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11/09/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dear Hearts and Gentle People

“The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means
being able to say to him, 'What are you going through?''”

- Simone Weil
(03 Feb 1909 - 24 Aug 1943)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    This song popped into my head even without my Magic Shower OR Haunted Radio!  It must be because of the Thanksgiving Season!


   Happy Birthday today to Hilton Henderson ('57) of NV!

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! We have four Typhoons celebrating their birthdays tomorrow along with The United States Marine Corps! Happy Birthday to Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57),  David Wittan ('57),    Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA, AND    Steve Pullen ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to you all! 


   Hit # 67,000 was made on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 2:01 PM by someone from

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/07/07 - "Coca-Cola Slogans":

The only time I drink a soft drink is when I'm sick, but they sure have had no lack of slogans!
Coca-Cola Slogans:  

1886 - Drink Coca-Cola  
1904 - Delicious and Refreshing  
1905 - Coca-Cola Revives and Sustains  
1926 - It Had to Be Good to Get Where It Is  
1927 - Around the Corner from Everywhere  
1929 - The Pause that Refreshes  
1932 - Ice Cold Sunshine  
1938 - The Best Friend Thirst Ever Had  
1939 - Thirst Asks Nothing More  
1942 - The Only Thing Like Coca-Cola is Coca-Cola Itself  
1952 - What You Want is a Coke  
1956 - Coca-Cola... Makes Good Things Taste Better  
1958 - The Cold, Crisp Taste of Coke  
1959 - Be Really Refreshed  
1963 - Things Go Better with Coke  
1969 - It's the Real Thing  
1979 - Have a Coke and a Smile  
1987 - When Coca-Cola is a Part of Your Life, You Can't Beat the Feeling       
1990 - You Can't Beat the Real Thing  
1993 - Always Coca-Cola  
2000 - Coca-Cola. Enjoy  
2001 - Life Tastes Good  
2006 - The Coke Side of Life  

   Thanks, Shari! I've added these slogans to our Coca-Cola page:


  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 11/08/07 - "NNHS 1958 Holiday Dinner Gathering planned for Tuesday, 12/11/07":

Join NNHS58 classmates for drinks and dinner at everyone's favorite Newport News gathering place to begin your Holiday Season.
Mike O'Neal's place offers some of the best food, at the best prices, to be found in Newport News.  It is located in the Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, across from the Cedar Lane entrance to the Mariners' Museum.
We will gather in the private dining room for drinks and conversation at 6pm (cash bar) and order dinner at 7PM.  Kippe said she can handle individual orders so each of us can order from the menu and handle our bill and gratuity on a personal basis.
We will need for you to RSVP to me via email with names so I can give Mike and Kippe a count.
Please give classmates a call, particularly those who do not have email, and offer to forward their RSVP information to me.
Time & Date:  6PM, Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Place:  Mike's Place, An Irish Pub, (757) 599-5500
458 Warwick Village Shopping Center, Newport News, VA 23601-3240 (across from the entrance to Cedar Lane).
And once again.......
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Social:  6pm
Dinner:  7pm

   Thanks, Joe! From now until then, we'll carry this announcement near the bottom of each new Newsletter, as well as on the main page of the website:

   Y'all have fun!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/08/07 - "Reduce your real age":

12 Steps to Aging Younger

Michael Roizen, M.D., and cofounder of, reviewed more than 35,000 medical and scientific studies about aging in search of answers to the questions of how and why we age. 

In his new book, “YOU: staying young,” which is to be released on October 30, 2007, he includes these 12 steps that he believes can make your “real age” younger than what the calendar says. For the full list, please see the Press of Atlantic City link, but here is a sampling of his tip sheet: 

1. Take one aspirin a day after the age of 40 to reduce your real age by 1.9 years.

2. Floss your teeth to gain 6.4 years.

3. Reduce your blood pressure to gain as much as 25 “real age” years.

4. Reduce your stress level to erase as much as 30 years from your real age.

5. Take your vitamins (C, E, calcium, D, folate, and B6) to gain 6 years.

6. Quit smoking and avoid passive smoke: Smoking makes your real age 8 years older.

7. Be active: Even a small amount of exercise - two 20-minute walks per day - can make your real age nearly 5 years younger.

8. Wear your seat belt: Regularly wearing a seat belt and driving within 5 miles per hour of the speed limit can make your real age as much as 3.4 years younger.

9. Fill up on fiber: Getting 25 grams of fiber per day in your diet can make your real age 2.5 years younger than if you only included 12 grams of fiber per day in your diet.

10. Monitor your health: People who are proactive about seeking high-quality medical care and managing chronic conditions can have a real age as much as 12 years younger than their peers who do not.

11. Laugh: Laughter reduces stress, strengthens the immune system and can make your real age as much as 8 years younger.

12. Become a lifelong learner: People who remain intellectually involved throughout their lives have a real age as much as 2.5 years younger.


