03/26/08 - NNHS Newsletter
“You must have been warned against
letting the golden hours slip by;
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This music has been sitting in my files unused since 08/16/05 (which was the day after my computer was fully restored after three long months). That fact alone seems to give added meaning to it today.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZaZqx9v3dU - Willie Nelson - 1997
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzb5BFqTGIo - Al Green and Lyle Lovett
As I was uploading this Newsletter, I was more than a bit surprised to see that the one from two years ago today also involved a time-related theme:
1. Diana Wimmer Moriarity of ? - 03/26/08 - "Alumni News for Newport News High School - 1958":
Would you please add my email address to your Alumni News for NNHS - 1958?
Thanks, Diane Wimmer Moriarity
Certainly, Diane! Welcome Aboard! Though I don't know your state of residence, I've added your name and senior portrait to your Alumni page and your Contact page. If you'd like your email addy posted, I'll do that too, but only with your permission:
And if you're able to remember what flower you and your committee selected to be your class flower, I'll add it both to your Graduation page and your Reunion page:
Now all we need is your birthday!
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy Birthday today to Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC!
Happy Birthday this week to: 28 - Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA;
29 - David Hatchett ('65) of VA; 31 - Webb Edwards ('57) AND Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
Hit #71,500 was made sometime before the evening of Tuesday, March 25, 2008 when I wasn't feeling well, so I missed it - again.....
From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 03/25/08 - "Listerine and Mosquitoes":
Worth a try....Sure
won't hurt come summer.
The best way of getting rid of
mosquitoes is Listerine, the original medicinal type. The Dollar Store-type
works, too. I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball
biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with
Listerine, and the little demons disappeared.
The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well. It worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around the food table, the children's swing area, and the standing water nearby. During the summer, I don't leave home without it.....
Pass it on.
I tried this on my deck and around all of my doors. It works in fact, it killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target and it cost me $1.89. It really doesn't take much, and it is a big bottle, too; so it is not as expensive to use as the can of spray you buy that doesn't last 30 minutes. So, try this, please.
I, for one, am certainly going to give it a try, Elaine - thanks so much!
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 03/25/08 - "Personality Test":
This is absolutely a terrific test. I was so immensely pleased with the results because this test really defined my personality and the people important in my life. Try it!!
This is a unique personality test. There are only 4 questions but the results are very interesting. I was kind of shocked by what some of my answers meant. Be honest and honor what pops into your mind when the questions present themselves. Just click on the following:
This is a cool test, Evelyn! I've taken it at different times under different circumstances, and it always seems to reflect those changes in my life. Thanks!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/25/08 - "DADDY IT HURTS":
Thanks, Joyce. There are some things in life I understand better than others. This type of abuse is not one of them. It brings to mind this heartbreaking Martina McBride video we played recently:
From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 03/26/08 - "Class of 1963 Reunion":
Thank you, Barbara! I've added that note both to the main page and to your Reunion Page:
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 03/26/08 - "Don't Mess with Us Old Folks!!":
HOW TO CALL THE POLICE WHEN YOU'RE OLD AND DON'T MOVE FAST
George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi was going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window.
George opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.
He phoned the police, who asked 'Is someone in your house?' and he said 'no'. Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be along when available. George said, 'Okay,' hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.
'Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them.' Then he hung up.
Within five minutes three police cars, an Armed Response Unit, and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips' residence and caught the burglars red-handed.
One of the Policemen said to George: 'I thought you said that you'd shot them!'
George said, 'I thought you said there was nobody available!'
(True Story) I LOVE IT - Don't mess with old people!!
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Ronnie!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/26/08 - "stock tip!!":
If you had purchased $1,000.00 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago you
would have $49.00 left.
With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00.
With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.
But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer, one year ago, drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have had $214.00.
Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.
It's called the *401-Keg*
MORE GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Norris!
From Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA - 03/26/08 - "email address change":
I retired from the City of Newport News Dec. 28, 2007 with 31 years. Please change my email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, Tina - and congratulations on your lengthy service and retirement!
I've changed your addy, both on my mailing list and on the contact page (where you had previously authorized me to publish it):
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/26/08 - "the sharing":
The sharing of marriage...
EEWWW!!! Thanks again, Norris!
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 03/26/08 - "LET ME KNOW IF YOU GET THE ANSWER---I GOT IT!!":
Can you answer this riddle?
Here is a pretty neat little thing..... See if you can guess the riddle at the end.
Lee Pitts wrote this essay, and Paul Harvey read it on his 09/06/97 broadcast:
We tried so hard to make
things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren,
I'd like better.
