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11/21/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Tweety Bird's 67th Birthday

“I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat.”

- Tweety Bird
(b. 21 Nov 1942)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Oh, goody - another celebrity birthday celebration - and this time it's my own precious Tweety Bird's birthday! 

   I had planned to marry Tweety Bird, you know.  Yes, it's true.  Our love began back in 1949.  We usually met in the Westover Theater on Forest Hill Avenue in Richmond.  We visited often there, and grew quite close and began making plans.  Then one day I became quite ill with what we then called German measles.  I remember it well.  I was lying in my little bed with the periwinkle blue nautical-themed coverlet.        My daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25) brought me home a wonderful plastic Tweety Bird toy.  It looked almost exactly as he appears in the first image above - about 7" tall with one of those terribly annoying squeaky-squawky sounds when squeezed.  I didn't mind, though.  I loved that Tweety Bird so!  Over the years we somehow drifted apart - it was very sad - but you never really forget your first love, do you?

BONUS #1 - - Tweety Bird and Sylvester in "I Taw A Putty Tat" (1948)

BONUS #2 - - Tweety Bird and Sylvester in "Greedy for Tweety" (1948)

BONUS #3 - - Tweety Bird and Sylvester in "Bad Ol' Putty Tat" (1949)



   Tweety Bird made his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Tale of Two Kitties (released November 21, 1942).


  Happy Birthday today 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! 


November 21, 1945 - On the second day of the Nuremberg war crimes trial, the tribunal began listening to evidence and testimony against 22 Nazi war criminals.


Saturday, November 21, 1964 - The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened to traffic (at the time it is the world's longest suspension bridge).

Saturday, November 21, 1964 - Second Vatican Council: The third session of the Roman Catholic Church's ecumenical council closed.

Saturday, November 21, 1964 - Basketball player Olden Polynice was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Saturday, November 21, 1964 - Entertainer Liza Tarbuck (daughter of comedian Jimmy Tarbuck) was born in Liverpool, England.

Saturday, November 21, 1964 - Wrestler Shane Douglas was born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania.

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/09 AND From My Friend, Cheryl, of NC - 04/04//09 AND      From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 10/01/09 - "  Tweety Bird Hits 60":

Tweety Bird is 60 years old this week! It happens to all of us...

  I guess we are all getting older. Some age better than others.


   Ah, mais non, mes amis! My darlin' Tweety Bird is sixty-seven years old today, but such a dreadful thing could never be! He will never age, but remains eternally youthful, a monument to the innocent and carefree days of our childhood!

   But thanks anyway, Sweetie-Pies!


  From Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC - 11/19/09- "THANKS":

Carol -

Thanks for your labor(s) of Love for all us Typhoons.

Your the best and you are definitely AMAZING.

Till next time - Jacque Fisher NNHS66 :-)

   Thank you, Jacque, for all your amazing efforts in tracking down that information for us!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 11/20/09, 12:50 AM - "Hi from Jeanb":

Hi Carol,

I just got home tonight and am catching up.  My mother's service was very nice.  We sang "Glory for Me", "How Great Thou Art" and my brother Al had them play, "Mamma burned the Midnight Oil with Prayer"...several people thought Al was singing but it was not him.  

The flowers were gorgeous, Bert's Flower Shop did them (they also did our wedding flowers 41 years ago) and several of my NNHS buddies attended:       Sue Miller Dearnley ('64 - of VA),        Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA),   Fred Mays ('60 - of VA) and     Linda Lane Lane ('64 - of VA) as well as Betty Sue Lanier Rough ('64 - of VA) and her husband Bob.  It was a beautiful day and we sent  Mom (Elsie Watkins Poole) off nicely.  I will post her eulogy shortly for those who would like to read it.  

Love, Jeanb

   Thank you, Jean! We'll look forward to reading her eulogy, and again, our deepest sympathies.

