10/11/08 - NNHS Newsletter - The Nearness of You
“I am like a falling star who has finally
found her place next to another
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is another "rerun" Newsletter, from exactly three years ago today:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ohKOMwZe5w - The Nearness of You - Frank Morgan, March 31, 1955
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eIH-7qq-WA - The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
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 Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC!
Happy Birthday this
13 - The United States Navy - 1775 AND Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL;
14 - Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND My Youngest Granddaughter, Emeline Harty of OR;
15 - Milton Nunnally ('66 / '67) of VA;
17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
18 - Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
STILL TO COME:
1. Unbelievable treasures from Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;
2. A plethora of new images from Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - '72) of VA - still not done, but I am making progress!
Thank you, Ladies!
About 30 images from the NNHS Tour with the
Class of 1968 PLUS another 30 or so
from Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of
Me ('65) of NC!
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 10/09/08 - "Great Moms":
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO PLAN TO BE GREAT MOMS,
THOSE OF YOU, WHO ARE GREAT MOMS,
THOSE WHO HAVE GREAT MOMS AND THOSE OF YOU WHO HAD GREAT MOMS...
Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of shag carpets.
Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' and get their answer when a little voice says, 'Because I love you best.'
Real Mothers know that a child' s growth is not measured by height or years or grade... It is marked by the progression of Mama to Mom to Mother...
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom ' s opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!
Thank you so much, Janice!
From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 10/09/08 - "Maxine ~~ FOR PRESIDENT":
MAXINE FOR PRESIDENT
Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this
country lately: illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators
attacking people in Florida.
Not me. I concentrate on solutions for the problems. It's a win-win situation.
+ Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Renee!
From Paul Dobie ('66) of CO - 10/09/08 - "Why you should always say I Love You":
This is why you should always say I Love You.
This has been kept alive and moving since 9/11. In memory of all those who
perished this morning; the passengers
and the pilots on the United Air and AA flights, the workers in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon,
and all the innocent bystanders, our prayers go out to the friends and families of the deceased.
IF I KNEW
If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.
If I knew
it would be the last time
If I knew
it would be the last time
If I knew it would be the last time
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say 'I love you,'
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.
If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.
For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.
There will l always be another day
to say 'I love you,'
And certainly there's another chance
to say our 'Anything I can do?'
But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.
So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you' ll surely regret the day,
That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.
So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear
Take time to say 'I'm sorry,'
'Please forgive me,' 'Thank you,' or 'It's okay.'
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.
Thank you so much, Paul! There could scarcely be a more poignant reminder!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 10/09/08 - "Baptist Dog":
A Baptist preacher and his wife
decided to get a new dog. Ever mindful of
the congregation, they knew the dog
must also be a Baptist. They visited kennel after kennel
and explained their needs. Finally, they found a kennel
whose owner assured them he had just the dog they wanted.
WILD GIGGLES!!! Joyce, you are so baaaad!!! Thanks for the laugh, Lady!
From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/09/08 - "http://www.naturalnews.com/images/AIG-invoice.gif ":
Want to get really Po'ed? Here's the AIG invoice for the good 'ol boys from their "meeting?" AFTER THE BAILOUT!! Also, the Fed has given them an additional $38.7B(T)<on top of the $85B(T)!!>; love the way our agencies and leaders always look out for our best interest, don't you?
Thanks, Wayne Honey! That's bad, too, but in an entirely different way, with no laughing involved!
From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 10/10/08 - "Class of '57 Birthdays":
Martha Megann Keesee
Oct. 3 Mary Megann Peters
Oct. 4 Jimmy Mooney
Oct. 5 George Pipkin
Oct. 6 Nancy McCormick Nicholson
Oct. 7 Ellen Anas Smith
Oct. 8 Tippy Rowe
Oct. 9 Norma Wilson Mitchell
Oct. 17 Betty Jean Dail Phillips
Oct. 20 Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant
Oct. 21 Marlin Eby
Oct. 24 Agnes Dick Kump
Oct. 25 Kitty Taylor Hanrahan
Oct. 25 Carol Wornom Sorenson
Oct. 27 Kermit Whiteside
Nov. 1 Russell
Nov. 2 John Clark
Nov. 6 Marion Timberlake Gitchel
Nov. 6 Maria Velma Vidales Scott
Nov. 8 Woodrow "Woody" Hudson
Nov. 8 Joe Madagan
Nov. 9 Hilton Henderson
Nov. 10 Tamsey Warren Ellis
Nov. 10 David Wittan
Nov. 15 Bobbie Whitehurst Canady (deceased 11/16/07)
Nov. 16 George Morewitz (deceased 06/09/08)
Nov. 17 Ronald Creech
Nov. 27 Gayle Fallin Harris
Nov. 29 Jimmy Key Dec.
