- NNHS Newsletter -
“Where you used to be, there is a hole in
the world, which I find myself constantly
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Can you tell? I'm homesick. Possibly even wallowing in a Pity Party. Sigh. Must be tomorrow's Fabulous Reunion for the Class of 1964. I'm missing that, too.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axWWJMpqQHA - Miss You Like Crazy - Natalie Cole
1. Robert Fulcher ('64) of VA - 10/07/09, 7:14 PM - "NNHS Class of 64":
Good evening, Carol.
I was given your e-mail from a friend,
J. Gunter (Ferguson HS - '66 - of VA).
My name is Robert M. Fulcher and I live in NN, VA and I'm a 1964 Grad of NNHS. My Graduation picture is in the 63 Anchor. I finished in 64.
I sent Mr. Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) a similar e-mail.
The website is great, and I admire your hard work in keeping it up.
Thanks, Robert, glad you're enjoying it! As I mentioned last night (when I also said a couple of inane things which made no sense - obviously suffering from sleep deprivation; it couldn't possibly be that I'm just a dumb-de-dingle ), your senior portrait from the 1963 Anchor was the page which fell victim to severe mutilation by three otherwise angelic little boys back in 1977. My PhotoShopping skills are unfortunately inadequate for the task of sufficiently repairing the damage, so I apologize.
I've added you to these two pages for the Class of 1964:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/alumni-1963-to-1965.html - Images are beginning to reappear for the Class of 1964, but it's still not finished.....
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/contact-1964.html - Due to privacy concerns, your email addy will not be posted without your expressed permission
You might enjoy this page as well:
Welcome Aboard, Robert - and thanks, Jay!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today toWayne Stokes ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND ="#000080" face="Arial"> 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;
14 - Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of TX;
15 - Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 8, 1941 - Germany captured Mariupol.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Thursday, October 08, 1964 - In Game Two of the World Series in Sportsman Park, the New York Yankees beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-3: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SLN/SLN196410080.shtml
Thursday, October 08, 1964 - Psychic Elysabeth Cherniak was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Thursday, October 08, 1964 - Actor Ian Hart was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
Thursday, October 08, 1964 - Christian musician CeCe Winans was born in Detroit, Michigan.
ONE MORE DAY:
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 - updated 10/08/09
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/08/09, 1:54 PM - " Herminio Cuervo":
I checked my P.O. Box one last time this morning (Thursday), just in case there was a last minute reservation. There I found an envelope from Herminio, and I simultaneously rejoiced that he was attending and cursed him for waiting so long.
When I opened the envelope, I found a note from him expressing his deep regret that he could not attend the reunion due to unforeseen circumstances. He also included a generous check as a donation to the Class Treasury.
He wanted me to pass along his best wishes to everybody.
All preps are nearly done. It will be a great time.
Thank you, Brown Eyes! It's very sad that Herminio will be unable to be there - as indeed it is for all who will miss it, but I'm glad your plans are proceeding so well!
From Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA - 10/08/09, 4:06 PM:
I even got excited when I read you were excited. Then....of course, learned that he cannot attend. How nice to send a check! "Every little thing is goin' be all right". See everyone tomorrow! and Saturday! and Sunday! Wow! That is great!
Thanks, Sue! I know it will be a fabulous and elegant weekend. Y'all please give my love and best wishes to all!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/06/09 - "Motherhood.....w0w":
And they're still in the gene pool!
Motherhood in the Animal Kingdom...
|On the riverbank...||In the Arctic...||In Africa...||In India...||In the Ocean...||In Africa...||In Africa...||In Africa...|
|SOMEWHERE NEAR WAL-MART|
OUCH! Well, Wayne Honey, I'm sure I wasn't nearly as good a mother as I would like to have been, and I'm also relatively sure that I enjoyed my children far more than they did me, but I am even more sure that I never did anything like that, either!
Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Happy Birthday!
April 13, 1971
March 27, 1988
|Carol and Lewis||Carol and Adrienne|
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA (soon of Northern VA) - 10/07/09 - "Please help....and also my new address!!!!!":
Subject: The American Cancer Society:
To all my email buddies....above is a link that will take you to (my son) Blake's fundraiser page for the Cancer Walk in the DC area on October 31st. I am hoping that I will be able to do the walk with him (since I'll be living so much closer).
This is such a good cause and such an easy way to help!!!
I know many of you made a donation to the American Cancer Society when my
darling Fred died....but one
day there WILL be a cure....and in the meantime, we need to give our support and
to support those who are trying to make a difference!
(ps....I am moving from Chesapeake to my new home in Locust Grove THIS Saturday.
Thanks for caring and sharing!.....Janice
ALSO.....please start using firstname.lastname@example.org for my email address until I get hooked up with my new service provider which will be Comcast. Thanks!..... don't know when I will have a land-line phone.....hopefully the first week ...but it COULD be the second week. I am able to pull up messages on my blackberry.....so if you want to have me call....sent me an email to email@example.com and I will be sure to respond!
Thank you, Janice! Best wishes to you and Blake - and enjoy your new home!
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 10/07/09 - "New Address / phone number":
Effective 10/06/2009 my new address and phone number:
Roanoke, Virginia 24012
Feel free to share this with anyone who cares to have it.
Thanks, Mark, I'll do that upon request! Enjoy your new home!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/07/09 - "H1N1 prevention techniques":
These came from a dear friend who works in a hospital. Something to keep on the fridge or commit to habit during the flu season.
Advice on the flu......
