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09/28/09 - NNHS Newsletter - He's So Fine

...when I shall die
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night,
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 2

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter first appeared exactly four years ago today:

BONUS - - He's So Fine - The Chiffons


1.      Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN - 09/2709 - "nnhs newsletter":

Hi Carol...was wondering if you could add me to the NNHS newsletter please.  I've attached my 65 HHS grad pic if you can add me as a hhs 65'er.  If you need it sized differently let me know.  (I signed one of the guest cards a few days ago.)
I thought I'd mention to you also, that I was notified by some HHS classmates that Crabber graduate
WARREN CHAPMAN ('64) passed away from cancer on 9/15/09 in CA.  I'm sure many nnhs'ers from the mid-60's might remember that he played basketball for HHS...and went on to play for Duke from 66-69. The only public posting was this in the CA newspaper:

Warren A. Chapman July 5, 1946- Sept. 15, 2009 Life celebration to be announced.

Bonnie Loughran Marshall
HHS 65

   Certainly - Welcome aboard, Bonnie!

Thanks for your interest!  I've added your addy to my mailing list, and your name and senior portrait (and that pretty little crab) to this page:

   (The entire section for the Class of '64 is hideously broken at the moment - just in time for their reunion - ARRGHHHH!)

   As you seem to have no aversion to scanning, if you'll send a baby picture and a recent shot, we'll add those as well for our "age progression" feature we began a couple of years back.  If you can save the images a bit larger (say, 600 pixels tall), it's better for me.....

   Also, if you'd like, I'll post your email addy there, too (technically, you already shared it it when you signed the Guest Book the other day).

   Don't forget to send your birthday so we can annoy - er, that is, help you celebrate for the week preceding it:

That oughta do it for a while - and feel free to jump in with any memories you want to share!  Somewhere in Our Old Stomping Grounds we even have a page about downtown Hampton, for instance.

   Please keep us posted on any future news releases about Warren; I've been searching in vain for weeks now.....

   Thanks, Bonnie!


   Happy Birthday today to     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

04 -       My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND  Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;

05 - George Pipkin ('57) AND    Butch Ragland ('63) of CO!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit # 89,000 was made on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 9:46 PM  by someone from Chicago using a dialup service.

  From Ronni Green Cristol ('64) of MD - 09/27/09 -"thanks":


Thanks for the Yom Kippur page today. You seem to remember all holidays and other occasions in a meaningful way.

Are you able to come to our 45-year reunion this October?

Ronni Cristol

   Thank you, Ronni, it was my pleasure!

     With great regret, a heavy heart, and many tears, I was forced to decline the gracious invitation from your Reunion Committee to attend the festivities.  There were just too many things working against my getting there - not the least of which is the arrival of my twelfth grandchild (fifth granddaughter) who is due here in Illinois at about that same time. I will definitely be keeping my eye on the clock that whole weekend, and my thoughts will be with y'all! 

   It's strange; at the last NNHS reunion I attended in 2008, the thought suddenly struck me that I would never attend another reunion again, and that I was looking on all those dear faces for the very last time. I never for a moment dreamed that in less than three months I would be moving back to Illinois.....

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 09/27/09 - "How about the obvious?":


Sydney's letter brought forth from you the question of the "40 year" entry being a permanent part of the NL and where would you start? How about the NL's namesake, 1965? Also, it could be "On this day in "X" versus 40 years ago. As I recall, you chose 1969 and 40 years because it was your wedding year, right?

   Well, that, and the fact that it was so completely memorable for other reasons - Prince Charles' investiture (July 1), Apollo 11 (July 16), the  Chappaquiddick tragedy (July 18), the moon walk (July 20), the Manson family murders (August 9-10), Woodstock (August 15-18), Hurricane Camille (August 17), the My Lai Massacre (September 5) - not to mention the many notable births and deaths!

Anyway, the obvious I have given you.

   Now, Wayne Honey, you know the obvious is nearly always lost on me! What a super idea! But I'll modify it slightly, and we'll jump in with our senior year - that would be 1964 at the moment - which I even have fairly well documented because of - you guessed it - the albums! 

As to    Joyce's (Lawrence Cahoon - '65 - of VA) video, I'm so old that I'm beginning to feel like that old Sue Thompson song "Sad Movies Make Me Cry"; we'll maybe not cry, but a tear seems to appear! Maybe I should sing Johnny Mathis' "Misty"??


WILD GIGGLES! Go right ahead, Wayne Honey!
Just be sure to videotape it so you can share it with the rest of the class!


Monday, September 28, 1964 - Actress and comedienne Janeane Garofalo was born in Newton, New Jersey.

Monday, September 28, 1964 - Motion picture composer Nacio Herb Brown (b. 22 Feb 1896) died in San Francisco, California at the age of 68.

Monday, September 28, 1964 - Harpist and comedian Harpo Marx (b. 23 Nov 1888), the non-speaking member of the famous Marx Brothers, died in Los Angeles, California following heart surgery at the age of 75.

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 09/27/09 - "40 years ago feature":


Ahh, so that explains it. You never know when you snap a picture what it will lead to do you?  As for making the 40 years ago feature permanent, I would love to see it or something similar. There are a number of years that would have a special significance to me as I'm sure there are for everyone, but a feature about any one person's special time frame would be a considerable amount of work for you, but       Paul's (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL)  post about the WWII Monopoly gave me an idea that might be a little easier for you. How about something a little more generic that everyone can relate to in one way or another like "This Day in WWII" or "This Day in the Civil War" or something similar.

