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11/14/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Goodnight, My Someone

“You know how easily and suddenly these things happen, beginning in playful teasing and ending
in something a little warmer than friendship. You squeeze the slender arm which is passed through yours,
you venture to take the little gloved hand, you say good night at absurd length in the shadow
of the door. It is innocent and very interesting, love trying his wings in a first little flutter.”

- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(22 May 1859 - 07 July 1930)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This song - like soooo many others - is a sentimental favorite of mine.

BONUS - - Goodnight, My Someone - Shirley Jones, clip from The Music Man, 1962


    Happy Birthday today to   Glenda Stewart Martin Faires ('68) of GA AND    Timothy of DC (son of    Kathy Cooper - '70 - of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    the late Bobbie Whitehurst Canady ('57) of VA (deceased 11/16/07) AND       My Niece, Shari, of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

17 - Ronald Creech ('57);

18 -   Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of NC;

21 -   Rose Woodard Groff ('65) (deceased 10/14/84)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit # 90,500 was made sometime in the late afternoon of Friday, November 13, 2009 while I was taking a nap, so I missed it.


November 14, 1940 - German war planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers attacked.


Saturday, November 14, 1964 - Television news Anchor (America's Newsroom) Bill Hemmer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Saturday, November 14, 1964 - Actor Patrick Warburton was born in Paterson, New Jersey.

Saturday, November 14, 1964 - Rapper Rev Run was born.

Saturday, November 14, 1964 - Musician Rockie Lynne was born in Statesville, North Carolina.


    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 11/13/09 - "being right":

Hi Carol,

I also did
  Ruth Ann's (Reece Horace - '67 - of FL) quiz.

Is 20 out of 25 as good as 15 out of 20?

Ha Ha, poor Carol, I know you're under the weather, but........20?

   I know, it's sad, isn't it, Linda May?!?    At that point in the day, I was just glad I scored more than seven!
Weather here has been interesting and almost kept me from getting my sister Betty to the Careplex for some very important surgery, I was blocked by water. My sister   Rosalie ('65) and her daughter came to the rescue and got her there on time! Now we wait. Something I'm no good at doing. You know the drill - pray. Betty is frail and doesn't ask for much.

Love and kisses,
Linda May ' 66

   OH NO!!! Bad weather complicated by medical emergencies and then by the trauma of waiting - not so much fun! You hang in there, Lady, and we'll keep you and Betty and your family in our prayers!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/13/09:

... BTW, the power was off at my home from 1800 Thursday until 2100 Friday. With no power, I had no pumps, so the water rose to a level of about 30 inches in my basement. That is the highest it has ever been in over 35 years. Probably got to the electrical portion of the furnace. I will know more when the pumping empties the basement by morning. In the meantime, no heat (not so bad as the outside temp is about 55) and no hot water.

It is about time to invest in a natural gas powered generator that can automatically kick in upon loss of power and run much of the house load.

Kinda like this “bad boy” …

Briggs & Stratton 12kW, 15kW
& 20kW Systems
T’war purty excitin’ round these parts yesterday. See attached. None of these is my house. It got worse with the morning high tide. A sixty foot section of somebody’s pier broke loose and came to rest in the yard at the foot of the blue steps.
Thursday, November 12,
2009, 5:47 PM
Thursday, November 12,
2009, 6:01 PM
Thursday, November 12,
2009, 6:03 PM
Thursday, November 12,
2009, 6:08 PM
Thursday, November 12,
2009, 6:09 PM
Thursday, November 12,
2009, 6:10 PM
YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! David, six years ago when Isabel hit, you were The Man with the Generator, neighbourhood saviour of baby formula, medications, and tropical fish! 
I've been worrying about eva'body BUT you! WHA' HAPPENED?!? 

   Thank you so much for the great - if scary - images, Captain!

