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08/13/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Annie Oakley's 148th Birthday

ďAim at a high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time
and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting, for only practice
will make you perfect. Finally youíll hit the bullís-eye of success.Ē

- Annie Oakley
(13 Aug 1860 - 3 Nov 1926)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I hope you're finding these Birthday Celebrations as interesting and informative as I am!  Of course, that means you have to do your homework assignments and watch your videos!

BONUS #1 - - Annie Get your Gun Trailer, 1946

BONUS #2 - - You Can't Get A Man With A Gun ~ Megan Mullally





   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -   Tommie Mouser ('60) of VA AND    My Grandson, Joseph Harty of OR;

17 - Carole Smith Bennett ('57), Eugene Chapman ('57), AND   Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL;

18 - Etta L. Baker ('57) AND Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA;

19 -     Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA AND        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA;

20 -
    Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



   Hit #76,000 was made on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 1:25 PM by someone from Southern California using 


     From Hunter Todd  ('57) of TX - 08/09/08 (Hunter's Birthday!) - "August News from WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival":

Fest Director Todd serves on International Jury of Seoul Drama Awards


Press Release .....
The Seoul Drama Awards are the Emmy Awards of Korea!
Ohm Ki-young is Chairman of the Seoul Drama Awards

Seoul, Korea - Aug 09, 2008 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston Chairman, Hunter Todd flies to Seoul, Korea then on to Jeju Island in southern South Korea to join other members of the International Jury for the Seoul Drama Festival Awards.
Hunter Todd has been a member of more than 25 Intl film festival juries and recently served on International Juries in Spain, Portugal and Italy. He just returned from the Czech Republic where he was a guest of the 42nd Annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Todd stated that WorldFest has invited more than a dozen new films from KVIFF to have their USA Premieres in Houston.

The Seoul Drama Festival is produced by Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) and was first held in 2006. It is the only drama award festival in existence and was established to foster cultural exchange and introduce dramas from around the world to the audience. There are 13 major competition categories and 20 prizes with a $49,000USD reward.

Entries for the 42nd Annual WorldFest open August 15th!

Entries for the 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston open for submissions on Friday, August 15th. They close on December 15th and offer competition in ten major categories, including; Indie Features, Shorts, Student, Experimental, Docs, Screenplays, TV Productions, New Media, Music Videos and Film & Video Production.

"Before there was Sundance or SXSW, before there was Toronto or Tribeca, there was WorldFest!" This unique Indie Film & Video competition had more than 4,500 entries submitted in 2008 from 37 nations. It is one of the oldest international film competitions in the world, and gave first honors to Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, The Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Robert Rodriguez and Brian de Palma.

For complete WorldFest Entry Information...

About WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival

WorldFest was founded in 1961 as an International Film Society and became a competitive Intl Film Festival in April 1968. It is the 3rd oldest Intl film festival in North America, after San Francisco and New York. Hunter Todd, the festival Chairman & Founder is the longest running festival director of any International Film Festival in the world. Other festivals may be older but have had many directors.

The Houston Film Society

WorldFest is produced in cooperation with the City of Houston, the Houston Film Commission, the State of Texas, the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), the Houston Film Society and Boxer Property. The Houston Film Society presents more than $80,000 in scholarships to the festival, workshops and Master Classes to the top 200 film/video/media students in Houston each year.


Team WorldFest
phone: 713-965-9955

WorldFest-Houston, The Houston Film Society and The Houston International Film Festival are registered, trade marked and copy righted by HIFF, Inc. WorldFest is a non-profit 501-(c)-(3) educational and cultural organization.

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! Congratulations, Hunter!!!


   From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 08/11/08 - "Reunion":

Hey there
Could someone send me a hard copy of the 63 reunion? I would like to see the photos.
Hope all is well.
rochelle spooner

  Thanks, Rochelle!  I have forwarded your request on to those in charge!

   For those of y'all not up on your Sanskrit:


From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 08/10/08 - "USA--well worth your time to look at this":

This is beautiful!!!

USA--well worth your time to look at this

This takes sometime to watch, be sure you have a few minutes before you start, it goes thru the states, but it is well worth the time it takes
God gave us such an amazing and beautiful country, we need to take care of it better.

   OHHHH!!!  How breathtaking!  Thanks, Judy! 


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/11/08 - "Perspective":

This is the most beautiful advice I have ever received in an email .... please don't close this one before reading!  

