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01/05/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Remember Then  

ďCome back to me in dreams; that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low,
As long ago, my love, how long ago.Ē 

Christina Rossetti
(05 Dec 1830 - 29 Dec 1894)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   How did we miss this golden oldie for all these years??

BONUS #1 - - Remember Then - Larry Chance and the Earls, 1962

BONUS #2 - - Remember Then - Larry Chance and the Earls, more recently...


Larry Chance and the Earls were a popular recording group from the 1960s formed in The Bronx, New York. In 1962, their single "Remember Then" was a hit, and "Life Is But a Dream," "Never" and "I Believe" also charted. As the oldies revival scene started a strong run in the early 1970s and 1980s, the Earls became one of the most requested groups in the doo-wop genre. They are still actively performing and remain on the oldies circuit...

The Earls are one of the New York City doo-wop success stories. Discovered singing on the street corner in front of subway station, the Earls took the original black doo-wop street corner harmony sound, and refined and expanded it for new audiences.

Larry Chance was the driving force behind the group's formation and success. Larry grew up in Philadelphia and attended high school with Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, and Danny Rapp of Danny and the Juniors. But it was not until 1957 that he moved with his parents to the Bronx after high school, that his musical career took off...


    Happy Birthday today to    Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND  Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND the late     Doc Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA (05 Jan 1942 - 24 Apr 2010)!

    Happy Birthday tomorrow to        Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -     Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57);

08 -    Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND    Pat Branch Coltrane ('57);

09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND    Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;

10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND    Bob Parrish ('68) of VA;

11 - My Brother-in-Law, the late   Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) (11 Jan 1930 - 07 May 2005) AND     Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND   Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND   Ron Smith ('65) of VA  AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA!
   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


January 05, 1860 - Jefferson Davis came out in favor of secession for the first time.

January 05, 1861 - In the nation's capital, senators from seven Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) met, afterwards advising secession for their states. 

January 05, 1861 - Alabama further committed herself to the Southern course by seizing Forts Morgan and Gaines in order to defend Mobile.

January 05, 1861 - At the last minute General Winfield Scott substituted the Star of the West, a New York based merchant marine vessel for the Brooklyn, a heavily armed and reinforced sloop ordered to sail to Fort Sumter to resupply the federal outpost. The Brooklyn, however, was to travel to Fort Sumter with the Star of the West.

January 05, 1862 - The operations around Hancock, Maryland continued unabated as Confederate troops tried to rout the Federals who had retreated to this position. The Confederate batteries were located at positions along the Potomac River.

January 05, 1863 - Following two days of off and on skirmishing around Jonesville, Confederates surround the Union force and take 200 prisoners after a pitched battle.

January 05, 1865 - President Lincoln issued a pass through Union lines to James W. Singleton. Singleton, like several others, hoped that through unofficial channels he may be able to instigate peace negotiations between the two governments to bring an end to the fighting. Although Lincoln doubted that a peace could be negotiated through the auspices of the Confederate government consistent with the North's demand for reunion, he did not interfere with Singleton's mission and, to the extent of issuing the safe conduct pass, condoned the unofficial peace-feeler.

  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 01/04/11 - "Songwriters' Night @ TFFM Coffeehouse 7:00 PM Friday 1/28/11":

January is here again and several of my fellow Songwriters and I will perform some of our songs at the TFFM (Tidewater Friends of Folk Music) Coffeehouse. Details are at 
Please note that there is a change of location and time from last year. We hope to see you at 7:00 PM on Friday January 28th, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 2510 N. Armistead Avenue at Tide Mill Lane.
As I wrote last year, my songs generally tie in with what's been happening in my life at the time and this has been another eventful year! Will I do a new Fort Monroe song? Please come and find out! In addition to the serious subjects, I always like to do at least one song thatís just for fun and I may even write something new between now and the 28th. My fellow songwriters each has his or her own style and I hope that you will plan to stay for the entire evening...
Thanks to all of you who have come to our performances in the past and those who take the time to come this year. It means a lot to us.

