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01/21/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Stonewall Jackson’s 186th Birthday

My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed.
God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that,
but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me.”

- Thomas Jonathan Jackson
(21 Jan 1824 - 10 May 1863)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We try to celebrate this very special day each year:


     From Me ('65) of IL - 01/20/10 - "Site Renewal":

   As you know, our website is up for renewal in five days (01/26/10).  Because 00FreeHost has become increasingly problematic in the last year or so, and because we have been able to locate another server who offers far more services for far less money, I cannot in good conscience throw another $150.00 to  However, switching sites is both tedious and time consuming, and we anticipate there will be some downtime involved - not just for the Newsletters, but possibly for the entire site.  We will try to make this transition as painless as possible for all of us, and I will not only add a feature which will automatically transfer you to the new page, but I'll keep you posted with the progress if there are any unforeseen problems.
   Thanks for your patience.


    Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA - 01/20/10 - "Alumni mailing list":


I would greatly appreciate being added to the mailing list. This is such a wonderful site for all us TYPHOONS and you do a great job. Thank you so much.

Tommy Jenkins
Leslie Thomas Jenkins (Class of 1966)

   Certainly, Tommy - thanks so much! Welcome Aboard!

   You may be surprised to see that you've graced our pages before: 

   And now we'll need your birthday - speaking of which.....

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 01/20/10 - "Birthday":

For what it is worth, I celebrated a birthday on the 18th of this month. When I saw a picture of     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD) it reminded me that I was not the only one getting older. Yikes, where have the years gone?????
F.A. Saunders

   Well, F.A., "you posta" tell us before your birthday, so that we can hassle  - oh, I mean, celebrate with you all week! Sigh. Well, I've added you now; thanks for letting us know - and a Very Merry Un-Birthday to You!


   Happy Belated Birthday to     F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA, who celebrated without us on the 18th!

   Happy Birthday today to   Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND     Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY!

   Happy Birthday this week to:
23 -
  Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD AND My Daughter-in-Law,   Diana Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05) of MA;
25 -
    Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA;

26 -      Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC;

28 - Courtney Russ ('57) AND      Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND    Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND My Granddaughter,   Becca Harty of IL!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


January 21, 1941 - The British communist newspaper, the "Daily Worker," was banned due to wartime restrictions.


Thursday, January 21, 1965 - Disc Jockey Jam Master Jay (shot and killed 30 Oct 2002 in Jamaica, Queens, New York at the age of 37) was born Jason William Mizell in Brooklyn, New York.

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/20/10 - "Told Ya!!":

As promised, I'm still riding my seldom correct knowledge regarding the (as supplied by        Dave (Spriggs  - '64) - of VA), also as I noted he would know!) Ventura Grill being the name of the establishment that escaped my failing memory!! The Sunday morning meeting place for a healthy breakfast of ice-cream and pie was that place.  You may also note that within the newsletters connected by the links you supplied, Dave also put the Rainbow Soda Shop next to the North End Pharmacy, as I said( it had to be there, because that is where it was!). And   Sarah Sugah (Puckett Kressaty - '65 - of VA) named    Betty Takis (Warwick HS - '65) as the quite, nice, and polite girl that I remembered.
Why is it that I can remember, so clearly, some of the events of North End that happed over 45 years ago and not remember what I had for lunch 2 days ago?
I did find the need, belated as it is, to thank Aretie (Gallins) Patterson ('59 - of TN) for naming the restaurant next to the Colony Hotel at the corner of 50th and Washington Avenue - the Colony !! Of course, how could I forget? I would disagree with its status being similar to that of the hotel; the restaurant was much, much nicer!! And not because it was her father's - just the facts, ma'am.
Although over 4 years late, THANKS! Aretie!!
I'm still ridin':-)

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Wayne Honey! I can totally identify with your feelings of celebration over being right! It happens to me so rarely myself, I'm usually tempted to throw a parade!

