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10/24/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Mama Said

“Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep, well, nobody likes their job,
nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know,
there's no escape, there's no excuse, so just suck up and be nice.”

- Ani DiFranco
(b. 23 Sept 1970)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I think the title says it all.....

BONUS - - Mama Said - The Shirelles

   Yesterday was not one of my favorite days.  First I was awakened out of a perfectly nice sleep by a particularly vicious nightmare.  Bolting out of bed and stumbling over to my computer, I learned to my great sadness that my beloved Soupy Sales had died - which broke my heart: - Soupy Sales with Pookie and White Fang - Pookie Does Motown

   THEN I found that my "high speed" computer was creeping along at an unbelievably slow rate.  It must have been trying on a turtle costume for Halloween next week.  This left me so frustrated that I ripped a couple of planned items out of the Newsletter and tried to send it on its merry way - like this:

  Dear Sweet Angels,

   My computer seems to be fulfilling some little known fantasy that it has a dial-up connection (and a very slow one, at that). It has stubbornly resisted all my effects to shake it back into reality mode, and I don't seem to have the patience to endure such things, so I had to cut it a bit short, but there is another new issue of the NNHS Newsletter ready for you now (sorta) this Friday morning

  Y'all have a good weekend - and take good care of each other! 

  Love to all, Carol



   Why, looky there! This link takes you to the WRONG Newsletter. Isn't that special?!?

    Unfortunately, my computer wasn't just running five minutes or so behind; apparently it was running nine days behind, but I was oblivious of this little zinger for several hours, because I pushed "send" on the two batches of announcements, and decided to just call it a day.

   And just after that precise moment, my day took a sharp turn for the worse, sooooo - but I digress.....

Said Said  


   Happy Birthday today to Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND  Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

28 -   Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA;

29 -   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA;

31 -   Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

Said Said  


October 24, 1945 - The United Nations (UN) was formally established less than a month after the end of World War II.

October 24, 1945 - Pierre Laval of France and Vidkum Abraham Quisling of Norway were executed. The two men were recognized as the two most prominent collaborators of the Nazis.

Said Said  


Saturday, October 24, 1964 - Northern Rhodesia gained independence from the United Kingdom and became the Republic of Zambia (Southern Rhodesia remained a colony).

Saturday, October 24, 1964 - German mountaineer Toni Kinshofer (b. 16 Feb 1931), who made the first winter ascent of the Eiger North Face, died in a fall in the climbing area of Battert near Baden-Baden in the Black Forest.

Said Said  

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/23/09, 11:18 AM - "What happened?":

Hi, Carol:

Thank you for the message today, providing a link on your website for today's newsletter to the TYPHOON Nation.

As my lovely granddaughter Hannah would say: "What Happened?"

The link provided for the Newsletter was for the October 14, 2009 Edition.

Of course, I did not catch the date when I left-clicked on the link, but the appearance of the Newsletter sent me reeling to where it was necessary to check the calendar in my office. Thant funny, girl!!!

Actually, today's Newsletter is on your website, so I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for keeping the TYPHOON Nation connected.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   It was gremlins, Joe. HAD to be pre-Halloween gremlins. Couldn't possibly have been MOI, n'est pas??

  Thanks, Adonis!

Said Said  

    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 10/23/09, 12:05 PM - "RE: 12/23/09 - Maybe Tomorrow:


I think I'm going nuts.  When I opened the news letter, I found articles that were familiar.  When I went back and checked the date it was 10/14/09.  Are the news letters from 10/23 and 10/14/blended or have I had another 'moment'?

   They didn't really blend and you aren't going nuts, Linda-Linda! It's just those "charming" gremlin-controlled email announcements again!  Once they go, I cannot return to "fix" them as I could if the error were on the site.  Surely you remember the Great and Dreadful Day of 08/23/07 in which I was trying to announce two Newsletters at once? That was the last day I used Newsletter titles as the Subject Line of the announcements.  My unfortunate typo which omitted one tiny letter caused that subject to appear not just as porn, but as a twisted fetish porn. I won't repeat it, but if you somehow blessedly can't recall it, check here and use your imagination:

