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11/18/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Once in a While

“Just think of me and I will be there.”

- Richard Reeves

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I think it's probable that we've used today's song sometime in the past, but I know we've never used this particular midi file.   Besides, I really, really love it, and it's all about me, right?!?

BONUS - - Once in a While - Sarah Vaughan - HEY! I really wanted a video of Nat King Cole singing this, and I couldn't find one!  Is it okay if I throw a tantrum now?!?


    Happy Birthday today to   Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

23 -   Sandra Ray ('61) of VA AND    John Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND Fayetta Covert Stansbury (Ferguson HS - '72) of FL;

24 -     Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA;

25 -   Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA;

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


November 18, 1940 - Adolf Hitler met with Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano about Mussolini's invasion of Greece. Hitler was not aware of Mussolini's plan, which was not successful.

November 18, 1943
- Britain's Royal Air Force bombed Berlin with little success. 440 bombers were used in the raid that resulted in 131 Berliners being killed and nine British bombers were shot down and 53 aircrew members were killed.


Wednesday, November 18, 1964 - Journalist Rita Cosby (Inside Edition) was born in Brooklyn, New York.

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 11/17/09 - "FOUL PLAY":

Help me help a long time friend, please, by forwarding this to those on your email list. Dan would appreciate it and so would I. We NNHS folks and friends have to stick together!!

    From Dan Coleman (’63) of NC - 11/17/09 - "FOUL PLAY":

Wayne, maybe you can help me create an internet campaign for my mystery novel coming out in May. It's not something likely to make any money to speak of, but it'll help develop a readership for it and successive books in the series. The story features a Hampton private eye working a murder case down here in Carolina, at the beach.

You can see the book's cover and a brief synopsis of the story on my web site, (not case-sensitive), or a brief bio and description on my publisher's site,

Thanks for anything you can do. I appreciate it.

Dan L. Coleman


   WOWZERONI-RINI! Why, certainly, Wayne Honey - and Best Wishes, Danny! How exciting! (Mystery novels are my personal FAVE!)

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 11/17/09 - "NNHS Class of 1958 Holiday Gathering and Dinner, Tue. 12/15/09":

NNHS Class of 1958 Holiday Gathering and Dinner

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Al Fresco Ristorante

 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA, 23606 (between J. Clyde Morris Boulevard and Pilot House Drive)

The Restaurant is in the Oyster Point Square Shopping center.

NOTE: Al Fresco is considered by many to be the finest Italian restaurant on the Peninsula, and it is very reasonably priced.

Please let Joe Drewry know how many will be in your party so the restaurant will have an estimate of the number of guests to prepare for.

Call or email Joe (, 757-244-4443 ext 4)

Social begins at 6PM (cash bar)

Dinner served at 7PM

Orders will be placed at the dinner from the limited menu selections listed below. 

Main courses are priced between $15 & $25 and include a salad. 

Desserts are available for about $5 (Tiramisu is the signature dessert of Al Fresco Ristorante). 

An extensive wine selection is available, by bottle or the glass.

 Guest will be responsible for their checks payable by cash or credit card.

Choose from the following menu selection (a vegetarian pasta selection is also available). No need to decide now -you will place your choice at the dinner.

·         Fettuccini Al Fresco: Shrimp & diced chicken, garlic, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes in a marinara sauce.

·         Vitello alla Marsala: Veal scaloppini sautéed with mushroom finished in a marsala wine sauce.

·         Polo Rustco:  Chicken breast, sausage, sun-dried tomato, red pepper & olives in white cream sauce.

·         Salmon salsa Bianca: Sautéed with artichoke hearts, mushrooms & Julian carrots in a white wine sauce.

·         Flounder Francese:  Filet of flounder dipped in a light egg batter, sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms & capers, finished in a white wine lemon sauce.

Since Al Fresco is quite flexible in their ability to accommodate our group, you are encouraged to invite other NNHS alums and friends of our 1958 class to join with us for fellowship and Holiday cheer at this dinner gathering.  Please send an email to Joe Drewry with the names of those expected to attend.  And please pass the word to classmates who may not receive this email.

 Typhoons Forever

   Thanks so much, Joe!

        From David Whitley (’67) of VA - 11/17/09 - “Happy Thanksgiving!":

Nice thoughts from random New Yorkers – hey, I thought New Yorkers were supposed to be cold & rude! - In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

   Au contraire, Darlin', New Yorkers are simply fabulous! Thanks for this great video, Gorgeous, it's a real mood brightener!

