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09/18/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
61st Birthday of the United States Air Force

ďNo one comes close."

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Assuming the webmistress is not "lost in space" somewhere or without any working systems, this observation is "posta" repeat every year:

   If the date itself didn't immediately jump out at you (or even if it did), it's time for your homework again:





The NNHS Class of 1963
is planning its 45-Year Reunion on
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008.

Please provide your current email and mailing address to Barbara Fritsche Barnes at 
to receive YOUR reunion registration info. The reunion committee has prepared a reunion registration brochure,
which we hope to have available here for you soon.

Weíre Going Back!!!! 

The NNHS Class of 1963 invites all former NNHS students and their guests to join them
at an upcoming class reunion event:

A 60ís Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym!!! 

What:  Sock Hop with DJ in the Newport News High School Gymnasium 
When:  Friday night, October 17th, 2008 
Time:  7:00pm - 10:00pm 
Cost:  $15 per person

Event Details 


Capacity is Limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  No sales at door.

Names of all members in your party must be provided with payment. 

Send check or money order payable to: Barbara Barnes, 4891 Parthenon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA  23462 


  • All participants must travel to/from NNHS via shuttle bus from Newport News Omni Hotel
    and sign a release of liability form enroute to the event.

  • Shuttle bus will depart every half hour from The Newport News Omni Hotel, 1000 Omni Boulevard
    (off  Diligence/J. Clyde Morris Boulevard) starting at 6:30 PM. 
    Last bus will depart the school enroute to The Omni at 10:30 PM.

  • Hand stamps issued on shuttle bus will be required for entry.

Socks only, (no shoes of any kind or bare feet) will be permitted in the gymnasium.  

Soft drinks & snacks will be sold at the event. 
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things never change).



All events of the 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1968 are open to everyone.
It will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008.
For further information, call Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally at (757) 874-1666 or e-mail her at   


Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us
will be held Saturday, September 27, 2008, 2:00 P.M. at the Canepa Cottage, 760 North 1st Street, Buckroe Beach, VA.



     Happy Birthday today to       Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 - Barry Stutt ('57)!

21 - Maxine Petty Ramey ('57);
22 -
  Curt Overman ('59) of VA;
23 -  
    My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - 2009) of IL;
24 -
Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA;
25 - James Comer ('57) AND Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND 
Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


      From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 09/16/08 - "WorldFest-Houston Survives Hurricane IKE":

Just a short note in response to hundreds of inquiries!

Our sincere thanks for all your concerns. WorldFest and the staff is OK ... Our homes and office were not damaged by IKE. We are without electricity and AC. but no damages! We are actually receiving entries via FedEx, DHL, UPS and the US Mail since Monday, September 15th. We expect to be back to normal in just a few days, and are continuing to process all your entries. We will send entry receipt confirmations in a few days! (Entries do not close until Dec. 15th) Our thanks for your good thoughts, prayers, calls, emails and wishes! Your support and concern is most welcomed. Houston and Galveston have been hard hit. Whole communities on the Texas coast have been totally wiped out, but loss of life is surprisingly low for such a devastating Hurricane.

Most Sincerely, Hunter Todd, Chairman

All of us at Team WorldFest

phone: 713-965-9955

   WHEW!!! What a grand relief to hear! Thank you for letting us know, Hunter!


  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 09/16/08 - "The Basket":


A wonderful illustration. This is a great message and the pictures are so pretty....

   Thank you, Sweetie-Pies! How beautiful!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/16/08 - "DOG HOUSE PUZZLE":

Just put the puzzle together. Then, wait a few seconds for the dog to come out!

This is probably one of the cutest things you'll see all day!

   AWWW!!! Thanks, Joyce!


  From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 09/17/08 - "Newport News High School":

Carol, I am no longer receiving the daily Newport News High School links.  Neither is    Roberta Hilsdon ('70 - of GA).  We were erroneously taken off the mailing list?

Kathy Cooper

   No, ma'am! For reasons I have yet been able to determine, I cannot upload anything pertaining to NNHS to the internet, and have not been able to do so since the evening of 09/11.  I just tried something else.  It didn't work, either.  ARGHHH!

   Happily (?!?) the timing coincided with the fact that much of that intervening time I have spent in bed.  As always, my timing is atrocious......

Thanks Carol.  Did you receive the Birthday note for my son?  If you didnít itís ok.  His birthday was yesterday.

Thanks for everything you do!

Kathy Cooper

   Yes, ma'am!   See here:

   Thanks, Kathy!


     From Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA - 09/17/08:

So sorry I missed your birthday.  My computer has been down for over two weeks -I just got it back last night with 397 emails! Are you older than me?
   Thank you, Jimmy Darlin'!
Yes, Honey, I am now older than smoke.