The striking cord was your mention of Peggy Crotty, RN the charge nurse for the office of Dr. William Read, Dr. Patrick Laughlin and Dr. Jeffrey Gluckman.  Peggy was a nurse's nurse.  She would call the ER at RRMC with a  patient they were sending to the hospital for possible admission.  I would call her if we had one of their patients in the ER. In most cases, their doctors came to the ER to see their own patient or someone from their group.  Not necessarily unique at that time as the ER was staffed by Interns and Residents and a full  on-call list of specialist.  My father, Irving P. Lane, came home from work one day after having his yearly radiation physical in the shipyard.  He was carrying an EKG and advised to see his doctor.  Knowing Peggy Crotty, I decided my father needed an internist so I contacted her at the office.  Dr. Read had been raised in the North End of the city and was known to my father.  Peggy said, "Linda, you want your dad seeing someone that isn't the same age," so we got an appointment with Dr. Patrick Laughlin.  Peggy looked out for my dad at every appointment.  Dr. Laughlin is still a wonderful internist practicing part time in NN.  When he first came to the Peninsula, he was associated with the astronauts at Langley. Their medical practice was highly regarded by many on the Peninsula.  I believe the credit belonged to Peggy Crotty, RN for her management and leadership skills in the office.  She was a dear friend.

Love, Linda

   Thank you, Linda-Linda!  I'll share with you my favorite memory of Peggy.  It happened in the early summer of 1957; I was not yet ten years old.  My hair was the longest it ever was as a child, just touching my shoulders (later that summer I would get a duck tail!).  I had recently watched some old movie from the forties on television, and the star was wearing her hair swept back from the right side of her head all the way to the back of her left ear, and then pinned, allowing it to cascade in lovely waves. What could I do?  I had to try it myself.  Well, it looked great, it really did!  Of course I myself looked ridiculous, because I was only nine years old, but, hey. 

   Just at that moment, Mama said it was time to go pick up       Daddy (the late Robert Buckley - John Marshall HS - '25) from KecoughtanYIKES!  I had forgotten all about that, as we didn't usually have the car!  There was no time to undo my "do", so I slid into the back seat and hoped no one would see me.  Wouldn't you know, when Daddy came out to the car, Peggy came with him.  I hoped she wouldn't notice how silly I looked, so I just smiled demurely and murmured, "Hi!"  But sweet Peggy said, "Oh, what have you done with your hair; it looks so pretty - let me see!"

   Now even I knew how ludicrous it must have appeared.  I mean I was only a child, and it was a very sophisticated hair style - totally inappropriate.  I kept waiting for her to burst into wild giggles and tell me how goofy I looked - but she didn't!  I thought she was just trying to be polite, and sooner or later a tiny smirk would surely appear on her face, but no!  She was just beaming that gorgeous smile of hers, and I realized she was being totally sincere!  She probably remembered that hair style with some degree of nostalgia, and hadn't seen it for a while, as it certainly wasn't in vogue in 1957.  Whatever the reason, she just kept going on and on - and I loved her all the more.

Said Said  

  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 10/24/09 - "A Card for You":

  People will forget what you said.  People will forget what you did. But, people will NEVER forget how you made them feel. 

It's "Friends Day" - Send this to all your good friends. Even me, if I am one of them. See how many you get back. 
If you get more than 3, you are really a lovable person. 
....................... I am waiting.

   Thanks, Sweetie!  Your timing could not have been better, and I really appreciate it!



Said Said  

  From My Friend, Judy Cress Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 10/22/09, 4:27 PM - "Erin":

(My granddaughter) Erin is being discharged from the hospital this afternoon.  (My great granddaughter) Savannah is in the vertex position, which shouldn't happen till 36 weeks. She's at 32 weeks. We may have an early arrival.

Thanks for prayers and temple roll entries.

  From My Friend, Judy Cress Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 10/24/09, 5:32 PM - "Erin":

While we were having Erin's shower she texted her mom that she was on her way back to the hospital. Her migraine was so bad she was sick and having pretty bad pains in her belly. She called her high risk doctor and she said come in and let's get you checked.

That's all I know for now.

Keep her in your prayers, PLEASE.


  From My Friend, Judy Cress Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 10/24/09, 9:32 PM - "Erin":

Lots of prayers, PLEASE.

Erin is back in the hospital in the maternity ward. She is dilated to 1 1/2 and will stay there till Savannah is born. They say it will be about Tuesday. Debbie is going there Monday morning.

I'll keep you updated as I hear.


   YIKESARONI! Thanks, Jude - give Erin our love and we'll keep praying!

Said Said  

  From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 10/22/09 - "        Paul's (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) Grandma's Hands":

While reading Paul's delightful account of Grandma's Hands it occurred to me that this pic of our son-in-law holding our new grandson, Liam Gabriel French, might add to the memories and images. I believe Dave has "got the world" in his hand.

Take care,


   Well, Charlie, I hope you were planning to announce this birth to us even without Paul's handy-dandy segue!  

    What a beautiful little boy! And the rest of the stats? Date? Time? Weight? Length??

   Thanks so much, Charlie - and congratulations to you all!

