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09/29/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Easy to Love

“Love: The irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”

Mark Twain
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme is being rerun from exactly three years ago today:  

BONUS #1 - - Easy To Love - Frances Langford, 1936

BONUS #2 - - Easy To Love - Judy Garland

BONUS #3 - - Easy To Love - Frank Sinatra, December 1960

BONUS #4 - - Easy To Love -  Howard McGillin, 1988

BONUS #5 - - Easy To Love - Susannah McCorkle - with images of the charismatic David Tennant


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).




   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 -   Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA;

02 -
  Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD;

04 -       Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND    Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;

05 -
   Butch Ragland ('63) of CO;

06 -    Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit #77,500 was made on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 8:35 PM by    the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX, while staying at the Canapa Cottage in Buckroe.

   Congratulations, Evelyn!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - 09/26/08 - "THIS IS A REAL SOLUTION!":

Now here's a thought.
Talk about 'jump starting our economy!'
I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a 'We Deserve It Dividend.'

To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up.

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon t hat equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,0 00 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 1 8+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25,500,000,0 00 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket. A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?
Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved.
Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads Put away money for college - it'll be there.
Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs.
Buy a new car - create jobs
Invest in the market - capital drives growth Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( 'vote buy' ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President. If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG - liquidate it. Sell off its parts. Let American General go back to being American General. Sell off the real estate.

Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.

Sure it's a crazy idea that can 'never work.'

But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!

How do you spell Economic Boom?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion. We Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC.

And remember, The Family plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest.

Kindest personal regards,
A Creative Guy & Citizen.
PS: Feel free to pass this along to your pals as it's either good for a laugh or a tear or a very sobering thought on how to best use $85 Billion! 
Perhaps a few more creative minds in Washington and a few managers who can manage would serve the American people from getting into such dire positions. Make your vote count in placing some new blood in Congress. Time to turn over the controlling party politicians and elect those that can act in the interest of all Americans. Thought this is a creative idea to help Americans.

   The more I think about this, the better I like it! Thanks, Norris!

From Willard Weaver ('55) of VA - 09/26/08 - "Some obituaries for NNHS Class of 1955":


Here're two obituaries that I had for the NNHS class of 1955 for your web site. Our Reunion Committee has information from a family member that Ivan Cooper Nachman is also dead, however I have not been able to confirm that or find an obituary. I'm still looking.

   Thank you so much, Willard! I'm afraid I left the In Memoriam Page for the Class of 1955 in a state of disorder several months ago. I'll try to finish it before too much more time elapses.  I've added these clippings there:


   I also ran Ivan's name through the
SSDI, but came up empty-handed - which of course proves nothing either, particularly if it was a recent death.

I want to commend you on the NNHS 1965 web site. It's wonderful of you to undertake such a tremendous task. You are making a lasting contribution to NNHS.

Willard Weaver
NNHS Class of 1955

   Thanks again, Willard! Life is full of delicious ironies. For a little girl who used to consult her TV Guide listings before deciding which days she would be "well enough" to attend school, I find myself in a peculiar place in life these days - but I do so love it!

From Bob Allen ('51) of VA - 09/27/08 - "International Disturbed People's Day":

Today is International Disturbed People's Day. Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend... just as I've done.

   I don't care if you lick windows, take the special bus or occasionally pee on yourself..

You hang in there, sunshine, you're friggin' special.

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

Today's Message of the Day is:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably,
And never regret anything that made you smile.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

   GIGGLES!!! I really like this philosophy of life, Bob!  All too often we let minor annoyances rob us of happiness, and life is just too short to empower anything or anyone in that manner! Thanks for the reminder!

   The weekend
brought many great and wondrous things, including surprises from      Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA, an old Briarfield School class picture from Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 /'68) of VA, unbelievable treasures from     Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA, and a plethora of new images from        Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA!  Thank you, Ladies!

   When I returned home from the Sacred Soil and Sand, there were some exciting answers from Our Wizard of Wonderment,        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA! Thank you, Brown Eyes!

   And all these things shall soon be forthcoming!

      From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/25/08 - "He's Back.. ENJOY! (#1 in a Series of 26):

  Carol ... more pics for the newsletter. Amazing artwork!


   Thanks, Babe! These are amazing!


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 09/29/08


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17-19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:  - 09/21/08

               1. Friday, October 17, 2008, 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Reunion Registration Omni Hotel Lobby - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS

            2. Friday, October 17, 2008, 7:00 - 10:00 PM - A 60's Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym! - $15 per person - ALL TYPHOONS (if pre-registered)


               3. Saturday October 18, 2008, 10:00 AM - Noon - A Tour of the Old NNHS (now Huntington Hall) - ALL TYPHOONS

               4. Saturday, October 18, 2008, 6:30 PM - Midnight - Omni - Dinner, Program, Dancing with a Live 60's Band, and a Few Surprises  - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS

               5. Sunday, October 19, 2008, 8:00 AM to Noon - Farewell Continental Breakfast  at the Omni - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS

"Reunion Hospitality Suite All Weekend!"

   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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 Easy to Love

- Cole Porter
(9 June 1891 - 15 Oct 1964)

From the Broadway show, "Anything Goes", 1934

I know too well that I'm
Just wasting precious time
In thinking such a thing could be
That you could ever care for me

I'm sure you hate to hear
That I adore you, dear
But grant me just the same
I'm not entirely to blame, for...

You'd be so easy to love,
So easy to idolize, all others above,
So sweet to waken with,
So nice to sit down to the eggs and bacon with.

We'd be so grand at the game,
So carefree together that it does seem a shame
That you can't see
Your future with me
'Cause you'd be, oh, so easy to love...

You'd be so easy to love,
So easy to idolize, all others above,
So worth the yearning for,
So swell to keep ev'ry home fire burning for.

Oh, how we'd bloom, how we'd thrive
In a cottage for two, or even three, four or five,

So try to see
Your future with me
'Cause you'd be, oh, so easy to love...

 "Easy to Love" midi courtesy of - 09/22/05

 "Easy to Love" lyrics courtesy of - 09/25/05
and the extended version from - 09/29/08

"Love You" Image courtesy of - 09/25/05

Pink and Red Hearts Divider line clip art courtesy of - 08/20/05

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

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!

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

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

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

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