- NNHS Newsletter -
“Candle light, moon
light, star light,
- Grey Livingston
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is the "new and improved" version of the theme we first used exactly four years ago today:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXYM-7VZlD8 - I'll Still Be Loving You - Restless Heart
HEALTH UPDATE and PRAYER REQUEST:
From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 10/06/09, 8:13 AM - "wrist":
Saw the therapist Monday and told her I wasn't coming back. I don't like her much anyway. She was more interested in what she did last weekend and what she was going to do next weekend than in what was going on with my hand! I have ALL the range of motion back and the wrist is healed. I don't have all the strength back yet but an hour 3 times a week isn't going to get it back any faster. Now it's all on me to do that. I can crochet again; in fact, a did a baby afghan for Savannah (Erin's baby) over the week end. 3 skeins of yarn. Yea for me. I can finally sweep the kitchen floor again and push the vacuum, so I think I'm doing well. Oh, and I made new curtains for the kitchen and hung the small window myself. Had to have help getting the big one up, but it's done. Next on the list is driving again. Since it rained today I think I'm NOT trying it today but look out when it dries up.
Thanks for all your prayers and support.
COOL BEANS! You rock, Judy! Thanks for the update!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/06/09, 1:15 PM - "Urgent prayer request":
I don't know this person, but she
needs prayer immediately. Please pass on to all you can.
This is a prayer chain for my mother Deb Tyler. She is in Toledo Hospital in very critical condition and they don't know what's wrong with her or what is causing this! So my family and I are asking you to send this to every one in your contacts. PLEASE PRAY F0R HER T0 GET BETTER AND F0R THEM TO FIND 0UT WHAT IS CAUSING THIS! If you have a heart you will pass this on!
YIKESARONI! That we will do! Thanks, Shari!
1. The Queen of the Class of 1964, Judy Mawyer of NC - 10/05/09 - "mailing list":
I have been just fascinated by your website!
I am Judy Mawyer, Class of '64, and would like to be added to your mailing list. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend our class reunion and will miss seeing everyone.
I have just read the "In Memoriam" page (for the Class of 1964) and am so saddened by our losses. I was raised in the Briarfield section of Newport News and can remember going home with Becky May after school and playing. She was such a sweet, sweet person. And Edna Johnson (Matthews), Kathy Agee (Glenny), wonderful Melba (Dees Wood Graveley). I remember crying on Gerald Wright's shoulder with boyfriend problems and dating Darrell Boland. And so many more from our class.. it's all so sad and such a loss.
I live in the small community of Henrico on Lake Gaston in North Carolina (the Virginia line is just around the corner).
Keep up the good work.
Welcome aboard, Judy! I've added your name to my mailing list, and to these pages for your class:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-1963-to-1965.html - This page has been horribly "broken" for several weeks now. I repaired the damage today; now I just need to replace most of the images.....
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1964.html - Due to privacy concerns, your email addy will not be posted here without your permission.
I'm so very sorry you'll not be able to attend your Reunion, Judy! Hey, I'm very sorry that I won't be able to attend your Reunion! It's sure to be fabulous!
My heart always goes out to those who first encounter all those In Memoriam pages and learn how many of their schoolmates have passed on; I always recommend that you not try to read all 18 pages on the same day:
We're looking forward to hearing more from you soon, Judy!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Dale Parsons ('69) of HA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
08 - Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA;
09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA;
11 - From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;
12 - Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;
13 - The United States Navy - 1775 AND Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 6, 1939 - Adolf Hitler denied any intention to wage war
against Britain and France in an address to Reichstag.
October 6, 1944 - Former French premier and Vichy collaborator Pierre Laval tried to kill himself on the day he was to be executed for treason. A physician saved Laval from the cyanide he had taken. Laval was executed a little less than two weeks later.
October 6, 1949 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for war crimes. The conviction was for being Japanese wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose."
October 6, 1949 - U.S. president Harry Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act. The act provided $1.3 billion in the form of military aid to NATO countries.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Tuesday, October 06, 1964 - Final reports of Hurricane Hilda were tallied: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/hilda1964.html
Tuesday, October 06, 1964 - Alternative rock/power pop musician Matthew Sweet was born in Lincoln, Nebraska.
THREE MORE DAYS:
Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion - http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64.html
See who you'll see - http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion2009-64-ATTENDING.html
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/05/08 - "Racing on I-64":
Is it possible that George Helliesen ('61) of MI forgot that he also raced on the James River Bridge or perhaps he was unwilling to confess all of his youth indiscretions in his recent recollections of the Peninsula.
GIGGLES! Perhaps he was saving that story for a future time, Adonis!
Captain Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) comes through again with the photos of Camp Patrick Henry and the current Patrick Henry International Airport. This topic has sure provided a lot of outstanding responses from the TYPHOON Nation.
BOY HOWDY! And there's even more to come tomorrow!