   Thanks, Shari!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC- 11/08/07 - "'but dust...'":


In the latest Newsletter
      David Whitley ('67 - of VA) sent in one of the funniest things I have read about things three and four year olds say.  Just wanted to let him know I told the one about "...but dust..." today at Bible Study and those women had tissues dabbing at their eyes to keep the mascara from running they were laughing so hard.  We needed that !!   Thanks, David...when your own granddaughter is three or four, carry a pen and a memo book so you can write down the cute things she says !!

Dimples a.k.a. Sepi

   Wasn't that a HOOT!?! Thanks, Sepi! I forwarded your note to David!

   Oh, and David, be sure to add a DATE to those notations!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/08/07 - "Gates vs. GM":

The circumstances may or may not be true, but it is very funny.

Gates vs. GM

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers  have enhanced our lives, read on.

At a recent  computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry  with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the  computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating:

If GM  had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics: 

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would  crash........ twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you  could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this. 

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads. 

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever,  your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna. 

9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls  would operate in the same  manner as the old car.

10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off. 

Please feel free to share this with your friends who love - but sometimes hate - their computer!

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joan!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/08/07 - "Hot Dog Spots":

As is often the case with such investigations based on very old recollections, there is good news and bad news.

The bad news first:

I looked at NN Hill’s Directories from 1957 to 1967 and could find no listing for a Luigi’s, despite Norm Covert’s vivid recollection of it being located “next to the florist shop and immediately behind the Bank of Hampton Roads.” As you will soon see, that was the location of another remembered eatery.

Which brings us to the good news:

In 1957 I found Art’s Coffee Shop listed at 220-31st Street. It was owned by Art Stinnett.

In 1960, 220-31st Street had become Phil’s Snack Bar. Also located on 31st Street was Mike’s Grill at 212-31st. It was owned by Mike and Mary Spanos. Over on 33rd Street, we find John’s Little Place (remembered as Little John’s) at 208½-33rd. This location was just behind the Bank of Hampton Roads on the corner of Washington and 33rd. It was owned by John and Helen Neofitou, who resided at 325-58th Street. Some quick research found that John (b. 1903; d. 8 Jan 1992 NNVA) and Eleni/Helen (b. 1909; d. Dec 1971 NNVA) Neofitou arrived in New York from Cherbourg France on 25 April 1928 aboard the vessel Olympic. Just beyond John’s Little Place was the Paramount Florist at 210-33rd.

In 1962 the list from 1960 was unchanged. There was question about a bistro on the corner of 33rd and Washington next to the Paramount. That location was the Coffee Corner Confectionery collocated with the
Paramount Theater.

In 1965, here is the roster:
208½-33rd - John’s Little Place
210-33rd - Paramount Florist
212-31st - M S Hot Dog (I am guessing that “M S” is Mike Spanos)

I hope that clears up more questions than it generates.

   WOWZERONI!!! Thank you, Captain! Nobody does it better!

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The NNHS Class of 1958 Holiday Gathering will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 6:00 PM
(Dinner at 7:00 PM) at Mike's Place, An Irish Pub, (757-599-5500) 458 Warwick Village Shopping Center, (
Hilton Village,
across from the Cedar Lane entrance to the
Mariners' Museum
), Newport News, VA 23601-3240.

The NNHS Class of 1957 Holiday Party will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 6:00 PM
Angelo's (Route 17), Newport News, VA.


1. Thursday, December 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

2. Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 6:00 PM - Class of 1958 Holiday Party - Mike O'Neal's (Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, across from the Cedar Lane entrance to the Mariners' Museum) - NNHS CLASS OF 1958 

3. Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 6:00 PM - Class of 1957 Holiday Party - Angelo's (Route 17) - NNHS CLASS OF 1957 

4. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958

      From one of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII -  10/11/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, This says it all" - #11 in a Series of 12:

Dear Carol / Dimples,

Just to make you smile a little, If you laff, so much the better,


This says it all

   AMEN! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


   There are Newsletters planned both for The Marine Corps' 232nd Birthday tomorrow and Veteran's Day on Sunday, so some material has been reserved for those.

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol 





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

- Words by Bob Hilliard; Music by Sammy Fain, 1949

I love those dear hearts and gentle people,
Who live in my home town.
Because those dear hearts and gentle people
Will never ever let you down.

They read the good Book from Fri' till Monday,
That's how the weekend goes.
I've got a dream house I'll build there one day,
With picket fence and ramblin' rose.

I feel so welcome each time that I return
That my happy heart keeps laughin' like a clown.
I love the dear hearts and gentle people,
Who live and love in my home town.

There's a place I'd like to go and it's Batten, Idaho,
Where your friendly neighbors smile and say "Hello."
It's a pleasure and a treat to meander down the street,
That's why I want the whole wide world to know.

I love those dear hearts and gentle people,
Who live in my home town.
Because those dear hearts and gentle people
Will never ever let you down

"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" midi courtesy of - 11/07/07

"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" lyrics courtesy of - 11/09/07

"Heart's Delight" Quilt Block courtesy of - 11/09/07

"Dear Hearts and Gentle People" Guitar Tabs available at - 11/09/07

Fence with Pink Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/29/05

Rose Covered Fence clip art courtesy of - 06/14/06

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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