An Angel says, 'Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.'

1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

6. Simplify and un-clutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.

14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.    
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.

17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33 Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

'If God be for us, who can be against us?'

(Romans 8:31)

   Thanks, Joyce - and a big AMEN! 


   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/11/08 - "I Believe":

Birth Certificate shows that we were born. A Death Certificate shows that we died. Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.

I Believe...

That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do love each other.
I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I Believe....
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and youmust forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow, even
over the longest distance. Same goes for true love..

I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I Believe..
That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what we do,  no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe...
That my best friend and I, can do anything, or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe..
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe...
That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others.
sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I Believe.
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I Believe....
That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That sometimes, the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I Believe...
That you should send this to all of the people that you believe in, I just did.

'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything.'

   Thanks, Billy - and another big AMEN! 


From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA  08/12/08 - "Interesting info":

Check this out!  Interesting info

   This is fascinating information - Thanks, Norris!  (NOTE: Sometimes this plays and sometimes it balks; must be a question of bandwidth...)


    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 08/12/08 - "nuclear":

One of the reasons I liked working at Jefferson Lab was, we had the inside for "Nuclear Rap".


   How delightfully educational! Thanks, Dicky!


    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 08/12/08 - "Jimmy Dean":


I have a story to tell about Jimmy Dean myself. Back in the mid 50's we lived in Md. on the line with D.C. My mom worked in a restaurant that was next door to a small night club. The headliners at that club were Jimmy Dean and Patsy Cline. At that time they had a 15 minute T.V. show out of Washington. They would do the night club act at night. Lots of times between shows they would go over to the restaurant to get something to eat. Mom struck up a friendship with them. On several occasions Mr. Dean and Ms. Cline sat at our kitchen table and played cards with them. I can just barely remember it. Even in those days Jimmy Dean wore his cowboy duds.

I doubt if he would remember me or any of my family (both parents passed away in 1997).

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! And you might be surprised! Thank you for sharing that with us, Jerry!

Keep your chin up girl, Friday is coming!

Jerry Blanchard Class of 62

   Friday, eh? Well, this Friday will be payday - always a good thing, even with (or especially with!) a part-time job!  And this Friday is also our 39th Wedding Anniversary, so yeah, it should be a good day - thanks, Sweetie!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/05/08 - "We've All Been There!!! " (#6 in a series of 15):

We've All Been There!!!

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!



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

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - update of 07/25/08 - SEE: 07/25/08;  - update of 07/28/08 - "Jerry's HOME!!! He is ... feeling much better. He will still have to tackle some health issues, but we are getting there!"

2.   Julius Benton ('58) of VA - diagnosed years ago with Pick's Disease; update of 07/18/08 - SEE: 07/19/08

3.   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: 04/28/08; update of 06/23/08 - surgery on right eye -  07/01/08; surgery on left eye to follow several weeks later as financial goals are met

Connie Bloxom Thompson
2237 Hunter Chase
Bel Air, M
D 21015

4.   Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA - broken hip - early this year; still recovering and in pain; update of 06/17/08 - SEE: 06/18/08

5. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

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; update of 05/05/08 - "finally getting better. Her hamstring stretching is painful, but making a big difference. She has years of physical therapy ahead of her, but is doing soo much better"; update of 05/13/08 - has had a setback; going to see the surgeon in Richmond on 05/15/08; update of 06/15/08 - SEE: 06/17/08

7. Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA suffered heart attack on 07/25/08, fell on sidewalk during attack, breaking his nose and cheekbone and losing a tooth; is in critical condition in Mary Immaculate ICU; update of 08/04/08 - SEE ABOVE

8. Carol Cook Campbell ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - heart catheter; at home now and doing fine

9.       My Niece, Shari, of VA - hospitalized 07/19/08

10.     Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA - stroke on 06/17/08; update of 06/25/08 - SEE: 06/26/08; update of 07/02/08 - SEE: 07/03/08; update of 07/26/08 - "went home July 10th and is doing GREAT; walking each night, having therapy a few times a week and progressing very well"

11.   Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - knee surgery with complications on 07/01/08 - update of 07/10/08 - SEE: 07/12/08; update of 07/20/08 - SEE: 07/21/08

