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10/11/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Save the Best for Last

“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on,
and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.”

- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(04 July 1804 - 19 May 1864)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   As the Class of 1964 is ending their Reunion Weekend in such splendiferous fashion, some might even say, "saving the best for last," I thought this the only appropriate song for today.

BONUS - - Save the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams


   Happy Birthday today to    From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND         From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
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;

17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);

18 - Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA  AND  Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA  AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 11, 1939 - U.S. President Roosevelt was presented with a letter from Albert Einstein that urged him to develop the U.S. atomic program rapidly.

October 11, 1942 - The Battle of Cape Esperance, during World War II, began in the Solomons.


Sunday, October 11, 1964 - In Game Four of the World Series in Yankee Stadium, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Yankees 4-3:

Sunday, October 11, 1964 - Actor/comedian/writer Michael J. Nelson ("Mystery Science Theater 3000") was born in St. Charles, Illinois.


Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 is holding its 45-Year Reunion - with Sunday brunch at The Chamberlin.

   Speaking of which.....

     From Me ('65) of IL - 10/10/09 - "The Chamberlin":

   I added this recent image to our page: 



      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA to     Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 10/10/09:

Linda May, how so very kind are your words and Thank YOU! As to being "lucky" to have me around, I'm not touching that!
My statement regarding finally not having to gaze upon my mug, was meant, as we used to say in the golden days at NNHS, as a "cut" upon myself!!:-) The joke was on me.
Like you and CBD, I too like the way the BD's are celebrated and was astonished at how many good wishes I received.  I also send along best wishes to those of whom I have an email address.
So, as the old saying goes: if it ain't broke, don't fix it! I'm with the 2 of you on this issue.

   Thank you, Wayne Honey, no changes are planned for that system!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/10/09 - "Perks of Reaching 50":

Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you, too. Don't laugh.... It is all true!

Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 AND Heading towards 70!

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.

3. No one expects you to run -- anywhere.

4. People call at 9 PM and ask, 'Did I wake you?'

5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

7. Things you buy now won't wear out.

8. You can eat supper at 4 PM.

9. You can live without sex but not your glasses.

10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.

13. You sing along with elevator music.

14. Your eyes won't get much worse.

15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.

19. You can't remember who sent you this list.

And you notice
these are all in big print for your convenience.....


Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill, and a laxative on the same night!

   PAINED GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joan!

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/10/09 - "Bayer":

I am typically conservative about forwarding e-mail, but sometimes one comes along that is IMO important and useful - I think this is one of those. 

Please excuse if you received more that one of this; it's due to my laziness and general sloth. 

\ John London


Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing often, and for the same reason

.\~ Mark Twain


We’re all getting to that age ……

I had heard the information about aspirin. Had no idea about the new Bayer. Sounds smart to have on hand.

Something new from Bayer!!

Something that we can do to help ourselves. Nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve under the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.

Why keep aspirin by your bedside?
About Heart Attacks

There are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

Note: There may be no pain in the chest during a heart attack.  The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up.  However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.

If that happens, immediately dissolve
two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.

 - phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.
 - say "heart attack!"
 - say that you have taken 2 aspirins.
 - take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and....
do NOT lie down ~

A Cardiologist has stated that, if each person, after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life can be saved!
I have already shared the information- - What about you?

Do forward this message; it may save lives!

   Thank you so very much, John! I knew about the benefits of aspirin, but I'd not heard of the newest variety, nor had I EVER heard the advice to NOT LIE DOWN!!!  I'd also recommend that we keep our cell phones on our person whenever possible - particularly those who live alone!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/10/09 - "ENJOY THE RIDE":

This has made the rounds previously, but is worthy of another read:-)

George Carlin was not only one of the greatest comedians, but he was also so brilliant.  Read this and pass it on!!

Enjoy the ride. There is no return ticket.

George Carlin on aging!?

(Absolutely  Brilliant)


George Carlin's Views on Aging?

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in  fractions.

'How old are  you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half.  You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You  get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16!  And then the greatest day of your life!
You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21.  YESSSS!!!?
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed??
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are  gone.

