09/29/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Stay As Sweet As You Are
“Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.”
- William Shakespeare, “Sonnet CXVI”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme is a first for us here.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFw37Ko37SU - Stay As Sweet As You Are - Ambrose Mayfair Hotel Orchestra with Sam Browne, 1934
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQBf9cMz-7I - Stay As Sweet As You Are - Nat King Cole, 1956
From Me ('65) of IL - 09/28/09 - " Kaiya Faye Harty":
Our newest granddaughter (and twelfth grandchild), Kaiya Faye Harty, arrived today at 12:35 PM. She wasn't due until October, but apparently is a woman who knows her own mind and thought that today would be a far better day to be born.
Even four weeks early, she weighed 7-1/2 pounds and was 20 inches long.
Father ( (our #4 son, Joshua Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '95 - of IL) and four grandparents are all ecstatic!
|Tuesday, January 6, 2009||Saturday, February 21, 2009||Monday, September 28, 2009|
|Joshua and Kim||Azrae||Kaiya|
From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX - 09/28/09, 11:42 PM - "Scrapped Page of your New Grandbaby!":
|Here ya go, lady! A pic of that cute little baby - can you pass it on to her mommy and daddy???|
OHHH, that's so very beautiful! Thank you so much, Sweet Bethany! I forwarded it to Joshua and Kim!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
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;
06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
Friday, September 29, 1939 - Germany and the Soviet Union agreed to
divide control of occupied Poland. The Germans took the west side of the Bug
River and the Soviets took the everything to the east.
Wednesday, September 29, 1943 - Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" was published in the U.S.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Tuesday, September 29, 1964 - Actor /Producer Tom Sizemore was born in Detroit, Michigan.
Tuesday, September 29, 1964 - Model / Actress / Chiropractor (and Playboy's Playmate of the Month in February, 1987) Julie Peterson was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland.
From Me ('65) of IL - 09/28/09:
As I've turned into such a complete and total slacker ever since I moved to Illinois in January, I thought I'd share with y'all how I spend my time.
When I'm not compiling Newsletters or otherwise working on the website, I'm lying in bed watching History International or old movies on TCM and crochetnitting "little dainties" for my newest granddaughter, such as this sweater (made from the very same pattern as the green and white one I made for her father 33 year ago - shown here as modeled by his brother, Nathaniel, a couple of years later) and this cleverly shaped car seat afghan (ya know, stuffing bulky items onto a flat bed scanner is not very effective, but it's fast!):
|Friday, October 12, 1979||Tuesday, September 29, 2009|
|Green and White Sweater||Pink and White Sweater||Afghan Detail Front Side||Afghan Detail Reverse Side|
(For the wildly curious, it should - hopefully! - be done by tomorrow morning when we go to meet Kaiya, and will measure 44" x 44" at its widest points - before edging - and is made with Red Heart yarns in Pink Camo and Baby Pink. Silly me; before I started it, I thought it would be about 40" x 40".)
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 09/28/09:
I just wanted to wish my old team-mate and “Terrible Twin” Wayne Frizzelle ('65 - of MD) a very Happy Birthday.
Frizz, I hope you’re well and all is good in your life.
Take care of yourself.
Thanks, Joe Sweetie! I sent this on to him!
From Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN - 09/28/09 - "nnhs":
#1- Thank you for signing me up. I will get the additional info to you as soon as I can. From a brief look at your 'cluck' site (I'm wondering if you named it that for other than the obvious)... you've been blessed in life. And the amount of time you must devote to the nnhs site-- gal, you must be so very organized... and your generous and cheerful disposition shines thru :D
...Thanks again, Carol!
GIGGLES! Thanks so much, Bonnie, I have indeed been blessed! I'm so glad your note is being included in the same Newsletter as the information about Kaiya! My entire family will get such a kick out of the words "very organized" being used to describe me!
My sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC, has always been horrified that I used "cluckmeat" not only as an email addy (and in several different forms, at that!), but that I named my personal website that as well. It's actually a pet name my mama, the late Maxine Frix Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) called me beginning when I was a little girl. It roughly translates as "goofbutton" or "nuthead" or "dopebrain" (which she also used on occasion). It was a fun, teasing nickname, never used in a malicious way, and you could feel the love in her voice, as in, "You are SUCH a cluckmeat!" I've always loved it!
From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 09/28/09 - "Out of focus and Spaced out":
Sorry I haven't gotten back to Eric and/or Nathaniel about my movie question but I've been under the weather.
