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11/12/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Part Two

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness,
a tender look which becomes a habit.”

Sir Peter Ustinov
(16 Apr 1921 - 28 Mar 2004)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's theme is for my #2 son,         Brent (Harty - Hillsboro High, IL - '90) of OH - who is arguably Brad Paisley's #1 fan.  And in case you weren't paying attention to such matters, Brad was awarded Country Music's Male Vocalist of the Year this week.


    Happy Birthday today to   Jean Pittman Priest ('64) of FL!

    Celebrating Birthdays later this week are:

   On the 14th, we have a Two-Fer:    Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA); on the 15th, another Two-Fer:    Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA AND      My Niece, Shari, of VA; and George Morewitz ('57) on the 16th; and Ronald Creech ('57) on the 17th.

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

      From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 11/10/07 - "Check out Chinese Food Song":

So you like Chinese food, eh????

   EWWW!!! David, you delightful hoot, that's disgusting!!! Actually, no, I don't particularly like Chinese food, and far less so now, I must say!

    But I bow to your superior wisdom and expert testimony on the subject of Asian foods - acquired from spending more than ample time in the eastern jungles.....

   Thanks, Gorgeous!

1971 - David Whitley
"...waiting to be picked up on our last mission in Viet Nam"

   From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 11/10/07 - "Food for Thought from Andy Rooney":

Hope I do not hurt anyone's feeling. I just feel this says how I feel. 

Jerry Blanchard Class of 62.....

DID YOU KNOW? As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view. It is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments!

DID YOU KNOW? As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.

DID YOU KNOW? As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall, right above where the Supreme Court judges sit, a display of the Ten Commandments!
DID YOU KNOW? There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.
DID YOU KNOW? James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of Our Constitution" made the following statement:

"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
DID YOU KNOW? Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country said:

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ".  
DID YOU KNOW? Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.
Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies.

DID YOU KNOW? Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law - an oligarchy, the rule of few over many.  
The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said:

"Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers."
How, then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 220 years in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional?


.....It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, it is very hard to understand why there is such a mess about having the Ten Commandments on display or "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don't we just tell the other 14% to Sit Down and SHUT UP!

   Thank you so much, Jerry! Actually, only the last four sentences in this selection can be argued at all. The other statements, like them or not (and I personally do), are historical facts.

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/10/07 - "Christmas cards to Any Soldier":

I've received this several times and I'm sure I passed it on. It's a very good idea, but Snopes has claimed it to be false. Shame, it's not the real deal.

   WHAT?!? YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! Thanks so much, Shari!


  From Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 11/11/07 - "Luigi's":  

To add some more to the mystery of Luigi’s, I have a 1946 and a 1955 Newport News phone book with no mention of Luigi’s in either one. Of course, back in those days, not every place had a business phone. Some of the mom & pop places just had a pay phone on the wall or a booth in the corner. Wish I could be of more help.
Mike Leonard (68)

   Thanks, Mike! I appreciate your looking!

  From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - 11/11/07 - "Luigi's":


Happy Veterans Day.  

As        Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) says, the Directory may list 209-1/2 33rd Street as Mac's or Mike's Place, but from 1952 to 1956 most of us that ate there called the place and the owner "Luigi" and he never complained or told us otherwise. I remember 3 hot dogs with chili and onions for 25 cents that left me enough lunch money to go to the chocolate malt shop at 35th and Washington or to the Florida Orange Store bakery for their great cinnamon rolls for desert.

Just remembering  "Old Times" like this makes me all the more grateful for all that You do to keep NNHS and Newport News as it was then fresh in all our minds.

Thank You.  

Bruce Sims 1956


   Oh, my goodness - I was actually right!  No such official name existed; the two hot dog stands are one and the same!

  Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) used to say, "Bruce knows practically everything about the Peninsula." She was right, as usual.

   Another mystery solved! Thanks so much, Bruce!

