relay05 saying someone is searching for me.  I have been told not to open emails if I can't identify who they are from.  Do you know if this is a valid request from information listed on the NNHS website.
 
Thanks for your help.
 
Carol Comer Cutler
NNHS 1970

   I'm gonna go out on a limb and say this is spam, Honey.  I keep getting mail from somewhere that says someone wants to date me, and I'm pretty sure that falls into the same category.....

   At any rate, it didn't originate here. 

   Sorry this didn't register with me sooner.  I thought at first you were referring to Classmates.com.

   Thanks, Carol!

 


  From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 09/27/06 - "Birthday Party - Canepa Cottage":

Because of limited parking in front of cottage, please PASS THE COTTAGE (Wild and Wonderful) and TAKE SECOND LEFT INTO THE CONDOS PARKING LOT.  We are not allowed to park on street which is a bike path.
 
We do have an exception to parking in front of the cottage - FOR A VERY SPECIAL MYSTERY GUEST!!!!!!
AND OVERNIGHTERS. 
 
Thanks.
 
Look forward to wishing each of you a Happy Birthday!!!!! 
 
lv, ec

   It won't be long now, Evelyn!  I'm so excited about seeing you again!!! Thanks, Lady!

 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 09/27/05 - "Room Arrangements and Travel Plans":

    This is the plan - I think......

     Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) - and I have a room at the Point Plaza to ourselves on Friday night.     Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI is joining us there in the same room on Saturday afternoon. She's skipping the tour of the school - or was at last check - as she saw it last year. Eleanor and I did too, but we just can't get enough!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Magical-Mystery-Tour-05.html 

   We are leaving Fayetteville Friday morning - probably about 10:00 AM - and stopping off at Buckroe to see    Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX, who's partying all month at the Canepa Cottage.

   Then we'll check in to the Point Plaza, shower and change, and go to R.J.'s at 7:00 PM. I have 13 - 12" x 12" Creative Memories albums, each about 1" thick, full of photos, postcards, and other memorabilia (interspersed with world events, forming an historical perspective) from the years of 1947 to 1965 all packed and ready to go. I've been furiously scrapbooking them for the last six years. They're not yet finished, but what would be the fun of that??

   Saturday morning we'll take the tour, then run back out to Buckroe for Evelyn's Big Birthday Party for Everybody. Then back to the Point Plaza to shower and change for your main event. Sunday morning we're going to try to leave at 6:00 AM. Yes, I know it's ghastly, but we need to be back at Eleanor's home in Fayetteville by noon.

See y'all soon!

 

 

  From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 09/27/06 - "RE: Room Arrangements and Travel Plans":

Goodie Goodie - that is fantastic - can't wait to see all of you.  lv, ev

   I KNOW!!!  GIGGLES!!!


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 09/27/06 - "RE: Room Arrangements and Travel Plans":

Sounds great to me.  I hope to be over at the Point Plaza by 3 p.m. on Saturday. 

Love, Jean

   GOODY!!!  Isn't this super fun?!?

 

From Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA - 09/28/06 - "RE: Room Arrangements and Travel Plans":

Thanks Carol - see you tomorrow!

   YES - YA-HOO!!!

 



    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/28/06 - "FOR THE NEXT NEWSLETTER":

Carol,

Could you place the attached announcement in the next Newsletter?

It is a MSWORD document, but I saved it in HTML format. Hopefully, it will be easier
or you to edit.

D
 

ATTENTION: MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 1964!!

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS
FOR OUR 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!

Ya’ll didn’t believe that we were serious about that September 1st deadline “thing”,
did you? We did that just to get you motivated.

The truth is that you can still sign up and pay at the door. If you don’t want to miss a great party with FREE BEER AND WINE, then send us an e-mail at
nnhs64@cox.net
and let us know how many will be attending. When you arrive at 7:00 PM on Saturday, 14 October, Faith Strickland Groom (ably assisted by her husband, Nelson) will be happy to accept your cash or check for $25.00 per person at the door.

This is your last chance to get in on all the fun, food, dancing, and perhaps, a birthday surprise. And, did I mention FREE BEER AND WINE?

Be sure to bring you cameras. We look forward to seeing you there.
 

