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11/21/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Stan Musial's 90th Birthday

“The first principle of contract negotiations is don't remind them
of what you did in the past - tell them what you're going to do in the future.”

Stan Musial
(b. 21 Nov 1920)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ah, goody - another birthday celebration!

BONUS #1 - - Stan "The Man" Musial (with songs by Marty Bronson)

BONUS #2 - - Stan "The Man" Musial

BONUS #3 - - Stan Musial on What's my Line?

BONUS #4 - - Jack Buck on Stan Musial

BONUS #5 - - Stan Musial, 1991??

BONUS #6 - - Stan Musial plays "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" on his harmonica

BONUS #7 - - Stan Musial, Opening Day, 2008 (Everybody loves Stan the Man!)


From - 11/18/10 - "Congratulations      Stan Musial!":


The St. Louis Cardinals want to congratulate Stan Musial on being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and thank the best fans in baseball for taking a Stand for Stan!

In the official press release, Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. says, "We are very grateful that President Obama will award Stan Musial the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Not only is Stan one of the greatest players to play the game of baseball, he is also an extraordinary American deserving of the nation's highest civilian honor."

Thank you Cardinal Nation!



   As we were crossing the Mighty Mississippi into St. Louis tonight on the way to visit Paul in the hospital, we saw the giant sign of the Lumiere Casino-Theatre reflected in the water proclaiming with running white letters on a red background:



  From Kenny Branch ('62) of AR - 11/20/10 - "RE:         Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL)":

I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby, especially at this time of year. Here's hoping and praying for a speedy recovery.  
Kenny Branch '62

   Thank you so much, Kenny!

     From Me ('65) of IL - 11/20/10, 10:00 PM - "Update on Haul Party (or      Paul Harty, if you prefer)":

   As you may know, everyone in this household has been battling colds, flu, and general malaise since "'jes 'fore" Halloween.

   Last night at 8:45 after Paul had not been able to eat or drink anything for almost a full day, we asked The Lady of the House (who was taking her nightly bath after a long day's work) if she could drive us over to the local hospital so they could scope out his throat and see what was causing the blockage.  She said, "Load him into the car and I'll be right down."  As she turned on the engine, she said, "Would you rather go to St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis?  It's not that much farther to get the best."

  So we did.

   The very nice emergency staff saw him right away.  After hooking him up to a battery of machines to check his stats (pulse great, BP not too shabby, temperature 100.2), the doctor ordered a IV steroid to reduce the swelling in his sore throat, an EKG, a breathing treatment, a cat scan of his throat, chest X-Rays, and probably a few other things I missed.

   Results showed Paul (who genetically has an extremely narrow breathing passage) did not have pneumonia or anything lodged in his throat after all.  Rather, his larynx, trachea, throat, and neck were so infected that they were swollen practically shut.  He was then given IV antibiotics and fluids, and checked into the hospital so that his breathing (or lack thereof) could be monitored, and so he could continue to receive IVs as needed.

   My daughter-in-law and I returned home (arriving at 4:15 Saturday morning).

   I spoke to his physician today (Saturday) who told me that while they had originally suspected a tumor in his throat (?!?), they now thought that it was an acute infection of a few days duration, rather than something more serious.  However, they did find a polyp on his thyroid gland, so they will continue to run tests and keep various IVs running until they can determine with more certainty the actual problem.

   Two of my sons and I just returned from seeing Paul, and found him much improved.  I'll send more updates as they become available, and your continued prayers are requested.


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/20/10 - "RE:        Paul":

Considering the possible outcomes, this all sounds like pretty good news. Problems identified and treatable.

I hope he has a speedy recovery and is back home soon.

   Thanks so much, David - I appreciate that!



   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 the late Fayetta Covert Stansbury (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72) - 1954 (deceased 06/03/10)!

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, One and All!


November 20, 1940 - Hungary became a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers

November 20, 1943 - Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) began – United States Marines landed on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffered heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns.

November 20, 1945 - Nuremberg Trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.

November 20, 2002 - The German film "Goebbels and Geduldig" aired on national television in Germany. It was the first Germany made satirical film on the Nazis.


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


Saturday, November 20, 1965 - Musician Mike D (Beastie Boys) was born Michael Diamond in New York City, New York,.

Saturday, November 20, 1965 - Rapper Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) was born Senen Reyes in Havana, Cuba.

Saturday, November 20, 1965 - Musician Yoshiki Hayashi (林 佳樹) (X Japan) was born in Tateyama, Japan.

Saturday, November 20, 1965 - Racing car driver Jimmy Vasser was born in Canoga Park, California.


