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11/28/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
You've Made Me So Very Happy

“It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing
that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”

Dale Carnegie
(24 Nov 1888 - 01 Nov 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Soooo, are you feeling happy today??

BONUS #1 - - You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat & Tears, 1969

BONUS #2 - - You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat & Tears, 1993


  From Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 11/28/09, 11:06 AM - "Correction to NNHS 1960 DATES TO REMEMBER":

Dear Carol,

We need a little correction on the NNHS '60 announcement shown below (already corrected).  If you could please include it in your next posting, we would be grateful!

Steve Veazey, NNHS 1960

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 Candle Light Kitchen in Norge (Williamsburg). Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candle Light Kitchen on Right. OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS! RSVP to  NO LATER THAN December 8, 2009.

   Thanks, Steve! I've fixed that now, both here and on the main page:


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jimmy Key ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -      Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;

02 - Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA;

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND  Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA;

05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late    Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND      Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


November 28, 1943 - Tehran Conference U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin met in Tehran, Iran to discuss war strategy.

November 28, 1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin met in Tehran to map out strategy concerning World War II.

November 28, 1944 - Albania was liberated by the Albanian partisans.

November 28, 1954 - Enrico Fermi died. He was the physicist whose research established the theory behind the atomic bomb. He received the Nobel Prize in 1938 for "his discovery of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation."


Saturday, November 28, 1964 - Mariner program: NASA launched the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.

Saturday, November 28, 1964 -  Vietnam War: National Security Council members agreed to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.

Saturday, November 28, 1964 - Michael Bennet, Junior Senator from Colorado, was born in New Delhi, India.


      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 11/25/09 - "First Small Winter Strom for the "Wasatch Back" (Park City)":

Hi Carol,

First of all thanks for all the hard work! You inform us about each other all over this great land of ours! And a Happy Thanksgiving.

I can't tell you how many people at our 45-year reunion said how they liked the
pictures and notes about Park City, Utah you posted for me. I thought perhaps most people are not aware of what it takes to start a ski season at Deer Valley Resort so I have attached pictures of "whales". Whales are mounds of man made snow blown from our snow guns. We let the whales sit for as long as we can for the moisture to drain and it becomes a consistent temperature. We mainly make snow for the spring in areas that melt fast. We use approximately 150 million gallons of water making snow in a season. Of course this water runs off the mountain back into our lakes and ponds in the spring. We will not open a run until it is at least 3 feet deep. Also we employ approximately 2500 people during the busiest part of the season. So come on out and enjoy the beauty of it all and I will personally ski with you. You may not like where I take you but never fear, our snow is great fluffy powder and if you fall it won't hurt much!

PS. The picture from my kitchen window was the day after I had cooked a Smithfield ham. The fresh snow and the smell of the ham reminded me of what a surprise it was to see the first snow at
Stuart Gardens.

Take care all and come visit.


   These nine images are so exciting, Phil! Rather than post them here, I'll give the link to your page where we can view them to full effect:

   Thank you so much, Phil!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/27/09 - "Recent PC Acquisition":

  Attached is a recent EBAY purchase. Of the many views of Washington Avenue I already have in my collection, this was one that I had never seen before.

This one, perhaps more than any other I have seen, gives a real sense of the hustle, bustle, and vitality that was once downtown Newport News. Where did it all go?


   You know, David, as I was processing this, I began to wonder if it might not just be that (ironic as it may seem), black and white images sometimes capture more vibrancy than colored ones.

Looking North on Washington Avenue
   Contrast this one with one you sent me about six years ago taken from roughly the same angle (if not quite the same spot), but probably about ten years later:

   Of course, there's far less traffic on the street in this later shot, but I think it's more than that...

     Congratulations on your latest treasure, Brown Eyes - and thanks so very much for sharing it with us!


Looking North on Washington Avenue

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 11/27/09 - "Our Small Thanksgiving at Home":

Happy Thanksgiving from the Wasatch Back!

As we were unable to have family this year I took the opportunity to take a few pictures on ""auto"" to share our day. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday - the smell of turkey, football and being home with family. I wanted to thank our troops for keeping us safe and able to have such a great day. Carol, I know you have a true military family and you must be proud. I hope you had them home with you.
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2009
Phil ('64) and Sylvia Hall ('66) Hammond at Home in Park City, UT

I also would like to thank the 1964 45-year reunion committee for making such a great wine. You may see it on my table. We really enjoyed it with dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving to all,

Thanks so much, Phil - I am proud of "my babies" - all of them! We did have five of our seven children here with us, but our #2 son,          Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of TX) and our #6 son,            Dale (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02 - of MA), and their families were unable to make it.  (I don't know where we would have stashed ten more people anyway - GIGGLES!)

