- NNHS Newsletter -
“Plain women are always jealous of their
husbands. Beautiful women never are.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is the new improved version of the Newsletter theme first used exactly five years ago today:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghUJeWrX6Y4&NR=1 - Billy Murray (full-length version of song from 1909) - WOW - times do change.....
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adSTJnVx8jI - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now - Perry Como - 1947 recording
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56V_RjJhCQs&NR=1 - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now - Dean Martin (1952??)
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vW1Z31V1r0&NR=1 - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now - Frank Sinatra recording with images of Marilyn Monroe
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2VgFy-3XMQ&NR=1 - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now - Frank Fontaine recording
Frank Fontaine?!? I remember him as an outrageously funny comedian with an act about a highly inebriated fellow named Crazy Guggenheim; I'd forgotten he even sang! I certainly wasn't expecting this to be my favorite of the versions found on YouTube! Go figure!!!
From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 10/19/09:
I just had my 16th surgery on my knee. I am praying this time worked and I can keep my leg. The doctor at UVA talked about amputation and I really don't want to do that. I am tired of nursing homes and surgeries, too. I try to catch up on my mail when I am here. I am sorry if I don't answer it all but I really appreciate your letters.
YOWZERONI!!! Thanks for letting us know, Jamey; we're keeping you in our prayers!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mr. Julius Conn - 1904 - (deceased - Sept 1983) AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
22 - Herb Hice - 1924 (deceased 18 Apr 2008) AND Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) - (deceased 22 Sept 2007) 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;
25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA;
26 - Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND Randy Tate ('66) of DE;
27 - Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 20, 1942 - Pierre Laval told the French labor that they must
serve in Germany.
October 20, 1944 - Allied forces invaded the Philippines. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur landed on the island of Leyte fulfilling his promise to return to the area where he was forced to flee in 1942.
October 20, 1944 - During World War II, the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik were liberated.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Tuesday, October 20, 1964 - Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States (04 Mar 1929 – 04 Mar 1933) (b. 10 Aug 1874 in West Branch, IA) died in New York City at the age of 90. He was also a successful mining engineer, humanitarian, and administrator. He had the longest retirement of any U.S. President and died 31 years after leaving office, during the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson, his fifth successor.
AS PROMISED (with more still to come.....):
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/15/09 - "Memorial Profiles.":
Thank you for posting the obituaries for Major Margaret Crotty, US Army, and Major Harry Atkinson, USMC (Ret) in your Newsletter for I am certain many of your subscribers in the "TYPHOON Nation" will remember them.
Thank you, Adonis! I'm so sorry for the delay; I just had to wait until I could envision how I should proceed. It finally came to me as I was sleeping:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/obit-Harry-Atkinson.html - brand new page!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/obit-Peggy-Atkinson-Crotty.html - brand new page!
To honor their service to our nation, and Army and the Corps we have created Memorial Profiles for them at Marines-Together We Served and Army-Together We Served. Since you are a family member of Army-Together We Served I hope you will visit her profile, and if you have additional information to enhance the profile please send it along to me.
By now, surely you have realized that we "borrowed" some of the great photo images of your late father for his profile.
Thanks for all you do for the TYPHOON Nation!!!
And we appreciate all that you do for us, too, Major Madagan!
From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 10/15/09 - "Famous Ones":
What a great call by Joe Madagan (’57) Fla., regarding the late Mayor Harry Atkinson and his qualifications for your “Famous Marines” page. It was a catalyst to remember colleagues at the Daily Press. Former Sports Writer Henry (Hank) Maloney and former City Editor E. O. (Bill) Hockstedler were U.S. Marine Corps vets from World War II and the South Pacific Theater. Like so many heroes, they mentioned their service with brevity. The assaults on Guadalcanal and Saipan come to mind. They rejected the moniker "ex-Marines," wearing their hair in regulation brush cuts and embracing The Corps as a lifetime of duty.
There also is former The Times-Herald Police Reporter Frank Fenton (Pvt., U.S. Army), who has been heralded by others for his remarkable survival of the Bataan Death March. We'll do this another day.
It is disappointing that a search of usually reliable sources failed to pop up Hank and Bill’s names, including the Daily Press on-line archive. Hank was buried at Peninsula Memorial Park in the mid ‘90s, but the limited listing of graves excludes many. Bill was last known living in Achilles (Guinea), Gloucester County. He may have returned to his native Kentucky.
