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11/17/07 - NNHS Newsletter - I Say a Little Prayer

“No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil;
not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.”

- Guy H. King

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This evening's Newsletter is in honor of Nicole Staggs of TN, Goddaughter of    Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of NC, who won Big Time on Fox's show, "Don't Forget the Lyrics" with Wayne Brady, which aired last night.  This is one of the main songs which contributed toward that win.

   I hope y'all were able to watch that show!  Aside from being enormously exciting and entertaining, it was so much fun to see Margaret there with her talented family!  Margaret gave Wayne some Greek worry beads, and he gave her a big ol' hug!

   Congratulations, Margaret - and Nicole!



    Happy Birthday today to Ronald Creech ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, Ronald!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/15/07 - "American Pie - {The Meaning] -- WAY INTERESTING!":

This is tremendously interesting! I know all the words to this song and never understood what the song was about. Make sure you watch 'til the end, cuz this sure tells the story.

great history lesson

This, my friends, is a keeper, especially if you love music history. It comes with the compliments of Don McLean.

   WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Shari! I really like the way this was presented! A couple of years back, we ran an issue which dealt with this subject in some depth which you might find as interesting companion reading to this video:

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/15/07 - "The Law is the Law":

I really love this one. This is one of the better e-mails I have received in a long time!


So if the US government determines that it is against the Law for the words "under God" to be on our money, then,
So be it.

And if that same government decides that the "Ten Commandments" are not to be used in or on a Government installation, then,
So be it.

I say, "so be it," because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen.

I say, "so be it," because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions.

I would like to think that those people have the American public's best interests at heart.


Since we can't pray to God, can't Trust in God and cannot post His Commandments in Government buildings, I don't believe the Government and its
Employees should participate in the Easter and Christmas celebrations which honor the God that our government is eliminating from many facets of American life.

I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter. After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the "US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter as well as Sundays." After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives to not have to worry about getting home for the "Christmas Break." After all it's just another day.

I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all government offices & services would work on Christmas, Good Friday & Easter. It shouldn't cost any overtime since those would be just like any other day of the week to a government that is trying to be "politically correct."
In fact....

I think that our government should work on Sundays (initially set aside for worshipping God...) because, after all, our government says that it should be just another day....
What do you all think????

If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected officials will stop giving in to the "minority opinions" and begin, once again, to represent the "majority" of ALL of the American people.
SO BE IT...........

Please Dear Lord,
Give us the help needed to keep you in our country!
'Amen' and 'Amen'

These are definitely things I never thought about but from now on, I will be sure to question those in government who support these changes.

   This is a GREAT selection! Thanks, Shari!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/16/07 - "Animal Rescue":

Hi, all you animal lovers.
This one is not a hoax.. You can check it out here..
This is pretty simple. Please tell ten (or more) friends to tell ten today!   
The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals.
It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on 'Feed an animal in need' for free. It's in a purple box in the middle of the page. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

   Thanks, Joyce!

  From Bill Wynne ('63) of MD - 11/16/07 - "A dog's prayer":

Remember, the ONLY family-member that you get to choose is your DOG.

The intensity of the dog's face shows more sincerity than most people! 
                 Ya' gotta' love the face on the dog! 

'Dear Lord: Thank you for bringing me to Timmy's house and not to Michael Vick's --  AMEN!'

     I'll add a Hallelujah to that Amen!

   Thanks, Bill!


 From Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN - 11/16/07 - "Cats in a CD store":

Cat listening to Bluegrass

Cat listening to Rap

Cats listening to Heavy Metal

Cat listening to Stevie Wonder

Cat listening to Barry White

Cat listening to Techno (on ecstasy)

   WILD GIGGLES!!! These are great - thanks, Charlie!

        From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 11/16/07 - "yMca":

Carol and NNHS family...........

The reason the yMca and so many lovely young ladies is.......birds of a feather flock together !!!   The main reason is ~ THAT'S WHERE THE BOYS WERE !!!!!!!!!  I mean DUH~UH !!!  Oh yeah, and the food, remember those Hot Fudge Sundaes, real fountain Cokes, all those things we enjoyed then without gaining weight...the very same things that make us gain weight now by just seeing pictures of them !!!  Geeze,
  Norm (Covert - '61 - of MD), it doesn't take a genius like        Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA) to figure that out.

Sorry my answer is so late but...I've been at Sunset Beach with     Gail Gaskins Roberson ('58 - of NC); we had a blast !!

Dimples a.k.a. Sepi

   Thanks, Sepi! I think I never went there for lunch (preferring The Dog House, Woolworth's or simply opting for the cafeteria), but I frequently went to the Y after school, and attended many a dance there.  I cannot recall the food at all except to say it was there (I'm sure I only bought a Coke and some fries).  But I do recall I definitely went there solely to see, um, anyone who might happen to be there to be seen!  WILDEST GIGGLES!

  From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA to the Members of the Class of 1957 - 11/17/07 - "NNHS Class of '57 - FYI     Bobbie Whitehurst Canady":

Dear Classmates:
Last night our dear friend and classmate,    Bobbie Whitehurst Canady, passed away.  Even though her passing was imminent, it is nevertheless sad for all those she left behind.  Bobbie fought a good fight.  Bless her heart, she is at peace now.  Please keep Bobbie's family in your prayers. 
As soon as I receive more details regarding her funeral I will let you know.
Typhoon regards,
Pat Beck Letzinger

   Ohhh, Pat, I'm so sorry! As you had told us, earlier, her death was expected, but the grief in the hearts of her friends and family is hardly mitigated by that.

   Thank you for letting us know. I'll make a Memorial Newsletter for Bobbie as more information becomes available.


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. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2007 - Watch the Daily Press for an article about many of the old Typhoons, Crabbers and Farmers who for years have been meeting every Tuesday morning for breakfast at the Warwick Motel Restaurant in Newport News.

2. 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

3. 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 

4. Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 6:00 PM - Class of 1957 Holiday Party - Angelo's (Route 17) - NNHS CLASS OF 1957 

5. 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!" - #7 in a Series of 8:

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'!

The Liberty Bell, a highly complicated project: to get the proportion just right, the bell's beam required about eleven times more men than the bell itself.

   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

I Say a Little Prayer

Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick in 1967

The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you
While combing my hair now
And wondering what dress to wear now
I say a little prayer for you

Forever and ever
You'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever
We never will part
Oh how I'll love you
Together, forever
That's how it will be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me

I run for the bus dear
While riding it I think of us dear
I say a little prayer for you
At work I just take time
And all through my coffee break time
I say a little prayer for you

Forever and ever
You'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever
We never will part
Oh how I'll love you
Together, forever
That's how it will be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me

My darling believe me
For me there is no one
But you
Please love me too
I'm in love with you
Answer my prayer

Forever and ever
You'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever
We never will part
Oh how I'll love you
Together, forever
That's how it will be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me

"I Say a Little Prayer" midi courtesy of - 11/16/07

"I Say a Little Prayer" lyrics courtesy of - 11/16/07

Image of Woman Praying courtesy of - 11/17/07

Image of Woman Applying Makeup courtesy of - 11/17/07

Pastel Divider Lines clip art courtesy of - 05/24/06

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!

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

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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