10/17/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Sailing
“Who is staring at the sea is already sailing a little.”
- Paul Carvel
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme comes in answer to a special request from Ivan Anker ('67) of VA on 10/12/09:
"... I have a special request of you if you can. My fiancée (she's from Detroit) and I are leaving Norfolk for a 6 night cruise to the Bahamas on Sunday. It will be her first cruise ever, my fourth. As the song for Saturday would it be possible to choose "Sailing" by Christopher Cross? ...."
Why, certainly, Ivan - and y'all have a marvelous time!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMkIuKXwmlU - Sailing - Christopher Cross
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9NkBxxHxAc&NR=1 - Sailing - Christopher Cross
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today
Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
19 - Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;
20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57)
John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;
21 - Mr. Julius Conn - 1904 - (deceased - Sept 1983) AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA;
22 - Herb Hice - 1924 (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) - (deceased 09/22/07) AND Annette Funicello of CA AND Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND Al Farber ('64) of GA;
23 - Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA;
24 - Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 17, 1941 - The government of Prince Fumimaro Konoye, prime minister of Japan, collapsed. Konoye committed suicide when he was served with an arrest warrant by the U.S. occupying force for suspicion of war crimes.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Saturday, October 17, 1964 - OOOH - pretty much nothing exciting or noteworthy seems to have happened on this day 45 years ago.
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/16/09 - "Connecting the past.":
I just saw the memorial page for Chris Cartwright, son of Vernon Cartwright ('54 - of VA). I remember a boy we went to school with, either at Magruder or Walter Reed, whose name maybe a nickname) was Lucky Cartwright. Funny how something like this makes you recall someone you haven't thought of in years. I'm wondering if Lucky and Vernon could have been brothers. Does anyone else remember Lucky Cartwright and if there is a connection there?
Thank you, Joyce! I do remember Lucky Cartwright (well, okay, I remember his name; I'm still trying to reattach his face to it...).
Obviously I do not know the answer to your question; let's ask the others.
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/16/09 - "It's almost Christmas shopping time again, Carol.":
It's almost Christmas shopping
This is one of the multitude of good reasons that I deserve to be filthy rich. I would surely hire someone to do this for me if I could. It's not for lack of being in the holiday way. It's not that I don't love (well, some of 'em) the folks I need to shop for - it's more like I just don't have so much as a clue how to go about shopping for others
in anything resembling an efficient manner.
A big part of the problem, for me at least, is that when I finally launch myself to town on the 24th I don't have a plan. A reasonable plan might include; a list of the people you want to buy for, an idea of what you might like to get them, and some idea of where to aim the car when you set out. I do know where the mall is, but other than that I got nothing.
In fairness to myself, I don't really have the training for this, and once a year is not often enough to develop any skill at it. And it's not like I can't shop at all - I can, and often do, go to Lowe's and Home Depot for staple goods, and I like the tool department at Sears. So that helps with buying for my three sons who crave tools as much as I do. See; just writing this is helping!
But it's the female soft-goods that are a problem. And here's a little confession; I haven't bought any of my own clothes in many years - Nancy-san does all that. I know it's lame, but there you go - and I feel better now that I've outted myself. Anyway - I don't ever know Nancy's sizes, and even if you find something, like say, a sweater, you still have to answer the clerk when she says; "Well, is she my size do you think?" "I don't know, lady. She's kinda like that woman I saw in here earlier."
And jewelry's no good anymore. I used that one up over the years because I don't know sizes.
It's a problem.
So - if on Christmas Eve you see a tired old man sitting on a bench in the local mall with that glazed-over look in his eyes, muttering to himself; come on over and say hello. Better yet, if you know Nancy's sizes I'll buy 'em from ya.
~ John London
PS: Here's a tip - shopping on Christmas Eve is not so bad as you might think. You have the entire mall almost to yourself, and there is not a lot of merchandise left to get you all confused about color and sizes and stuff.
Behold! What is a bell? A bell is that which sounds, far, and high ... It will echo far and wide like the peal of thunder but under utmost purity. And evil men, hearing the bell, will be saved.
That Herbie. I still miss him so. Only recently have I been able to think of him without crying. Ooops - scratch that.....
('65) of IL - 10/12/09 - "It's That Time Again! (Nag #6)":
Halloween is almost here. Thanksgiving isn't far behind. You know what that means, doncha?
That's right, it means it's time to schedule the Holiday Parties!
How many of y'all are planning class or multi-class events? The Class of 1962 usually has one. The Class of 1958 almost always has one. Wouldn't the rest of ya'll like to get together, some day, somewhere - soon?!? Lemme know. No, I cannot make it, so I don't even have a vested interest. I just like to live vicariously and pretend a lot.
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
From ArcaMax Jokes - 10/16/09:
There was an old country preacher who had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought along the line of choosing a profession. Like many young men, then and now, the boy didn't really know what he wanted to do - and he didn't seem overly concerned about it.
One day, while the boy was away at school, his father decided to try an experiment. What he did was, he went into the boy's room and placed on his study table these three objects: a Bible, a silver dollar, and a bottle of whiskey...
"Now then," the old preacher said to himself, "I'll just hide behind the door here, and when my son comes home from school this afternoon, I'll see which of these three objects he picks up. If he picks up the Bible, he's going to be a preacher like me, and what a blessing that would be! If he picks up the dollar, he's going to be a businessman, and that would be o.k. too. But if he picks up the bottle, he's going to be a drunkard - a no-good drunkard and Lord, what a shame that would be."
The old man was anxious as he waited, and soon he heard his son's footsteps as he came in the house whistling and headed back to his room. He deposited his books on the bed, as a matter of routine, and as he turned around to leave the room he spotted the objects on the table.
With a curious set in his eye, he walked over to inspect them. What he finally did was, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm. He picked up the silver dollar and dropped it into his pocket. He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink...
"Lord have mercy," the old man whispered, "He's gonna be a politician!"
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
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
2. 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
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