Said Said  

   From Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/23/09 - "The Colony Inn":

As we all know, Hilton Village was a "planned" community, the first federally financed housing project in the USA, built between 1918-19 to house workers at the shipyard, which was growing rapidly due to WWI.  They were well-built, with stucco exteriors, slate roofs, and designed to be served by a central heating facility.

In the original design for Hilton, there were two institutions on Main street in the block just SW (toward the school) of Warwick Boulevard, between Warwick and Piez Avenue.  They were essentially twins.  On the North side was "the Colony Inn" and on the South Side was "the Village Inn," which was really a restaurant   The Colony Inn was torn down in the early 1950s, at first replaced by a parking lot, and later by the one-story stores there now.   The Village Inn was torn down in about 1955, replaced by the bank and parking lot that are still there.

A few years later, the large building on Warwick Boulevard that housed the grocery store, with a social hall upstairs, was torn down to form the parking lot that is now in the middle of the block just north of Main Street.

Much of the original plan nonetheless survives.  At the corner of Main and Warwick, and at the corner of Main and River Road, there are churches on two of the corners (representing the major protestant Christian denominations: Methodist, Episcopal, Baptist and Presbyterian).  Main street businesses were served by alleys to the rear.  On the northeast side of Main & are the fire station and the library.  The Elementary School anchored Main Street on the river.  Houses, originally built for rental, were sold after WWI.  The central heating system never developed and refitting the houses with heat was a major challenge.  The elm trees planted throughout the village suffered from the great American (Chinese Elm Beetle) blight.  Most died by the 1950s and were replaced with chestnuts and pines. 

Frank Blechman

   Thank you so much, Frank! The time has come to separate the pages, and I'm posting your text on both:


           - brand new page!

Said Said  

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 10/23/09 - "Grandma still drives":

Grandma still drives


Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:

Dear Grand-daughter,

The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a 'Honk if you love Jesus' bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting. So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed!

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is, and I didn't notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed. I found that lots of people love Jesus!

While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, 'For the love of God! Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!!' What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!

Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach or something like that.

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing. Why, even he was enjoying this religious experience!!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed.

So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection. Then, I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!

Will write again soon,

Love, Grandma

   Thanks, Glenn!

Said Said  

     From Me ('65) of IL - 10/24/09 - "Soupy Sales":

   Soupy was already on our Famous Sailors page; I just updated it and added a bit:

      - brand new page!

     WARNING: Should you decide to show your younger family members how to do The Soupy Shuffle (that's it: two jump-steps to the right, two to the left, two to the front, then five to the rear with arms extended to the sides) that you have been dancing your entire life for all happy occasions, and you momentarily forget that you have a bum knee, don't do it - even while wearing your Magic Wool Socks on the bare kitchen floor!  REPEAT - DO NOT DO IT!  You could seriously injure yourself!  (I think I injured myself...)  Show them this next clip instead; you can catch a couple of brief glimpses of it here:

Said Said  


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

Said Said  


From ArcaMax Jokes - 10/23/09:

Messy Husband

A woman said to her friend, "I don't know what to do. My husband is such a mess maker that you can't imagine. He doesn't put anything in its place, I am always going around the house organizing things."

The friend says, "Take a tip from me. The first week after we were married I told my husband firmly, 'Every glass and plate that you take, wash when you are done and put back in its place.'"

The first woman asked, "Did it help?"

Her friend said, "I don't know. I haven't seen him since."

Said Said  


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 or visit the reunion website at - 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, - CLASS OF 1960
Said Said  

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/24/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

Said Said  

  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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      Said Said Said Said      

Mama Said

(The Shirelles, 1961)

Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this my Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)

I went walking the other day,
Everything was going fine,
I met a little boy named Billy Joe
And then I almost lost my mind
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this my Mama said

My eyes are wide open
But all that I can see is,
Chapel bells are callin' for everyone but-a me
But I don't worry 'cause
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this my Mama said

And then she said someone will look at me
Like I'm looking at you one day,
Then I might find
I don't want it any old way,
So I don't worry 'cause
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this my Mama said
Mama said, mama said

Hey! Don't you worry,
Mama said mama said
Hey! Don't you worry now.
Mama said mama said,
Hey! Hey! 

      Said Said Said Said      

"Mama Said" midi courtesy of
courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Mama Said" lyrics courtesy of
also courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/30/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Bouquet of Roses clip art courtesy of - 05/06/05

Animated Navy and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Head-Bonking Smiley courtesy of - 02/20/09

"MaMa" with Rose Sign clip art courtesy of - 05/06/05

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 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!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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

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