Hank was a big man, who developed a “Mess Sergeant’s Chest” from complimentary hot dogs and peanuts in the press box. He earned his keep covering Virginia High School League (Eastern District) athletic events in Saunders Stadium, the Band Box gymnasium and the new Julie Conn Gym.
In early 1970, Bill asked his rookie military editor if he had forgotten to shave that morning, to which he learned his Army veteran staffer had been trying to grow a mustache for a month. He made muster the next day. Later that year, the Marine recruiter offered two billets for a VIP visit to Parris Island. Bill went along as we witnessed eight weeks of recruit training in two days. It was a homecoming for him. We also were allowed to fire M14s on the range with Bill preferring his combat M1 Garand, despite our Bulls Eyes – no Maggie’s Drawers for us!
Maj. Madagan may be able to tap his Corps contacts to nail down info on these mentors and friends. There’s always the resourceful Capt. Dave Spriggs (’64) Va., who may not have exhaled yet from his reunion labors last weekend. These Marines are worth remembering as surrogate members of the Typhoon clan. I’ll keep searching.
Norm Covert (’61) MD
Thank you, Norm! It might take me another week or so, but we'll have them added soon! Let's see if we're able to find any additional information on them first. If we don't, we'll add them anyway!
I must confess I had to look up the term "Maggie's Drawers"!
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 10/15/09 - "Google Image Result for http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/85811779_69f5306f8e.jpg ":
The resident of Newport News who does these pictures of sunsets over the James River is a wonderful photographer.
His name is Toby Otter. His pictures make me so homesick I can hardly bear it.
Google Image Result for
Beautiful pictures of James River
Thank you, Frances! I recognized his screen name (his real name is Tony Alter) before I checked the images, because I've used his work before somewhere or other on the site. His photographs are of exceptional quality, and yes, they make me quite homesick too!
From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 10/19/09 - " Mandles Candles for Men, Manly Men":
I just send 'em !
A YouTube for Youhoo...........
Mandles Candles for Men, Manly Men - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-6ph7NWoBM&feature=youtube_gdata
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dimples! As I watched this I thought of a fragrance (MidSummer's Night) by Yankee Candle which always deliciously reminds me of men - I personally think it contains some yummy pheromones - but that's just not the same thing as these, uh, unique blends!
"MidSummer's Night® - An intoxicating and masculine blend of musk, patchouli, sage and mahogany cologne."
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 10/19/09 - " Robert L. Faison, Jr.":
I saw in the Daily Press Obituaries that a gentleman I worked with in the Electrical Department at the shipyard, Robert L. Faison, Jr., passed away last Friday. He was 88 years old; his funeral is on Tuesday. I know he had two daughters and two sons; don't know if any went to N.N.H.S. or not.
I saw this, too, Glenn, and wondered whether his children had attended NNHS:
His children are Brenda Faison Forbes of VA, Tamara Faison Alderman of FL, Buddy Faison III of VA, and Tony Faison of VA.
My condolences on the loss of your friend, Glenn.
From My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA - 10/19/09 - "Dublin":
grandson, Tanner, and I had a wonderful, fun-filled week in Dublin,
Ireland. The city is fantastic, and our hotel was terrific.
I did take this picture just for you. This shop is located two blocks off O'Connell Street on Talbot Street. O'Connell is the main north-south route in the city and is one of the widest streets in Europe. The Talbots were a major family in Irish history. They lived in Malahide Castle for over 800 years. The last Talbot died in February of this year. She was 93, but had never married. We did visit Malahide Castle.
|F.X. Buckley Ltd., Butchers|
|Talbot Street, Dublin, Ireland|
OHHH, WAAAY COOL! Thanks so much, Jean, I did not know of its existence! Malahide Castle looks positively enchanting! I'm so glad you and Tanner were able to visit it during your fabulous trip to Ireland!
Thank you for your recent image, too! I added it to our Alumni Page (but for the life of me, I dunno why I cannot locate a nice, clear baby picture of you):
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/19/09, 7:24 PM - "A Memorable Evening at The Chamberlin":
In late September, Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54 - of NC) told me that he and his wife, Janie (Slack Lee - Warwick HS - '54 - of NC), would be in Newport News 12 – 14 October. He extended a gracious invitation to me to join them for dinner at the Chamberlin on Monday evening.