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 11/11/07 - "RE: Luigi's":

OK. Yes, my Medicare card came in the mail last week and my children sometimes believe that I have early onset of Alzheimer's, but Luigi's? My recent heart problems may date back to those wonderful tube steaks from the guy I always thought was Luigi. Paramount Florist? Yes. Had thought originally that might be Evelyn Coleman Florist, both of whom had those great Mum corsages with the little blue "N" for sale prior to our Turkey game with Hampton High (not for me smarty!).
I've pondered my "vivid memories" since        Dave's (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) report and tried to put them in context with lots of historical/genealogical research I've done over the years. Sometimes anecdotal evidence trumps the city directory. I don't remember us being politically correct on some things in those days and guess none of us really understood that calling Mike or Little John "Luigi" might have been by today's standards an ethnic slur. As    Bruce (Sims - '56 - of VA) so aptly puts it, the owner "never complained." He just kept rolling out the Dawgs and Texas Pete. 
Dave has indeed told me something I didn't know and I appreciate his effort to find the answer.  Here's a trivia question for you, Dave: How come we had so many lovely young ladies in the yMca on 32nd street? One answer might be, that we only had "lovely young ladies."
Norm Covert ('61) MD

   Thanks, Sweetie! I've done my best to try to reconstruct all this in some logical manner, and this is what I did.  I eliminated the Luigi's page, and combined it with the John's Little Place / Mike's Place page - which is not to be confused (for the moment) with Mike’s Grill / M S Hot Dog - which was located two block's away:



    I've not yet repaired all those former Luigi's links in previous Newsletters; they will take you NOWHERE.

   Thanks again to everyone who worked so hard to try to reclaim these memories for us!

   From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 11/11/07:

Dear Carol,

Please tell   Al (Farber - '64 - of GA) he did very well on his video:

It had everything to remind an American to be proud. Remembering that it takes a village to raise a child, I'm sure all of them must be mine. I am proud that not only are they taking America with them, but will bring it home again to teach their younger brothers and sisters here what is important to fight for with a strength that will be impossible to ignore. No drugs, gangs, laziness or boredom, we have a lot to do, together. NO GUNS. (I don't care if they don't take up a lot of closet space!)

And to
   Bill Black ('66 - of GA). I loved your up dated photo! You look great! Still have a twinkle in your eye. Boat's not bad either.( Shouldn't you be wearing a life vest? )

Linda May '66

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Linda May!


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 -  11/03/07 - "Dear Carol / Dimples, Look at these Unusual Old Pictures!" - #2 in a Series of um, several...:

Dear Carol / Dimples,
Unusual old pictures!  
Look closely at the pictures, they are soldiers and sailors.  
During the WW I years, Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas made some incredible human pictures by using thousands of sailors or soldiers in uniform to create the following images.

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!

January 1919

   In the interest of time (yes, I have to actually leave home and run errands this morning  - ARGHHH!!!), I've ripped out about six items which were still largely unfinished.  That means, of course, there will be another Bonus Newsletter quite soon - hopefully tomorrow!

    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

Part Two

- Brad Paisley, 2001
b. 28 Oct 1972

Hollywood never fails to make a sequel
For each and every movie that does well
Why can't love be more like that
Where the best ones get a second chance
And that way though you're gone
It wouldn't be that long ('til)

I'd see you in part two
And we'd pick up where we left off
When I lost you
And we'd fall in love again
And change the way the story ends
Yeah, we'd bring back me and you
In part two

Lookin' back we had so much to look forward to
The kind of love that deserves to be continued
And if this were only Tinseltown
By now they would have figured out
A way for you and I
To give it one more try (and)

I'd see you in part two
And we'd pick up where we left off
When I lost you
And we'd fall in love again
And change the way the story ends
Yeah, we'd bring back me and you
In part two

Yeah, we'd fall in love again
And change the way the story ends
Yeah, we'd bring back me and you
In part two

"Part Two" midi courtesy of - 11/11/07

"Part Two" lyrics courtesy of - 11/11/07

Single Rose Image courtesy of - 11/11/07

Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Bleeding Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/15/05

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

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

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

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!!

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