   I'm getting closer to making that
Ventura Grill
page, too
Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Takis
1969 Trident

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 01/20/10 - "Going into the Hudson simulation":

This is a must watch.

Phenomenal: Sullenberger Flight Simulation

   WOWZERONI! Thanks, Norris!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/15/10 and 01/20/10 - "From Bizarre News":


------------- Woman finds tooth in candy bar --------------

BROWNSBORO, Texas - A Texas woman said she bit into a Milky Way candy bar and found a tooth with a silver filling in the candy. Sue Calhoun of Brownsboro said she brought the candy bar and a Coca-Cola along for the ride to Dallas with her husband to pick up a new tractor on New Year's Day and she noticed something strange about the chocolate bar, KLTV, Tyler, Texas, reported. "I took one bite and it was fine, so I took another bite and bit down on something and thought, 'Well, it may be a peanut,'" Calhoun said. "I thought, 'Well, Milky bars don't have peanuts or any kind of nuts in it," she said. "I looked at it and I thought, 'Oh, gosh! Gross! How terrible! (It's a) tooth!'" Calhoun said she called Mars Candy, manufacturers Milky Way, about the find. "She (a Mars representative) said, 'I'm going to send you a package to send the tooth and the candy back in.' But, I'm not real sure I'm going to send it back to them or not because they could keep the evidence and I'm not sure if I would ever see it again," she said. Calhoun said she is planning to have her local dentist examine the tooth.

   EWWW! Thanks, Shari!

   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 01/20/10 - "wow":

He is Army but I think you will appreciate what he did for our County. - Robert Howard, Medal of Honor Recipient - CBS Evening News

 Thanks so much, Bill! We ran this a week or so ago, but I wouldn't want anyone to miss this one!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/20/10 - "Have a nice rest of the week!":

  On Being Kind And Charitable

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
~ Andre Gide

What you deny to others will be denied to you, for the plain reason that you are always legislating for yourself: all your actions and words define the world you want to live in.
~ Thaddeus Golas

If you help others you will be helped, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps in one hundred years, but you will be helped. Nature must pay off the debt. It is a mathematical law and all life is mathematics.
~ Gurdjieff

If someone comes to you asking for help, don't say in refusal, 'Trust in God. He will help.' Rather, act as if there no God, and no one to help except you.
~ Zaddik


Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So spread your love everywhere you go.
~ Mother Teresa

To receive everything one must open one`s hands and give.
~ Taisen Deshimaru

This only is charity to do all, all that we can.
~ John Donne

The beginning and end of Torah is performing acts of loving kindness.
~ The Talmud

Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed.
~ Gerald Jampolsky

Give light and the darkness will disappear of itself.
~ Erasmus

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
~ Viktor Franki

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
~ George Eliot

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.
~ Kahil Gibran

Let us be kinder to one another.
~ Aldous Huxley (on his death bed)

When strangers start acting like neighbors communities are reinvigorated.
~ Ralph Nadar

It is better to give and receive.
~ Bernard Gunther

No joy can equal the joy of serving others.
~ Sai Baba

Shall we make a new role of life from tonight? Always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
~ Sir James M. Barrie

I was a thief, said the last kind word to Christ. Christ took the kindness and forgave the theft.
~ Robert Browning

Charity is in the heart of man, and righteousness in the path of men. Pity the man who has lost his path and does not follow it and who has lost his heart and does not know how to recover it. When people's dogs and chicks are lost they go out and look for them and yet the people who have lost their hearts do not go out and look for them. The principle of self cultivation consists in nothing but trying to look for the lost heart.
~ Mencius

Give help rather than advice.
~ Luc de Vauvenargues

No man giveth but with intention of good to himself because gift is voluntary and of all voluntary acts the object is to every man his own good.
~ Thomas Hobbes

How can the man be considered wise who, when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence.
~ Confucius

Charity is the bone shared with the dog when you are just as hungry as the dog.
~ Jack London

