NNHS Newsletter -
“It really changed my life. When we split
up, something changed, permanently,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We're continuing with our theme of gloomy blues ballads today. It seems only appropriate so close to Thanksgiving. You know how it is, you can't appreciate the happy moments if you don't know the sad.....
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-JOUyQtX0w - You've Changed - Billie Holiday
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXBpVctOEVw - You've Changed - Sarah Vaughan, 1960
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTd8t6qug_U - You've Changed - Ligia Piro - Hmmm - she could have a bit of a problem here; she's singing, "No need to tell me that we're through, It's all over now," and she appears to be rather preggers..... It reminds me of a cartoon I saw in a magazine at least 50 years ago of an obviously pregnant Juliet standing on her balcony, and mournfully pleading, "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?"
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er4uxL1dcRc - You've Changed - George Michael - My Favorite Version! This proves it. I live in a Dixie cup. I never heard of this man with the sensuous voice. I thought George-Michael was a character on "Arrested Development".....
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to the late Rose Woodard Groff ('65) (deceased 10/14/84)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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;
26 - Betsy Goodson Covert (June '37) of MD AND Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC AND Diana Price Carter ('66) of WV;
27 - Gayle Fallin Harris ('57) AND Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
November 20, 1943 -During World War II, U.S. Marines began their landing on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Friday, November 20, 1964 - Hmmm - well, this is all I could find for this particular day forty-five years ago:
From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 11/18/09 - "Reece Family":
Could you pass on my condolences to the Reece family on the passing of their father. I remember Bill ('68 - of ID), Ruthie (Horace - '67 - of FL), Garland ('70) and Kathy (Burke - Warwick HS - '72); they were an outstanding family. He is resting in peace.
Jay Styles, '68
AMEN to all that! Thanks, Jay Sweetie, I sent your note to Ruthie!
From http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 11/16/09 - "Helpful Hints":
Little Things that Make a Big
It's the little things that
count, it's true. We, all of us, have myriad opportunities every day to
imbue the little things in our lives with enough power to make a big
difference. It's easy, and it's fun. In the process, you'll gain goodwill,
confidence and karma points. Ready?
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/18/09 - "Emergency Flu Mask":
In case we run out
of masks during the N1H1 flu season, here is a ‘homemade’ mask
EWWW-ARGHHH!!! Thanks, Glenn!
MAKE SURE YOUR MASK
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
ArcaMax Jokes - 11/19/09:
This is a transcript between a commuter and the railroad company, regarding services of the latter.
"Gentlemen: I have been riding trains daily for the last twenty-two years, and the service on your line seems to be getting worse every day. I am tired of standing in the aisle all the time on a 14-mile trip. I think your transportation system is worse than that enjoyed by people 2,000 years ago. Yours truly, A Commuter"
The Reply to the above:
"Dear Sir: We received your letter with reference to the shortcomings of our service and believe you are somewhat confused in your history. The only mode of transportation 2,000 years ago was by foot. Sincerely, Western Railways"
And the Counter-Reply was:
"Gentlemen: I am in receipt of your letter, and I think you are the ones who are confused in your history. If you will refer to the Bible, Book of David, 9th Chapter, you will find that Balaam rode to town 'seated' on his donkey... That, gentlemen, is something I have not been able to do on your train in the last twenty-two years! Yours truly, A Long 'Standing' Commuter"
ArcaMax Jokes - 11/19/09:
WAIT a minute! There IS no book of David in the Bible! I thought this might refer to Psalms (i.e., "the Psalms of David"), but the ninth chapter does not mention Balaam. In fact, the only mentions of Balaam that I could find at all are in Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Nehemiah, Micah, II Peter, Jude, and Revelation. And I found nothing that even mildly sounds like this sentence. But maybe it's just me...... NO, WAIT! Here it is:
"And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab."
- Numbers. 22: 21 (KJV)
But there's still no such thing as the ninth chapter of David.....
Fast Old Ladies
Sitting on the highway waiting to catch speeders, a state police officer saw a car puttering along at 22 M.P.H. He thinks to himself, that car is just as dangerous as a speeder. So, he turns his lights on and pulls the car over. Approaching the car, he notices there are five old ladies, two at the front and three at the back, wide eyed and looking like ghosts.
The driver obviously confused said, "Officer, I don't understand, I wasn't doing over the speed limit!, What seems to be the problem?"
"Ma'am," the officer said, "you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be dangerous".
"Slower than the speed limit? NO SIR! I was doing exactly 22 miles an hour," the
old woman said proudly.
The officer containing a chuckle explains that 22 was the route number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned, thanking the officer for pointing out her error.
"Before I go Ma'am, I have to ask, is everyone OK? These women seem badly shaken and haven't uttered a word all this time."
"Oh! they will be alright in a minute, Officer, we just got off Route 142."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
|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 Pabletz@aol.com - CLASS OF 1957|
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”!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1960|
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http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Written and Composed by Carl Fischer and Bill Carey, 1941
I've an awful feeling
That this thought that's been a stealing
Through my brain
Is not to be ignored
But to really tell the truth
Though I'm not a well known sleuth
I honestly believe that you are bored
That sparkle in your eyes is gone
Your smile is just a careless yawn
You're breaking my heart
Your kisses now are so blasé
You're bored with me in every way
I can't understand
You've forgotten the words, "I love you"
Each memory that we've shared
You ignore every star above you
I can't realize you've ever cared
You're not the angel I once knew
No need to tell me that we're through
It's all over now
"You've Changed" midi (sequenced by Gene Confrey) courtesy of http://www.midistudio.com/Guests/G-Confrey/index.html - 11/12/09
"You've Changed" lyrics courtesy of http://www.bluesforpeace.com/lyrics/you-changed.htm - 11/20/09
Animated Broken Heart clip art courtesy of - well, I just do not know.....
Animated Dripping Blood Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars6.html - 07/11/09
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of
Animated Ringing Gold Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
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