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10/30/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Spooky Pre-Halloween

ďAs spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,
Let loose upon the Earth till it be light...Ē

- Nicholas Gordon
(b. 1940)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Now that I'm back in Illinois, I thought we'd return to the custom of celebrating two days (or nights, anyway) of Halloween together as they do here.


  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 10/28/09:




  SUPER-DE-DUPER!!! I wish I could come see you, Jamey, but at least maybe now we'll be able to talk on the phone again!


1.      Alan Goldberg (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '67) of NC - 10/29/09 - "Add to list and to newsletter":

Hi, my name is Alan Goldberg, but back in High School everybody called me Bubba. I went to Newport News High School from 1963 -1966 and graduated from Ferguson High School in 1967. Your newsletter has brought back so many wonderful memories. I would like to be added to your mailing address if I could. My E-MAIL is ______________________. Thank you so much!

   Thank you, Alan - and Welcome Aboard! I've added you here and there; now all we need is your birthday - and some of your favorite memories, of course!

 - If you'd like your email addy published here, let me know; otherwise I'll keep it private.


   Happy Halloween Birthday tomorrow to    Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

06 - Marion Timberlake Gitchel ('57) AND Maria Velma Vidales Scott ('57) AND       Pam Smith Arnold ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 30, 1945 - The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing.


Friday, October 30, 1964 - Professional poker player Howard Lederer was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Well, THAT makes sense...)

Friday, October 30, 1964 - Writer and Journalist Humayun Kabir Dhali was born in Bangladesh.

  From Carol Moell Marcella ('56) of VA - 10/29/09 - "Email Change":

Hi, Carol,

    Mickey (Marcella - '54 - of VA) and I have a new e-mail address that is ____________________.

Would you please make the correction so that we can get your e-mails. Thanks.

Carol (Marcella)

   Thank you, Carol, I have your switched now! Again, let me know if you'd like that address posted onsite; otherwise, I'll keep it private!  

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 10/29/09 - "Baby elephant birth...awesome":

If you have a weak stomach, donít watch this.  Itís shows the actual birthing of a baby elephant at the Safari Park in Bali.

One of the most beautiful things you will ever see. This baby is just awesome.

   WOWZERS! This is both awesome and beautiful, Paul, thanks! I toldja she should have had some soft straw underfoot, though

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/29/09 - " ~ * ~ Thursday ~ * ~ ":

After twenty years of shaving himself every morning, a man in a small Southern town decided he had enough. He told his wife that he intended to let the local barber shave him each day. He put on his hat and coat and went to the barber shop, which was owned by the pastor of the town's Baptist Church. The barber's wife, Grace, was working that day, so she performed the task. Grace shaved him and sprayed him with lilac water, and said, "That will be $20."

The man thought the price was a bit high, but he paid the bill and went to work. The next morning the man looked in the mirror, and his face was as smooth as it had been when he left the barber shop the day before.

Not bad, he thought. At least I don't need to get a shave every day. The next morning, the man's face was still smooth. Two weeks later, the man was still unable to find any trace of whiskers on his face. It was more than he could take, so he returned to the barber shop.

"I thought $20 was high for a shave", he told the barber's wife, "but you must have done a great job. It's been two weeks and my whiskers still haven't started growing back."

The expression on her face didn't even change, expecting his comment. She responded, "You were shaved by Grace and once shaved, always shaved!"

None of my cats must have been average.

Random Fact:

The average cat sleeps about 2/3 of the day.


Eric is sitting at the bar staring morosely into his beer. Tom walks in and sits down. After trying to start a conversation several times and getting only distracted grunts he asks Eric what the problem is.

"Well," said Eric, "I ran afoul of one of those women's questions women ask. Now I'm in deep trouble at home."

"What kind of question?, asked Tom.

"My wife asked me if I would still love her if when she was old, fat and ugly."

"That's easy," said Tom. "You just say 'Of course I will'".

"Yeah", said Eric, "That's what I did, except I said, 'Of course I DO....'"


   GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 10/29/09:

And The Fairy Said....

A married couple in their early 60s were out celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic little restaurant.

Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful fairy appeared on their table and said, "For being such an exemplary married couple and for being faithful to each other for all this time, I will grant you each a wish.

"Ooh, I want to travel around the world with my darling husband." said the wife.

The fairy moved her magic stick and - abracadabra! - two tickets for the new QM2 luxury liner appeared in her hands.

Now it was the husband's turn. He thought for a moment and said: "Well' this is all very romantic, but an opportunity like this only occurs once in a lifetime, so, I'm sorry. my love, but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than I am."

The wife, and the fairy, were deeply disappointed, but a wish is a wish... So the fairy made a circle with her magic stick and -abracadabra! - the husband became 92 years old.

The moral of this story: "Fairies are female."


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 10/26/09

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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Spooky Halloween Music

"Spooky Halloween Music" midi courtesy of
 a site previously located for us by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/23/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Spooky Stairwell Title clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/28/09
Thanks, Shari!

Animated Mist Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/30/09

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

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!

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

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