   We've enjoyed several small Thanksgivings together in recent years, but aside from the great fun of all the chickadees around, one of the main advantages to larger gatherings is that no one person needs to provide all the food!  For instance, this year all I myself baked (over two days, even!) was two pecan pies, a sweet potato casserole, a double batch of dressing, and some unfrosted spice cake - and even that just about wiped me out.  I'm afraid that the huge feasts I used to prepare in years past are now beyond my ability to endure.  I have achieved Ultimate Wussidom.  Sigh.

   Down in Texas my second daughter-in-law,   Bethany (Winona Harty - Siuslaw HS, OR - '94 - of TX), had no such problem; looky what she did (scroll down to her Thanksgiving Day entry - complete with a recipe!):

   The rest of my little darlings outdid themselves as well; I just don't have the photographic evidence to prove it!

 Thanks again for sharing yours, Phil - and Bethany!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/26/09 - "Windfall":

  I HOPE IT WORKS (for both of us).  Money always comes in handy, especially at this time of year!!

A little Angel for you......

You have just been sent a Financial Abundance angel!
Pass her to two people, and be rich in four days. Pass her to six then be rich in two days.

You ARE already rich!

I am not joking; you will find an un-expected windfall.
If you delete her, you will never know how she works….

She really does work like magic!  
NO Pass Backs. Pray HER forward ***  Pass it on


   OH, GOODY! Thank you, Joyce - I hope it works, too - for both of us! I just sent it to over 550 people, so I should be rolling in money by Monday morning! That would be lovely!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 11/27/09 - "Fun Car test":

   Thanks, Glenn! (I'll not even share my embarrassing score with the class...  )

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 11/27/09 - "The Talking Centipede":

The Talking Centipede

A single guy decided life would be more fun if he had a pet. So he went to the pet store and told the owner that he wanted to buy an unusual pet.

After some discussion, he finally bought a talking centipede, (100-legged bug), which came in a little white box to use for his house.

He took the box back home, found a good spot for the box, and decided he would start off by taking his new pet to church with him. So he asked the centipede in the box, "Would you like to go to church with me today? We will have a good time."

But there was no answer from his new pet...

This bothered him a bit, but he waited a few minutes and then asked again, "How about going to church with me and receive blessings?"

But again, there was no answer from his new friend and pet. So he waited a few minutes more, thinking about the situation.

The guy decided to invite the centipede one last time.. This time he put his face up against the centipede's house and shouted, "Hey, in there! Would you like to go to church with me and learn about God?"


This time, a little voice came out of the box, "I heard you the first time! I'm putting on my shoes!"

 GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 11/27/09:

Memories and Good Fortune

An elderly couple were celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired.

Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Andy had carved, "I love you, Sally."

On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up, but not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money. It totaled fifty thousand dollars.

Andy said, "We've got to give it back." Sally said, "Finders keepers." She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.

The next day two FBI men were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knock on the door. "Pardon me, but did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?"

Sally said, "No."

Andy said, "She's lying. She hid it up in the attic."

Sally said, "Don't believe him, he's getting senile."

The agents turn to Andy and began to question him. One says: "Tell us the story from the beginning."

Andy said, "Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday..."


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

  Thanks, Jane!


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 Candle Light Kitchen in Norge (Williamsburg). Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 231A-Norge, go 1-1/2 miles to Richmond Road, go through light, look for shopping center on left, Candle Light Kitchen on Right. OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS! RSVP to  NO LATER THAN December 8, 2009.
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 -

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 11/23/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol 





Carol Buckley Harty

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You've Made Me So Very Happy

Written by Berry Gordy Jr., Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, and Frank Wilson, 1967

Recorded by Blood, Sweat & Tears, 1969

I lost at love before
Got mad and closed the door
But you said "Try, just once more"

I chose you for the one
Now we're having so much fun
You treated me so kind
I'm about to lose my mind
You made me so very happy
I'm so glad you came into my life

The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you

'Cause you came and you took control
You touched my very soul
You always showed me that
Loving you is where it's at
You made me so very happy
I'm so glad you came into my life
Thank you, babe
Yeah, yeah

I love you so much you see
You're even in my dreams
I can hear you
I can hear you callin' me
I'm so in love with you
All I ever want to do is
Thank you babe, thank you babe

[Instrumental Interlude]

You made me so very happy
I'm so glad you came into my life
You made me so very happy
You made me so so, so very happy, babe
I'm so glad you came
Into my life

I want to thank you, girl
Every day of my life
I want to thank you
You made me so very happy...

"You've Made Me So Very Happy" midi courtesy of - 11/27/09

"You've Made Me So Very Happy" lyrics courtesy of  - 11/27/09

"Happy on Beach" Image courtesy of - 11/27/09

Smiley Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 10/12/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

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