Sunday, November 21, 1965 - Musician Björk was born Björk Guðmundsdóttir (ˈpjœr̥k ˈkvʏðmʏntsˌtoʊhtɪr) in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Sunday, November 21, 1965 - Basketball player Reggie Lewis was born in Baltimore, Maryland.  He suffered sudden cardiac death on the basketball court at an off-season practice on 27 July 1993 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts on 27 July 1993. He was 27 years old.

Sunday, November 21, 1965 - Actor Alexander Siddig was born Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahd (محمد أحمد عبدالكريم المهد‎) in Sudan.

Sunday, November 21, 1965 - Rose Woodard celebrated her 18th birthday.

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important!


   Grace has been named the
September 2010 People's Choice!

   BUT - She's falling considerably behind a dog in California named Dollar!

   The last time I checked Dollar was WAAAY ahead of Grace. We cannot allow this to happen! Doncha wanna go shopping and spot Grace's image on a bag of dog food and know that YOU played a large part in placing her there?!?

   It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!

  From Steve Hochman ('60) of VA - 11/17/10:


I could not open today's newsletter.  It said, OOPS, INTERNET EXPLORER CANNOT CONNECT!  Thanks for all you do!  We all appreciate you!

Sincerely, Steve Hochman

   Hmmm..... I did not find your note right away, Steve, and certainly I've made a great many glaring errors in the last few days, but I tend to think this is an Internet Explorer problem - or maybe even something weather related.  Should it happen again, try approaching it from another direction, perhaps directly from the site itself, the site map, or directly from the Newsletter section:

   Thanks so much, Steve!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/20/10 - "I Will Survive Thanksgiving!":

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Glenn!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/20/10 - "Shrek, Brad Pitt & J Lo":

Shrek, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lopez were all having lunch together.

Shrek said, 'I have always thought that I'm the strongest man in the world, but how can I be sure?

Brad Pitt said, 'I'm pretty sure I'm the hottest man alive, but I've never had it confirmed.'

Jennifer Lopez agreed.

'I'm told I'm the sexiest of them all, but sometimes I wonder.'

They all decided that the best way to find out if their beliefs were true was to approach the wicked Queen's mirror to confirm for them whether Shrek was the strongest, Brad Pitt was the hottest and Jennifer Lopez was the sexiest.

They agreed to meet again the next day for lunch to discuss their findings.

The next day Shrek walked up with a smile.

'Well, it's true. The mirror told me that I am the strongest man in the world!'

Brad Pitt followed and boasted it is true, it has been confirmed that I am the hottest!!

Jennifer Lopez walked in, head bent, tears in her eyes and asked, "Who in the world is GLENN DYE?"

      Thanks again, Glenn!

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!



"Big Turkeys”

There's the time a lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn't find one big enough for her family.

She asked a stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?"

The stock boy replied, "No ma'am, they're dead."



1. Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 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.

3. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!

4. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its Holiday Party at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606. CONTACT: Joe Drewry (, 757-244-4443, ext 4)

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

6. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 08/22/10

BLOG: - updated 10/21/10

  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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 Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Melody by Albert Von Tilzer (née Albert Gumm/Gummbinsky) (29 Mar 1878 - 01 Oct 1956), 1908

Words by Jack Norworth (05 Jan 1879 - 01 Sept 1959)

(1908 Version)

Katie Casey was baseball mad,
Had the fever and had it bad;
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev'ry sou
Katie blew.
On a Saturday, her young beau
Called to see if she'd like to go,
To see a show but Miss Kate said "no,
I'll tell you what you can do:"

Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names;
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along,
Good and strong.
Whent he score was just two to two,
Katie Casey knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang sing this song:
(1927 Version)

Nelly Kelly loved baseball games,
Knew the players, knew all their names,
You could see her there ev'ry day,
Shout "Hurray,"
When they'd play.
Her boy friend by the name of Joe
Said, "To Coney Isle, dear, let's go,"
Then Nelly started to fret and pout,
And to him I heard her shout:

Nelly Kelly was sure some fan,
She would root just like any man,
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along,
Good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Nelly Kelly knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang sing this song:

Take me out to the ballgame.
   Take me out with the crowd.
   Buy me some peanuts and crackerjack.
   I don't care if I never get back.
   Let me root, root, root for the home team
   If they don't win it's a shame.
   For it's, one, two,
   Three strikes you're out,
   At the old ballgame.

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 11/21/10

First Image of Stan Musial courtesy of - 11/19/10

Second Image of Stan Musial courtesy of - 11/19/10

Baseball Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/14/03

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 Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

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

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