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10/29/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Oh How the Years Go By

October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.”

- Nova Bair

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ya caught me again, I'll admit it.  I liked the quotation, so I was forced to find images and a song that might come close to belonging with it.  This was my best shot.

BONUS #1 - - Oh How the Years Go By - Amy Grant - I really enjoyed this gal's video of all her teenage friends; it made me remember all of us as we were way back then.....

BONUS #2 - - Oh How the Years Go By - Vanessa Williams


   Happy Birthday today to   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

02 -   John Clark ('57) of VA;

04 -   Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA;

05 -   Patsy Blackard Hallett ('65) of VA AND      My Grandson, Thomas Harty of TX !

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 29, 1948 - In Germany, a 30 day valid "Interzonepass" was required to travel between the different sectors.

October 29, 1989 - A public mourning, involving over 20,000 East Berliners, was observed with a minute of silence for the people who had been killed while trying to flee over the Berlin Wall.

October 29, 1996 - An auction was held to sell the artwork that had been stolen by the Nazis during the German occupation of Austria during World War II.


Thursday, October 29, 1964 - Tanganyika and Zanzibar united to form the Republic of Tanzania.

Thursday, October 29, 1964 - A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, was stolen by a group of thieves (among them was "Murph the surf") from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Thursday, October 29, 1964 - Model Yasmin Le Bon was born in Oxford, England.

Thursday, October 29, 1964 - Television presenter Eddie McGuire was born in Melbourne, Victoria.


  From My Friend,  Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 10/28/09 - "pics of Savannah":

I hope you get this.        What a teeny-tiny pretty little baby girl! Thanks, Judy - Give Erin our love!


  From Sandye Jordan Murray ('67) of VA - 10/28/09 - "Henry Jordan (Warwick HS - '54)":


Last night my uncle Henry Jordan (Warwick 1954 graduate and UVA 1958 graduate I believe) was inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame at Norfolk Scope.  I was honored to accept for him as he passed away in 1977.  He played Defensive Tackle for the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1995. A lot of our classmates, especially the guys, would remember him playing at that time.  It is great that he is still being remembered by our community.

Sandye Jordan Murray (NNHS Class of ’67)

   WOWZERONI-ROONI! That's fabulous, Sandye! Thanks so much for letting us know!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 10/28/09 - "    Bill Hobbs' ('66 - of Northern VA) info":

Thanks Bill, that explains a lot. I married a sailor. I knew he had to be drunk!

Linda May ' 66

   WILD GIGGLES! You're a hoot, Linda May! Thanks!

    From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 10/28/09 - "I'm Famous ! ! !":

Hi Carol,

Guess what?  I'm famous!  Today I was shopping, and when I was checking out I had to show my I. D.  The check-out lady asked me if I ever went to Newport News High School?  I replied "yes", not recognizing her at all.  She said she thought she recognized my name from somewhere, and she suddenly remembered seeing my name on the NNHS65 Newsletter site. Ha Ha 

Just thought you might get a kick out of my little bit of fame.

Pat Beck Letzinger, Class of '57

   That's hysterical, Pat, thanks! I wonder who she was?!? OH - and congratulations! It's GOOD to be famous!

  From Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 10/28/09 - "re: Hank Maloney":

Thanks for including Hank Maloney’s obit. He was married to Bessie Lee Underhill Bell. His two stepdaughters were NNHS until Dorothy moved to the Eastern Shore; she would have been in the class of 66. Linda was probably in the class of 69. My family lived next door to the girls’ maternal grandparents, George and Estelle Underhill, on Oak Avenue and we were close until we all scattered. Hank was a really nice guy and I’m sure is missed by many, many people.

I attempted to contact Dorothy last year, but I guess I had a bad email address. If she sees this, maybe she’ll contact me. I sure hope so.


   Thank you, Shirley; I hope so, too!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/28/09 - "Long live the queen":

Pretty cool series of photos.

Long live the queen!

This puts her age into perspective.....come to think of if, it puts mine into perspective too.

She will out live all of us!

Long live the Queen.


   Thanks so much, Bill! One of my sharpest childhood memories is of watching Queen Elizabeth's coronation on television. It was Tuesday, June 2, 1953.

From Norris Perry (Warwick - '59) of VA - 10/28/09 - "What is butt dust?":

These are just too cute and funny not to pass along.

These have to be original and genuine - no adult is this creative!!

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister. After a while he asked: "Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?"

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, "If you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six."

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom goodnight. "I love you so much, that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window."

BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a painkiller. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a childproof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it's me? 

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. "Please don't give me this juice again," she said, "It makes my teeth cough."

DI (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: "How much do I cost?"

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: "Why is he whispering in her mouth?"

CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried. When his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, "I don't know what'll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in?"

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt."
Concerned, James asked: "What happened to the flea?"

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for awhile and then asked, "Why doesn't your skin fit your face?

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget.... this particular Sunday sermon..."Dear Lord," the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face.
"Without you, we are but dust." He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter (who was listening!) leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little girl voice, "Mom, what is butt dust?"

   GIGGLES!! Thanks, Norris!


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 10/28/09:


When a guy's printing on his printer began to grow faint, he called a local repair shop where a friendly man informed him that the printer probably needed only to be cleaned.

Because the store charged $50 for such cleanings, he told him he might be better off reading the printer's manual and trying the job himself.

Pleasantly surprised by his candor, he asked, "Does your boss know that you discourage business?"

"Actually, it's my boss's idea," the employee replied sheepishly. "We usually make more money on repairs if we let people try to fix things themselves first."


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 - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/26/09

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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Oh How the Years Go By 

Written by Simon Climie and Will Jennings

Recorded by Amy Grant, 1994

Recorded by Vanessa L. Williams, 1997

In our times of trouble
We only had ourselves
Nobody else
No one there to save us
We had to save ourselves

And when the storms came through
They found me and you, ooh back together
And when the sun would shine
It was yours and mine, yours and mine forever

And oh how the years go by
Oh how the love brings tears to my eyes
All through the changes the soul never dies
We fight, we laugh, we cry
As the years go by

There were times we stumbled
They thought they had us down
We came around and how we rolled and rambled
We got lost but we got found

Now we're back on solid ground
We took everything all our times would bring
In this world of danger
'Cause when your heart is strong
You know you're not alone in this world of strangers

And oh how the years go by
Oh how the love brings tears to my eyes
All through the changes the soul never dies
We fight, we laugh, we cry
As the years go by
(Oh how the years go by)

And if we lose our way
Through any night or day
Well, we'll always be
(Always be)
Where we should be
( We should be)
I'm there for you
(There for you)
And I know you're there for me
(Oh and how)
As the years go by
You know you're not alone in this world of strangers

And oh how the years go by
Oh how the love brings tears to my eyes
All through the changes the soul never dies
We fight, we laugh, we cry
As the years go by
(Oh how the years go by)

As the years go by
Oh, how the love brings tears to my eyes
And all through the changes the soul never dies
We fight, we laugh and we cry
As the years go by

(Oh how the years go by)
Oh how the years go by
Shh bee do, oh how the years go by
Now oh how the years go by
Woh oh how the years go by
As the years go by
(Oh how the years go by)
As the years go by
(Oh how the years go by)
(Oh how the years go by)
(Oh how the years go by)

"Oh How the Years Go By" midi courtesy of - 10/29/09

"Oh How the Years Go By" lyrics courtesy of - 10/29/09

"Fall on the Farm" Image (Alberta, Canada) courtesy of - 10/29/09

Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/23/05

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

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

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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