I hope you're all better now!
My question is this:
I watched the Transformers and felt like it hurt my eyes because the camera was right on top of the action. You really could not see anything.
Now this District 9 movie has come out and it appears to be the same way. I did not finish either movie.
Can I do anything to alter it, to draw back or make it more clear? These directors are good, they do not need this "tom foolery" camera trick to put out a good movie.
My question to Charlie Snead ('64 - of NC) is, why do we need an international space station? Especially one so large?
Will this too, at some point, fall from the sky? What assures us that it will not collide with other space junk and cause irreversible damage to our already fragile ozone layer?
Are the top leaders, world wide, planning on going there to live when they get finish screwing up our planet until the earth heals and then come back to start again? I am serious.
Linda May ' 66
Thanks, Linda May! Charlie??
From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 09/28/09 - "RE: The Question from Linda May":
My guess is no. I suppose you could
try sitting back from the screen more, but I doubt it will help a whole lot.
A major trend in action movies at the moment is the use of a technique called shaky cam. The filmmakers think it makes for a more visceral or realistic viewing. I just find it clichéd and annoying. I haven't yet watched either of these films, but I gather District 9 is shot in pseudo-documentary style, and therefore will likely be shot in shaky cam or something along those lines. Michael Bay directed both Transformers films, and he notorious for his use of all things cliché.
The only real hope is that filmmakers will get off this gimmick of shaky cam. That seems somewhat unlikely though, as shaky cam allows the filmmaker to cover up some mistakes in shooting, special effects, and editing in general.
From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 09/28/09 - "RE: The Question from Linda May":
What Mr. Harty said is absolutely correct. The current trend for large special effects movies these days is to throw away the tripod for a hand-held feel.
I think the movie "Saving Private Ryan" started it all for more recent films with the hand held camera effect during the beach landing. "The Blair Witch Project" to me was a total waste though many enjoyed this low budget amateurish style movie.
And being UP CLOSE with the action blurring across the screen like a 5-year-old on a sugar rush, helps keep your eyes away from any one particular part of the subject to hide the fact that what you are seeing is computer generated as well as trying to give a feel of realism. Just that some directors go overboard! I noticed this even on the "Hellboy 2" movie that I watched at a drive-in in Lexington, VA.
The movie "Cloverfield" actually made some people car sick due to the constant camera movements on the big screen and watching it on DVD isn't much help.
I am looking forward to the upcoming movie "2012" and hope they have spared these trendy techniques for more traditional effects that you can watch frame-by-frame. Eye candy - YES, but one can give a sense of realism if they just let one's imagination take over rather than making things supersonic and in your face. Of course a decent budget helps too :-)
Sorry that there isn't anything you can do to help this situation… If watching on DVD and you have adjustments for various types of viewing preferences, you may want to select "Movie" mode to help soften and darken the picture as sharpening the image on these fast movement pictures only adds to the motion sickness.
Thank you, Gentlemen! I love having a panel of experts to help answer our questions! And speaking of experts.....
THE NEWPORT NEWS WWII POW CAMP:
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/28/09 - "POW Camp":
Early memories are indeed tricky. Somehow I always thought the camp was on the south-west corner of Jefferson Avenue and Mercury Boulevard (Military Highway in those days). Between the tracks and Jefferson. We need our experts to chime in now.
Happy Week, Carol. Fall is coming.
From Sheila Smith Moler ('64) of FL - 09/28/09 - "POW camp":
I used to pick blackberries near the railroad tracks in the area of 58th and Jefferson Avenue. There were concrete pads underneath all the vines at regular intervals, and I remember my daddy telling me that's where the prisoner of war camp was. Later, when I worked as a draftsman at Post Engineers at Fort Eustis, I vaguely remember seeing a map of the same area showing the POW camp extending all the way from about that area to what is now Mercury and Jefferson Avenue. (There's a trailer park there now). There were also lots of bee-you-tee-ful drawings that German pow's had done while incarcerated. I can only assume that those drawings and maps are in the possession of the museum at Fort Eustis, because I remember the Post had not decided what to do with them before I moved to Norfolk and the Army Corps of Engineers. I never got a chance to go to the museum after it opened to see if that's where they ended up. (There were also ANCIENT drawings of Fort Eustis that were just moldering in those drawers-----a Crime!!) I'm betting that David Spriggs ('64 - of VA) has been to that museum and probably knows something about them? I hope so.