  From Terry Haney ('66) of VA - 11/13/09 - "old photo":


I found this old photo of a downtown parade which you may be interested in putting in the "Old Stomping Grounds" section.  I can't identify who the adults are in the picture, maybe someone else can.  It was taken in the late 50's.   Ronnie (Haney - 65 - of VA) and I are carrying the Boys Club banner.

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Terry! I could only recognize Mr. Mac, so I asked Joe for help:

BACK ROW: _____ _____, Herbie Morewitz ('33), George McIntosh, _____ _____, Harry Shoff, and _____ _____;
FRONT ROW: Ronnie Haney ('65) of VA and Terry Haney ('66) of VA

                   From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 11/13/09 - "RE: old photo":

  Hi, Carol:

    Mickey Marcella ('54 - of VA) will be able to identify them all, for sure.

Testing my old memory, Left to Right:

?, Herbie Morewitz,  Mr. McIntosh (NNHS Principal), ?,  Mr. Harry Shoff, Director, ?,?

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan

   Thank you, Adonis, I'm sure we'll fill in those blanks soon!

   I've double-posted this gem:



From Karrin Williams Frankie (WHS - '61) of VA - 11/13/09 - "WHS CLASSMATE WRITING A BOOK AND NEEDS YOUR HELP":

Know some of you are my friends from NNHS, Gold Wingers and just friends that I’m sending this out to but thought you might also be able to help Bill or know someone who can since it is about our great Newport News and not Warwick!


  Dear Karrin,
Thanks for keeping us up to date, I had lost your address.  I'm working on my book,
Downtown Newport News.  It is due to the publisher on December 15!  You may have seen the notice about it in the DP today, in the Town Square section, page 2.  If you could get the word out to our classmates and others, maybe someone can contribute something to the book.....  I am depending on   Fred Mays ('60 - of VA) to close the gaps with his collection at the end of this project.
William A. Fox (contact information available upon request)

   Thanks, Karrin - and Best Wishes, Bill!

  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 11/12/09 - "Photo album for you from Blaine on Windows Live":

Watch the slide show of the NNHS Tailgate Party.

Take a look!

     Thank you, Chuck! Your 22 images arrived safe and sound, and (wonder of wonders!) I could even access them!

   Embarrassingly, I could not identify all the people (much less what on earth might have been happening in three of them ), so if you'll please send me the names of those appearing in each picture by the corresponding number, I won't hafta admit not being able to recognize them! (My parents always told me to "admit nothing" - or was that in an old movie I saw on tellybision?!? No matter.....

   Primarily, though, If I post pictures these before I post all those Reunion images from all those people who sent them to me, I'm afraid they'll come looking for me with a big stick! Stay tuned!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/13/09 - "Bubbles and Barbie":


Bubbles and Barbie

Bubbles and Barbie, two blonde sisters, had promised their uncle, who had been a seafaring gentleman all his life, to bury him at sea when he died.

In due time, he did pass away, and the two blondes kept their promise. They set off from Clearwater Beach with their uncle all stitched up in a burial bag and loaded him onto their rowboat.

After a while Bubbles said, "Do you think we're out far enough, Barbie?"

Barbie slipped over the side. Finding the water only knee deep, she said, "Nope, not yet, Bubbles." So they rowed a little farther out.

Again Bubbles asked Barbie, "Do you think we're out far enough now?"

Once again Barbie slipped over the side and almost immediately said, "No, this will never do; the water is only up to my chest."

So on they rowed and rowed and rowed, and finally Barbie slipped over the side and disappeared. Quite a bit of time went by, and poor Bubbles was really getting worried when suddenly Barbie broke the surface, gasping for breath.

"Well, is it deep enough yet, sis?"

"Yes, finally. Hand me the shovel."

   OH, Joan, that's terrible! Funny, but terrible! Thanks, Lady!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/13/09 - "Thank God we can still laugh!!":

THE ECONOMY The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail today.

It's so bad, I ordered a burger at McDonalds and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"

The economy is so bad that CEO's are now playing miniature golf.

