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Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Let's return to the celebrity birthday celebrations!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV2-YGGn0y4&NR=1 - Julie Andrews at 12 sings Polonaise from Mignon, 1948
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MntBjDRT8Pg - Julie Andrews - Feed the Birds, 1964
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjSjB-3xPVM - Julie Andrews guest stars on The Muppet Show and sings "The Lonely Goatherd". Season 2 (1977-1978)
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsgH1R1JcC4 - Julie Andrews guest stars on The Ellen Show, December 2004
NEWS FLASH - NEWLY AMENDED:
The NNHS Class of 1963
FORMER NNHS STUDENTS
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
Soft drinks & snacks will be sold
at the event.
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things never change).
CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -
REGISTRATION AND RELEASE FORM - ADDED 09/21/08:
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 -My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;
07 - Dale Parsons ('69) of HA;
08 - Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 09/24/08 - "When Julie Andrews Turned 69":
Oh, I love the "no need for sinning" phrase. I was laughing out loud for real when I read this. I will pass it along.
Andrews Turned 69 - This is hysterical!
To commemorate her 69th birthday, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Musi
(Sing It!) - If you sing it, it’s especially hysterical!!!
Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.
Cadillacs and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.
When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.
Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.
Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.
When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.
(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who would appreciate it.)
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 /'68) of VA - 09/27/08 - "Briarfield Elementary School":
Geneva Cole, Elizabeth Tedder, Bonnie _____, Pat _____, Peggy _____, Linda
_____, Nancy Sprinkle, Anne Marlow, and Marjorie Warren;
BACK ROW: Jerry Perry, Marcus Higgins, Harold Dickinson, Garland Hudson, Jo Ann _____, Mary Pat Robertson *, Margaret Gann, David Leeman, Ricky Tugwell, Curtis Lyle, and Mrs. Palmer.
* "Mary Pat Robertson was badly burned and died several weeks later."
Thanks so much, Elizabeth!
was such fun seeing you again!
I've posted this on the Briarfield School page (and slightly redesigned it in the process):
1953 - 1954 School Year
Mrs. Palmer's First Grade
STILL TO COME:
1. Surprises from Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA;
2. Unbelievable treasures from Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;
3. A plethora of new images from Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA!
Thank you, Ladies!
From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 09/27/08 - " Johnnie Bateman's ('70 - of VA) Post":
Thank you so much for the history lessons, the voting reminder, and the understanding, Sydney! I appreciate it all!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/27/08 - "Man is not so smart":
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From ArcaMax Publishing - Health and Fitness - 09/27/08 - "Lifelong Health: Study: Depression Common But Often Neglected Illness ":
Health and Fitness
Dr. David Lipschitz
A study released by
Depression is still viewed as a severe weakness, a character flaw and a condition regarded with much derision. Symptoms are hidden, ignored and made worse by loved ones who do not understand the challenges of someone with depression.
Although depression affects children and adults across all social spectrums, the CDC report revealed that it is more common in women, baby boomers, blacks and those who live in poverty. Of those who are depressed, over 80 percent report an impaired ability to get things done at work and at home and difficulty interacting normally with others.
The study also revealed that only 29 percent of individuals affected by depression sought help from a mental health professional in the past year and of those with very severe only 39 percent had sought treatment.
With millions of Americans, young and old, facing depression these statistics are truly astronomical. If seven out of 10 Americans affected by depression refuse to seek help, we are facing a serious health care crisis. But unlike heart disease, cancer or obesity, this crisis is largely ignored. The American health care system simply is not adequately addressing the real problems of depression. Reimbursement for care is woefully inadequate and many physicians are too quick to prescribe pills and medications without addressing the root causes.
Depression is a disease; it is not something that you deserve or "asked for." Most importantly, depression is imminently treatable. Major depression is an episodic illness that may or may not be precipitated by a serious personal problem such as a death in the family, being fired or getting a divorce.
Many recover completely without ever having another episode, although a history of depression is a major risk factor for another episode. To be diagnosed with depression a patient must have two or more of the following symptoms for at least two weeks that interfere with the ability of the person to function normally. Symptoms include: having a depressed, sad or irritable mood, lack of interest in normal activities, an impaired ability to feel pleasure, feelings of guilt and worthlessness and thoughts of suicide or death, difficulties making decisions or concentrating, fatigue, , worry, restlessness, insomnia or increased sleepiness, changes in appetite and significant reductions of activity.
Many patients suffer from a more chronic form of depression called . This condition is often present for two or more years and is characterized by a generalized depressed mood or "feeling glum or pessimistic." Dysthymia is associated with a variety of physical symptoms including weight loss or gain, insomnia or too much sleep, , , poor concentration, difficulty making decisions and a feeling of hopelessness
Although much more chronic and pervasive, dysthymia is now recognized as a major risk factor for suicide, heart disease and cancer as well as impaired work performance and family relationships. If battling another illness, patients who are depressed are less likely to respond to treatment or recover from disease.
If you or someone you know suffers from depression, seek help. Your physician or a psychiatrist will likely prescribe antidepressants that are highly effective and often will lead to complete recovery. But treatment must involve more than medications.
Whether your depression is episodic, situational, or more chronic, developing personal coping strategies can greatly help. Helpguide.org offers these positive tips. First, cultivate supportive relationships. Share what you are feeling with a trusted friend or loved one. Second, take care of yourself. Adopt healthy habits and do things that you enjoy. Third, get regular exercise. Exercise is a powerful tool in combating depression. Finally, seek help from a qualified psychotherapist. A counselor can help determine what other therapy options might be effective or appropriate.
With endless options to help Americans cope with depression, it is a serious mistake to ignore, avoid, or deny symptoms. We all know someone affected by this terrible illness, so please do your part to end the stigma and change the way we view depression.
