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10/18/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Sloop John B

“Not going home is already like death."

- E. Catherine Tobler, Vanishing Act
 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   When I first began making this page, I attached the music first, as is my custom.  I couldn't quite remember the words, but when I checked to make certain the music was functioning, I was suddenly filled with incredible sadness, without knowing why.  Then I added the lyrics, and knew. 

   I wanna go home, too.....

 


BIRTHDAYS - BELATED AND OTHERWISE: 

15 -   Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA - 1947
18 - Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA - 1939
19 -    Danny Coleman ('63) of NC - 1942

   I certainly hope you three gentlemen did have, are having, and will have a wonderful day!  Many Happy Returns to you all!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html

 


PAGE HITS:

  Hit #53,000 was made sometime on Monday, October 16, 2006 at 10:41 AM by someone from hr.hr.cox.net using Safari browser on a Mac computer and visiting http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-14-06-64-60th-B-Day.html

     Angie?    Cookie??    David???  I really think it was one of you three..........

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/page-hits.html

 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/18/05 - "NEWS FLASH":

   In order to reduce the size of the home page and to speed download times, I have relocated the lengthy list of links to a "Site Map" page. You will find a link to the site map page near the top of the home page.
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/index.html
 
     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html
 


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 10/14
/06 - "Dear Carol, My Mother getting her first Horseback riding lesson":

Dear Carol,

You know how I love my mother. Here is a picture of her getting her first horseback riding lesson from my older sister. You notice she didn't even need a saddle, that's how good she was.

More pictures of interest to follow.

Your Friend, Herbie

   
     
     
 
   Oh, how wonderful!!!  I see where you derived your great sense of humor, Herbie!  This reminded me of an old photo of myself.  It's a well known fact that I am one of the greatest wimps of all time, hence the nicknames bestowed upon me by my sons - "Biggus Wimpus" and "Wienius Maximus".
 
 
     What is less well known is the fact that one day I was actually persuaded to sit on a real live horse.  The photo doesn't show it, but he was an exceptionally large horse - as in very tall.  And I'm not sure my abject terror is making it through onto the film, either.  I mean, he kept moving!  My horsies on the Buckroe Carousel never did any such things!  Oh, sure, they went up and down and round and round, but they didn't wiggle while they did it!!!

   Thanks for the memory, Herbie Darlin'!

 
Carol Buckley Harty - almost 26    
August 1973
605 Mechaw Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
   


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/15/06:

Hi, Carol:
 
Thought about you and    Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) as I traveled through Illinois on the way to Kansas, and saw the exit for the College where so many young Harty offspring studied.

   Ahhh, good old Edwardsville!  That exit would have led you to several of my children, too!

Just returned to Florida, and do not miss that wind on the Plains. All is well, and hope Paul has some good news for us by now.
 

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Well, Joe, actually, we've heard nothing yet.  At this point, I'd be delighted to hear from the Unemployment Commission again - this time with an actual check.  One would think if one's employment ended on June 30, that by October 18, one or two unemployment benefit checks might have arrived.  This has not yet happened.  Had it not been for the generosity of all you wonderful people, we would have been out on the street long before now - particularly in light of the fact that we had some major unexpected (or actually, forgotten) expenses.  Sigh..

   Perhaps tomorrow.........

   Thanks, Sweet Adonis!

 


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to the Class of 1964 - 10/15/06 - "NNHS 60TH
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION":

Fellow Classmates.
 
I wanted to thank all of you for attending our Birthday Celebration. I hope that you had a memorable evening.
 
I also hope that you took lots of candid photos of your classmates, of Ms. Kanter ... and of "THE KING".
 
I know that those who could not attend (and other NNHS classes) would love to see all of your photos. The best way to make that happen is to let Carol Buckley Harty ('65 - of NC) place them on the NNHS Web Page.  And, the best way to do that is to send them all to me, so that I can archive them to my hard drive before sending them along to Carol.
 
You can attach them to e-mails, if you wish, but I can handle any media.
 
For e-mails, send them to:  nnhs64@cox.net
 
For "snail mail" send them to:    NNHS CLASS OF 1964, P.O. BOX 6387, Norfolk VA 23508-0387
 
It was great seeing all of you.
 
TYPHOONS FOREVER,
Dave Spriggs
 
 
     
   Thank you, Brown Eyes!
  I've made y'all a new section, accessible both from the new Site Map and from the Reunion Page.