        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 09/17/08 - "R U OK?":

Dear Carol,
The last newsletter I received was dated 9/10.  I only hope that there is some kind of computer glitch, because the other possibility that comes to mind is that you are having some kind of health problem.  I pray that is not the case.  If you get this please let me know that you are OK.
Typhoon prayers,
Sydney Dearing

   Welllll, yes, no, and maybe so. First, you should have received these two Newsletters, made, released, and announced just hours before my system shut down for a period of time:

   And I was indeed unfortunately having a variety of health problems. :o(  I've grown accustomed to them, but they still rather annoy me when I have something better to do.  The good news is that they usually just flare up for a few days and then behave themselves for a few more.  I'm operating on the theory that I will be all fine and hunky-dory by the time of     Evelyn's (Fryer Fish - '58 - of TX) Party at Buckroe, because that is where I plan to be:

   Thank you, Sweetie - for everything!


  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 09/16/08 - "The Dillard's Shopping Bag":

Every new day is a gift---all you have to do is untie the ribbon ^I^ ^I^


The Dillard's Shopping Bag

(This is just too funny! This could only be true; you simply can't make this stuff up!)

Clutching their Dillard's shopping bags, Ellen and Kay woefully gazed down at a dead cat in the mall parking lot. Obviously a recent hit---no flies, no smell. What business could that poor kitty have had here?' murmured Ellen.

'Come on, Ellen, let's just go...'

But Ellen had already grabbed her shopping bag and was explaining, 'I'll just put my things in your bag, and then I'll take the tissue' She dumped her purchases into Kay's bag and then used the tissue paper to cradle and lower the former feline into her own Dillard's bag and cover it.

They continued the short trek to the car in silence, stashing their goods in the trunk. But it occurred to both of them that if they left Ellen's burial bag in the trunk, warmed by the sunshine while they ate, Kay's Lumina would soon lose that new-car smell. They decided to leave the bag on top of the trunk, and they headed over to Luby's Cafeteria.

After they cleared the serving line and sat down at a window table, they had a view of Kay's Chevy with the Dillard's bag still on the trunk. BUT not for long! As they ate, they noticed a black-haired woman in a red gingham shirt stroll by their car, look quickly this way and that, and then hook the Dillard's bag without breaking stride. She quickly walked out of their line of vision. Kay and Ellen shot each other a wide-eyed look of amazement. It all happened so fast that neither of them could think how to respond.

'Can you imagine?' finally sputtered Ellen. 'The nerve of that woman!'

 Kay sympathized with Ellen, but inwardly a laugh was building as she thought about the grand surprise awaiting the red-gingham thief.

Just when she thought she'd have to giggle into her napkin, she noticed Ellen's eyes freeze in the direction of the serving line. Following her gaze, Kay recognized with a shock the black-haired woman with THE Dillard's bag, hanging from her arm, brazenly pushing her tray toward the cashier. Helplessly they watched the scene unfold: After clearing the register, the woman settled at a table across from theirs, put the bag on an empty chair and began to eat. After a few bites of baked whitefish and green beans, she casually lifted the bag into her lap to survey her treasure. Looking from side to side, but not far enough to notice her rapt audience three tables over, she pulled out the tissue paper and peered into the bag.  Her eyes widened, and she began to make a sort of gasping noise. The noise grew. The bag slid from her lap as she sank to the floor, wheezing and clutching her upper chest. The beverage cart attendant quickly recognized a customer in trouble and sent the busboy to call 911, while he administered the Heimlich maneuver. A crowd quickly gathered that did not include Ellen and Kay, who remained riveted to their chairs for seven whole minutes until the ambulance arrived.

In a matter of minutes the curly-haired woman emerged from the crowd, still gasping, strapped securely on a gurney. Two well-trained EMS volunteers steered her to the waiting ambulance, while a third scooped  up her belongings.

The last they saw of the distressed cat-burglar, she disappeared behind the ambulance doors, ............. The Dillard's bag perched on her stomach!!

Sometimes, God does take care of those who do bad things!

AND once in awhile. He allows us to witness it.

      Thank you, Sweetie-Pies! This is just delicious!


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/15/08

   Hopefully, this will help address the problem in a number of ways. Just don't forget to click on it each time!


NNHS BLOG: - updated 09/15/08



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

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:

2. Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us


4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND ALL TYPHOONS ON FRIDAY NIGHT (if pre-registered):  - 08/29/08


   Y'all take good 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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Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder

  Off we go into the wild blue yonder
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At'em boys, giv'er the gun!
Down we dive spouting our flames from under,
Off with one hell-uv-a roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame,
Nothing'll stop the US Air Force!

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder
Sent it high into the blue
Hands of men blasted the world asunder,
How they live God only knew!
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings ever to soar,
With scouts before and bombers galore,
Nothing can stop the US Air Force!

Here's a toast to the host of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend we send the message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast the US Air Force.
Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the wings level and true!

If you'd live to be a gray haired wonder,
Keep your nose out of the blue!
Flying men guarding our nation's borders,
We'll be there followed by more,
In echelon we carry on!
Nothing'll stop the US Air Force!


"Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder" midi courtesy of - 07/01/04

"Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder" lyrics courtesy of - 07/02/04

1947 Insignia courtesy of - 07/02/04

United States Air Force Emblem courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/04
Thanks, Dave!

Unofficial USAF Motto courtesy of - 09/17/06

Thumbnail Images of Seven USAF Airplanes used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 09/17/06

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

Collinsville High School Logo courtesy of

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!

Sad Face clip art courtesy of - 08/03/08

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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

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