12. My second granddaughter,     Rachel Harty of IL - broke her ankle/leg in 3 places on 05/17/08; clean breaks, no surgery required, but located in a tricky place for a growing girl, so proper healing is essential; update of 05/30/08 - "healing nicely. They put her in a cast below the knee. She still can't put any weight on it for 2 more weeks. Then she will be in a walking cast for 3 weeks after that"; update of 06/14/08 - Her leg is healing much faster than the doctor had expected. She is in a waterproof walking cast now for 3 weeks, then this cast will come off and she will have physical therapy; update of 07/06/08: SEE: 07/07/08; update of 07/27/08 - "has completed her physical therapy, and is now totally healed!"; update of 07/29/08 - SEE ABOVE

13. Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - hip surgery - at home now and doing fine

14. Bitsy Heath ('57) of VA - 07/02/08 - abdominal aneurysm requiring surgery; also having other issues with breathing and pulmonary output;  SEE: 07/03/08

15. 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"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

16.   Bobby Hedrick ('58) of VA - recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; update of 03/22/08: "doing very well, no pain, just some soreness"; update of 05/10/08: "continues to do well since the surgery for pancreatic cancer and will now begin the follow-up treatment to be decided upon following the consultation and evaluation at MD Anderson (Houston).

17. Charley Mugler of VA - suffered massive on 07/20/08

18. 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!;  update of 05/04/08 - "in about eight months she will indeed have to have the ablation process repeated."

19. Marsha Rice ('62) of VA - update of 07/26/08 - knee surgery - at home now and doing fine

20. Tommy Scott ('61) of VA - update of 04/14/08 - "at home recuperating"; update of 05/22/08 - "still at home recuperating"; update of 06/09/08 - "still at home recovering. I am sure they would love receiving cards/notes from NNHS friends."

Tommy and Fran Scott
11 Rutledge Road
Newport News, VA 23601-2422

21. Flores Williams ('66) of VA - a considerable number of health and financial issues

22. Jenny Willett Wilson (daughter of the late    Edie Hallett Willett - '63) of VA - 05/05/08 - "underwent a double mastectomy in 2007, has just completed vigorous chemo and is now undergoing radiation treatments every day for seven weeks"; update of 07/19/08 - finished her radiation treatments and is now cancer free !!!!!  - will be having reconstructive surgery in August.

23. Jim Wilson ('58) of VA recovering from prostate surgery on 06/02/08

24. All of Us



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

2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:

     Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND PERHAPS OTHERS:  - 07/23/08


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

                                             Love to all, Carol




Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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You Can't Get a Man with a Gun

Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1946 for "Annie Get Your Gun"

Oh, my mother was frightened by a shotgun, they say
That's why I'm such a wonderful shot.
I'd be out in the cactus and I'd practice all day,
And now tell me what have I got?
I'm quick on the trigger with targets not much bigger than a pinpoint
I'm number one, but my score with a feller
Is lower than a celler, oh you can't get a man with a gun.
When I'm with a pistol, I sparkle like a crystal
yes, I shine like the morning sun,
but I lose all my luster, when with a bronco buster,
oh you can't get a man with a gun.
With a gu-un, with a gu-un, oh you can't get a man with a gun
If I went to battle with someone's herd of cattle
You'd have steak when the job was done.
But, if I shot the herder, they'd holler bloody murder
and you can't shoot a male in the tail like a quail,
Oh you can't get a man with a gun.
I'm cool, brave, and daring to see a lion glaring
when I'm out with my Remington.
But a look from a mister will raise a fever blister
oh you can't get a man with a gun
The gals with umbrellas are always out with fellers
in the rain or the blazin' sun
But a man never trifles with gals who carry rifles
oh you can't get a man with a gun.
With a gu-un, with a gu-un, oh you can't get a man with a gun.
A man's love is mighty, he'll even buy a nightie
for a gal who he thinks is fun.
But they don't buy pajamas for pistol packin' mamas
and you can't get a hug from a mug, with a slug
oh you can't get a man with a gun.


"You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" midi courtesy of - 08/13/08

"You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" lyrics courtesy
of't-Get-a-Man-With-a-Gun-lyrics-Irving-Berlin/DE922A3743E3796448256CBE000CF86F - 08/13/08

First Image of Annie Oakley courtesy of - 08/13/08

Second (1922) Image of Annie Oakley courtesy of - 08/13/08

Rifle clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 08/13/08

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

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

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

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!

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