10/07/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
“October's poplars are flaming torches
- Nova Bair
Friends and Schoolmates,
This is what we call a "Big Gaffe". I found this cool midi. Even thought I'd never heard of it, I liked it (well, as much as I ever like this type of jazz.... ), saved it and decided to use it. Unfortunately, I found no matching lyrics. Perhaps it has none. I dunno. Sigh.
When I was ready to select images, I realized it was silly to look elsewhere when F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA had already supplied us with these take at our own Lake Maury on 09/15/07. Thanks again, F.A.!
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today to Dale Parsons ('69) of HA!
And Happy Birthday tomorrow to Wayne Stokes - a.k.a. "Wayne Honey" - ('65) of VA!
Later this week we'll have a plethora of birthday
On the ninth, Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA; on the eleventh, Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 1947 AND Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA; and on the twelfth, Charlotte Spade Wilkins of NC - 1946 (Warwick HS - '65)!
The thirteenth brings us a rare Four-Fer! It's the 232nd birthday of The United States Navy 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 will be celebrating their births as well!
Then on the fourteenth, my # 4 Granddaughter, Eme Harty of OH will be turning six years old!
Congratulations and Many Happy Returns to you all!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 10/05/07 - "Serendipity... ":
On Monday I found out that my Aunt Catherine (from Conroe, TX) was flying into Boston on Thursday for a fall foliage trip. She is one of the two remaining siblings of my Daddy's family of six. I asked her what they were doing Thursday night and they were free...so I hopped on the TRAIN to Boston yesterday and we spent a wonderful time walking around Boston Common and then went to Anthony's Pier 4 for dinner. This morning when their bus took off I went back to South Station and got back on the TRAIN for Kingston, RI...so what fun to log on and hear Wabash Cannonball today!!! It is one of my favorites and we have so much Johnny Cash...including that one. They are touring Hyannis today and tomorrow and then going up to VT and NH and CT and then back to Boston to fly home. I had not seen her for two years and it was a real treat.
Oh, Jean, that is just TOO priceless! Thanks so much for sharing that with us!
From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 10/05/07 - "Thought you might like this.":
is from my collection. It is an official NASA Photograph.
WOWZERONI!!! Thank you so much, Edna! What a treasure you have there!
From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/05/07 - "Things to Remember":
This was sent to me...Enjoy Al
Some of these are new….some not….all are good!
TWENTY THINGS TO REMEMBER
1. Faith is the ability to not panic.
2. If you worry, you didn't pray. If you prayed, don't worry.
3. As a child of God, prayer is kinda' like calling home every day.
4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.
6. Do the math. Count your blessings.
7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
8. Dear God: I have a problem. It's me.
9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
10. Laugh every day -- it's like inner jogging.
11. The most important things in your home are the people.
12. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
13. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open. Come on in.
14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.
15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.
16. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments.
17. Nothing is real to you until you experience it; otherwise it's just hearsay.
18. It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again, just be sure to flush when you are done.
19. Surviving and living your life successfully requires courage. The goals and dreams you're seeking require courage and risk-taking! Learn from the turtle, it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.
20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting. Leave gentle fingerprints on the soul of another for the angels to read.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Live life to the fullest... & thank God for every moment of your day !!
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
Al, bless your sweet heart! Thank you so very much for this outstanding selection! Personally, I'm pretty good at #3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 15, 17, 18, 19, and 20. I'm really, REALLY good at #10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 16. Now if I could ever remember #1, 2, 5, and 8, my life would run much more smoothly!
Hey - maybe I could cross-stitch them and hang them up some where!?! Yeah, right - in my FREE time, I am sure! WILD GIGGLES!!!
From Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA - 10/05/07:
Thanks again, Lady! Um, it may be - it MAY be - that you sent them all right, but that after I finished performing "plastic surgery" on them in PhotoShop, they BECAME watery looking.....
It was just my interpretation of the Golden Rule. I crop off as much as necessary to hide whatever I think necessary, and then utilize the blur tool to remove as many wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and so forth as I would want removed in my own posted images. The resulting shots may appear a bit, um, filtered.....
You know my motto, doncha?!? "Reality - SO overrated!"
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/05/07:
Thank you, Shari! This was an interesting mix!