Thanks for running the "Train" theme again. It always reminds me of the Powhatan Arrow that arrived in Newport News at the terminal next to the C & O Piers with all the familiar sounds of a steam engine. She was a beauty as she rolled onto the pier at the station, adjacent to the Steamer berth behind the train station. What a transportation system we had back which was capable of providing daydreaming youths with dreams of being a railroad engineer or steamship captain. Now the rails are quiet, and steamship berths empty, and a restaurant that occupied the train station after it stopped operating has closed.
That was my pleasure, Major Madagan; I DO so love trains!
Our NNHS / Staunton Military Academy graduate that went on to be awarded the Bronze Star for combat heroism during the Korean War is too reluctant to allow me to tell his story. My plans to nominate him for the Famous Marine page have been dashed by his modesty. Anyone who has read Gene Kranz book "Failure is Not An Option" will know the identify of this Marine "Mustang" Captain. He is still one colorful Marine Veteran.
I'm very sorry to hear this! I've frequently had difficulty convincing people to let me add them (or their relatives) to all of those Famous Military pages. I think it's because they are confusing "Famous" with "Noteworthy", and their innate humility restrains them. Perhaps if you share with him the intent of those pages, you may be able to convince him to change his mind yet. The very fact that he attended NNHS and wore the uniform more than qualifies him to be listed thereon:
This list is comprised of
people whose main fame comes from their life OUTSIDE their military service,
and should not be confused with "Noteworthy Marines", although the two are not mutually exclusive.
Thanks again, Joe!
From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of TX - 10/04/09 - "Good Things":
|... We turned on (the Saturday morning session of The 179th Semiannual General) Conference (of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) at 10am, and Eme and I listened and designed her Baptism invitations at the same time. I think it turned out SO cute! Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX) wasn't crazy about the flower on her ear, but it's really the only thing she REALLY wanted. And, after all, it's her invitation, right? Still, I think it's adorable! I used Irene Alexeeva's Thumbelina kit for it. Fabulous!|
I think they're beautiful - and I really like the flower in her hair! You and Eme did a great job, Sweet Bethany! Thanks for sharing this! And I'm almost finished crochenitting the entire bodice for her white baptismal dress, too! I should be able to finish it tonight!
From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - "God Created Virginia":
God was missing for six days.
Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day..
He inquired, "Where have you been?"
God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God, and I've put life on it.. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance."
"Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused."
God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things."
God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel , impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"
"That's the Commonwealth of Virginia , the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and plains. The people from the Commonwealth of Virginia are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of good things."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance..."
God smiled, "Right next to Virginia is Washington DC. Wait till you see the idiots I put there."
"To be a Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from the Almighty God."
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 - 10/05/09:
Bob went over to his friend Joe's house and was amazed at how well Joe treated his wife. He often told her how attractive she was, complimented her on her cooking and showered her with hugs and kisses.
"Gee," Bob remarked later, "you really make a big fuss over your wife."
"I started to appreciate her more about six months ago," Joe said. "It has revived our marriage and we couldn't be happier."
Inspired, Bob hurried home, hugged his wife and told her how much he loved her and said he wanted to hear all about her day. But she burst into tears. "Honey," Bob said, "what's the matter?"
"This has been the worst day," she replied. "This morning Billy fell off his bike and broke his ankle, then the washing machine broke. Now to top it off, you come home drunk!"
Seven months pregnant, my hand on my aching back, I stood in line at the post office for what seemed an eternity.
"Honey," said a woman behind me, "I had back pain during my pregnancy. I was bedridden for four months because my baby was sitting on a nerve."
Then the man in front of me piped up....
"You'd better get used to it now. Once those kids get on your nerves, they can stay there till they're 18."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Friday and Saturday, October 9 and
10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion
- For details, see:
CLASS OF 1964
2. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
3. 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 10/06/09
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
I'll Still Be Loving You
Changing my life with your love has been so easy for you.
And I'm amazed every day and I'll need you
Till all the mountains are valleys
And every ocean is dry, my love...
I'll be yours until the sun doesn't shine
Till time stands still, until the winds don't blow.
When today is just a mem'ry to me, I know
I'll still be lovin', I'll still be lovin' you.
I'll still be lovin' you
Never before did I know how loving someone could be
Now I can see you and me for a lifetime
Until the last moon is rising
You'll see the love in my eyes, my love...
I'll still be lovin',
I'll still be lovin',
I'll still be lovin' you.
Still Be Loving You" midi courtesy of
http://transload.starblvd.net/~lovestypos/midipage.html - 10/04/05
"I'll Still Be Loving You" lyrics courtesy of http://www.duchessathome.com/music/illstillbe.html - 10/05/05
Animated "Loving You" clip art courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/dtan419 - 10/05/09
Pink and Red Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 08/20/05
Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Animated Army and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
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 Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
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
Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.answers.com/topic/minnesotavikings-1000-png - 12/27/07
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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