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09/22/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Autumn Leaves

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.”

- Stanley Horowitz
(1934 -  13 Aug 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   This theme music seems to repeat nearly every year:

   For you musicians out there, we have the guitar tabs:

BONUS #1 - - Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole

BONUS #2 - - Autumn Leaves - Jo Stafford AND 'Tis Autumn - Rosemary Clooney


  From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 09/21/08 - "Final Flyer for Sock Hop":

Here is the final version of the Sock Hop flyer.  Please emphasize significant changes. We are no longer providing bus transportation from the Omni for anyone other than Class of 63 reunion attendees.  A specified downtown parking lot is available for all others.  We also will require a signed release of liability form which is on the bottom of the flyer.

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks for everything, Barbara! See you then!

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

We’re 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 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym!!! 

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

What:  A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School!!!
Where: Huntington Hall (former Newport News High School)
3100 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA
(Entry through right front door only)
When: Friday night, October 17, 2008   Time:  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:  $15 per person

TICKETS.  Capacity is Limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  Send check or money order payable to: Barbara Barnes, 4891 Parthenon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA  23462
Contact: or 495-2022. Include signed/dated release of liability form.
Event parking in lot at 29th & 30th Street (Between Huntington Avenue/Warwick Boulevard)

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.


1.      Jeff Fox ('69) of LA - 09/21/08:

My brother     Bob (Fox - '63 - of IA) has been forwarding the NNHS monthly but I would appreciate it if you would add my name and email (this one) to your mailing list.

Thanks, Jeff Fox

   Certainly! Welcome aboard, Jeff - and thanks, Bobby!


   Happy Birthday today to   Curt Overman ('59) of VA!

   Happy 17th Birthday tomorrow to       My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - 2009) of IL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

27 -  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC;

28 -
    Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/18/08 - "Life's Lesson":


A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.

'What food might this contain?' The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: 'There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!'

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, 'Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.'

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, 'There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!'

The pig sympathized, but said, 'I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray.
Be assured you are in my prayers.'    

The mouse turned to the cow and said, 'There is a
mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!'

The cow said, 'Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose.' 

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.

The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital, and she returned home with a fever. 

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.

But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. 

To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer's wife did not get well; she died. 

So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.

We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.




One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a Friend.


   That's a very nice reminder! Thanks, Joyce!

From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08 - "Words of Wisdom----like the last one!!!":

Words of Wisdom----like the last one!!!

by Dave Barry

Nationally Syndicated Columnist

1.  Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. 

2. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them. 

3. You should not confuse your career with your life. 

4. Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  Just get up and dance.

5. Never lick a steak knife.

6. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

7. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight  savings time.

8. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment. 

9. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven. 

10. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above-average drivers. 

11. A person who is nice to you but rude to a waiter is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.) 

12. Your friends love you anyway. 

13. Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic. 

14. Men are like fine wine.  They start out as grapes, and it's up to the women to stomp the crap out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

   These are great in many ways and on many levels! Thanks, Jude!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 09/19/08 - "Miss you!!!":

Dear Carol,

I hope all is well and that I haven't heard from you in a few days because of computer problems.  Not that those are good but better than a problem with your health.  Take care and I'll keep you in my prayers as always.

Your sister in the gospel

   Thanks so much, Ruthie! Unfortunately, what we had there was a Two-Fer - but the computer's working just fine now, so maybe in a few more days I will be too!

  From Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT - 09/20/08 - "Diagnosing a stroke":

Please take time to read.


Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue.

This is good info to remember and use. I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!

STROKE: Remember  The 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R.

My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word.  I agree.

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously..

Please read:


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ....she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die.... they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE.

T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today)

R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 999/911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

   These are very important to remember! Thank you, Sylvia!

From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 09/20/08 - "Post Office":

This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced.  I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal  service.
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The  day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and  talking about how much she missed Abbey.     She asked if we could write a letter to God so  that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her  that I thought we could so she dictated these  words:

Dear  God,

Will  you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you  in heaven.   I miss her very much. I am happy that you  let me have her as my dog even though she got  sick.

hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to  swim.  I am sending a picture of her so when you see her.   You will know that she is my dog. I really miss  her.
love,  Meredith.