From the Head Cheerleader of the Class of 1963, Judy Horton Lindstrom of FL - 10/06/07 - "cool space station photos":
These are so awesome. They take my breath away.
WOWZERONI!!! These ARE breathtaking! Thank you, Judy!
From the Head Cheerleader of the Class of 1963, Judy Horton Lindstrom of FL - 10/06/07 - "Cheerleaders":
You don't have to live in the U.S. to know that FOOTBALL IS KING!
But the game wouldn't be complete without the cheerleaders,
and here are some of footballs finest:
The LSU'S Golden Girls!
The Alabama Crimsonettes
The West Virginia Mountaineers
Ohhh, Judy, you're such a naughty baby! Thanks again, Lady!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 10/06/07 - "Response To F.A. Saunders' (Hampton HS - '64 - of VA) Comments on Democracy":
Thanks so much, George! It's good to hear from you again, and it's always nice to input from educators on such subjects!
Technically, of course, those weren't really F.A.'s comments, but allegedly those of Scotsman Alexander Tyler back in about 1787, but F.A. did find them worthy of consideration - and free and open discussion is always a fun thing here.
For even more fun, read what snopes.com has to say on the subject:
As time goes by, I myself find any excursion into thinking rather than simply operating on automatic pilot is good for my brain! GIGGLES!!! So I appreciate your definitions and distinctions of the terms, "republic" and "democracy" as a good refresher course.
Now if someone could only remind me of all those algebraic equations which once actually did make sense to me on some level....
Thanks again, Sweetie!
"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."
- Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941)
From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 10/06/07:
Here is a current Pic of me
Thanks so much for the image, Richard - what beautiful hair you have!
For my purposes I have cropped and condensed it.
Now you have it in two forms, Brenda!
ALERTS - FOR EVERYONE - THIS MEANS YOU!!!
1. From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 10/01/07 - "Fall Concert Series! Music of the 50's, 60's and 70's!":
Our Fall Concert Series is nearly here. The dates are October 13th and 14th (Sat. & Sun) at 4 PM and 8 PM both days. If you wish to come to one of the concerts let me know and I can put tickets at will call for you or you can buy them from me directly. Attached is the flyer.
Tickets are $18 @ the door, Advance - $15. Seniors, Military and Students are $15 @ door and $12 Advance. It's really going to be a fun concert!
SUPER-DE-DUPER!!! Okay, Lady, I'll see what I can do about reconstituting and/or reclaiming information found on a PDF file, and try it again - next time -- REALLY!
2. From Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 10/02/07 - "REDSKINS FOOTBALL GAME":
I have a bus trip going to the REDSKINS/CARDINALS football game on October 21, 2007. This is a day trip and the bus will leave from Norfolk/Newport News early in time for tail gate party. The price is $75.00 per person if you have tickets and $175.00 per person if you need tickets. Would love for some old Typhoons to make the trip.
Give me a call ASAP for reservation 757-879-2847
Thanks, Gary - it sounds like great and glorious fun!
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965
2. Thursday, November 1, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955
3. Thursday, December 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955
4. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12, 13, and 14, 2007
at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.
All schoolmates from '60, '61, '63, '64 and' 65 are invited to attend the Friday night affair.
night cost will be $20.00 per person,
which includes being with all of us, food, and beverages
For information, email Brenda Amos Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 757-810-4000.
Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:http://geocities.com/typhoonmom1/
HELP LOCATE MISSING CLASSMATES:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -07/24/07:
WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Chris! Well, perhaps now summer really IS over, but it will live on forever in our hearts, n'est pas??
From one of my Famous Marines, Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 10/03/07 - "Dear Carol, Here are some Happy Halloween Pumpkins" - #3 in a Series of 13:
The Halloween season is fast approaching, Here are some ideas to get everyone in the spirit of Haunting.....
Your Friend, Herbie
Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!
Y'all have a good weekend - and take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
"Autumn Color" midi courtesy of http://www.fromtheheartpostcards.com/MidiPreview.html - 10/06/07
Fall 2006 Images of Lake Maury
courtesy of F.A. Saunders (HHS - '64) of VA - 09/15/07
Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 10/06/07
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.
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Laughing Head courtesy of
('65) of VA - 01/25/06
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