  From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 11/20/09 - "The Laugh-A Lot Breakfast Bunch meeting of 11/14/09":

Hi Carol,
 Hope all's well with you and yours.  Attached is a list of attendees at the Laugh-A Lot Breakfast Bunch meeting.  The next meeting is December 12, 2009.
    From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 11/14/09, 10:19 PM - "Concerning N.N.H.S. breakfast today":


I really enjoyed the breakfast this morning and appreciate so much getting the ride. Here is the list of those who attended:

  Bill Roady
Gene Duncan and his wife Pat (Merilic Duncan) ('62)
  Steve Veazey
  Dr. Steve Hochman
Marie White Gaetano
Richard Eastman
Bennie Damron
< Frank Friedland
    Don Patten
  Fred Mays
Kenny Roberts ('58)
  Horace Underwood ('61)
  Frank Ivey ('59)
Robert Allen ('51) (Family owned Allen's Jewelry Story on Washington Avenue)

This count totals 15 in number.
Take care, my friend......Fred Mays of Newport News, VA

   Thanks so much, Bill - and Fred!
   So - you're saying the Breakfast Meeting in Williamsburg will be a monthly affair?!?
 HOW FABULOUS - and I LOVE your name for it!!!
Wish I were there..... Now back to Bob's images:

Pat Merilic Duncan ('62), Gene Duncan ('60), Frank Friedland ('60), _____ _____, _____ _____,
and Horace Underwood ('61)
Marie White Gaetano ('60), Fred Mays ('60), Steve Hochman ('60), _____ _____, and _____ _____ Frank Friedland ('60), _____ _____, _____ _____, Horace Underwood ('61), Marie White Gaetano ('60), and Fred Mays ('60) _____ _____, _____ _____,
and _____ _____
Saturday, November 14, 2009 - Williamsburg

   Hmmm. Well, we're a little further along in these identifications. See, I TOLDJA that was Steve Hochman! Well, okay, maybe I didn't, but I thought it.....

   I think I can spot Steve Veazey and Don Patten, but I'd rather someone else confirm this..... I saw Frank Ivey almost three years ago, but I can't pick him out, either. And I don't even know which one is YOU! Of course, I haven't SEEN you in - what, fifty years? - but HEY!

   As soon as we can finish filling out these captions (they're driving me CRAZY!), I'll post this on the Reunion Page.

   Meanwhile, I've added your announcement to the Main Page and the bottom of each Newsletter:

   Y'all Have FUN!!!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 11/20/09 - "Hunting Pictures...MADE ME CRY":


We went hunting over the weekend and killed these two plus three smaller ones.

I can't remember how many shots it took, but it was a lot.


   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Bill!



From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/21/09:

Dinner Party

At a posh Manhattan dinner party, a Latin American visitor was telling the guests about this home country and himself. As he concluded, he said, "And I have a charming and understanding wife but, alas, no children."

As his listeners appeared to be waiting for him to continue, he said, haltingly, "You see, my wife is unbearable."

Puzzled glances prompted him to try to clarify the matter: "What I mean is, my wife is inconceivable."

As his companions seemed amused, he floundered deeper into the intricacies of the English language, explaining triumphantly, "That is, my wife, she is impregnable!"

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. Saturday, December 12, 2009 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will again encourage the Laugh-A Lot Breakfast Bunch at 9:00 AM at the Candlelight Kitchen Rest in Croaker (Williamsburg). Directions: Take I-64 to Croaker Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candlelight Rest on Right. - OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS!
3. 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”!
4. 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
5. 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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Oh, Hello, Puddy Tat

Oh, hello, Puddy Tat,
Wha'chu doin' up dere?

 "Oh, Hello, Puddy Tat" wav courtesy of - 11/21/09

First clip art Image of Tweety Bird courtesy of - 11/21/09

Second clip art Image of Tweety Bird courtesy of - 11/21/09

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Pastel Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/17/05

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!

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

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

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

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