We put the letter in an envelope with a  picture of Abbey and Meredith
 and addressed it to God/Heaven.  We put our return address on it.  Then  Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope  because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven.  That afternoon she dropped it into  the letter box at the  post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the  letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front  porch  addressed,  'To Meredith , ' in an unfamiliar hand.    Meredith opened it.  Inside was a book by Mr.  Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside front cover  was the letter we had written to God in its opened  envelope.   On the opposite page was the picture of  Abbey & Meredith and this note:

Dear  Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in  heaven.

Having the picture was a big help. I  recognized Abbey right away.   

Abbey isn't sick  anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your  heart.  Abbey loved being your dog.  Since we don't need  our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your  picture in,  so I am sending it back to you in this little  book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey  by.

Thank you  for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you  write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I  picked her especially for you.

I send my blessings every day and  remember that I love you very much.

By the way, I'm easy to find, I am  wherever there is love.


   What a beautiful story this is! Thank you so much, Eva!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/20/08 - "Self Esteem":

Self Esteem

I guess this story centers on self esteem. What builds one person's sense of self worth may mean nothing to another. For example, I am male. Getting my hair done or buying a cute new pair of shoes is a complete zero. Nada. Nothing. But having a fast car? Ha! That is pure testosterone!

Now, I have been driving around in an old beat-up pickup truck that I bought new about the end of the Crimean War. The radio doesn't work, but it doesn't need to. I couldn't hear it above the rattles. Sometimes I drive my wife's car. It's a recent model family sedan. Read that: boring. But I have had an old VW Vanagon in the driveway for several years that needed a new engine. Last month I got it fixed, and now that is what I drive.

Compared to the truck, this van is hot stuff. It's 5,200 pounds being pushed around by a 90-horsepower four-banger, but everything in life is relative. Finally, I'm out looking for trouble. Wanna race?

There is no point in challenging the Rice Rockets. Those guys don't play golf. They don't know the concept of handicap. Besides, it has been years since I've seen the front end of a Honda Civic. No, I was after bigger fish.

Like UPS trucks.

Sure enough, I found myself sitting at a stop light next to Big Brown. I gunned the engine. He was game. Then the light turned.

The race was on! I had him off the line, but he was gaining on me. The VW was screaming through the gears as we were hurtling down the road. Neck and neck! What a race! It was an adrenaline rush like no other.

Just as he was about to pull ahead, the UPS driver chickened out. We had hit 40 miles per hour in less than a mile and he didn't have the guts for it. Me and my van had beat somebody! I'm feeling so charged! This is great! I have to do this again. So, who's next?

I'm thinking the city bus.

Received from Chris McEwen.

   Thanks, Joan!

From Marc (Jody) Glazer ('65) of GA - 09/20/08 -"New e-mail address for Marc Glazer":

New: ____________________ .  Hope you’re feeling better. Really appreciate the newsletters. MG

Marc and Sandye Glazer

   Thanks so much, Marc! I am feeling a bit better today - and I switched your addy!

    From Johnnie Bateman ('70) of VA - 09/21/08 - "First Steps program":

Great job Pam!

First Steps program

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Johnnie - and DITTO!

   That's our own      Pam Smith Arnold, Head Cheerleader of 1965, of VA!

Thursday, September 18, 2008
(Image by Dave Bowman)
Pamela Arnold teaches an English class at Thomas Nelson Community College to individuals taking part in Hampton City Schools First Steps program.

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/18/08 - "So Dance!":

Every sixty seconds you spend angry, upset or mad, is a full minute of happiness you'll never get back.

   EXACTAMUNDO!!! Thanks, Joyce!


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/19/08

   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 09/21/08


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

2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:

     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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 Autumn Leaves

French lyrics by Jacques Prévert,
English lyrics by Johnny Mercer,
Music by Joseph Kosma

The falling leaves drift by the window,
The autumn leaves of red and gold.
I see your lips, the summer kisses,
The sun-burned hands I used to hold.

Since you went away the days grow long,
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song,
But I miss you most of all, my darling,
When autumn leaves start to fall.

C’est une chanson, qui nous ressemble
Toi tu m’aimais et je t’aimais
Nous vivions tous, les deux ensemble
Toi que m’aimais moi qui t’aimais
Mais la vie sépare ceux qui s’aiment
Tout doucement sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable les pas des amants désunis

 "Autumn Leaves" midi courtesy of
and with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL
- 09/20/04
Thanks, Nathaniel!

 "Autumn Leaves" lyrics courtesy of - 09/20/04

First Day of Fall Title clip art courtesy of - 09/22/08

Autumn Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/21/05

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!

Collinsville High School Logo courtesy of

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

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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