02/03/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
“All I know is that you love me...in my dreams.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme is prompted by my state of mind this week. If you've been wondering why I'm so backlogged and why there has been such a proliferation of bloopers, this is it. If you know where I can get a large can of oxygen to clear the cobwebs from my brain, please send it my way. If you haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary, I thank you for your sweet indulgence.
Folk singer Jake Holmes wrote and recorded "Dazed and Confused" for his debut solo album "The Above Ground Sound" of Jake Holmes, released in June 1967. Like the other tracks on the album, the song does not include any drums. It was recorded entirely with the trio of Holmes on guitar, keyboard and vocals, Ted Irwin on guitar and Lee Underwood on bass. The song has been incorrectly labelled as a tale about a bad acid trip. Holmes himself has confirmed that this is not the case. In 2001 he gave an interview to Shindig! magazine and said this about "Dazed and Confused":
I never took acid. I smoked grass and tripped on it, but I never took acid. I was afraid to take it. The song's about a girl who hasn't decided whether she wants to stay with me or not. It's pretty much one of those love songs.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsvs-pAGDc - Dazed and Confused - Jake Holmes, June 1967 (no video)
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eIwfym0TbY - Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin, March 17, 1969
1. Anne Bradley Hart ('61) of TX - 02/02/10 (via a phone call)
Thanks, Anne - Welcome Aboard!
I was so "dazed and confused" I forgot to ask you if you wanted your addy published or when your birthday is, but I've added you here and there:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Maynard Thweatt ('57)!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
05 - Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA;
06 - Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA;
08 - Bob Hines ('66) of VA;
09 - Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;
10 - Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA AND the late Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND Mike Miller ('65) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 3, 1944 - During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seized Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.|
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Wednesday, February 3, 1965 - Politician Karlous Marx Shinohamba was born in Nambia.|
The Rev. Peter H. Makris, retired priest of the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the age of 76. His complete obituary is posted on the page of the church he loved and served so well:
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 02/02/10 - "An offer of help":
I do enjoy your 'This Day in WWII' feature and hope others do, as well. I think it might be of more interest to your readership if you'd occasionally include items of significance that have a NN flavor.....
OOOH, YES! Thanks so much, Bill! That would be super, and very much appreciated!
From Terry Haney ('66) of VA - 01/29/10 - "A Few More Things I Thought You Might Have A Place For (#4 in a Series)":
I've attached some more items which you can use on your website if you have a place for them.
|Well, we certainly have a place already awaiting these two gems, Don't we?!?|
Thanks so much, Terry!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/02/10 - "Sullenberger/US Air video - don't miss":
Don Chaney ('66 - of MD) sent this my
way-it IS worth your time!!
Here is a link to the Sullenberger/USAir Hudson-landing recreation. Worth watching and absolutely riveting.
Make sure you run it full screen so you can watch speedo and altimeter plus see pilot's view.
WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Donnie! I thought we ran this a week or so ago, but who really knows - and besides, it's beyond cool!
Bobby Maddy called today and he asked that we convey to our classmates of NNHS Class of 1957 his appreciation for all the gifts, phone calls and letters that have showered upon him since the fire. He was especially touched by a very generous gift from a widow that he knows can ill afford such a gift, but she suffered a fire years ago and knows how such an event can set one back. It brought Bobby to tears when he described the love shown to him.
Local churches have brought them food, clothing, shoes, and money to help them get back on their feet.
They lost everything, and thanks to a kind neighbor their dog escaped the fire, when they ran over and let him out upon seeing the smoke and fire. They also moved Bobby's car from the driveway so it would not be damaged.
He wants everyone to know that God is Glorified in the love shown to them.
Maybe you could send this note of thanks out to your subscribers, for some help has come from other TYPHOON.
Thank you so much for this moving report, Adonis! Our thoughts, prayers, and (hopefully) actions continue to be with Bobby and his family!
From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 02/02/10 - "Deer Valley Monday Jan 31 after another dump!":
I know you get tired of my pictures but I cannot help but love to share the beauty of the mountains. I even went in on my day off to ski and take these new pictures after 11 inches of snow. I hope you all enjoy them.
Why, Phil, I'm quite fond of Utah mountains myself!
Wait a minute. I'd better restate that. I'm not fond of skiing on them, or climbing on them, or even really of driving through them. I'm fond of LOOKING at them - while walking down State Street in Salt Lake City. That about does it for my excitement and physical activity - and that was over 40 years ago (I lived there from January to June of 1968).....
