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05/04/08 - NNHS Newsletter - People

“We sometimes encounter people, even perfect
strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight,
somehow suddenly, all at once,
before a word has been spoken.

- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I was toying with the idea of using this song as today's Newsletter theme when Ruthie's email arrived, and that cinched the deal.  It was just too delicious an irony to let pass.

BONUS #1 -  - Barbra Streisand - From the Emmy winning TV Special "My Name Is Barbra" which aired Wednesday, April 28, 1965 - and which I vividly remember watching

BONUS #2 - - Barbra Streisand - backed by Zubin Mehta and the LA Philharmonic in 1978 for the TV show, The Stars Salute Israel at 30

NOTE: This is NOT a political statement; this is a SONG - SHEESH and GIGGLES!!!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 05/02/08 - "stupidity":


Some of these I've seen before, but they are cute and I thought you could use a laugh.
Thanks for all you do,

Love and Prayers,

In Honor of Stupid People...

In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods.

On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) --
"Do not turn upside down."

(well...duh, a bit late, huh!)

On Sainsbury's peanuts --
"Warning: contains nuts."

(talk about a news flash)

On Boot's Children Cough Medicine --
"Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication."

(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5 year-olds with head-colds off those bulldozers.)

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding --
"Product will be hot after heating."

(...and you thought????...)

  On a Sears hairdryer --
Do not use while sleeping.

      (That's the only time I have to work on my hair.)

On a bag of Fritos --
You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside
(the shoplifter special?)


  On a bar of Dial soap --
"Directions: Use like regular soap."

(and that would be???....)

On some Swanson frozen dinners --
"Serving suggestion: Defrost."

(but, it's just a suggestion.)


On packaging for a Rowenta iron --
"Do not iron clothes on body."

(but wouldn't this save me time?)

On Nytol Sleep Aid --
"Warning: May cause drowsiness."

(..I'm taking this because???.....)


On most brands of Christmas lights --
"For indoor or outdoor use only."

(as opposed to what?)

On a Japanese food processor --
"Not to be used for the other use."

(now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts --
"Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts."

(Step 3: say what?)

On a child's Superman costume --
"Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."

(I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)

On a Swedish chainsaw --
"Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals."

(Oh my Goodness... was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)


Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread
the stupidity to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even chuckle)...


**** Blessed are the cracked:
for it is they who let in the light. *****  

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Ruthie!


   Happy Birthday today to Jane Penn Clark ('57) AND Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of AL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

07 - Judy Abbott Copes ('57);
09 -
  Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA;
10 -
   Mrs. Helen Hardy Shelton of VA AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57)!

   How about another card shower for Mrs. Shelton??

Mrs. Helen Shelton
866 Denbigh Boulevard, #25
Newport News, VA 23608-4476

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!  


1. From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 05/03/08:


When I read your daily message page, I saw the the info that I sent to you.  The pictures as you described were framed in red.  Because I had already seen them it did not bother me.  I wondered if anyone else had that experience?  Now that you mentioned it.

2.   From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/03/08 - "I Get Everything!!!":


I shamelessly confess (as all can see) that I save and use a great deal of you artwork!!  I love it and so does everyone else who gets my emails with "your" artwork included.  Recycling is great!

To answer your question, I receive all your pictures and wonderful cartoons.  I kinda stumbled my way into copying and pasting, thank God!!  I'm just a beginner but thanks to you and "your" artwork I have a lot of people fooled! hehehehehe!

I don't know if it makes a difference but my ISP is Verizon DSL.  When I had AOL dial up, I had problems with pictures all the time.  It hardly ever happens with DSL.  Maybe someone can answer a question for me, Is broadband faster than DSL?

My 14 year old grand-daughter has been my best teacher.  She has no fear of making mistakes.  I use your rule also...DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!!!! 

 Joyce Cahoon

3.   From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 05/03/08 - "pictures":


      Wayne (Stokes - '65 - of VA) asked about the pictures not showing up on the letters. I wasn't going to say anything because your work is hard enough just putting these newsletters together, but you have requested that we let you know what we are experiencing. So,,,,,, For example on the May 2nd newsletter I am getting a box with a nice red "x" in the upper left hand corner. When I click on the "x" and ask it to "show picture" nothing happens. When I click on the red "x" and ask for the properties it says "not available."

Have a really good day and thanks for all that you do,

4.   From Robert Price ('61) of VA - 05/03/08:

As per request. Q

Quite often I don't get some of the images just a blank square with a question mark in the center and when I click on the image I get the following:

"Welcome to Gmail

A Google approach to email.
Gmail is a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful.
And maybe even fun. After all, Gmail has:

Less spam
Keep unwanted messages out of your inbox with Google's innovative technology

Mobile access
Read Gmail on your mobile phone by pointing your phone's web browser to Learn more

Lots of space
Over 6686.248168 megabytes (and counting) of free
storage so you'll never need to delete another
Sign in to Gmail with your

Remember me on this computer.
I cannot access my account
New to Gmail? It's free and easy.
Create an account »
About Gmail     New features! "

This just happens with some of the images. Hope this helps.