I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.
I hope you learn humility by
being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated.
I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.
And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.
I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother/sister. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him.
When you want to see a movie
and your little brother/sister wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him/her.
I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.
On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.
If you want a slingshot, I
hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one.
I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.
When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.
I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a boy\girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.
I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it.. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandma/Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.
May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.
I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Hanukkah/Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
These things I wish for
you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's
the only way to appreciate life.
Written with a pen. Sealed with a kiss. I'm here for you. And if I die before you do, I'll go to heaven and wait for you.
.....We secure our friends, not by accepting favors, but by doing them.
What is greater than God, More evil than the devil, The poor have it, The rich need it, And if you eat it, you'll die?
Thanks, Bill! I got it; the answer is "Nothing."
Nothing is greater than God.
Nothing is more evil than the Devil.
The poor have nothing.
The rich need nothing.
And if you eat nothing, you'll die.
For those of y'all who have previously received this email in other forms, I altered it slightly to exclude the sections which were, shall we say, embellished over the years:
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1. Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancerlast week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape; update of 03/24/08: last radiation treatment was Friday; "looking good and feeling pretty good except for very irritated skin and fatigue"
2. Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP; update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"
3.My Friend Judy of IL - shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08
4. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07
5. Me ('65) of NC - recent (late January) development of congestive heart failure plus the usual .....; update of 03/25/08: not a great deal of change; still ups and downs
6. Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA - gallbladder surgery on 03/12/08
7. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever; update of 03/18/08: had some ups and lows, but is home again
8. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08; update of 03/22/08: recovering nicely
9. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08
10. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
11. Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008; update of 03/17/08: still needing our prayers
12. Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08; update of 03/10/08: still being sedated while not on the ventilator, but made it for nine hours on 03/09/08; "holding his own"; update of 03/17/08: not much progress, but no regression, either; update of 03/24/08: "some good days and some bad days; the doctors caring for Herbie are just taking a wait and see approach and playing it by ear day by day"
13. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA? - recovering from surgery on her ankle
14. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain; update of 03/13/08: "better, but still a bit away from 'good'"
15. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08; update of 03/13/08: "is doing very well. She is taking some kind of cardio rehab therapy and she is feeling well enough that she has gone back to work. She's only working 1/2 days..."
16. John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
17. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!
18. Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - recent surgery on right knee
19. Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08
20. All of Us
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958:
2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1968.html - 03/18/08
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/reunion-class-of-1963.html - 03/26/08
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/26/08 - "2007 Woman Drivers Awards" (#1 in a Series of 10):
The 2007 Women
|This is mud, isn't it?|
Thank you to all contestants for giving us all a reason to laugh and smile.
Thank you, Wayne Honey! This is an excellent example of why I decided never to take driver's ed or apply for a driver's license!
From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 03/26/08 - "Good thoughts for 2008" (#1 in a Series of 12):
I just felt you'd like this today.
Thank you for being such a friend to so many of us.
Give this heart to everyone you don't want to lose in '08 including me.
"Be kinder than necessary because everyone
A sharp tongue can cut my own throat.
Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late. I don't want to let that happen so I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you. Send it to some balloons that you think have flown away forever. You may be surprised to see it return. Send this heart to everybody you like.
Thank you so much, Charlie! You were right - I did need this!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
To donate, click on the gold seal on the left,
or just mail it to my home. Thanks!
Funny How Time Slips Away
- Willie Nelson
Well, hello there.
My, it's been a long, long time
And how am I doing?
Oh, I guess that I'm doing fine.
It's been so long now,
But it seems now that it was only yesterday.
Gee, ain't it funny, how time just slips away?
And how's your new love?
Well, I hope that he's doing fine.
But I heard you told him
That you'd love him till the end of time.
Now, that's the same thing that you told me,
And it seems like only yesterday.
Gee, ain't it funny, how time just slips away?
Well, I gotta go now,
And I guess I'll see you around,
But I don't know when, though,
'Cause I never know when I'll be back in town,
But remember, what I tell you,
That in time you're gonna pay,
And it's surprising, how time just slips away.
"Funny How Time Slips Away" midi courtesy of http://www.strawberrylady.com/music/thebarn.htm - 08/16/05
How Time Slips Away" lyrics - transcribed by
of http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/nelson-willie/funny-how-time-slips-away-2537.html - 03/26/08
significantly corrected by the Webmistress on 03/26/08
Time Slips Away Images courtesy of http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=180308034 - 03/26/08
Animated Gold Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars10.html - 03/26/08
"Take Time to Smell the Flowers" clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars9.html - 03/26/08
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!
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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