But!  Wait!!!
You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!?

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and make it to 60.
You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70!  After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!?

You get into! your 80's and every day is a  complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; 'I was JUST  ?  92.'

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!'
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!?


1.Throw out nonessential numbers.  This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them. 

2. Keep only cheerful friends.  The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning.  Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever, even ham radio. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.'  And the devil's family name is Alzheimer's. 

4. Enjoy the simple things.  

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE 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 is 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. 

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.  
...We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!  

   Thanks again, Wayne Honey!

  From Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA - 10/10/09 - "Life Thoughts by Ducky":


Marriage changes passion. 
Suddenly you're in bed with a relative.

I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with 'Guess' on it. 
So I said, 'Implants?'  
She hit me.

How come we choose from just  two people to run for  president and over fifty for Miss America ? Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.
I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place! When I was young we used to go 'skinny dipping,' now I just 'chunky dunk.' Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference. Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over? AMEN, AMEN !!
Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison? Wouldn't you know it....
Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FAT cells live forever.
Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed outside?

Bumper sticker of the year: 
'If you can read this, thank a teacher -and, since it's in English, thank a soldier'

 And remember: life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. 
Ya just might want to pass this along....

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

- Leonardo da Vinci

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Carol!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 10/10/09:

A Noise...

My wife has not spoken to me in three days. I think it has something to do with what happened on Sunday night when she thought she heard a noise downstairs.

She nudged me and whispered, "Wake up, wake up!"

"What's the matter?" I asked.

"There are burglars in the kitchen. I think they're eating the tuna casserole I made tonight."

"That'll teach them!" I replied.


Race Horses

Several racehorses are in a stable. One on them starts boasting about his track record. "Of my last 15 races," he says, "I've won eight."

Another horse breaks in, " Well I've won 19 of my last 27!"

"That's good, but I've taken 28 of 36, " says another, flicking his tail.

At this point, a greyhound who's been sitting nearby listening says, "I don't mean to boast, but of my last 90 races, I've won 88."

The horses are clearly amazed. "WOW," says one horse after a prolonged silence, "a talking dog!"


New Shower

In search of a new shower for our home, my wife and I went to a bathroom-supply store.

We discussed our needs with a young saleswoman. Since it was near closing time, we had to curtail our discussion and made plans to come back the next day to make our final decision.

Later that evening, my wife and I were at a restaurant, where the same young lady from the bathroom-supply store was now working a shift as a waitress.

As she passed our table, she suddenly recognized us and called to me in a loud voice, "HEY! You're the man who needs a shower!"


1.  Sunday, October 11, 2009 - The Class of 1964 is finishing its 45-Year Reunion with a brunch at the Chamberlin - 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 or visit the reunion website at - 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, - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/10/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Save the Best for Last

Written by
Phil Galdston, Wendy Waldman and Jon Lind

Recorded by Vanessa Williams, 1992
(b. 18 Mar 1963)

Sometimes the snow comes down in June
Sometimes the sun goes 'round the moon
I see the passion in your eyes
Sometimes it's all a big surprise
'Cause there was a time when all I did was wish
You'd tell me this was love
It's not the way I hoped or how I planned
But somehow it's enough

And now we're standing face to face
Isn't this world a crazy place
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last

All of the nights you came to me
When some silly girl had set you free
You wondered how you'd make it through
I wondered what was wrong with you

'Cause how could you give your love to someone else
And share your dreams with me
Sometimes the very thing you're looking for
Is the one thing you can't see

And now we're standing face to face
Isn't this world a crazy place
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last

Sometimes the very thing you're looking for
Is the one thing you can't see

Sometimes the snow comes down in June
Sometimes the sun goes 'round the moon
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last

You went and saved the best for last

"Save the Best for Last" midi courtesy of - 10/09/09

"Save the Best for Last" lyrics courtesy of - 10/09/09

2009 Image of the Hotel Chamberlin courtesy of - 10/09/09

Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/10/09

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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!!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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