Take care,


5.     From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 05/03/08:


No images of the Holocaust came up in the last issue.
Wonder why?
I don't understand machines.

6.       From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA -  05/03/08:

Huh? The holocaust photos and the cartoon of      Rip's (Collins - '65 - of TN I sent, after some editing, were the series of images of which I was speaking, I got only red outlines. The class pictures, the passing of time ones are always there!
So, I was well pleased by the way you attacked my question and was most pleased to learn, in part, how you provide such a wonderful newsletter for all of us!! Yet, I still find myself asking: why do I only get red outlines around the areas where photos should be? And I will add that this issue has a recent beginning.
Let's try again, whatayasay?

   Because, Wayne Honey, I tried to cheat the clock by taking what I considered to be the easy way out - and IT DIDN'T WORK!

   Thank you all so much for your help!  


   So I've learned my lesson, and saved and reloaded and reposted the Holocaust images the old time-consuming way: - Take another look - Lest You Forget.....

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last 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"; update of 04/05/08: "getting better each day"; update of 04/14/08: "now dealing with a blood clot in his pic line; receiving daily injections in the abdomen and taking antibiotics and blood thinners; feels pretty good in spite of everything and his ATTITUDE is great---as usual"; update of update of 04/24/08: "no longer taking daily abdominal injections for blood clot that developed a few weeks ago; everything is looking pretty good.  The PET scan will be in the next few weeks.  We are expecting good results."

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"; update of 03/28/08: re-hospitalized; $1475.00 received so far; still short of $2000.00 goal; update of 04/28/08 - SEE ABOVE

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 financial woes; update of 03/28/08: not as well as I'd hoped to be by now; more downs than ups..... ; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

6. 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; update of 04/14/08 - still in pain, running a fever; update of 04/18/08 - SEE: 04/18/08

7. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08; update of 03/22/08: recovering nicely

8. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08;  update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

9. Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"

10. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA - recovering from surgery on her ankle; update of 04/05/08: "has had a cast reapplied and then replaced in the past 2 weeks, and will have to have the pin in her ankle replaced on April 22nd.  She is in good spirits and gets around on a little scooter.  She can't use crutches because of back surgery fairly recently.  She has a lot of pain and discomfort with that, too"; update of 04/14/08: "doing better and sounded great (on 04/12)"; update of 04/24/08 - "did pretty well on her surgery Tuesday to replace that pin in her ankle.  She will be going with (the Allens) to OBX this weekend to celebrate";

11. Jesse Kersey ('58) of VA: update of 04/14/08 - "remains hospitalized, continues to undergo tests, and doctors suspect the problem may be thyroid related"; update of 04/18/08 - SEE 04/18/08; update of 04/29/08 - home now..... will be attending his 50-Year Reunion and    Bucky Keller's Hall of Fame Induction

12.       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08

13. 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!

14. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"

15. All of Us


1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958: - 03/18/08

2. Sunday, May 18, 2008 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

The Athletic Hall of Fame of the Virginia Peninsula Is Inducting    Bucky Keller ('58), 6:30PM at the Hampton Coliseum:
Saturday, June 7, 2008 -

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968: - 03/31/08

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:  - 03/26/08

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/31/08 - "Don't do this" (#22 in a Series of 23):

I hope you get all the pictures!!!  Also notice that most all the pictures have men in them!!  And they say women are dumb!!!  These guys don't even have the "blonde" excuse.
 Joyce Cahoon

These are very good examples of things that we should NOT do at home, work, or any where else for that matter.

   YOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thanks, Joyce!

Now I wanna know why

   There's much more to come - next time - including some fabulous items from Our Wizard of Wonderment,        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA!

   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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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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- from Funny Girl, 1964 - Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Bob Merrill.

(Barbra Streisand)

People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world
Were children needing other children
And yet letting our grown-up pride
Hide all the need inside
Acting more like children than children

Are very special people
They're the luckiest people in the world
With one person,
One very special person
A feeling deep in your soul
Says you are half now you're whole
No more hunger and thirst
But first be a person who needs people
People, people who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world.

With one person
One very special person
A feeling deep in your soul
Says you are half now you're whole
No more hunger and thirst
But first be a person who needs people
People, people who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world.

"People" midi courtesy of - 05/04/08

"People" lyrics courtesy of - 05/04/08

"Our People" Image courtesy of - 05/04/08 - which seems like a mighty fun firm!

Animated Kids Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/16/07

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
Thanks, Al!

 Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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