03/23/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
“A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.”
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme suggestion came last night from my husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - which was a very good thing, I must say, because I could think of absolutely nothing!
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN2xQ2zqmCI - Baby Elephant Walk - Sequence from Hatari!,1962
"Baby Elephant Walk" is a tune written in 1961 by composer Henry Mancini, for the 1962 release of the movie Hatari! The composer combines brass instruments (including repeated blasts from the tuba) and woodwind elements to convey the sense of a toddler that is large and plodding, but nonetheless filled with the exuberance of youth. The catchy, jazzy simplicity of the tune has made it one of Mancini's most popular works, prompting its appearance on nearly twenty later compilation and best of/greatest hits albums. As the allmusic.com album review states, "if Hatari! is memorable for anything, it's for the incredibly goofy 'Baby Elephant Walk,' which has gone on to be musical shorthand for kookiness of any stripe. Get this tune in your head and it sticks."
1. Bud Leonard (Warwick HS - '60) of VA - 03/21/10 and 03/22/10 - "Web Site Still Up":
George! Yessir, 'deed we do!
It's now found at
Thanks for the update on your new site location. Yes, please include me on your “misnamed” alumni pages even though I’m a “Farmer.”
Particularly enjoy references to TJ and Walter Reed Elementary Schools and possibly seeing mention of whereabouts of Walter Reed classmates Claudia Steele, Mary Ann Edwards, Phil Turner, Billy Cox, and Bernie Cohen, among many others. And surprised there is no mention of the Orrsville basketball and football teams that played at the rec center and gave so many guys their first organized sports experience.
Visiting site from time to time is a real treat! Thx again – George “Bud” Leonard/WHS ‘60
Thanks so much, Bud! Welcome aboard!
Mary Ann has a lovely beach home in Ocean View, and shares it from time to time with her classmates:
The subject of Orrsville does arise from time to time (though rarely have I figured out just what to do with it ); some mention of it may be found here:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND Richard Marshall ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
25 - The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007) AND Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA;
26 - Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC;
28 - Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA;
29 - David Hatchett ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
March 23, 1919 - In
Benito Mussolini founded his
March 23, 1933 - The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
March 23, 1936 - Italy, Austria & Hungary signed the Pact of Rome.
March 23, 1942 - In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces captured the Andaman Islands.
March 23, 1942 - The U.S. government began evacuating Japanese-Americans from West Coast homes to detention centers.
March 23, 1998 - Germany's largest bank pledged $3.1 million to Jewish foundations as restitution for Nazi looting.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Tuesday, March 23, 1965 - NASA launched Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
Tuesday, March 23, 1965 - Actress Sarah Buxton was born in Brentwood, California.
Tuesday, March 23, 1965 - Actor, singer, and former fashion model Richard Grieco was born in Watertown, New York.
Tuesday, March 23, 1965 - Singer Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet) was born Mark McLachlan in Clydebank, Scotland.
Tuesday, March 23, 1965 - Poet, painter, and cruciverbalist Gary Whitehead was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Tuesday, March 23, 1965 - Actress Mae Murray, "The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips," (born Marie Adrienne Koenig on 10 May 1889 in Portsmouth, Virginia) died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California at the age of 75.
From Mike Fordham ('66) of FL - 03/22/10 - " Chip Clark ('65 - of Northern VA) picture on 3-17-10 newsletter":
|Hi Carol ------
Thanks, Mike Fordham.
Thank so much, Mike! I'm 99% sure we figured that out long ago. Hmmm. I wonder why that was never changed on the site?!? It must be that slacker Webmistress again.....
Well, it's fixed now! Give Robin our love!
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 03/22/10 - "Buckroe":
I was in Hampton today, in the Buckroe area, and decided to stop by the beach. It has been many, many years since I have been there. WOW! What a change. When I saw the old light house the memories came flooding back. From my earliest memories, up to my late teens, they came back. Tried to explain to my son where everything was. Some of the happiest days of my life are from time on that beach. I have included a couple of shots...
Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.
I was downstairs watching Episode 2 of The Pacific (Basilone) and I didn't cry. I thought - repeatedly - of our Darling Herbie (Hice) (22 Oct 1924 - 18 Apr 2008) and I still didn't cry (which for me is rare indeed). Then I came upstairs and saw these two images of yours and I lost it - lost it completely.
|Monday, March 22, 2010|
That must make some sense on some level to somebody, but I'm not sure it does to me.
Thank you so much, Sweetie!
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 03/22/10 - "MYSTERY ENTRY; CHECK BACK NEXT TIME!":
This entry of Bill's is waaay
cool, but my brain seems to be waaay out lost in space, so we'll get
back to it next time!
Thanks so much, Bill - sorry for the delay! ‹(•¿•)›
From Mike Fordham ('66) of FL - 03/22/10 - " Mickey Spivey":
I just read the 3-14-10 newsletter and see where Bridget Whitt Jones ('65 - of AR) asked if you knew the whereabouts of Mickey Spivey. Terry Haney ('66 - of VA) and I had breakfast with Mickey Spivey Tuesday, 16 March in Titusville, Florida. Mickey has been living in Titusville for over 20 years. He looks great.
Thanks again, Mike! I knew Mickey had been living in Florida for a mighty good while, but I couldn't recall the name of the town. I do love hearing of all of y'all visiting whenever the opportunity presents itself!
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 03/21/10 - "Socorro, NM event - New post on Civil War Hartys":
I've finally finished posting the Socorro, NM event on my blogsite...
It is a pretty fair post with some good historical links.....
Hope all are doing well...have a good week.
Brent L. Harty
"You may be whatever you resolve to be"
General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson
WOWZERS! Thanks, Brent! You always did look good on a horse - even mechanical ones when you were just a baby!
From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 03/22/10 - "You might get a kick out of this link":
|They recreated pictures
years after the original:
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Faniel! This is adorable - and sometimes downright scary - but definitely my kind of site!
From Carol Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 03/22/10 - "Flies":
David Whitley's ('67 - of
VA) fly art!!!! But, hopefully PETA won't see them!!!! ha ha
GIGGLES!!! Ja, I worried about that myself! Thanks, Carol!
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/10/10 - "Oh my... I actually find this funny! (#5 in a Series of 9)":
What to do when really bored...
1. Kill a few flies
2. Put them in the sun to dry for one hour.
3. Once they are dry, pick a pencil and paper... Let your imagination flow.
Here are a few
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
FINALLY:From ArcaMax Jokes - 03/22/10:
In school one day, a teacher asked my six-year-old son why his handwriting wasn't as neat as it usually was.
"I'm trying out a new font," he explained.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at email@example.com (757) 223-9488 -CLASS OF 1953
2. Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin. For details, contact Mickey Marcella at firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at email@example.com (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954
3. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / email@example.com with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - 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 email@example.com - CLASS OF 1960
6.Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. - CLASS OF 1963
7. 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.- OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/19/10
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 02/21/10
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Baby Elephant Walk
Written by Henry Mancini (16 Apr 1924 - 14 June 1994), 1961 for Hatari!, 1962
"Baby Elephant Walk"
midi courtesy of
http://www.furf.net/Midi.htm - 03/22/10
at the suggestion of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/22/10
Baby Elephant Image courtesy of http://gridskipper.com/tag/animals/index.php?tag=animals/&page=5 - 03/22/10
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Divider Line 247 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines5.html - 03/22/10
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!
Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 05/15/08
Animated United States Marine Corps Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Kilroy Face courtesy
5kidz2many of MO -
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!!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
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
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
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