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11/09/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Yesterday Once More

“Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!”

- Owens Lee Pomeroy

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Does this ever happen to you??

BONUS - - Yesterday Once More - The Carpenters, 1973


"Liner notes from The Singles 1969-1973  written by Digby Diehl:

"As Richard and Karen began preparing material for their Now & Then album, the United States was in the midst of a '50s and '60s musical revival. Entire radio stations were going oldie, groups not heard from in years were re-emerging. Everywhere you looked, people were digging tunes out of the dust of '50s juke boxes. But as Richard observed, no one had written a song that was really a comment on this nostalgic trend. After coming up with the title and writing music to suit the shing-a-ling-a-ling lyrics of those old '50s backgrounds, Richard turned the rest of the lyric writing over to his partner John Bettis, and Yesterday Once More was born.

"Perhaps because 'Sha-la-la-la' is a sort of musical language from the oldies revival that is universal, Yesterday Once More became the Carpenters' biggest international hit. During one month the song was No. 1 in Japan, Israel, Venezuela, Belgium, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and England. Naturally, in the U.S.A., home of American Graffiti, Yesterday Once More sold over a million copies and became the eighth gold single."


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/08/09 - "  Benjamin Bringhurst":

Here he is, Benjamin Whitley Bringhurst, my 5th g’son, with his dad Seth, brother   Parker (my 1st g’son) and sister   Charlotte Rose (my 1st g’daughter).

Charlotte Rose, don’tcha just love those old Southern names? There’s the mommy below, my 2nd daughter Cameron, looking as tho she’s about to burst as she entered Riverside. As a matter of fact, she was about to burst. Ben was born about 5 or 6 hrs after that photo was taken. Oh yeah, Ben was on the smallish side, only 8lbs 15oz. and 20” long. His mom, as I remember was 10 lbs something.

Monday, November 4, 2009 Monday, November 4, 2009 Monday, November 4, 2009 Tuesday, November 5, 2009 Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Cameron - AND Benjamin Cameron and Benjamin David and Benjamin Benjamin Whitley Bringhurst Benjamin, Charlotte, and Parker

   OH, David, what a beautiful little boy! Thanks for sharing these with us, Gorgeous! Congratulations to one and all!  


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to The United States Marine Corps - 1775 AND Tamsie Warren Ellis ('57) AND David Wittan ('57) AND

  Angie Ray Smith ('64) of VA AND   Steve Pullen ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

12 - Barbara Womble Lawson (NNHS / Hampton HS) of VA AND   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL;

14 -   Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA);

15 -    the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA;

16 -    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 09, 1923 - In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch was crushed by German troops that were loyal to the democratic government. The event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took control of a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders at gunpoint.

November 09, 1938 - Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."

November 09, 1989 - The Berlin Wall was opened. - Nov. 9, 1989: The Berlin Wall Falls - Peter Jennings on ABC News


Monday, November 09, 1964 - Actor Robert Duncan McNeill (Lieutenant Tom Paris on Star Trek: Voyager) was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Monday, November 09, 1964 - Musician Sandra "Pepa" Denton (Salt-N-Pepa) was born in Kingston, Jamaica.

      From Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL - 11/08/09 - "Veterans Day Ceremony 2009":

Hi Guys,

We went to the national Navy UDT-Seal Museum (about 2 miles from our house) yesterday for their annual Veterans Day ceremony.  This location is the birthplace of the Navy Frogman and right here in Ft. Pierce, FL.  Aside from the thrilling Navy SEAL demonstrations, we were afforded the opportunity to hear Captain Richard Phillips, the former Captain of the Maersk Alabama, who was captured by the pirates off of Somalia.  He gave a very inspiring account of his four day ordeal of trying to safe-guard his crew, his cargo, his ship, and himself.  Through the precise actions of the US Navy SEAL team, he was able to accomplish all four.  He left us with a most valuable lesson;  "Never give up, no matter what life deals you, never give up".  Captain Phillips said that he learned that we are much stronger than we could ever imagine....."as long as we never give up".  The CEO & President of Maersk Shipping Lines donated to the museum, the enclosed lifeboat in which Captain Phillips and three of the four pirates (now deceased) spent four days.  The best T-shirt on sale at the museum displayed "Navy 3, Pirates 0".

I am enclosing some pictures that I took during the event.  I hope everyone gets the opportunity to hear Captain Phillips speak, in spite of his heavy Boston accent.  I also encourage everyone to read "Lone Survivor", by Marcus Luttrell.  This inspiring book by a Medal of Honor recipient in 2005, teaches us much about Afghanistan, but more importantly, so much about us as human beings.