---Your NNHS 64/60 Birthday Celebration Committee---

 

 

   But of course, David!  I also double-posted it for you:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html
 
     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1964-B.html



REUNION REMINDERS:  

   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
 

The Great Open Reunion
sponsored by the NNHS Class
of 1966
in honor of their graduation 40 years ago
will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 from 7:00 PM
to 1:00 AM
at
RJ’s Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.

On
Saturday,
September 30, 2006, meet at 11:00 AM at Newport News High School
(now Huntington Hall) for a tour of the high school and gym.
Parking is available next to the gym on Huntington Avenue.

On
Saturday, September 30, 2006 from 7:00 PM to midnight,,
the grand affair will be held
at Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA, 757-599-4460.

CO
NTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at dhbartram@cox.net.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/27/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1966.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2006-attending.html

HURRY! To Pre-order Photographic Memories of the Event:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/LifeTouch-order-form.html
 

 
ATTENTION: NNHS CLASS OF 1964

The 60th Birthday Celebration
for Members of the NNHS Class of 1964

will be held
on Saturday, October 14, 2006, 7:00 - 11:00 PM at Spirit Events,
12672 Patrick Henry Drive, Newport News, VA 23602.

INFORMAL "SOCK HOP" (WEEJUNS AND BLEEDING MADRAS, IF YA GOT 'EM), CATERED FOOD, ADULT BEVERAGES, MUSIC, DANCING, BIRTHDAY CAKE 

We all agree that the Class of 1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion.  However, the Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964
to our 60th Birthday Celebration.

But, the good news for all you High School Reunion "Junkies" out there
is that you can look forward to our 45-year Reunion in 2009.

CONTACT Dave Spriggs at nnhs64@cox.net
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/28/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/60-BIRTHDAY-1964-B.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2006-64-ATTENDING.html
 

OUR 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANS ARE NOW FINALIZED, AND THE INVITATIONS
HAVE BEEN MAILED TO YOU
,
BUT YOU CAN ALSO SIGN UP RIGHT HERE.
 
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN THIS WEB PAGE:
THEN PRINT OUT AND COMPLETE THE RESERVATION FORM
AND POP IT ... AND THE CHECK ... IN THE MAIL TO US.  IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE.

AND, AT THE  RIDICULOUSLY LOW FEE OF $25.00 PER PERSON, HOW COULD YOU EVEN CONSIDER MISSING THIS GALA EVENT?
 
(HECK!! I'D GIVE IT AWAY, BUT COOKIE WON'T LET ME!!)
 
 
The Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by September 15.

On Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all classmates
who wish to attend. 

CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at jandcelliott@aol.com
or 757-868-1111
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
04/19/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1956.html


"Dinner" Planning Meetings for
The Class of 1962!


The next meeting will be held at Second Street Restaurant in the Kiln Creek Shopping Center on September 19, 2006 at 6:30 PM. They would certainly like to see a big crowd.

 Please try very hard to attend, and please let Brenda know ahead of time whether or not you can so that she can notify the restaurant. Email her at typhoonmom@juno.com or call her at 757-810-4000.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
 
http://geocities.com/typhoonmom1/

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/12/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html
 

 


   Y'all take care of each other! 

   TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol  

==============================================

NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

==============================================

Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
910-488-9408


Heroes and Villains

- Brian Wilson

(The Beach Boys)


I've been in this town so long that back in the city
I've been taken for lost and gone
And unknown for a long long time

Fell in love years ago
With an innocent girl
From the Spanish and Indian home
Home of the heroes and villains

Once at night Catillian squared the fight
And she was right in the rain of the bullets that eventually brought her down
But she's still dancing in the night
Unafraid of what a dude'll do in a town full of heroes and villains

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done

Stand or fall I know there
Shall be peace in the valley
And it's all an affair
Of my life with the heroes and villains

My children were raised
You know they suddenly rise
They started slow long ago
Head to toe healthy wealthy and wise

I've been in this town so long
So long to the city
I'm fit with the stuff
To ride in the rough
And sunny down snuff I'm alright
By the heroes and

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done


"Heroes and Villains" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beachboys/
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Heroes and Villains" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Beach-Boys-lyrics/505A50D462AD5CE84825699D00291A07
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Heroes and Villains Cover courtesy of http://pages.cthome.net/tobelman/page18.htm - 09/28/06

Blue Cross Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars15.html - 09/09/06

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

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