Paul's post also nudged a memory from my childhood out of my subconscious. I don't think very many of the newsletter subscribers will remember this but there was a German POW camp in Newport News during WWII. Actually while trying to find some information about it, I discovered that there were apparently two in the Newport News area. The one I remember you could see out of the right side of the car (driving from Newport News toward Hampton) as you went over a bridge on 25th Street close to downtown Newport News. It was surrounded by barbed wire and you could see right down into the camp from your car. I was only about 5 or 6 at the time and I might be wrong about the exact location but I believe it is the one described at that was located at the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation in Newport News. There was also one at Camp Patrick Henry close to Williamsburg that is described on Wikipedia at These two web sites might be describing the same camp but I don't think so. I definitely remember one close to downtown Newport News. I wonder if any body else might remember this     (Joe Madagan - '57 - of FL maybe?) or anyone else about our age or a little older. Maybe        Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) might know something about it, although it was a little before his time.


   WOWZERS!  My first thought was    Fred Field (June '45) of CA, but we would all be delighted to hear the rest of this story, whatever the source may be!

   I used to own a wonderful book called, This Day in the Civil War (or something to that effect), but I do believe we gave it to one of our sons at the time of this last move, so let's go with your other suggestion for now.

  Thanks so much, Sydney!


Thursday, September 28, 1939 - During World War II, Germany and the Soviet Union agreed upon a plan on the division of Poland.

        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 09/27/09 - "RE: 09/27/09 Newsletter":


That is a great story about the monopoly money in WW II.  Who would have thought?!  Reminds me of the movie,
The Great Escape (1963).  Thanks for sharing that,        Dad (Paul Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL)!

Also, go Redbirds!!!

I didn't realize we (our team that is!) has gone to the playoffs seven out of the last ten years.  I know the Cards have been to the playoffs a vast majority of the years Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan have been in town.  We have a great team...I just hope to see us win it all again.

Brent Harty
"You may be whatever you resolve to be."  General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

   I totally agree! Thanks, Brent!

  From My Friend, Judy Cress Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '58) of IL - 09/27/09 - "Dangerous Dogs...":

I love it!

Please read!!!

If you are an owner of a dog that belongs to a 'dangerous breed' category and you also have a child or a visiting small child please take this as a warning.

Don't leave your dog with a small child unattended under any circumstances!

Only one little moment was enough for the following to happen.

See the photo below ......


Thank you!

The Dog

      Thanks, Jude!


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 - 09/27/09:

10 Signs Your Vet Bill Is Going To Require Financing

-- The doc's thermometer registers in Fahrenheit, Celsius and dollars.

-- The bill came with payment coupons.

-- Your Doberman just ate the receptionist.

-- "He has a very rare blood type. It's called '$$ Positive.'"

-- He starts talking about extended quality of life, miracles of modern veterinary medicine and joint replacement procedures. You own a goldfish.

-- They take away the blood sample on a sterling silver serving tray.

-- The sad, pathetic whining in the exam room is coming from the owners.

-- You suddenly realize where you've heard that low whistle before: from the plumber and the auto mechanic.

-- "Do you have any idea how expensive hamster defibrillators are?"

-- and the #1 Sign Your Veterinary Bill is Going to Require Financing:

"We can rebuild him. Make him stronger, faster...."



My five year old daughter asked me the question I'd been dreading. "Mommy , how are babies made?" I did my best to explain but she still looked confused.

"What about kittens? she asked.

"Well, it's exactly the same way, " I said.

"Wow!" she said excitedly. "My daddy can do anything!"


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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He's So Fine

Written by Ronnie Mack, 1963

(The Chiffons)

I (Do-lang, do-lang, do-lang)
(Do-lang, do-lang)

He's so fine
Wish he were mine
That handsome boy over there
The one with the wavy hair
I don't know how I'm gonna do it
But I'm gonna make him mine
He's the envy of all the girls
It's just a matter of time

He's a soft spoken guy
Also seems kinda shy
Makes me wonder if I
Should even give him a try
But then I know he can't shy
He can't shy away forever
And I'm gonna make him mine
If it takes me forever

He's so fine
(Oh yeah)
Gotta be mine
(Oh yeah)
Sooner or later
(Oh yeah)
I hope it's not later
(Oh yeah)
We gotta get together
(Oh yeah)
The sooner the better
(Oh yeah)
I just can't wait, I just can't wait
To be held in his arms

If I were a queen
And he asked me to leave my throne
I'll do anything that he asked
Anything to make him my own
For he's so fine
(So fine) so fine
(So fine) he's so fine
(So fine) so fine
(So fine) he's so fine


(So fine) oh yeah
(He's so fine) he's so fine
(So fine) uh-huh
(He's so fine)
He's so fine.....

 "He's So Fine" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/03/05
Thanks, Dave!

 "He's So Fine" lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/03/05
Thanks again, Dave!

"He's So Fine" History courtesy of - 09/27/05

The Chiffons' "He's So Fine" Album Image courtesy of - 09/27/05

Orange and Black Divider line clip art courtesy of - 09/27/05

Animated "NEW" 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

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

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

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!

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

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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

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!

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

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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