   I've already fallen behind on these pages, but here's what I've posted so far:

 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-14-06-64-60th-B-Day.html - brand new page
 
       http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-14-06-64-60th-B-Day-ARS.html - brand new page
 
       http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-14-06-64-60th-B-Day-DAS.html - brand new page
 
       http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-14-06-64-60th-B-Day-TAF.html - brand new page
 
 


  From Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA - 10/15/06 - "NNHS 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION":

Carol...

THANKS... so much. I didn't get too many good pictures...so I look forward to those sent by other classmates. It was a very nice party.

Take care,
Angie

   Thanks, Angie!  I think as soon as have all these images posted, you're really going to enjoy them!

 


From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 10/16/06 - "Just thinking of you today":

Just thinking of you today.

May your troubles be less, your blessings more,
and nothing but happiness comes through your door!

   Oh, how nice!!!  Thanks, Jude!

   
     
     


  From Nancy Mitchell Wynne ('64) of MD - 10/16/06 - "Class of 64's 60th Birthday Party -
Thanks!":

Hi Carol,

Had hoped you would be in town for our 60th party. Missed you.

   Well, thanks, Nancy, I would have loved to have been there!  It looks as though y'all had a fabulous time, but I wasn't invited as at "only" 59, I'm just too, too young!  WILD RAUCOUS GIGGLES!!!

Thanks to everyone responsible for our grand 60th Birthday Party. The location and food were fantastic. Since we come from out of town, it was especially nice to have one hotel where we could gather. Our special “guest” brought back memories too. What a hoot!

Frankly, I think we all looked great and really appreciated seeing everyone and catching up. It was especially nice to see people that had never attended a reunion. Seeing
   Ettalea (Kanter - Hampton HS - '55 - of VA) was a special treat. How does she stay the same age and we don’t! Hardly seems fair; I think Ettalea discovered the Fountain of Youth.

   I do believe you're right, Nancy!
 I noticed that back at the Reunion three years ago.  I really thought she was a member of the Class of 1963!

  Billy (Wynne - '63 - of MD) and I have a lot of great pictures and will be sending them to Carol shortly for the newsletters. Can’t wait to see any others that will be posted.

Until the next time!

Nancy M. Wynne
Public Health Advisor
Office of Communication, Education and Radiation Programs
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Food and Drug Administration

   I'll try to get the three other sets posted tomorrow, Sweet Lady!  Thanks!

 


    From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/16/06 - "Re: "Ordinary Heroes"":

My good friends and family -

I don't often recommend a book but, If you are into reading fiction - run, do not walk, to the nearest bookstore and buy a copy of;

Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow !!

An amazing read!


http://www.scottturow.com/

--
If we ask for something that we don't want, and stop (apparently) wanting the things we do want, maybe we will actually get what we want, because it is not something we say we want.

Http://LondonSquareGallery.com
Http://Kumejima.WarwickHi.com
Http://623ACW.com

   It sounds fabulous, John - just my kind of book!  Thanks for the recommendation!   I'll put it on my wish list!

 


  From Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) - 10/16/06 - "Historic Hampton
Roads via antique postcards.":

Dear Carol,
 
A friend just sent me this interesting Web site of historic postcards of our area I thought you might like to see.
 
Subject: Historic Hampton Roads via antique postcards.

 
http://historichamptonroads.com/penny_postcards.htm     
 
Thanks for all you do for the NNHS contingent!
 
Regards,
Wilma Salmon Robinson, 56-57

   This is an interesting site, Wilma!    Back three years ago when we first opened my sentimental favorite section of the site, Our Old Stomping Grounds, our Wizard of Wonderment,   Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, showed it to me.  Chances are excellent some of our images came from those pages.

   If y'all haven't seen it yet, be sure to check it out!

   Thanks, Wilma!

 


From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/17/06 - "Punctuation is Everything..."

Dear John:  
       I want a man who knows what love is all about.  
You are generous, kind, thoughtful.  People who are not  
like you admit to being useless and inferior.  You have  
ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no  
feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever  
happy--will you let me be yours?  
Jane  

Dear John:  
       I want a man who knows what love is.  All about  
you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like  
you. Admit to being useless and inferior.  You have ruined  
me.  For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings  
whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy.  
Will you let me be?  
Yours,  
Jane

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Shari!