Dr. David Lipschitz is the author of the book "Breaking the Rules of Aging." To find out more about Dr. David Lipschitz and read features by other writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. More information is available at www.drdavidhealth.com.
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/28/08 - "Sign of the Times":
Sign Of The Times.....
Today I went to buy a toaster and was given a bank as a free gift.
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 09/27/08 - "PITY THE DC AIRLINE TICKET AGENT":
PITY THE DC AIRLINE TICKET AGENT
A Washington, DC airline ticket agent offers some examples of why our country is in trouble!
1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)
2. I got a call from a candidate's staffer, who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information, then she interrupted me with, ''I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts.''
Without trying to make her look stupid, I calmly explained, ''Cape Cod is in Massachusetts; Capetown is in Africa.''
Her response - click.
3. A senior Vermont Congressman called, furious about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando.
He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that's not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state. He replied, ''Don't lie to me, I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state!'' (OMG)
4. I got a call from a lawmaker's wife who asked, ''Is it possible to see England from Canada?'' I said, ''No.'' She said, ''But they look so close on the map.''
5. An aide for a cabinet member once called and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas. When I pulled up the reservation, I noticed he had only a 1-hour layover in Dallas. When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car, he said, ''I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between gates to save time.'' (Aghhhh)
6. An Illinois Congresswoman called last week. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 a.m., and got to Chicago at 8:33 a.m. I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois, but she couldn't understand the concept of time zones.
Finally, I told her the plane went fast, and she bought that.
7. A New York lawmaker called and asked, ''Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?''
I said, 'No, why do you ask?'
She replied, ''Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said (FAT), and I'm overweight. I think that's very rude!''
After putting her on hold for a minute, while I looked into it (I was laughing), I came back and explained the city code for Fresno, CA is FAT (Fresno Air Terminal), and the airline was just putting a destination tag on her luggage.
8. A Senator's aide called to inquire about a trip package to Hawaii. After going over all the cost info, she asked, ''Would it be cheaper to fly to California, and then take the train to Hawaii?''
9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman who asked, ''How do I know which plane to get on?''
I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, ''I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these planes have numbers on them.''
10. A lady Senator called and said, ''I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola, Florida. Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?''
I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola, FL on a commuter plane.
He said, ''Yeah, whatever, smarty!''
11. A senior Senator called and had a question about the documents he needed in order to fly to China. After a lengthy discussion about passport s, I reminded him that he needed a visa. '
'Oh, no I don't. I've been to China many times and never had to have one of those.''
I double checked and sure enough, his stay required a visa. When I told him this he said, ''Look, I've been to China four times, and every time they have accepted my American Express!''
12. A New Mexico Congress woman called to make reservations, ''I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York.''
I was at a loss for words. Finally, I said, ''Are you sure that's the name of the town?''
''Yes, what flights do you have?'' replied the lady.
After some searching, I came back with, ''I'm sorry, ma'am, I've looked up every airport code in the country and can't find a "Rhino" anywhere."
''The lady retorted, ''Oh, don't be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!' So I scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, '' You don't mean Buffalo, do you?''
The reply? ''Whatever! I knew it was a big animal.''
Now you know why the Government is in the shape that it's in! Could anyone be this DUMB?
YES, THEY WALK AMONG US, ARE IN POLITICS, AND THEY CONTINUE TO BREED!
Oh, but I've always wanted to visit Pepsi-Cola, Florida! Thanks, Ruthie!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/28/08 - "Diaries of a Dog and Cat":
This is really quite cute!! Cats are just this conniving and independent, but I love them anyway!!
Diaries of the dog and cat
Thanks again, Joyce!
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA to several of his schoolmates - 09/29/08 - "PC Pee":
I'm speechless..... Thanks, Fred!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/25/08 - "He's Back.. ENJOY! (#3 in a Series of 26):
... more pics for the newsletter. Amazing artwork!
Thanks, Babe! These are amazing!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/18/08
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/01/08
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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 60s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym! - $15.00 per person - ALL PRE-REGISTERED TYPHOONS
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 60s Band, and a Few Surprises - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS
5. Sunday, October 18, 2008, 8:00AM - Noon - Farewell Continental Breakfast - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 AND GUESTS
"Reunion Hospitality Suite All Weekend!"
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Feed the Birds
Words and Music
Sherman Brothers (Richard
M. Sherman and
Robert B. Sherman)
Featured in the 1964 motion picture, Mary Poppins, it is reputed to have been Walt Disney's favorite song.
Early each day to the steps of Saint Paul's
The little old bird woman comes
In her own special way to the people she call,
"Come, buy my bags full of crumbs;
Come feed the little birds,
Show them you care
And you'll be glad if you do
Their young ones are hungry
Their nests are so bare
All it takes is tuppence from you
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag
Feed the birds," that's what she cries
While overhead, her birds fill the skies
All around the cathedral the saints and apostles
Look down as she sells her wares
Although you can't see it,
You know they are smiling
Each time someone shows that he cares
Though her words are simple and few
Listen, listen, she's calling to you
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag"
"Feed the Birds" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/player2000gi/midi_collection2.htm - 09/30/08
"Feed the Birds" lyrics courtesy of http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/marypoppins/feedthebirds.htm - 09/30/08
First Image of Julie Andrews courtesy of http://www.divasthesite.com/Acting_Divas/Julie_Andrews.htm - 09/30/08
Second Image of Julie Andrews courtesy of http://www.the-planets.com/star-biography/Julie-Andrews-Biography.htm - 09/30/08
Birds Divider line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars14.html - 09/30/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 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!!
Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08
Animated Laughing Frog courtesy
Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy
of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
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