The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies but by what takes place in our hearts.
~ Sir Arthur Keith

A gift consists not in what is done or given but in the intention of the giver and the doer.
~ Seneca

Five things constitute perfect virtue - gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness.
~ Confucius

By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever.
~ Lao Tse

Kindness makes the difference between passion and caring. Kindness is tenderness, kindness is love, perhaps greater than love. Kindness is good will, kindness says, ''I want you to be happy.'' Kindness comes very close to the benevolence of God.
~ Randolph Ray

In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
~ Matthew 7:12

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave, he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
~ St Augustine

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

When deeds speak words are nothing.
~ African Proverb [ Author Unknown]

PERFORM RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS & MAKE THE WORLD A  BETTER  PLACE TO LIVE.                                                                              

   Thanks again, Shari!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/20/10, 8:09 and 8:11 PM - "Site Troubles":

My Norton AV program detected two threats on the MLK newsletter page:

Hope you do not infest somebody with a weak or no AV program.

20 JAN newsletter page also generated one alarm.

     "" - Suspicious or Annoying - is PURE ANNOYING!"

     "" - Viruses

     "" - Phishing Attacks

Something has infected the site. Time to call Freehost.

    "Déjà vu all over again", hmm?

   Just as it happened last summer, the various anti-virus and annoying spam programs are alerting visitors to any and all conceivable problems.  00FreeHost serves hundreds of web sites.  Some of them are less savory than others.  If one has a problem, the filters find them all equally guilty - even when no danger exists, such as now from us. We're fine. Nothing has infected our site. I personally may be "annoying" six ways from Tuesday, but our site constitutes no such "annoyance". has, however, become increasingly annoying.....

   Thanks for the heads-up, David!


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 01/20/09:


One semester when my brother, Peter, attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, an art-student friend of his asked if he could paint Peter's portrait for a class assignment. Peter agreed, and the art student painted and submitted the portrait, only to receive a C minus.

The art student approached the professor to ask why the grade was so poor. The teacher told him that the proportions in the painting were incorrect.

"The head is too big," the professor explained. "The shoulders are too wide, and the feet are enormous."

The next day, the art student brought Peter to see the professor. He took one look at my brother and said, "Okay, A minus."



The day I started my construction job, I was in the office filling out an employee form when I came to:

Single__, Married__, Divorced___ .

I marked single. Glancing the man next to me who was also filling out the form, I noticed he hadn't marked any of the blanks.

Instead he'd written, "Yes, in that order."


1. Friday, February 12, 2010, 6:00 PM - The NN/Hampton Breakfast Bunch will hold their Annual Valentine's Dinner at the Hampton Yacht Club. Those interested can call Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800.

2. 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

3. 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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[From the Richmond Dispatch, March 19, 1893.]
 Dan Emmett its Author and New York the Place of Its Production.

I wish I was in the land of cotton,
old times there are not forgotten,
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie land.
In Dixie land where I was born in, early on a frosty mornin',
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie land.

Then I wish I was in Dixie, hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie land I'll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie,
Away, away, away down south in Dixie,
Away, away, away down south in Dixie.

Old Missus marry Will de Weaber, Will-yum was a gay deceaber,
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie land.
But when he put his arm around her,
smiled as fierce as a forty pounder.
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie land. (Chorus)

Dars buckwheat cakes an' ingen batter, makes you fat or a little fatter,
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie land.
Den hoe it down and scratch your grabble to Dixie's land
I'm bound to travel,
Look away, look away, look away Dixie land. (Chorus)

"Dixie" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/10/03
Thanks, Dave!

"Dixie" lyrics courtesy of and - 01/19/08

Images of General Jackson courtesy of - 01/19/05

Large Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 01/18/05

Small Confederate Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/31/06

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59), of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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!

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

Governor Thomas Johnson High School's Logo courtesy of - 06/16/08

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

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

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