  From Mike White (’67) of VA - 11/17/09 - “Half Boy Half Man”:


I think this pretty much covers it all, regardless of which side of center we fall on politically.

Half Boy Half Man

The average age of the military man is 19 years...

He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father's, but he has never collected unemployment either.

He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and a 155mm howitzer.

He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk. He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the dark. He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.

He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.

He can march until he is told to stop, or stop until he is told to march.

He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity.

He is self-sufficient.

He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry.

He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.

If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his food. He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low.

He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands.

He can save your life - or take it, because that is his job.

He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all.

He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short lifetime.

He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed.
He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to 'square-away ' those around him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking.

In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.

Just as did his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.
He has asked nothing in return, except our friendship and understanding.

Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.

When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our ground troops in
Afghanistan, sailors on ships, and airmen in the air, and for those in Iraq, Afghanistan and all foreign countries.

   And a BIG AMEN! Thanks so much, Mike!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA – 11/17/09 – “‘Calling on Angels’ & More”:
I love the effects in this and the lyrics are beautiful.

I need a sign to let me know you're here
All of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere
I need to know that things are gonna look up
'Cause I feel us drowning in a sea spilled from a cup

When there is no place safe and no safe place to put my head
When you feel the world shake from the words that are said

And I'm calling all angels
I'm calling all you angels

I won't give up if you don’t give up [Repeat x4]

I need a sign to let me know you're here
'Cause my TV set just keeps it all from being clear
I want a reason for the way things have to be
I need a hand to help build up some kind of hope inside of me

When children have to play inside so they don't disappear
And private eyes solve marriage lies cause we don't talk for years
And futbol teams are kissing Queens
and losing sight of having dreams
In a world that what we want is only what we want until it's ours

[Chorus x2]

Calling all you angels


Bill's wife started noticing how forgetful he was becoming. Being the concerned wife, she convinced him to see a doctor.

Bill was a little worried when the doctor came in. Sensing his patient's nervousness, the first thing the doctor did was to ask what was troubling him.

"Well," Bill answered. "I seem to be getting forgetful. I'm never sure I can remember where I put the car, or whether I answered a letter, or where I'm going, or what it is I'm going to do once I get there, if I get there. So, I really need your help. What can I do?"

The doctor thought for a moment then answered, "Pay me in advance.”


Today's Random Fact:

All swans in
England are the property of the queen or king


Thanksgiving Day was approaching and the family had received a card with a painting of a Pilgrim family on their way to church. Grandma showed the card to her small grandchildren, observing: "The Pilgrim children liked to go to church with their mothers and fathers."

"Oh yeah?" her young grandson replied. "So why is their dad carrying that rifle?"


   Thank you, Shari!



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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

  Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/17/09:

A Ham Dinner

A young woman was preparing a ham dinner. After she cut off the end of the ham, she placed it in a pan for baking. Her friend asked her,"Why did you cut off the end of the ham"? And she replied ,"I really don't know but my mother always did, so I thought you were supposed to."

Later when talking to her mother she asked her why she cut off the end of the ham before baking it, and her mother replied,"I really don't know, but that's the way my mom always did it."

A few weeks later while visiting her grandmother, the young woman asked, "Grandma, why is it that you cut off the end of a ham before you bake it?"

Her grandmother replied ,"Well dear, it would never fit into my baking pan."


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

2. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its annual Gathering and Dinner at Al Fresco Italian Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue. For details, contact Joe Drewry at - CLASS OF 1958 AND “other NNHS alums and friends of our 1958 class are invited to join with us”!

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 11/16/09

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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Once in a While

Music by Michael Edwards (1893-1962) Lyrics by Bud Green (19 Nov 1897 - 02 Jan 1981), 1937

Once in a while,
Will you try
To give one little thought to me,
Though someone else may be
Nearer your heart?

Once in a while,
Will you dream
Of the moments
I shared with you,
Moments before we two
Drifted apart?

In love's smoldering ember,
One spark may remain.
If love still can remember,
That spark may burn again.

I know that I'll
Be contented with
Yesterday's memory,
Knowing you think of me
Once in a while.


Once in a while...

In love's smoldering ember,
One spark may remain.
If love still can remember,
The spark may burn again.

I know that I'll
Be contented with
Yesterday's memory,
Knowing you think of me
Once in a while...
Once in a while.

"Once in a While" midi (sequenced by Gene Confrey) courtesy of - 11/12/09

“Once in a While” lyrics courtesy
of - 11/18/09

Animated Hummingbird clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/18/09
Thanks, Shari!

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

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!

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!

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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

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

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