   COOL BEANS!! Thanks, Adrian! I've added this memo to our dates below.

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/04/11 - "Happy New Year":

May God let us all grow old gracefully 
Wishing all of my e-mail Friends 
 A Happy New Year 2011

   BOY HOWDY! Thank you so much, Joan!

     From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 01/04/11 - "Wishing you a Very Bountiful New Year from WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival":

Hope you had a Wonderful Holiday!

From All of Us at WorldFest - We wish you such a really great 2011!

We are very happy to say...

that due to overwhelming requests, we have made a Final Deadline Extension to Saturday, January 15th! Any Late Fees are Abolished! Your Entry simply must reach our offices by January 31st, 2011! Simply click on for the FAQ, Categories and Entry Form ... We welcome your entry! (If you have already entered, we sincerely thank you as do our juries!) All the very best to you, your friends and your family...

TEAM WORLDFEST- The 44th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival -- Before there was Sundance or SXSW, before there was Toronto or Tribeca, there was WorldFest!
Team WorldFest - The 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston is very proudly sponsored by AMC Theaters, the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), Boxer Property, Amtrak, Panasonic 3D/HD, Eastman Kodak, The City of Houston, The Houston Film Commission, The Marriott Renaissance Hotel at Greenway Plaza, Space Center Houston, Texas Longhorns, Wagner Media , NASA, The Houston Yacht Club, InkTip, The Houston Film Society, OnlyInHouston, , The Wellness Center , & our Sister-Festivals USAFilmFestival/Dallas , & The Seoul Drama Awards . To everyone that has already entered, we thank you! To other Intl Film Festivals, if we can assist you in any way, please feel free to contact us!
9898 Bissonnet Street - Suite 650 - Penthouse - Houston, Texas 77036

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Hunter!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/04/11 - "Tuesday":

Color Your Mood

Research confirms that changing your mood may be as simple as changing the colors around you. Clothing, room decors, even a small colors object like accessories or a handbag will give you benefits. For example:

Blue. Any shade can have a calming effect and creates feeling of serenity.

Green. Brings balance to your mind and smoothes out your hectic day-to-day routine.

Orange. Makes you feel more optimistic. A pick-me-up when youíre sluggish.

Red. Increases your energy level and stimulates your heart rate.

Purple. Shades of lilac and violet generate creativity


Ecology Tips: Conserve and Preserve

Dress warm to use less heat.

Dress cool to use less air conditioning.

Close doors and windows tight, so heat or ac does not seep out.

Do not leave the refrigerator door open; decide what you want to eat before you open it!

Turn of lights and appliances right after you finish with them.

Take shorter showers or take baths instead of showers (you'll use less water)

~Peter Prestipino



A very thirsty man goes into a bar. As he's sitting down, he hears the man next to him tell the bartender, "I'll have another waterloo."

The bartender gives the fellow a tall, well-iced drink, then asks the newcomer what he would like to drink. Thinking the other man's drink may be a specialty of the house, he says, "I'll have a waterloo, too."

The bartender gives him the tall, well-iced drink, and the customer takes a big drink.

"Hey," he says, "this isn't any good. It tastes just like water!"

The man next to him looks at the bartender and says, "Well, it is water. Right, Lou?"


A Story Of Two Boys

It has been said that a simple smile can change a personís life. It has been said that a single kind word can spread throughout the whole world and change history. I was thinking of these sayings recently when I remembered a story I had once heard about two boys.

Both of these boys were born in the late eighteen hundreds. The first boy was the son of a poor cobbler and had contracted smallpox as a child. This left his face scarred and caused him to face teasing from the other boys. He sought solace by dreaming of a career in the church. His first job was as an altar boy but he was sharply criticized by the priest when he made a mistake during a service. This boy later abandoned the seminary as a young adult. The second boy was sickly as a child too, contracting tuberculosis as a baby. He also felt drawn to a career in the church. He too had his first experience in church as an altar boy. And he as well made several mistakes once during a service. The difference was he was forgiven and encouraged to keep trying by the kindhearted priest there.

