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10/15/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
So in Love

“My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.”

- Cole Porter, press interview, Feb. 8, 1955
(9 June 1891 - 15 Oct 1964)

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 - - So in Love - Julie Andrews, 1958

BONUS #2 - - So in Love - Clip from De-Lovely ( Love and Life of Cole Porter )


The NNHS Class of 1963
will hold 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 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?

Hmmmm ....

   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":






Hi All, I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus!
I checked Snopes (URL above:), and it is for real!!
Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.
You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,' regardless of who sent it to you.
It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer.
This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list.
This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.
If you receive a mail called' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately.
This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.
This virus was discovered by McAfee..... , and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.
This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

   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":


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 - 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

Do you find yourself gravitating to a particular color? It could be more than just a preference. A person’s favorite colors can provide intriguing clues to her personality, says Dewey Sadka, color expert and creator of the Dewey Color System, a widely used tool to identify people’s personality traits based on hue preference. Sadka, author of The Dewey Color System for Relationships: The Ultimate Compatibility Test for Love, Friendship and Career Success (Three Rivers Press, 2005), tells LifeScript readers what their favorite shades reveal about them... 

Personality: A preference for green shows that a person is a terrific listener who’s never too busy to help a friend in need. But your ability to put yourself in other people’s shoes is your true gift. And although you appear innocent at times, your natural curiosity and your understanding of what makes people tick makes you more streetwise than you seem. 

Celebs who love the color: Julia Roberts, Courteney Cox Arquette
Personality: An affinity for black indicates that you’re fiercely loyal, committed to all of your relationships and extremely disciplined about achieving goals. Lovers of black tend to be emotional people and often make decisions based on feelings rather than logic. 

Celebs who love the color: Angelina Jolie, Gail O’Grady,
Jennifer Aniston

White or Cream
Personality: Those who favor white are willing to experience lots of new things and seek out the unexplored. You attract many different types of people and adventures, but all this action can get you into a few tight spots. The best strategy: Control your expectations by limiting yourself to desires and goals you are sure you can achieve. 

Celebs who love the color: Kristin Davis, Jessica Biel, Pamela Anderson 

(See related story: The Secret Influence of Color)
Personality: A passion for red announces loud and clear that a woman is a mover and shaker who does nothing halfway. Direct and practical with a clear idea of what you want, you let others know exactly where they stand and you establish firm boundaries. Saying “no” is not a problem for you. As a result, people respect you and listen when you talk. You can, however, become impatient with others’ inefficiencies. 

Celebs who love the color: Cindy Crawford, Meg Ryan

Personality: A fondness for yellow suggests you’re an optimist who accepts people for who they are and you like to make everyone feel good. Like other people who love yellow, you tend to extend yourself without expecting anything in return, but you don’t accept kindness easily so it’s hard for others to do nice things for you.

Celebs who love the color: Tyra Banks,
Reese Witherspoon

Personality: A preference for pink comes with a genuine concern for others. It makes a you appear angelic – that’s your great strength. But you need appreciation for your deeds in order to move forward in life.

Celebs who love the color: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Garner 

Gold and Bronze
Personality: Women drawn to gold are not the type to sit back and let the world pass them by. You have high hopes, dreams and ambitions, and you enjoy life to the fullest. But your passion can also be your downfall, as it causes you to over-schedule and, as a result, feel stressed and overwhelmed at times.

Celebs who love the color: Fergie, Allison Janney, Kate Walsh

Personality: Silver as a favorite color indicates a woman is searching to better understand her deepest feelings. You long to be immersed in your own thoughts, away from the busy world. Introspective by nature, you ask yourself such weighty questions as “What’s my emotional fulfillment from this action?” and “Will going down this road be a passionate journey?” 

Celebs who love the color: Paris Hilton, Kelly Ripa
Personality: Optimistic and dreamy, blue buffs overlook little slights and stumbling blocks, give others the benefit of the doubt, and see the sunny side of life. You create a positive, upbeat presence that keeps those around you moving forward. In love, your focus on the positive can make you naive. It can take you a long time – perhaps too long – to see the shortcomings of your beloved.

Celebs who love the color: Dayna Devon and Hilary Swank

(See related story: What Does Your Hair Color Say About You?)

Your Primary Pick
According to Sadka, primary colors – yellow, blue and red – provide us with energy. Your favorite primary color reveals a lot about your approach to life, while your least favorite indicates the issues you try to avoid. Here’s a look at what your preferences – in various color combinations – show about you: 

Your favorite: Yellow
Your least favorite: Red
What this says about you: You’ve got a knack for seeing other people’s point of views. But this empathy can be an obstacle when you let others’ needs prevent you from making the best decisions for yourself.

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.

Your favorite: Red
Your least favorite: Yellow
What this says about you: You’re a perfectionist with an eye for seeing what isn’t working. But when you feel overwhelmed, you see your way as the only way. Remember to hear others out, and you’ll find your answers.

Your favorite: Red
Your least favorite: Blue
What this says about you: Your talent for appraising situations can get lost in the specifics of a task. Staying focused on your overall goal – rather than on the technicalities – will keep you on course.

Want to learn more? Get your own copy of The Dewey Color System for Relationships.

What's Your Fashion Personality?
Do clothes make the woman or does the woman make the clothes? Whether you love to sew your own threads or prefer to browse Rodeo Drive, your wardrobe reflects your
personality. Find out what your clothes are saying about you with our fashion quiz.

From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 10/09/08 - "Dear Mom and Dad":

How funny! Freak out parents time!!!

Dear 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.  

Love, Matthew

   YIKESARONI!!! Thanks, Judy!

      From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/25/08 - "He's Back.. ENJOY! (#14 in a Series of 26):

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


   Thanks, Babe! These are amazing!


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/11/08
NNHS BLOG: - updated 10/08/08


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





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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So in Love

- Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter for "Kiss Me Kate", 1948

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 - 10/14/05

"So in Love" lyrics courtesy of - 10/10/05

 White Rose clip art courtesy of - 10/15/05

Pink Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/04

Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of - 08/28/08

Animated Tiny 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 Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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

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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