The economy is so bad if the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

The economy is so bad Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

The economy is so bad McDonalds is selling the 1/4 ouncer.

The economy is so bad parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.

The economy is so bad a truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.

The economy is so bad Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.

The economy is so bad Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore.

The economy is so bad the Mafia is laying off judges.

The economy is so bad Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

And finally...

Congress says they are looking into this Bernard Madoff scandal.  Oh Great!!

The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!

    Thanks, Bill!

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/13/09 - "Blonde Cookbook":

Blonde Cookbook

It's fun to cook for Tom. Today I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat 12 eggs separately. The neighbors were nice enough to loan me some extra bowls.

Tom wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve without dressing. So I didn't dress. What a surprise when Tom brought a friend home for supper.

A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly before steaming the rice. It seemed kind of silly, but I took a bath anyway. I can't say it improved the rice any.

Today Tom asked for salad. I tried a new recipe. It said prepare ingredients; lay on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving. Tom asked me why I was rolling around in the garden.

I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said put the ingredients in a bowl and beat it. There must have been something wrong with this recipe. When I got back, everything was the same as when I left.

Tom did the shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday. I don't have any clothes that fit it, and for some reason Tom keeps counting to ten.

Tom's folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast, but all I had was hamburger. Suddenly I had a flash of genius. I put the hamburger in the oven and set the controls for roast. It still came out hamburger, much to my disappointment.

GOOD NIGHT DEAR DIARY. This has been a very exciting week! I am eager for tomorrow to come so I can try out a new recipe on Tom. If I can talk Tom into buying a bigger oven, I would like to surprise him with a chocolate moose.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks again, Joan! I feel smarter already!


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/13/09:

Soap and Water

After several exciting dates, Jim invited Tina over to his house for a home-cooked dinner.

When she sat down at the table, she noticed that the dishes were the dirtiest that she had ever seen in her life.

"Have these dishes ever been washed?" Tina asked, running her fingers over the grit and grime.

Jim replied, "They're as clean as soap and water could get them."

Tina felt a bit apprehensive, but started eating. It was really delicious and she said so, despite the dirty dishes.

When dinner was over, Jim took the dishes outside, whistled and yelled for his dogs, "Here, Soap! Here, Water!"


2. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - The Class of 1958 will hold its annual Holiday Party at Al Fresco Italian Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue. For details, contact Joe Drewry at - CLASS OF 1958

3. 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

4. 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 11/10/09

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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Goodnight, My Someone

Words and Music by Meredith Willson
 (18 May 1902 – 15 June 1984

For The Music Man, 1958

Goodnight, my someone,
Goodnight, my love,
Sleep tight, my someone,
Sleep tight, my love,
Our star is shining it's brightest light
For goodnight, my love, for goodnight.
Sweet dreams be yours, dear,
If dreams there be
Sweet dreams to carry you close to me.
I wish they may and I wish they might
Now goodnight, my someone, goodnight
True love can be whispered from heart to heart
When lovers are parted they say
But I must depend on a wish and a star
As long as my heart doesn't know who you are.
Sweet dreams be yours dear,
If dreams there be
Sweet dreams to carry you close to me.
I wish they may and I wish they might
Now goodnight, my someone, goodnight.

"Goodnight, My Someone" midi  (sequenced by Gene Confrey) courtesy of - 11/12/09

"Goodnight, My Someone" lyrics courtesy of - 11/14/09

Animated "Good Night" Title clip art courtesy of - 11/14/09

Cat Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/13/09

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

Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Laughing Smiley Face clip art courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09
Thanks, Dave!

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

Animated Tropical Fish clip art courtesy of Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of TX (now of Northern VA) - 05/06/06
Thanks, Jo Ann!

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

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 Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 05/15/08

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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

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1.  Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - The Class of 1957 will hold its Holiday Party at Angelo's on Route 17.  RSVP no later than December 6.  For details, contact Pat Beck Letzinger at - CLASS OF 1957