- NNHS Newsletter -
“The service meant so much to me. You
don't know how privileged
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter, honoring the great Tony Curtis (a.k.a. Bernie Schwartz) who passed away last night at the age of 85, was suggested by my daughter, Adrienne Harty. Thanks, Webby!
The accompanying song was suggested by TV writer David Wild.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k0FS3VszT4 - Bernie's Tune - Gerry Mulligan, 1956
From http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-wild/bernies-tune-a-playlist-f_b_745047.html - 09/30/10:
Even in this star-studded context, it was stunning to see this genuine Hollywood legend up close in the flesh and blood, even though at my age, I loved his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis from afar first. Tony seemed very nice and quite happy to be seeing Paul McCartney -- just like the rest of us. But what was amazing was how fabulously excited Paul McCartney was to talk to Tony Curtis. Paul later explained to me what a massive fan he was of Tony Curtis growing up, and that this man was one of the greatest and biggest movie stars of all-time. Lest we forget, he was all that, and I'm thankful I got to be in Tony's Fab presence even that one memorable time.
RIP Tony Curtis, and Bernie Schwartz too.
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 06/26/10 - "Birthday Party for Everyone":
|Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach at 2:00 PM.|
WHOO-HOO! Thanks, Ev! Sorry I'll miss it; maybe next year!
From Bill Gross ('49) of VA - 09/08/10 - "NNHS Classes of 1948":
|Newport News High School
classes of February and June 1948 are planning their 62nd reunion on
Sat., Oct. 2nd and Sun., Oct. 3rd at Point Plaza Suites at City Center
on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, NN. There will be a barbeque and dinner
on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday.
For details: Bill Gross, 757-595-3203.
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 and 09/23/10 - "Update on locations AND Hotel Info - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":
Friday evening we’ll meet at 7:00 PM at the home of Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65). They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend... The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News. The telephone number is 757-595-4116. We’ll post a map providing directions.
The Saturday afternoon picnic at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, begins at 1:00 PM. $20.00 will cover the cost of your food.
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html significantly updated 08/07/10 and 09/02/10 and 09/24/10!
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - updated 09/20/10!
45-Year NNHS Class of ’65 Reunion – Hotel Information
you’re using a GPS the address for Lynn Walker Brothers home is 304
Dogwood Drive, Newport News 23606.
News Park is located at 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News 23603.
Event begins at 1:00 p.m. October 16th.
Thank you, Dave!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/20/10 - "NNHS 64/64 Cruise Announcement":
http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10 and 09/21/10!
- updated 09/28/10!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to MaeLea Somervold Cifers ('62) of VA AND Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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) ANDButch Ragland ('63) of CO;
06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;
07 - Ellen Anas Smith ('57) AND Dale Parsons ('69) of HA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN WWII:
|September 30, 1938 - At 2:00 am, the Munich Conference
ended with a decision to appease Adolf Hitler:
Munich Agreement, allowing
to occupy the
Sudetenland region of
September 30, 1938 - The League of Nations unanimously outlawed "intentional bombings of civilian populations".
September 30, 1941 -
Einsatzgruppe C completed the
TODAY IN 1965:
Thursday, September 30, 1965 - General Suharto rose to power after an alleged coup by the Communist Party of Indonesia. In response, Suharto and his army massacred over a million Indonesians suspected of being communists.
Thursday, September 30, 1965 - The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, was introduced.
Thursday, September 30, 1965 - Comedienne Kathleen Madigan was born in Florissant, Missouri.
Thursday, September 30, 1965 - Comedian and actor Omid Djalili (امید جلیلی) was born in Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom.
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of
08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace! OH, NO!
Grace is #1 in pet of the month: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=1
and #3 in pet of the year: http://www.adogslife.net/photo_gallery_contests.php?t=2
WOWZERONI!!! That's fabulous, Norris!
Vote early, vote often (or at least cast your allotted daily vote) - and don't drop the ball now!
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 09/29/10, 4:59 PM:
|Hello Carol, Wed. Sept. 29, 2010
Thanks for publishing my letter about the christening team.
In the same issue, Edna Whitcomb Harrison (65) has a copy of Julie Conn's photo from the NNHS Class of 1922.
I hope you can forward a message to her.
If she has access to that annual I'd greatly appreciate her checking for two more possible graduates of that year:
Walter G. Walker, and Thomas "Griff" Williams.
I am deeply involved in writing a history of the Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (PARC). These two were the founders.
Thanks for any help.
Fred W. Field, Class of June 1945
From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 09/29/10, 10:34 PM - "For Fred Field (June '45 - of CA)":
Fred Field requested two pictures
from the 1922 annual. This is the only one of the two that are in that
COOL! Thank you so much, Edna!
I own copies of the February 1922 and June 1923 Beacons, and Mr. Williams is neither pictured nor listed in either of those volumes. Sorry, Fred! :o(
|June 1922 Beacon|
From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 09/29/10 - "monkeys":
|Thanks for all of the
AMEN! Thanks, Dicky!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn
Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at
email@example.com - SEE:
http://nnhs65.com/10-02-10-EVELYNS-PARTY.html - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
2. Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3, 2010 - The NNHS
Classes of February and June 1948 will hold their 62-Year Reunion at
Point Plaza Suites at City Center on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in
Newport News, VA: a barbeque and dinner on Saturday and a brunch on
For details, contact Bill Gross at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-595-3203.
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch
gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak
House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News
at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if
you have fiends in that year, go visit with them. 4.
Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" -
from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS
OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL -
Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their
65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie
Overton Jones at
email@example.com - CLASS OF 1963 6.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon
on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at
the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM.
Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food
and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for
Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965
will hold its 45-Year Reunion: Friday night at 7:00 PM at the home of
Barry (York HS - '65) and Lynn Walker Brothers, 304 Dogwood Drive,
Newport News, VA 23606 ($5.00@); Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM at
Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23603
($20.00@) For more details, contact Dave Arnold at
firstname.lastname@example.org - SEE:
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES,
HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965
8. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at NNHS64@cox.net and SEE: http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - CLASS OF 1964
9. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (email@example.com - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (email@example.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
10. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 08/22/10
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Composed By Bernard "Bernie" Miller, Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller, 1952
"Bernie's Tune" midi (sequenced by Bob Ganon) courtesy of http://www.ajsmidi.com/jazz/jazz1.html - 09/30/10
First Image of Tony Curtis from the Webmistress' Personal Collection of Arcade Movie Star Cards - 01/11/06
Second Image of Tony Curtis courtesy of http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100930/ap_on_en_mo/us_obit_tony_curtis_13 - 09/30/10
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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 the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
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