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10/25/09 - NNHS Newsletter - October

Bittersweet October.  The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause
between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.

- Carol Bishop Hipps

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Okay, I'll tell you the truth.  I found the quotation first, and tried to locate a song to go with it.  That's kinda backwards, I know, but in this case, I think it worked.  I was totally unfamiliar with this 1981 U2 song, but I think it's quite lovely - and unusual, being almost entirely an instrumental number.

BONUS #1 - - October - U2, 1981

BONUS #2 - - October - U2, 1981


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/24/09, 10:45 PM - "My Dad":


Would you please put my dad, Bill Reece of Newport News. VA, on your prayer list.  I just got a call that he has been taken to the hospital coughing up blood.  He has not been well for a week or so and they are running tests to see if they can find out the cause.  We are all very worried about him. 


   YOWZERONI! Thanks for letting us know, Ruthie! We'll keep him in our prayers!


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND   Randy Tate ('66) of DE!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

01 -     Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND    Colin Faison ('58) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 25, 1944 - During the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Japanese deployed kamikaze suicide bombers against American warships for the first time. More than 1,321 Japanese aircraft would be crash-dived into Allied warships during the war.


Sunday, October 25, 1964 - Actor Michael Boatman was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sunday, October 25, 1964 - Singer Nicole was born in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Sunday, October 25, 1964 - Actor Kevin Michael Richardson was born in The Bronx, New York.

       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 10/24/09 - "More coming about Colony Inn":

Tell your readers I'm working on a story about the place - with       Dave Spriggs' ('64 - of VA) invaluable help. Gonna take a little time.

Gathering facts, other illustrations and memories of varying level of detail (and sometimes a bit conflicting).

Please ask if anyone is old enough to have dined or otherwise been inside the place that can provide me interior memories. They can send to me at: 

   COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Bill - and David!

AS PROMISED (with much more still to come):

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 10/13/09 - "Reunions and '69":


Not too long ago the Class of '69 held its gala 40-year reunion in September, reported faithfully by my cousin Sherry Hensel Huyck ('69). She sent this note and I'm certain has no qualms about my sharing portions of her commentary. My primary purpose was to offer these two images of the Annual Winter Band Concert Program, Feb. 20, 1969, at which Miz Sherry is listed as head of the Glockenspiel section of the marching band, and first chair Bass Clarinet in the concert band. I need mention, too, that my baby sister Fayetta Covert Stansbury (FHS '72) also played Glockenspiel in the marching band and was percussionist in concert season. Herbert Cox was director. The program appeared amid the debris of my vast basement archive (koff, koff).

Herewith, the abridged comments with the urls for pictures provided by classmate John Whitcomb which you may have already included in your usually complete links.


What a great time we just had at our 40th HS reunion... The Typhoons are still going strong even though they tried to get rid of us… they never will!!! Did you know that Saunders Stadium was torn down? Bruce Howell, one of our class members (grew up in the 700 block of my street [72nd]) got 60 bricks from there, cleaned them and another classmate who owns an engraving shop made a small plate for them in blue w/NNHS Typhoons on there and they gave them to us Saturday night....


(Here are the urls for the pictures by day)


Tour of NNHS:



Norm Covert ('61) MD


Thank you so much, Normie! I've posted these goodies where they belong:

 - brand new page!



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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 10/24/09:

Scrubbing Bulkheads

I was scrubbing the bulkhead on the USS Kitty Hawk one Sunday morning when the loud-speaker announced:

"Religious services. Maintain silence about the decks. Dis-continue all unnecessary work."

An hour later, the opinion many of us held regarding our daily routine, was confirmed with this announcement:

"Resume all unnecessary work."


The Spell Chequer

Owed Two A Spell Chequer

Eye halve a spelling chequer, it came with my pea sea.
It plainly marques, four my revue, miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word and weight four it two say,
Weather eye am wrong oar write it shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid, it nose bee fore two long.
And eye can put the error rite it's rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it, I am shore your pleased two no.
Its letter perfect awl the weigh, my chequer tolled me sew.


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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/25/09

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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Recorded by U2, 1981

And the trees are stripped bare
Of all they wear
What do I care

And Kingdoms rise
And Kingdoms fall
But you go on...

...and on...

"October" midi courtesy of - 10/24/09

"October" lyrics courtesy of - 10/24/09

Nick Shepherd's Prize Winning Image, "Naked Beauty" (in South Devon, England) courtesy
of - 10/25/09

Acorn and Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of - oops, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

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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