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01/12/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Up until the mid-19th century serving refreshments and socializing
on the stoops was done by every income group all over the city...”

- Charles Lockwood

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's theme is a new one for us today:

BONUS #1 - - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - The Ink Spots, 1942 

BONUS #2 - - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Nat King Cole 

BONUS #3 - - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Michael Bublé  



    Happy Birthday this week to:

15 - Skippy Weitz ('57) AND   Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;

16 -   Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;

17 -   Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;

18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



January 12, 1940 - Soviet bombers raided cities in Finland.

January 12, 1942 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt created the National War Labor Board.

January 12, 1943 - Soviet troops created a breach in the German siege of Leningrad. The breach allowed the Soviets to receive supplies.

January 12, 1945 - During World War II, Soviet forces began a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.


Tuesday, January 12, 1965 - Record producer Mark Moore was born in London, United Kingdom.

Tuesday, January 12, 1965 - Musician and film director (White Zombie, Solo) Rob Zombie was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, January 12, 1965 - Writer Lorraine Hansberry (b. 19 May 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) died of cancer in New York City at the age of 34.

    From Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA - 01/11/10 - "Letter and Package to   Freddie McDowell ('56 - of ID)":

Dear Carol:

The package containing the
1955-56 Virginia High School State Championship Basketball Championship Trophy and letter below was sent this morning 1/11/2010 to Freddie McDowell. I wish to thank you, and all the "Typhoon Nation" for keeping the spirit and memories of Newport News High School alive. Carol, I deleted Coach Bill Chambers' address and phone number as a matter of privacy to him. The letter to Freddie contains this information.     Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) and I have Coach Chambers' address and phone.

My sincere thanks to Carol,   Eddie (Nichols - '62 - of Northern VA), Joe and    Evelyn (Fryer Fish - '58 - of TX).

Bobby Turpin
NNHS 1958

Dear Freddie:

I sincerely hope the receipt of this letter and package contents bring back some wonderful memories and times of your youth and early years. You directly had a great influence on the lives of many young people, like me, in our neighborhood. We enjoyed a wonderful school system, dedicated teachers, and harmony among our fellow students. It was truly a grand and exciting time.

As you know, the name Newport News High School ceased to exist around 1971. Another High School was built in the northern end of the city and was not renamed NNHS. Newport News High had an extensive sports trophy collection won throughout the many years it had existed. Newport News won a record, which is still a record, 10 Virginia State High School Basketball Championships. Those trophies and all other sports memorabilia was stored and given away after the school closed. We retrieved the remaining 3 Basketball Championship Trophies, which were for 1955-56, 1956-57 and 1957-58. You were a great part of that era and your presence on the 1955-56 team still bring back excitement and memories. I sent the 1956-57 trophy to Coach Bill Chambers, who lives in Alabama, and at my Class’ 50th High School reunion we presented the 1957-58 Trophy to Coach "Lefty" Driesell.

I am sending this 1955-56 Virginia State Championship Basketball Trophy to you to have and keep as a small token of the appreciation we have for you in the spirit of our high school. On behalf of all NNHS Alumni we send this to you. I know my words are inadequate. You reflected the “Typhoon” image in the true sense of the word. When I spoke to Coach Chambers he sent his best to you and all of his other players on those teams. His address is listed below for your information and contact if you so desire. (Deleted as a matter of privacy.)

I composed this letter, however I know it reflects the same thoughts and feelings of all who know you. We are still a great “Typhoon” nation.

Yours very truly,

Bobby G. Turpin
NNHS Class 1958

   Thank you so much, Bobby! I'd love to see Freddie's face!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 01/11/10 - "PLEASE (!) Watch ALL Of It (!) and Forward!": - Thank Your Military

   Thank you, David - twice!

     From Me ('65) of IL - 01/12/10 - "Aerial Photo of 10/18/56":


   While organizing some family papers, I came across this photograph (dated on the "flip side") belonging to       my daddy, the late Robert Buckley (John Marshall HS - '25).  What else could I do?!?


Thursday, October 18, 1956
From the Papers
Robert Buckley, M.D.,
Chief of the Domiciliary Clinic
(Feb 1954 - 25 Apr 1960)

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 01/118/10 - "Sensitive Stuff":

Almost brings a tear to yer eye.

Three rednecks were working up on a cell phone tower: Cooter, Ronnie and Donnie. As they start their descent, Cooter slips, falls off the tower and is killed instantly. As the ambulance takes the body away, Ronnie says, 'Well, shucks, someone should go and tell his wife.