Thanks for these breathtaking images, Phil!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/02/10, 7:56 AM - "USS Boxer (LPH-4)":
Most likely when Jim Cobb ('66) of VA signed your guest registry on your website he made a keying error. When the USS Boxer (CVS-21) was converted to an Amphibious Command Ship known as a Landing Platform Helicopter she was the fourth vessel so designated and became known as LPH-4.
Knowing your inclination towards detail, I was surprised that you did not catch it, and went ahead an listed LPH-3 in the Famous Sailor entry for Jim Cobb.
You kindly give me waaay too much credit, Major Madagan! Given my ability with and recognition of numbers (to say nothing of the Mysteries of Military Nomenclature!), I would not have spotted that error anytime between now and eternity! I was excited enough that I recognized without prompting that you and Jim served aboard the same ship, albeit at different times!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/02/10, 12:51 PM - "RE: USS Boxer (LPH-4)":
Between you and me, an LPH is not a Amphibious Command Ship. That is not to say that the Landing Force Commander and other staff might not have been embarked, as an LPH was large enough to accommodate staff and may well have been Flag-configured.
To clarify, an Amphibious Command Ship is designated "LCC". There are currently two such vessels in commission:
Homeport / Status
You may find this amusing. Mount Whitney now has a Military Sealift Command (MSC) civilian mariner (CIVMAR) crew, except that the CO remains a Navy uniformed Captain (O-6). The XO job was converted to a Master-licensed CIVMAR and is termed the Chief Mate a.k.a. First Officer. Of course, there are uniformed staff embarked for Flag support and communications. CIVMARs comprise Deck and Engineering.
you for that fascinating clarification, Mon Capitain!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/02/10 - "Hoping your day is...":
peaceful and carefree !
Bubba's sister is pregnant and is in a bad car accident, which caused her to fall into a deep coma. After nearly six months, she awakens and sees that she is no longer pregnant.
Frantically, she asks the doctor about her baby. The doctor replies, "Ma'am, you had twins -- a boy and a girl. The babies are fine. Your brother came in and named them."
The woman thinks to herself, "Oh, no! Not Bubba; he's an idiot!"
Expecting the worst, she asks the doctor, "Well, what's the girl's name?"
"Denise," the doctor answers.
The new mother thinks, "Wow! That's a beautiful name! I guess I was wrong about my brother. I really like the name Denise."
Then she asks the doctor, "What's the boy's name?"
The doctor replies, "Denephew."
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Shari!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/02/10 - "Grandparents":
My daughter Karen sent this to
me. Use as you need. Funny. :)
1. She was in the bathroom,
putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as
she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to
leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper
good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about
kissing the toilet paper good-bye....
2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"
3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"
4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. "We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods."
The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"
5. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story.
"What's it about?" he asked. "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."
6. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!"
7. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."
8. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure." "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised "Mine says I'm 4 to 6."
9. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today."
The grandmother, more than a
little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said. "How
do you make babies?"
"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."
10. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher.
The small boy wrote: "The fireman
came down the ladder pregnant."
The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.
"Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."
11. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties.
"They use him to keep crowds back," said one child.
"No," said another. "He's just
for good luck."
A third child brought the argument to a close. "They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."
12. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."
13. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!
14. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joan!
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":
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FINALLY:From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/02/10:
A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, he said: "Now, students, if I stood on my head the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I should turn red in the face."
"Yes, sir," the boys said.
"Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?"
A little fellow shouted, "'It's because yer feet ain't empty."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, February 12, 2010, 6:00 PM - The NN/Hampton Breakfast Bunch will hold their Annual Valentine's Dinner at the Hampton Yacht Club. Those interested can call Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800.
2. 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 email@example.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
3. 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
4. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at email@example.com.
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Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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"Dazed and Confused" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/ledzeppelin/ - 02/03/10
"Dazed and Confused" lyrics courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ledzeppelin/dazedandconfused.html - 02/03/10
Image of Confused Baby courtesy of http://kkavenue.wordpress.com/ - 02/03/10
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
Animated Bar 117 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars7.html - 02/03/10
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Navy and Coast Guard Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al
Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who fought in WWII
Thanks again, Herbie!
Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.pdclipart.org/displayimage.php?album=108&pos=96 - 03/01/09
Valentines clip art
courtesy of John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/09/09
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