Yours, Sheila Moler
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/28/09 - "Camp Patrick Henry":
Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN submitted his thoughts on the Prisoner of War camps on the Virginia Lower Peninsula during World War II, and he has good recall. The German Army Prisoners of War were brought to the United States on ships like the USS West Point (AP-23), the converted SS America, on their return voyage from delivering troops to Europe. She had a special Marine Detachment equipped to guard the POWs, including the wounded and ill prisoners. Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC has written extensively on this fine ship built in Newport News.
The German Prisoners of War were transported from the Port north on Roanoke Avenue past our house so I had a good reason to sit on the front porch and observe the troop movements along the avenue.
There was a hospital for the wounded and ill Prisoners of War at Camp Patrick Henry, and Italian and German soldiers were treated at that facility.
If my memory serves me, the Italian Army Prisoners of War were confined to the camp near the Port, which would have terminated near the 25th Street Bridge, but I am sure Fred Field (June '45) of CA can verify my recollection or set me straight.
Thank you so much, Joan, Sheila, and Joe! I'll be making a new page to house all this information (plus the previous posting of Sydney's) in a day or so. I suppose it will have to link directly to the site map; we can't exactly call it one of Our Old Stomping Grounds, now, can we?!?
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 09/28/09 - "Wee Irish Daughter":
Wee Irish Daughter
An Irish daughter had not been home for over 5 years. Upon her return, her father cussed her. "Where have ye been all this time? Why did ye not write to us, not even a line? Why didn't ye call? Can ye not understand what ye put yer old mum thru?
"The girl, crying, replied, "Sniff, sniff.... Dad.... I became a prostitute..."
"Ye what? Out of here, ye shameless harlot! Sinner! You're a disgrace to this family."
"OK, Dad-- as ye wish. I just came back to give Mum this luxurious fur coat, title deed to a ten bedroom mansion plus a savings certificate for $5 million. For me little brother this gold Rolex and for ye, Daddy, the sparkling new Mercedes limited edition convertible that's parked outside plus a membership to the country club.... (takes a breath).... and an invitation for ye all to spend New Year's Eve on board my new yacht in the Riviera , and...."
"Now what was it ye said ye had become?" says dad.
Girl, crying again, "Sniff, sniff.... a prostitute, Dad! Sniff, sniff."
"Oh! Be Jesus! -- Ye scared me half to death, girl! I thought ye said a Protestant. Come here and give yer old man a hug!"
1. From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
2. From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":
CLASS OF 1964, 45 YEAR REUNION PLANS
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!
Jokes - 09/28/09:
A man writing at the post office desk was approached by an older fellow with a post card in his hand. The old man said, "Sir, I'm sorry to bother you but could you address this post card for me? My arthritis is acting up and I can't even hold a pen."
"Certainly, sir," said the younger man. He wrote out the address and also agreed to write a short message and sign the card for the man. Finally, the younger man asked, "Now, is there anything else I can do for you?"
The old fellow glanced at the card a moment and said, "Yes, at the end could you just add, 'PS: Please excuse the sloppy hand-writing?'"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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
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: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html - CLASS OF 1964
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,rr.com - CLASS OF 1960
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/21/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
Y'all take good 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
Stay As Sweet As You Are
(21 June 1904 - 01 Mar 1959)
(21 Dec 1905 – 03 Nov 1958)
Stay as sweet as you are,
Don't let a thing
Ever change you.
Stay as sweet as you are,
Don't let a soul
Don't ever lose
All the charm you possess,
Your loveliness, darling,
The way you say "yes".
Stay as sweet as you are
Discreet as you are,
You're divine, dear.
Stay as grand as you are,
And as you are,
Tell me that you're mine, dear.
Young and gay or old and gray,
Near to me or afar,
Night and day I pray
That you'll always stay
As sweet as you are.
Young and gay or old and gray,
Near to me or afar,
Night and day I pray
That you'll always stay
As sweet as you are.
"Stay As Sweet As You Are" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://jackhallmidi.com/thecorner.html - 09/28/09
"Stay As Sweet As You Are" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Stay-As-Sweet-As-You-Are-lyrics-Nat-King-Cole/CA12CEC93A0A610748256AF1000DEFDD - 09/28/09
Animated "Stay Sweet" Title clip art courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/tyanna_forever - 09/28/09
Pink and Red Hearts Divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 08/20/05
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marineswho served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric
Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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