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11/15/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Am I Losing You?

“We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower
that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense
unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every
language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.”

Joseph Roux
(19 Apr 1834 - Feb 1905)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Jim Reeves keeps singing this song to me this morning, so I might as well use it as our Newsletter theme today.

BONUS - - Am I Losing You? - Jim Reeves on the Tex Ritter Show


"Am I Losing You" is a 1981 single written by Jim Reeves and recorded by Ronnie Milsap. "Am I Losing You" would be Ronnie Milsap's seventeenth number one country single. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of nine weeks on the country chart [1].

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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

17 - Ronald Creech ('57);

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

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 15, 1942 - The Heinkel He 219 made its first flight.

November 15, 1942 - The Battle of Guadalcanal ended in a decisive Allied victory.

November 15, 1943 - Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler ordered that Gypsies and "part-Gypsies" are to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps". (see Porajmos)


Monday, November 15, 1965 - Snooker player Nigel Bond was born in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England.

Monday, November 15, 1965 - Swimmer Stefan Pfeiffer was born in Hamburg, Germany.

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!

   Grace has been named the
September 2010 People's Choice!

   BUT - She's falling considerably behind a dog in California named Dollar!

    The last time I checked Grace had 4168 votes and Dollar had 6805 votes. We cannot allow this to happen! Doncha wanna go shopping and spot Grace's image on a bag of dog food and know that YOU played a large part in placing her there?!?

  It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!


From Maggie Weldon of NC - 11/11/10:

For the past month we have been building the ultimate free crochet pattern website. Thanks to the hard work and talent of our new webmaster – Zac, we have created what we believe is the best free crochet pattern site on the web.

It is our mission to create an archive of vintage and new free crochet patterns on this site. Not only are we archiving the patterns but we are updating the patterns to make them more user-friendly. Our updated patterns are much easier to follow than the originals. With the updated patterns your chance of success, completion and relaxation are much higher.

Check it out - .....

   WHOO-HOO! Thanks, Maggie - and Zac!



1.       From Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR - 10/15/10 (Was that really a month ago today?!?):

  Here's a recent picture of me for your age progression images.

   Thanks so much, Bridget! I'm a "little" slow, but I finally have it scanned and placed on our Alumni Page:


   It was so much fun seeing you again at our reunion after forty-five years!

  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 11/14/10 - "THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO":

Hi Carol,

... I do go visit Buckroe Beach from time to time.  Brings back plenty of memories for me.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,
Brenda A. Williams 
Typhoon Forever
�Sometimes in the winds of change
we find our true direction�

   Thanks so much, Brenda! Say hi to Buckroe for me, and enjoy your holidays!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 11/14/10 - "Upcoming Christmas Concerts":


Attached is the flyer for our upcoming Christmas concerts and as usual, email or call me and I can put tickets at will call for you or you can get them from me directly which is less expensive than at the door.  Hope to see you at one of the concerts! 


   Thanks, Sarah Sugah! Your attachment somehow didn't make it through (must have been the "new and improved" Evil Spam Filters!), so I found this flyer from the Virginia Choral Society's website:

   Wish I could make it!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 11/14/10 - "The human touch":

More and more we are learning the many sides of animal life we never knew existed..........

You may have seen this story, but perhaps not the picture - awesome!
...The Whale... If you read a recent (Thursday, December 14, 2005) front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.
 A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. 

They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same. 

May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. 

And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude. I pass this on to you, my friends, in the same spirit.

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies! True

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 11/14/10 - "MUST SEE......Worth looking at. Good for Veterans Day":

Worth looking at. Good for Veterans Day. This is so AWESOME and it made me cry. This is one of the moving clips I've ever seen.   If it doesn't bring tears to your eyes - then you have no beating heart.

      Thanks so much, Judy! We missed Veterans Day, but this is good to remember every day!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 11/14/10 - "Hitting the bottle.....":

This is entertaining and should bring a smile to your face.

Hitting the bottle..... This is great!!! Enjoy.


THIS IS FUN TO WATCH, Then Click On Come to USA. - Peacherine Rag - Performance by the St. Luke's Bottle Band, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Park Ridge, Illinois, May 6, 2007

   How delightful! Thanks again, Sweetie-Pies!



  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From Irene A. Mystery - - 11/14/10:

"Working Dog"

A salesman dropped in to see a business customer. Not a soul was in the office except a big dog emptying wastebaskets. The salesman stared at the animal, wondering if his imagination could be playing tricks on him.

The dog looked up and said, 'Don't be surprised. This is just part of my job.'

'Incredible!' exclaimed the man. 'I can't believe it! Does your boss know what a prize he has in you? An animal that can talk!'

'No, no,' pleaded the dog. 'Please don't! If that man finds out I can talk, he'll make me answer the phone as well!'

1. Thursday, December 2, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

3. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!

4. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

5. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 08/22/10

BLOG: - updated 10/21/10

   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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Am I Losing You?

  Written by Jim Reeves, 1981
(20 Aug 1923 – 31 July 1964)

Am I losing you
Are my fears coming true
How I wish I knew
Am I losing you

Is your love really true
Is there somebody new
Tell me what to do
Am I losing you

Am I too blind to see
What's been happ'ning to me
Ev'ry road has a bend
Will I be sweetheart or friend

Will the sweet things you do
Be for somebody new
Tell me what to do
Am I losing you

Am I too blind to see
What's been happ'ning to me
Ev'ry road has a bend
Will I be sweetheart or friend

Will the sweet things you do
Be for somebody new
Tell me what to do
Am I losing you

"Am I Losing You?" midi courtesy of midi courtesy of - 11/15/07

"Am I Losing You?" lyrics courtesy of - 11/15/10

Animated Peach Rose Title Image courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/06/07
Thanks again, Shari!

Peach Zigzag Divider Line courtesy of - 11/28/05

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

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

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!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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