Dec. 2 Ann
Dec. 2 Jimmy McDonald
Dec. 4 William D. Dangler
Dec. 5 Eugene Peters
Dec. 5 Gene Peters
Dec. 6 Frances Scheiman Berkman
Dec. 9 Shirley Smith Langston
Dec. 13 Kay Davis Smith
Dec. 14 Elizabeth Mitchell Hedgepeth
Dec. 15 Jewell Hamner Crowe
Dec. 18 James Strickland
Dec. 19 Durwood Adams
Dec. 22 Kitty Norman Haskins
Dec. 24 James Gay
Dec. 24 Ann W. Hutcheson
Dec. 25 Patsy Bloxom Meider
Dec. 29 Roy Tate
Dec. 30 William Gwynn
Thanks so much, Pat!
I've incorporated the missing names into our Birthday Page:
From Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of VA - 10/10/08 - "God and the Spider":
I'm so glad to hear you're doing so much better, Betty! I like your phrase - "pretty good"! I've removed your name from the Prayer Roll for now, but it can always be returned, should you feel the need!
Thanks to your Newsletter, Johnnie Bateman ('70 - of VA) was able to put me in touch with a lady with whom I used to work at Surry Power Station - Jo Ann Eley - and we have been corresponding. It's amazing! Thank you for all your work.
That's SUPER news, Lady! I always love to hear of reconnection stories; I'm glad I could have played even a small part!
Love and prayers,
Oh, MY, yes! I don't recall ever seeing this before, Betty, but I really like it! Thanks so very much!
From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 10/10/08 - "back in time to a great song":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9oHghXKh0E&feature=related - BRIAN SETZER SLEEPWALK
Oh, WOW! Thanks, F.A.!
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/08/08 - "Who said poetry is boring?":
Some humor for a chilly morning
THESE ARE ENTRIES TO A WASHINGTON POST COMPETITION ASKING FOR A TWO-LINE RHYME
WITH THE MOST ROMANTIC FIRST LINE, AND THE LEAST ROMANTIC SECOND LINE:
1. My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife:
Marrying you has screwed up my life.
2. I see your face when I am dreaming.
That's why I always wake up screaming.
3. Kind, intelligent, loving and hot;
This describes everything you are not.
4. Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss,
But I only slept with you 'cause I was pissed.
5. I thought that I could love no other
-- that is until I met your brother.
6. Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you.
But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, the sugar bowl's empty, and so is your head.
7. I want to feel your sweet embrace;
But don't take that paper bag off your face..
8. I love your smile, your face, and your eyes
Damn, I'm good at telling lies!
9. My love, you take my breath away.
What have you stepped in to smell this way?
10. My feelings for you no words can tell,
Except for maybe 'Go to hell.'
11. What inspired this amorous rhyme?
Two parts vodka, one part lime.
WILDEST GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Norris - for everything!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/25/08 - "He's Back.. ENJOY! (#10 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 10/11/08
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/08/08
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963:
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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The Nearness of You
- Words and
Music by Ned Washington & Hoagy Carmichael
Recorded by Hoagy Carmichael, 1937
Also recorded by Glenn Miller, 1940 (#5)
It's not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me, oh no
It's just the nearness of you
It isn't your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation, oh no
It's just the nearness of you
When you're in my arms and I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams come true
I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you'll only grant me the right
To hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night the nearness of you
"The Nearness of You" midi courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ma2/Gem/nearnessofyou.html - 09/10/05
"The Nearness of You" lyrics courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/norahjones/thenearnessofyou.html - 10/10/05
Gold Hearts clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 10/21/04
Gold Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars11.html - 10/08/05
Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 08/28/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific
Thanks again, Herbie!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
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