The first of these boys grew up to become Joseph Stalin, the dictator of the Soviet Union, who slaughtered untold millions of his own people to maintain his power and control over his country. The second boy grew up to become Bishop Fulton J. Sheen who touched millions of lives and brought joy to millions of hearts by sharing Godís message through his television show "Life is Worth Living" in the nineteen fifties.

This story reminded me of how much power God gives us to change lives in this world. Every smile we share is important. Every kind word we speak is essential. Every loving act we do can encircle this entire world. May we always use this power wisely. May we always give every little boy or girl the same love our Heavenly Father gives us.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~

You can get Joseph Mazzella's book, "WALKING THE PATH OF LOVE," at

[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella Copyright © 2010 ( -- {used with permission} ]

   Thank you so much, Shari!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/31/10 - "Calvin & Hobbes - Snowmen (#5 in a Series of 14)":

Nobody does snowmen quite like Calvin and Hobbes!

Remember, if these made you laugh, share the smile with someone else.

     Thanks, Wayne Honey!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From - LadyHawke's Weekly Joke - 01/02/11:
"Bringin' Down The House"

A crumbling old church building needed remodeling, so, during his sermon, the preacher made an impassioned appeal looking directly at the richest man in town.

At the end of the sermon, the rich man stood up and announced, "Pastor, I will contribute $1,000."

Just then, plaster fell from the ceiling and struck the rich man on the shoulder.

He promptly stood back up and shouted, "Pastor, I will increase my donation to $5,000."

Before he could sit back down, plaster fell on him again, and again he this time he virtually screamed, "Pastor, I will double my last pledge."

He sat down, and a larger chunk of plaster fell on his head.

He stood up once more and hollered, "Pastor, I will give $20,000!"

This prompted a deacon to shout, "Hit him again, Lord! Hit him again!"

1. Thursday, January 6, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Friday, January 28, 2011 - Tidewater Friends of Folk Music Coffeehouse - 7:00 PM Wesley United Methodist Church, 2510 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666 - SEE: 

3. Thursday, February 3, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

4. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

5. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

7. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 12/30/10

BLOG: - updated 10/21/10

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                           Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Remember Then

Written by Beverly Ross, Tony Powers and Stan Vincent

Recorded by Larry Chance and The Earls, 1962

Re-mem-mem, re-mem-mem-mem-ber oop-shoop
Re-mem-mem, re-mem-mem-mem-ber oop-shoop
Re-mem-mem, re-mem-mem-mem-ber oop-shoop then
Then, remember then

[Backups continue with intro while lead sings a series of "whoa oh-oh's" and a "Remember then"]

That night we fell in love
Beneath the stars above
That was a lovely summer night
pyramid Remember then, then, then, then, then

[Mixture again]

Summer's over
Our love is over
To lose that love was such a sin
pyramid Remember then, then, then, then, then

[Backups:] Remember, re-mem-mem, mem-mem-mem-mem-ber
[Lead:] Our love is in the past
[Backups:] patta-past
[Lead:] Oh, has it gone so fast
[Backups:] patta-past
[Lead:] Why couldn't our love last?
[Backups:] Can't last
[Backups:] Wop, wop, patta patta pop-pop, shoo-wop-dah bop bop, ooh

I'm broken-hearted now
Since we have parted now
My mind wanders now and then
pyramid Remember then, then, then, then, then

[Backups:] Re-mem-mem, re-mem-mem-mem-ber
[Mixture again]

[New mixture Backups sing several "oop shoop, shang-a lang, jigga bop's"
and the lead does "ahh-ooh-ooh" and other falsetto variations]


"Remember Then" midi courtesy of - 01/06/11 (sic)

"Remember Then" courtesy of - 01/06/11 (sic)

Double Heart clip art courtesy of John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/10/09
Thanks, John Darlin'!

Divider Line 151 clip art courtesy of - 02/01/10

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

Animated USMC and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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