Enjoy the pictures,


  'In God We Trust'

Saturday, November 7, 2009 Saturday, November 7, 2009 Saturday, November 7, 2009 Saturday, November 7, 2009
  The lifeboat and final lifeplace
for 3 pirates for Somalia
Captain Richard Phillips - National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum Navy SEAL Team members exiting
a chopper from the USS Enterprise
The departure of the Team,
after their mission demonstration
Saturday, November 7, 2009 Saturday, November 7, 2009 Saturday, November 7, 2009 Saturday, November 7, 2009
A close-up of Cpt Phillips
(I was not quick enough)
One of our Navy SEAL Team members A chopper from the USS Enterprise Some of my buddies

   WOWZERONI! What an experience! Thanks so much, Don!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/08/09 - "DUMPING AARP; JOINING ASA":

If you are angered by the fact that AARP endorsed Obamacare and are considering terminating your membership, you might consider the American Seniors Association (ASA) as an alternative.

Check it out:

   Thank you, David!
Whatever political views we may hold, it's always comforting to know that alternatives do exist and are available.

       Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) - 11/08/09 - "Woodpecker":

Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark:


One: Don't miss the boat
Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
Three: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
Four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
Five: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
Six: Build your future on high ground.
Seven: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
Nine: When you're stressed, float a while.
Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals. Eleven: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting...
Twelve: Look for the rainbow. No matter what, it'll make you feel better and it also means the storm is over.

The woodpecker might have to go!

NOW, wasn't that nice?

   Yes, it was! Thanks, Paul!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/08/09 - "Sunday Service":

One Sunday morning, a priest decided to do  something a  little different. He said, "Today, in Church, I am going to say a single  word and you are going  to help me preach. Whatever single word I say, I want you to sing whatever Hymn that comes to your  mind."

The pastor shouted out, "CROSS."

Immediately the  congregation started singing in unison, "THE OLD  RUGGED CROSS."

The pastor hollered out, "GRACE."

The congregation began to sing, "AMAZING GRACE,  how sweet the sound."

The pastor said, "POWER."

The congregation sang, "THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD."

The pastor said, "SEX."

The congregation fell into total silence. Everyone was in shock. They all nervously began to look around at each other, afraid to say anything.

Then all of a sudden, from the back of the Church, a little 87 year old grandmother stood up and began to sing, "PRECIOUS MEMORIES."

You Just Gotta Love Little Old Ladies.

Laugh... It burns calories.

   Thanks, Glenn!


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

  Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/08/09:

Slow, Really Slow...

A young man was a slow worker and found it difficult to hold down a job. After a visit to the employment office, he was offered work at the local zoo. When he arrived for his first day, the keeper, aware of his reputation, told him to take care of the tortoise section.

Later, the keeper dropped by to see how the young man was doing and found him standing by an empty enclosure with the gate open.

"Where are the tortoises?" he asked.

"I can't believe it," said the new employee, "I just opened the door and whooooosh, they were gone!"


Defining Characteristics

...of Slow People

1. Slow people always walk side by side, even if they don't know each other.

2. They drive side by side, too. If they can't find another slow driver to pair up with, they drive in the fast lane.

3. Slow walkers never look back. When they drive, they never look in their rear view mirrors, either.

4. Slow people drift sideways so they'll block the path of anyone trying to pass them. If two people or vehicles are trying to get around them at the same time, they drift into the path of the one that is moving at the highest speed.

5. Follow behind a slow person in the grocery store and you'll wind up with soggy ice cream every time.


1. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its annual Gathering and Dinner at  Al Fresco Italian Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue. For details, contact Joe Drewry at - CLASS OF 1958

2. 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

3. 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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Yesterday Once More

Written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

Recorded by The Carpenters, 1973

When I was young
I'd listen to the radio
Waitin' for my favorite songs
When they played I'd sing along
It made me smile.

Those were such happy times
And not so long ago
How I wondered where they'd gone
But they're back again
Just like a long lost friend
All the songs I loved so well.

Every Sha-la-la-la
Every Wo-o-wo-o
Still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling
That they're startin' to sing's
So fine.

When they get to the part
Where he's breakin' her heart
It can really make me cry
Just like before
It's yesterday once more.

Lookin' back on how it was
In years gone by
And the good times that I had
Makes today seem rather sad
So much has changed.

It was songs of love that
I would sing to then
And I'd memorize each word
Those old melodies
Still sound so good to me
As they melt the years away.

Every Sha-la-la-la
Every Wo-o-wo-o
Still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling
That they're startin' to sing's
So fine.

All my best memories
Come back clearly to me
Some can even make me cry.

Just like before
It's yesterday once more.

"Yesterday Once More" midi courtesy of - 11/09/09

"Yesterday Once More" lyrics courtesy of - 11/09/09

Antique Radio Image courtesy of - 08/19/05

Pearl and Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I just do not know.....

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!

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

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

Animated USMC and Coast Guard Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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

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