 


From Bob Allen, Vice-President of the Class of 1951 - 10/17/06 - "NNHS Class of 1951":

Carol: 

We had our 55th reunion with 78 attending Crown Point Plaza dinner last Saturday night and another 36 staying for breakfast.   We had good service and GREAT food.   All the checks had been sent to me, so when we got such good food...from all the thanks I received, one would think I had cooked the food...all I did was collect the money and reserve the place 18 months ago.   Female Committee members decided on the food...which was outstanding. 

 
I took video and put copies on DVD for distribution to selected contributors who could not attend; and with Roy Dunkun (Helen Halls' husband) and my combined photos on a CD...will do same...we have approx 90 excellent portrait style photos of everyone attending. 
 
We have a Committee meeting in December to review the event and plan when the next one will be. 
 
PS--few teachers are still alive...two were invited...none came.   one :  Miss Hardy sent a letter which was read...

   Is this by any chance the same Miss Hardy whom the later classes knew and loved as  Mrs. Shelton?!?

 
The combined classes of Feb and June had approx 200 members...68 are deceased. 
 
Bob Allen,  Vice Pres, class of 1951  NNHS....

   Your reunion sounds like a great time, Bob!  I'll try to make you a page for your report as soon as possible!  Thanks for telling us!

 


From Billy Jessup ('51) of VA - 10/18/06 - "55th reunion":

What a great website!! Wow!!

   Thanks so much!

 
We just had our 55th class reunion which I am sure you have heard about.  If you are interested I'll be glad to send a few pictures via Picassa.
 
Bill(y) Jessup

   That would be super, Billy - thanks!!  I'll try to have that page ready for you as quickly as I can!

 


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 10/18
/06 - "Dear Carol, Words of Inspiration, I Believe":

Dear Carol,

I know you are very busy with the Newsletter BUT, Every now and then, You must slow down and Take Time To smell the ROSES ~~~~~

   Honey, if I got any slower, I could open up my own molasses factory!   I do believe you're the only person on earth who is trying to get me to slow down.  Everybody else is trying to light a fire under me!  Thanks, Sweet Herbie!

Please open this up and enjoy the beautiful Pictures and a song of Inspiration. Then you can go back to your Newsletter and Feel Good about Life in General ~~~~~ If
anyone is looking at you they will notice a GLOW Radiating from your SMILE ~~~~~ Your coffee will smell and taste twice as good. I am having my second MUG of coffee with potato bread toast and butter ~~~~~

   I did take the time to watch this beautiful PowerPoint show, Herbie.  It was beautiful, indeed!  And as a Latter-day Saint, I don't drink coffee at all, but as I watched this show this morning, I was sipping my curiously refreshing glass of, um, lukewarm water containing one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.  Yes, it is disgusting, but I drink it first thing in the morning every morning anyway.  BLEUCHHHK!

I will remind you that I like my Coffee as I like my Women ~~~~~ HOT ~~~~~ BLACK ~~~~~ and ~~~~~ SWEET ~~~~~
  Well, that lets me out on all three counts, Sweetie!!!

Please open this up ~~~~~ Your Friend, Herbie

   I did, Herbie - and thanks!  It was a great way to start my day!

 



  From Me ('65) of NC - 10/18/05 - "TA-DAH!  MORE REUNION IMAGES!"::

  
  
Here are the latest results:
 
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html
 
     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/REUNION-PICTURES-2006.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/FRIDAY-NIGHT-2006.html - brand new page

                 http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-29-06-PM-EBBN.html - brand new page

                 http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-29-06-PM-LB.html - brand new page

 
          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SATURDAY-MORNING-2006.html
 
                 http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-AM-CRBH.html

                 http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-AM-RHT.html

 
          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SATURDAY-NIGHT-2006.html
 
                 http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-PM-SMS.html

                 http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-PM-RHT.html

                 http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-PM-CRBH.html

                 http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-PM-CLMH.html - three new images

                 http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/09-30-06-PM-FWM.html
 

 


  From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 10/18/06 - "Sadie Lefort Aucoin":

CAROL,

 I JUST SAW THE NEWS ABOUT MRS. AUCOIN,    ERIC AUCOIN'S ('62 - of IL) MOTHER. THEY WERE OUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS ON 24TH STREET. I AM SO SORRY TO READ ABOUT HER . SHE AND MY MOM VISITED EACH OTHER ALMOST EVERY DAY. THEY WOULD SHARE THEIR FAITH, PRAY WITH EACH OTHER, READ THE BIBLE TOGETHER. SHE WAS A TRUE EXAMPLE OF A CHRISTIAN LADY.