Donnie says, 'OK, I'm pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I'll do it.' Two hours later, he comes back carrying a case of Budweiser .

Ronnie says, 'Where did you get that beer, Donnie?'

'Cooter's wife gave it to me,' Ronnie replies.

'That's unbelievable, you told the lady her husband was dead and she gave you beer?'

'Well, not exactly', Donnie says. 'When she answered the door, I said to her, "you must be Cooter's widow."

She said, 'You must be mistaken. I'm not a widow.'

Then I said, 'I'll bet you a case of Budweiser you are.'

Rednecks are good at sensitive stuff.

   Thanks, Paul!

  From Mary Massey Lyle ('61) of NJ - 01/11/10 - "Original Civil War Photos":

These photos are incredible.

The best is yet to come.  Happy New Year 2010

Truly fortunate that so many of these have survived.  Probably a million wet plate photos were made during the civil war on glass plate.  Popular during the war, they lost their appeal afterwards and so many were sold for the glass.  Many were used in green houses. Over the years the sun caused the images to disappear.

These are pretty amazing considering they were taken up to 150 years ago: A compilation of photos from the Civil War era.   Run the cursor over the photograph and the picture caption will pop up. Click photo to enlarge, click again to return.

   WOWZERONI! Thank you so much for this valuable site, Mary!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/11/10 - "Remembering Spring, Quotes & The Symptoms Of Inner Peace":

  Bunches of stuff to do, be back on later in the week, I hope.
Remembering Spring

A woman meant to call a record store but dialed the wrong number and got a private home instead.
"Do you have 'Eyes of Blue' and 'A Love Supreme'?" she asked.
"Well, no," answered the puzzled homeowner. "But I have a wife and eleven children."
"Is that a record?" she inquired.
"I don't think so," replied the man, "but it's as close as I want to get."


"A man in Sicily had himself arrested so he wouldn't have to spend the holidays with his relatives. How many guys are going, 'Why didn't we think of that?'"
- Jay Leno


"The owner of a wrinkly dog in Australia has given his pet a full face-lift and a double eye-lift so it won't go blind. Unfortunately, after getting all that plastic surgery, the dog left its owner to live with a younger, hotter family."
- Jimmy Fallon


"You all have a nice holiday? How many still have their Christmas tree up? How many still have a rotting pumpkin on their porch?"
- Jay Leno


"In China, an animal trainer taught his monkeys Kung fu, and then they attacked him using his best kung fu moves. Luckily, they were no match for the parrot he'd taught to fire a gun."
- Conan O'Brien

by Saskia Davis

Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been expose to inner peace and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

Some signs and symptoms of inner peace:
* A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
* An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
* A loss of interest in judging other people.
* A loss of interest in judging self.
* A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
* A loss of interest in conflict.
* A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)
* Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
* Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
* Frequent attacks of smiling.
* An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
* An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

WARNING: If you have some or all of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of inner peace may be so far advanced as to not be curable. If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting any of these symptoms, remain exposed only at your own risk.

  Thank you, Shari!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 01/05/10 - "This Made My Day" - "#6 in a Series of 12":

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it.

 For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is 
that wrinkles don't hurt....

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Gorgeous!




  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 01/11/09:

In The Army

A man was bragging about his sister who disguised herself, as a man and joined the army.

"But, wait a minute," said the listener, "She'll have to dress with the boys and shower with them too. Won't she?"

"Sure," replied the man.

"Well, won't they find out?"

"And who's gonna tell?"


1. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

2. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 6, 7 and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

   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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Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Music by
Duke Ellington, 1940

Lyrics by Bob Russell, 1942

Recorded by The Ink Spots, 1942

Missed the Saturday dance
Heard they crowded the floor
Couldn't bear it without you
Don't get around much anymore

Thought I'd visit the club
Got as far as the door
They'd have asked me about you
Don't get around much anymore

Oh, Darling, I guess my mind's more at ease
But nevertheless, why stir up memories

Been invited on dates
Might have gone, but what for?
Awfully different without you
Don't get around much anymore

"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" midi courtesy of - 01/11/10

"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" lyrics courtesy
Nat-King-Cole/3647FD955C6D4CC048256AF1000B10B7 - 01/12/10

"Missing You" Image courtesy of - 01/12/10

Divider Line 215 clip art courtesy of - 01/12/10

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who fought in WWII
Thanks again, Herbie!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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