Tamiflu does not kill but prevents H1N1 from further proliferation till the virus limits itself in about 1-2 weeks (its natural cycle).
H1N1, like other Influenza A viruses, only infects the upper respiratory tract and proliferates (only) there. The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/ throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible not coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.
While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps - not fully highlighted in most official communications - can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):
1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).
2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).
3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one.
Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.
4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water.
Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.
5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc/bioflavonoids to boost absorption.
6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.
All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households, and certainly much less painful than to wait in long queues outside public hospitals.
Thank you so much, Bill!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/07/09 - "ღஐღ Mail ღஐღ":
Incredibly lucky man.
"Good judgment comes from experience,
and experience comes from bad judgment."
Love Story (not what it seems)
I will seek and find you.
I shall take you to bed and have my way with you.
I will make you ache, shake and sweat until you moan and groan.
I will make you beg for mercy, beg for me to stop.
I will exhaust you to the point that you will be relieved when I'm finished with you.
And, when I am finished, you will be weak for days.
All my love,
Today's Random Fact:
The English word "girl" was initially used to describe a young person of either sex. It was not until the beginning of the sixteenth century that the term was used specifically to describe a female child.
Read them everyday for a month – and see how your life changes.
1. Try everything twice. On Madam's tombstone (of Whelan's and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph: "Tried everything twice...loved it both times!"
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches.)
3. Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with him/her.
6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them at every opportunity.
11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance.
12. Lost time can never be found.
This is Rex Barker reminding you to keep rereading these entertaining, but insightful words above.
Thank you, Shari!
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 10/07/09 - "Sleep Tight":
Would it hurt to print this if you already haven't ? Wars are won one battle at a time...this is one of the quiet ones !
It's a tough, but heartwarming story...with a picture of John Gebhardt in Iraq.
John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head...but they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.
He is a real Star of the war, and represents what America is trying to do.
This, my friends, is worth
sharing with the WORLD! Go for it!! You'll never see things like this in the
news. Please keep this going. Nothing will happen if you don't, but the
American public needs to see pictures like this and needs to realize that
what we're doing over there is making a difference. Even if it is just one
little girl at a time.
and tiny friend
No, ma'am, this one is so good, it wouldn't hurt at all - even if we had run it! And as a matter of fact, we did run it at least once before, but it was nearly two years ago:
I ran this through snopes.com back then, and it is a true story. For the fascinating follow-up, see here:
Thank you, Dimples!
Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) - 10/07/09 - "Do you know?":
contestant, Sally, on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" had reached the final
plateau. If she answered the next question correctly, she would win
$1,000,000. If she answered incorrectly, she would pocket only the $25,000
And as she suspected
the Million Dollar Question was no pushover. It was, "Which of the
following species of birds does not build its own nest, but instead lays its
eggs in the nests of other birds? Is it:
1. From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - 10/07/09:
Jill received a bill from the hospital for her recent surgery, and was astonished to see a $900 fee for the anesthesiologist. She called his office to demand an explanation.
"Is this some kind of mistake?" Jill asked when she got the doctor on the phone.
"No, not at all," the doctor said calmly.
"Well," said Jill, "that's awfully costly for knocking someone out."
"Not at all," replied the doctor. "I knock you out for free. The 900 dollars is for bringing you back around."
As an assistant professor, I taught during the day and did research at night. I would usually take a break around eight, however, to play the strategy game Warcraft online with a teammate.
One night I was paired with a veteran of the game who was a master strategist. With him at the helm, our troops crushed one opponent after another, and after six games we were undefeated. Suddenly, my fearless leader informed me his mom wanted him to go to bed.
"How old are you?" I typed.
"Twelve," he replied. "How old are you?"
Feeling my face redden, I answered, "Ten."
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 email@example.com 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 10/07/09
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
Miss You Like Crazy
Written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin
(b. 06 Feb 1950)
Even though it's been so long, my love for you keeps going strong
I remember the things that we used to do, a kiss in the rain
'Til the sun shined through, I'd try to deny it, but I'm still in love with you
I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy, ever since you went away
Every hour of every day, I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy
No matter what I say or do, there's just no getting over you
I can see the love shining in your eyes, and it comes as such a sweet surprise
If seeing's believing it's worth the wait, so hold me and tell me it's not too late
We're so good together, we're starting forever now, and I miss you like crazy
I miss you like crazy, ever since you went away, every hour of every day
I miss you like crazy, I miss you, baby, a love like ours will never end
Just touch me and we're there again
Just one night and we'll have that magic feeling like we used to do
Hold on tight and whatever comes our way we're gonna make it through
If seeing's believing it's worth the wait, so hold me and tell me it's not too late
We're so good together, we're starting forever now
And I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy
No matter what I say or do there's just no getting over you
And I miss you (baby), I miss you (baby), all the tender love you gave me
When a feeling gets this strong, you know the real thing's come along
And I miss you, I miss you like crazy, baby, only your sweet love
Can save me, I miss you like crazy, a love like ours will never end
Just touch me and we're there again,
Miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy
"Miss You Like Crazy" midi courtesy of http://www.eadcentral.com/go/1/1/0/http://jackhallmidi.com/thecorner.html - 10/07/09
"Miss You Like Crazy" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/n/natalie+cole/miss+you+like+crazy_20098203.html - 10/07/09
"I Miss You" Image courtesy of http://alllayedout.com/Comments/Comment_Pics/ - 10/07/09
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated Heart Line clip art courtesy of http://www.jograham.com/vaheartin.htm - 10/19/05
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
(FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
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