GLENN DYE

   Thank you, Glenn.  Those are precious memories.

 

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/10-17-06-NNHS-Sadie-Lefort-Aucoin.html


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/18/06 - "Southern Lady!!!":

A VERY GENTEEL SOUTHERN LADY WAS DRIVING ACROSS THE SAVANNAH RIVER BRIDGE IN GEORGIA ONE DAY. AS SHE NEARED THE TOP OF THE BRIDGE, SHE NOTICED A YOUNG MAN FIXING TO JUMP.

SHE STOPPED THE CAR, ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOW AND SAID, "PLEASE DON'T JUMP, THINK OF YOUR DEAR MOTHER AND FATHER."

HE REPLIED, "MOM AND DAD ARE BOTH DEAD, I'M GOING TO JUMP."

SHE SAID, "WELL, THINK OF YOUR WIFE AND CHILDREN."

HE REPLIED, "I'M NOT MARRIED AND I DON'T HAVE KIDS."

SHE SAID, "WELL, THINK OF ROBERT E. LEE."

HE REPLIED, "WHO'S ROBERT E. LEE?"

SHE REPLIED, "WELL, BLESS YOUR HEART, JUST GO AHEAD AND JUMP, YOU DUMB ASS YANKEE."

   Well, mercy me, Honey, what else could she have said?!?    Thanks, Bill!

 



REUNION REMINDERS:  

   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-page.html

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
 
The Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA
from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by September 15.

On Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all classmates who wish to attend. 

CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at jandcelliott@aol.com
or 757-868-1111
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
04/19/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1956.html

 
The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion. 

It will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The Class of 1962
is busily planning their 45-Year Reunion!

Email Brenda Amos Williams at typhoonmom@juno.com
or call her at 757-810-4000.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:
 
http://geocities.com/typhoonmom1/

AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 09/12/06:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-62-planning-mtgs.html

 
The Class of 1958
is gearing up for their Big 50th Anniversary Reunion!

The Noble Gathering

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008

 



From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 08/21
/06 - "Dear Carol, Too Cute to keep to myself, Getting along in life" (#18 in a series of 23):

Dear Carol,

The first picture has been around many times before, but ... enjoy the 23 other pictures. Some of the pictures may have been staged or touched up digitally, but they are still interesting to see.

Your Friend, Herbie
 

 
     OH, NO!!!  Oh, Herbie, that's just wrong!  WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!

 
     
     


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 09/22/06 - "T-Shirts" (#6 in a series of 12):

    

   Oh, and that is just so true, David!  WILD GIGGLES!!!  
Thanks, Gorgeous!

 
     
     


    
   There's more coming next time, including a Famous Marine from 
 Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL), a Famous Airman from   John London (Warwick HS - '57 - of VA), and a Famous Soldier from    me ('65 - of NC).  But I'm waaaaay outta time tonight - as usual.......

   Y'all take care of each other! 

 

   TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol  

==============================================

NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

==============================================

Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
910-488-9408


Sloop John B

- Brian Wilson

(The Beach Boys)


We come on the sloop John B
My grandfather and me
Around Nassau town we did roam
Drinking all night
Got into a fight
Well I feel so broke up
I want to go home

So hoist up the John B's sail
See how the mainsail sets
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home, yeah yeah
Well I feel so broke up
I wanna go home

The first mate he got drunk
And broke in the Cap'n's trunk
The constable had to come and take him away
Sheriff John Stone
Why don't you leave me alone, yeah yeah
Well I feel so broke up I wanna go home

So hoist up the John B's sail
See how the mainsail sets
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home, let me go home
Why don't you let me go home
(Hoist up the John B's sail)
Hoist up the John B
I feel so broke up I wanna go home
Let me go home

The poor cook he caught the fits
And threw away all my grits
And then he took and he ate up all of my corn
Let me go home
Why don't they let me go home
This is the worst trip I've ever been on

So hoist up the John B's sail
See how the mainsail sets
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home, let me go home
Why don't you let me go home


"Sloop John B" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beachboys/
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Sloop John B" lyrics courtesy
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Beach-Boys-lyrics/505A50D462AD5CE84825699D00291A07
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks again, Dave!

Image of Roger Davies' watercolour, "Humber Sloop" courtesy
of http://homepage.ntlworld.com/john.davies3290/working_sail/humber_sloop.htm - 10/15/06

Peach Zigzag Divider Line courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars26.html - 11/28/05

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05

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