- NNHS Newsletter -
“My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.”
Porter, press interview, Feb. 8, 1955
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter, repeated from exactly three years ago today, honors one of my favorite composers, Cole Porter, who died 44 years ago today. He was an amazingly prolific composer, but I do believe of all those songs, this is my very favorite.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D-HEwXTTYk - So in Love - Julie Andrews, 1958
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcMxlpOJ_6I - So in Love - Clip from De-Lovely ( Love and Life of Cole Porter )
NEWS FLASH - COUNTDOWN - TWO MORE DAYS!
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 Milton Nunnally ('66 / '67) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - Betty Jean Dail Phillips ('57);
18 - Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA AND Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA;
19 -Danny Coleman ('63) of NC;
20 - John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;
21 - Mr. Julius Conn - 1904 - (deceased - Sept 1983) AND Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA;
22 - Herb Hice - 1924 - (deceased 04/18/08) AND Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) - (deceased 09/22/07) AND Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND Al Farber ('64) of GA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/14/08 - "The Fido Puzzle":
Now ... the REALLY interesting question is this:
This phenomenon involving the number "9" works in our number system, which uses the base 10, i.e. the numerals 0 through 9.
Does there exist an analogous phenomenon for numbers in other base systems, e.g. the base 8, using numerals 0 through 7?
How about binary, which is base 2, using only the numeral 0 and 1?
Ahhh, the mind boggles!!! Thank you, Captain! It does give one pause ....
From Marsha Rice ('62) of VA AND Pam Larmer Traugott ('62) of VA - 10/14/08 - "VERY IMPORTANT - BIG VIRUS COMING !!! PLEASE READ & FORWARD":
YOWZERONI!!! This is so heinous!!! Thank you so much, Ladies!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/14/08 - "NNHS CLASS OF 1964, 45TH REUNION":
MY, HOW TIME FLIES!!
It sure doesn't seem like five years have passed since we first gathered the Reunion Committee in November 2003 to begin planning the 40th Reunion, but the calendar does not lie.
And, so, we find that the 45th Reunion is upon us, and it is time to start thinking about when, where, and what.
The Kick-Off meeting of the NNHS Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee is scheduled for 6:00 PM, Thursday, October 16th, in the lobby of the OMNI Newport News Hotel.
Oh, WOW! It IS that time again, isn't it?!? Okay, David, here ya go:
From www.LifeScript.com - 10/14/08 - "Color Clues to Your Personality":
Color Your Personality - What Does Your Favorite Hue Say About You?
By Bonnie Siegler, Special to LifeScript
Your favorite: Yellow
Your least favorite: Blue
What this says about you: Your ability to see the big picture lets you pinpoint what’s missing, helping you transform failure into success. But forgetting details is your biggest roadblock.
Your favorite: Blue
Your least favorite: Yellow
What this says about you: You’re a great strategist who can plan imaginatively. The problem? What you think you need often differs from what you really need. The key to your success is being more practical in the planning phase
Your favorite: Blue
Your least favorite: Red
What this says about you: You have a rare ability to see the possibilities of your goals, as well as the limitations. But difficulty expressing yourself may keep you from garnering the support you need to achieve your dreams.
From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 10/09/08 - "Dear Mom and Dad":
How funny! Freak out parents time!!!
Mom and Dad,
Our Scoutmaster told us to write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and are worried. We are okay. Only one of our tents and two sleeping bags got washed away. Luckily, none of us got drowned because we were all up on the mountain looking for Adam when it happened.
Oh yes, please call Adam's mother and tell her he is okay. He can't write because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search and rescue jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found Adam in the dark if it hadn't been for the lightning.
Scoutmaster Keith got mad at Adam for going on a hike alone without telling anyone. Adam said he did tell him, but it was during the fire so he probably didn't hear him. Did you know that if you put gas on a fire, the gas will blow up?
The wet wood didn't burn, but one of the tents did and also some of our clothes. Jimmie is going to look weird until his hair grows back.
We will be home on Saturday if Scoutmaster Keith gets the bus fixed. It wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked okay when we left. Scoutmaster Keith said that with a bus that old you have to expect something to break down; that's probably why he can't get insurance.
We think it's a neat bus. He doesn't care if we get it dirty and if it's hot, sometimes he lets us ride on the fenders. It gets pretty hot with 45 people in a bus made for 24. He let us take turns riding in the trailer until the highway patrol man stopped and talked to us.
Scoutmaster Keith is a neat guy. Don't worry, he is a good driver. In fact, he is teaching Jessie how to drive on the mountain roads where there isn't any cops. All we ever see up there are logging trucks.
This morning all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out to the rapids. Scoutmaster Keith wouldn't let me because I can't swim, and Adam was afraid he would sink because of his cast, it's concrete because we didn't have any plaster, so he let us take the canoe out. It was great. You can still see some of the trees under the water from the flood.
Scoutmaster Keith isn't crabby like some scoutmasters. He didn't even get mad about the life jackets. He has to spend a lot of time working on the bus so we are trying not to cause him any trouble.
Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Andrew dived into the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works.
Steven and I threw up, but Scoutmaster Keith said it probably was just food poisoning from the leftover chicken. He said they got sick that way with food they ate in prison. I'm so glad he got out and became our scoutmaster. He said he sure figured out how to get things done better while he was doing his time. By the way, what is a pedal-file?
I have to go now. We are going to town to mail our letters and buy some more beer and ammo. Don't worry about anything.
YIKESARONI!!! Thanks, Judy!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/25/08 - "He's Back.. ENJOY! (#14 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 19, 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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So in Love
- Music and
Cole Porter for
"Kiss Me Kate",
Strange dear, but true dear,
When I'm close to you, dear,
The stars fill the sky,
So in love with you am I.
Even without you,
My arms fold about you,
You know, darling why,
So in love with you am I.
In love with the night mysterious,
The night when you first were there.
In love with my joy delirious,
When I knew that you could care OR The thought that you might care.
So taunt me, and hurt me,
Deceive me, desert me,
I'm yours till I die,
So in love, so in love,
So in love with you, my love, am I.
"So in Love" midi courtesy of http://www.hamienet.com/cat350.html - 10/14/05
"So in Love" lyrics courtesy of http://musicdinner.com/lyrics60976.html - 10/10/05
White Rose clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 10/15/05
Pink Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/~emelinda/index-12.html - 07/18/04
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!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
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