So, with the memory of the Class of 1964 Sunday Brunch still fresh in my mind from the day before, I arrived at the Chamberlin lobby and met Bill and Janie for the first time. Of course, we had already exchanged so many e-mails and research information that I felt like I was meeting an old friend. We chatted briefly as we took in the wonderful and timeless elegance of that old hotel and made our way to The Chesapeake Room.
We were seated at a table near a window overlooking Hampton Roads and began a conversation which meandered through more subjects than I can now recall. As you know, Bill is an Apprentice School Alumni and long-term Shipyard employee. He related fascinating stories of his experiences and exploits surrounding the design and construction of nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, including his “interactions” with the legendary Admiral Hyman Rickover. It was a real treat to hear of some of the innovative, practical, and “unorthodox” solutions, which he devised to correct the Admiral’s engineering design deficiencies, both real and imagined. Despite Admiral Rickover’s eccentricities and demanding style, we both agreed that he was called the “Father of the Nuclear Navy” for a very good reason. In the course of that conversation, we both had occasion to ask, rhetorically, “.. and just how many nuclear accidents have occurred in the U.S. Navy since 1955?” Each time, we placed our thumb and forefinger in a circle and said, “Zeeee-ro!!”
|Bill is also very interested and deeply involved in the history of SS America/USS West Point. He attends all of their reunions and is the group’s historian. He was telling me of their latest reunion and how he had arranged for the fabrication of a memento for the attendees. He described it as an oval of clear acrylic, inscribed with an artist’s rendering of the vessel in blue. And, as slick as a magician, he reached into his pocket and extracted the memento and presented it to me as a gift. Needless to say, I was speechless and greatly honored by his generosity. A scan of the memento appears (here). I determined that there was no way to photograph such a piece of clear acrylic without losing some of its features. I was delighted that the scan worked, but it still does not do it justice.|
Over coffee, we talked long
into the evening and then noticed that the room was empty, except for a few
members of the wait staff. We had lingered beyond their closing time, but
they had chosen not to disturb us. (Is The Chamberlin a classy joint, or
what?) We withdrew to the lobby and continued the evening, not wanting it
to end. However, the recent Reunion began to take its toll on me, and Bill’s
and Janie’s trip from Charlotte on them. Bill asked Janie to take a digital
image of us in the lobby, and here it is:
Obviously we both got the word that the Uniform of the Day was Blue Blazers w/o tie.
our farewells and ended one of the most memorable and enjoyable evenings in
|Monday, October 12, 2009|
Ohhh, Brown Eyes, you always have known how to make me drool...... Thanks so much for sharing this captivating account with us, David - and thank you, Bill!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jokes - 10/19/09:
For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health.
It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies.
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. 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
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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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
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I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Lyrics by Will M. Hough and Frank R. Adams
Music by Harold Orlob and Joe Howard
(From the musical show "The Prince Of Tonight", 1909)
You have loved lots of girls in the sweet long ago,
And each one has meant heaven to you
You have vowed your affection to each one in turn,
And have sworn to them all you'd be true;
You have kissed 'neath the moon,
While the world seemed in tune
Then you've left her to hunt a new game.
Does it ever occur to you later, boy,
That's she's prob'ly doing the same?
I wonder who's kissing her now,
Wonder who's teaching her how?
Wonder who's looking in to her eyes?
I wonder if she's got a boy?
The girl who once filled me with joy,
Wonder if she ever tells him of me?
I wonder who's kissing her now?
If you want to feel wretched and lonely and blue,
Just imagine the girl you love best
In the arms of some fellow who's stealing a kiss
From the lips that you once fondly pressed;
But the world moves a pace and the loves of today
Flit away with a smile and a tear.
So you never can tell who is kissing her how.
Or just whom you'll be kissing next year.
I wonder who's kissing her now,
Wonder who's teaching her how?
Wonder who's looking in to her eyes?
I wonder who's buying the wine?
For lips that I used to call mine,
Wonder if she ever tells him of me?
I wonder who's kissing her now?
"I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" midi and lyrics courtesy of
Midi captured and saved with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL
Animated Kissing Lips clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files for a mighty long time...
Goo-Goo Eyes Couple and Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 01/03/04
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated USMC, Army, and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Annette-Funicello-Posters_i305663_.htm - 10/21/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.pdclipart.org/displayimage.php?album=108&pos=96 - 03/01/09
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated Drooling Smiley courtesy of http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/cgi-bin/scripts/board-image-lister.cgi - 02/16/09
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