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11/15/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Petula Clark's 80th Birthday

“There are definitely people who are stuck in the '60s and there are definitely people
who think I am and it's just not true. I was performing for a long time before the '60s
and I'll be doing exciting interesting things for along time to come.”

- Petula Clark
(b. 15 Nov 1932)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   How can Petula Clark possibly be 80 years old?!? Wasn't it all only yesterday?

BONUS #1 - - Petula Clark - Downtown - The Dean Martin Show, Episode 50, Jan 26, 1967

BONUS #2 - - Petula Clark - Downtown - 2010



    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;

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

   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)


Thursday, November 15, 1962 - Basketball player Mark Acres was born Mark Richard Acers in Inglewood, California.

Thursday, November 15, 1962 - Comedian, actress, and producer Judy Gold was born in Newark, New Jersey.

  From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - 11/14/12 - "RE: 11/13/12 Old Memories & Teachers":

Hi Carol,

I too thank you for all you do to keep NNHS alive in our hearts & minds.

In reference to
   Donald Satisky's memories , we did have lunch at my house daily until we got a cafeteria at Woodrow Wilson in about the fourth grade. I learned to read with my sister Betty's books before starting school, so that's why he thinks I was the smartest one in class. As far as being the teacher's pet, I think she may have only kept me up front to keep an eye on me. I think the traveling teacher I remember was Mrs. Souder. She was an art teacher who always wanted us to draw birds as she explained the many types and varied colors. I think she drove an air cooled old Franklin auto.

Our first grade teacher, Miss Nancy Bush, lived in the downtown Hampton Mill Point area near the old Syms-Eaton School, and was trying to save it and the whole area from redevelopment. I saw her in the city hall lobby and started to to tell her who I was, but she stopped me, looked at me for a minute, and called me by my name. This was a full 20 years from when I was in her class, so I must have made an impression of some kind (good or bad) on her. I told her how glad I was to have had her guidance to start my schooling with.

Mrs. Souder lived on Todds Lane at the end of Aberdeen Road, and I talked to her in 1964 when the city widened Todds Lane from Mercury Boulevard to Aberdeen. She was in her 90's and was on crutches with one leg in a cast and was out in her field hoeing her garden. She was still alert as she talked of her long years and the students she had.

How lucky we all were to have had such great people to teach us.

Bruce Sims 1956

   WOWZERONI! Thank you very so much, Bruce!

   From Don Satisky ('56) of Northern VA - 11/14/12 - "RE: 11/13/12 Old Memories & Teachers":
Amen, Bruce, on your last sentence, but you also won the spelling bees.


   HAHAHA - BUSTED! Thanks, Donnie!

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 11/14/12 - "I've found more interesting titles featuring topics with medical mystery thrillers and non fiction books.":

The short lists for each of the four years this organization has been awarding prizes features exciting books. The organization's mission statement mentions bettering health for humans and animals. A good thing.

See short lists of proposed books and winners from 09 to 2012

   COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Frances!

BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS: - Mary Kathryn Vaughn's Slouchy Spiral Hat - "This Slouchy Spiral Hat has a unique look when you use multiple colors while working it up. As you follow the crochet instructions you'll start to notice a spiral pattern emerging. The crochet hat is worked side to side instead of top to bottom." - Michael Sellick's Colorful Crochet Hat - "This Colorful Crochet Hat can be worn during the winter season or as a fashion statement during the summer season. This free crochet had pattern can be made with any colors you want, but we think the rainbow colors used here look great. The bright colors really pop against the black hat. Colorful crochet hats like this one are perfect to wear in the middle of winter they're an instant pick-me-up for dreary days. "

BONUS RECIPES: - Slow Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey - "They say you can't rush art, and this Slow Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey is no exception! Create your masterpiece by following this simple roast turkey recipe. Thanksgiving roast turkey recipes like this one will be the toast of your menu." - Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie - "This is a sweet potato pie just like grandma used to make. The recipe is no frills: simple and straightforward, and of course delicious. Try it as the end to your Thanksgiving meal."

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA -
10/22/12, 10:36 AM - "Morning Awwwww (#20 in a Series of 22)":


     AWWWWW! Thanks, Norris Sweetie!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/24/12, 12:32 PM - "More Really Cool Ideas (#12 in a Series of 18)":
Some of these are really great ideas.
Had 2 Share

     WOWZERS! Thanks, Ruthie!  


From - 11/14/12:

A 17 year-old blond boy was hired to paint a white line down the middle of the highway.

On the first day, he got off to a good start and he painted a white line 7 miles long.

The next day, however, he painted a line only 4 miles long.

On the third day, he was down to less than a mile. Finally, his friend Max asked him why he was doing less each day.

The boy replied, "I guess it takes me longer and longer to get back to the bucket each day." 

1. Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 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.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 11/09/12

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Words and Music by Tony Hatch, 1964
 (b. 30 June 1939


When you're alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go, downtown
When you've got worries all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help I know, downtown

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk, where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose? The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

So go
Downtown, things will be great when you're
Downtown, no finer place for sure
Downtown, every thing's waiting for you

Don't hang around and let your problems surround you
There are movie shows, downtown
Maybe you know some little places to go
To where they never close, downtown

Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossa nova
You'll be dancing with 'em too before the night is over happy again
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

So go
Downtown, where all the lights are bright
Downtown, waiting for you tonight
Downtown, you're gonna be alright now


And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you
Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand
To guide them along so maybe I'll see you there
We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares

So go
Downtown, things will be great when you're
Downtown, don't wait a minute more
Downtown, everything is waiting for you
Downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown

"Downtown" midi courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/14/03
Thanks, Dave!

Downtown" lyrics courtesy of - 11/15/12

First Image of Petula Clark courtesy of - 12/29/12 (sic)

Second Image of Petula Clark courtesy of - 12/29/12 (sic)

Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I am unable to locate that information at this time.

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

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!

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