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08/15/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Besame Mucho

“Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score;
Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more;
A thousand to that hundred; so kisse on,
To make that thousand up a million;
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kisse afresh, as when we first begun.”

Robert Herrick, "To Anthea (III)" 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Once again, I'm really saving time with a "rerun". This theme was first used two years ago today:

BONUS #1 - - Besame Mucho - Dean Martin

BONUS #2 - - Besame Mucho - Diana Krall (with images of Andy Garcia)

BONUS #3 - - Besame Mucho - Andrea Bocelli , 2006


1.  Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA:

  From Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA - 08/14/08:

Hi Carol
I just wanted to let you know that I saw Frances Heath Scott this week. She told me she will be undergoing surgery for cancer on Friday 8-15-08. Everyone please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Her e-mail address is ______________________. She would like to get on the mailing list for NNHS newsletters. Thanks.
Carol Collier Sparrow

   YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Thank you for letting us know, Carol Lee!  We'll double our prayer efforts!


1.   Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - 08/14/08:

   Welcome aboard, Frances!

   I've added your name to my hidden mailing list, and your name to these pages:  

   We look forward to hearing from you when you're feeling better!


   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

21 -    Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

    From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 08/13/08 - "Hello":

I must have missed something......the last prayer roll mentioned Charley Mugler having a massive stroke on Jul 20th.  I can't find anything else about it in the previous newsletters.  Is there any more info? 

   Thanks, Gloria! Try this one:

Thanks so much, brother graduated with Charley, and my sister knew Lydia from the woman's club.

   You're welcome, Lady! Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Mugler family.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/13/08 - "Memories of the World War II Municipal Swimming Pool":

Hi, Carol:
Few artists can capture a moment like the late Norman Rockwell. Surely he is among the favorites of many of your Newsletter subscribers, with his wonderful ability to draw a scene that almost everyone understood without one word of text to describe the painting.
Here is one of my favorite paintings and it brings a grin or a smile to my face when I remember how frightened some of the youth would become upon embarking on their first attempt at using the 3-Meter Diving Board at the Municipal Swimming Pool.
Many a time the Life Guard on duty had to go up on the board to "rescue" a young swimmer who became terrified at the thought of jumping or diving into the pool, and yet were also afraid to back up towards the ladder and descend.
After a lot of encouraging words from the Life Guards and the young ladies who worked as Cashiers and Valuable Check clerks, as well as family members, if a young person would not take the plunge then it would often result in one of us going up on the board and assisting them down to the deck and safety.
   Nancy Keesee Barr ('57) of TX always demonstrated the greatest amount of compassion and patience with a frightened youth and was always willing to rescue the trembling creature from the diving boards.
Perhaps some of your subscribers experienced this frightening experience in their youth and will readily understand the young boy in this Norman Rockwell paint which graced the cover of The Saturday Evening Post, August 26, 1947.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks so much, Adonis! I can certainly identify with this young boy's feelings!


   From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/13/08 AND   From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/14/08 - "TUFF DUDE":

Just let me know................




Just let me know if ANYONE messes up your day today!



   Thanks, Glenn and Joyce! I appreciate that!

From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 08/14/08 - "The Good Old Days!":

Thought everyone might like this.  Sad though it is, I DO remember all of it -- guess I must be getting old!!

If you are too young to remember this, I apologize....

   Thank you, Elizabeth! We had so much fun with this one that we made a permanent page for it back in November!

  From Jim Dossett ('66) of FL - 08/14/08 - "    (Jerry) Blanchard's ('62 - of VA) memory test":

Obviously some of us watched too much TV in the 50's & 60's.


(I got 20 out of 20) ....  

... and I probably still watch too much TV.



Thanks, Jerry, that was fun.
And Carol, as always, thanks for all your work.

Jim '66


   GIGGLES!!! Thank you, Jim!

From ArcaMax Publishing - Health and Fitness - 08/14/08:

Rx: One square of dark chocolate a day

ROCHESTER, Minn. (UPI) -- A U.S. doctor prescribes eating one square of 60 percent to 80 percent dark chocolate a day -- about 30 calories worth.

Dr. Robert Sheeler, a family physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., says there's no need to eat a whole chocolate bar since chocolate contains calories and fat; however, one square a day will provide health benefits.

Dark chocolate's health benefits are attributed to flavonoids -- naturally occurring antioxidants that help prevent some of the effects of aging on the body, the Mayo Clinic Women's Health Source says.

Sheeler says one study showed 6 grams of dark chocolate a day -- one square -- lowered systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 2 points each.

Dark chocolate also may lower low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, the "bad" cholesterol levels by about 5 points. Also, flavonoids have a beneficial effect on how the lining of the blood vessels function.

"We think a lot of bad things that happen to the cardiovascular system are because the lining of the vessels cracks and becomes inflamed, setting the stage for plaques to form and rupture," Sheeler said in a statement.

 From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 08/14/08 - "RETIREMENT PLANNING FOR 2008 ":



 If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00.


 With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1000.00.


 With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.


 If you had purchased $1000 of Delta Air Lines stock you would have $49.00 left.


 But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago from Costco, drunk all 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 Plan.......

      Thanks, Mark!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/14/08 - "Sheep Reaction Test":

Looking for something to do while having your morning JAVA?  Try this out....addictive!

The automobile driving manual says the average driver's reaction time is:  .75 seconds.......

or 1 car length for every 10 mph......   

Test your average reaction time.. 

Be very careful; this can be addictive. Click on the link below and good luck.

   "Addictive?!?"  BOY, HOWDY! Thanks, Norris!

  From Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL - 08/14/08 - "friendship flowers to pass on":

I thought this was something that needed passing on.  Hope you and yours are all doing fine.


There comes a point in your life when you realize: 

who matters,

who never did,

who won't anymore...

and who always will.

So, don't worry about people from your past,

there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

Give these flowers to everyone you don't want to lose in 2008.


'Be kinder than necessary
because everyone you meet is fighting
some kind of battle.


   Amen to all that! Thank you, Patti!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/05/08 - "We've All Been There!!! " (#8 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

  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"
; update of 08/14/08 - "undergoing surgery for cancer on 08/15/08"

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 stroke 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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Besame Mucho

Lyrics by Pascal Sevran, Serge Lebrail
Original music by Consuelo Velázquez Torres Ortiz
Original lyrics by Enrique Granados,
Consuelo Velázquez Torres Ortiz

(Dean Martin)

Besame, besame mucho.
Each time I cling to your kiss I hear music divine.
Besame, besame mucho.
Hold me, my darling, and say that you'll always be mine.

This joy is something new, my arms enfolding you.
Never knew this thrill before.
Whoever thought I'd be holding you close to me
Whispering, "It's you I adore"?

Dearest one, if you should leave me,
Each little dream would take wings and my life would be through.
Besame, besame mucho.
Love me forever and make all my dreams come true.

Besame, besame mucho.
Love me forever and make all my dreams come true

"Besame Mucho" midi courtesy of - 06/07/06

"Besame Mucho" lyrics courtesy of - 06/07/06

Smacking Lips clip art courtesy of - 04/10/03

String of Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/19/05

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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