09/28/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
Heroes and Villains
ďThere are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me
- Bette Davis, The Lonely Life,
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"!!!
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!
From Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 09/25/06 - "NNHS Class of 1966":
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.
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":
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
Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 09/26/06 -
"This is a funny one...":
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":
Thanks so much for the spread sheet, Dee! I just updated the information:
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:
This is an email I received from Capt. George Giouzelis, husband of Pam Smith Arnoldís ('65 - of VA) daughter Laura, also a Captain in U.S. Army. I have corresponded with both of these fine young people. I felt Georgeís note deserved to be shared with all your readers as I feel itís powerful and totally absent of any political leanings. Itís simply a hard assessment from someone on the ground and dealing with the situation every day. We all need to reflect on Georgeís 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.
PSóCarol, if you donít think my request is appropriate, please just say so. Thanks
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 -
You donít know me but I went to high school with your wifeís 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 donít 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,
U.S.A. - WE
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
From Capt. George Giouzelis in "lands dark and dusty" - 09/27/06:
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 nationís 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 donít 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??!!":
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
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.
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!!!!!!
Look forward to wishing each of you a Happy Birthday!!!!!
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":
is the plan - I think......
Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky -
'59 - of NC) - and I have a room at the Point Plaza to ourselves on
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!
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.
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.
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":
ATTENTION: MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 1964!!
ITíS NOT TOO LATE TO
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS
Yaíll didnít believe that we were serious about that September 1st deadline ďthingĒ,
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 donít want to miss a great party
with FREE BEER AND WINE, then send us
an e-mail at
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:
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
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 RJís 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.
CONTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/27/06: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2006-attending.html
HURRY! To Pre-order Photographic Memories of the Event:
NNHS CLASS OF 1964
60th Birthday Celebration
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
CONTACT Dave Spriggs email@example.com
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/28/06:
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!!)
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 Ė 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by September 15.
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
CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 757-810-4000.
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/12/06:
Y'all take care of each other!
TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
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
midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
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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