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02/03/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dazed and Confused

All I know is that you love my dreams.

 - Winnie-the-Pooh, as related by A. A. Milne
(18 Jan 1882 - 31 Jan 1956)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today's theme is prompted by my state of mind this week.   If you've been wondering why I'm so backlogged and why there has been such a proliferation of bloopers, this is it.  If you know where I can get a large can of oxygen to clear the cobwebs from my brain, please send it my way.  If you haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary, I thank you for your sweet indulgence.


Folk singer Jake Holmes wrote and recorded "Dazed and Confused" for his debut solo album "The Above Ground Sound" of Jake Holmes, released in June 1967. Like the other tracks on the album, the song does not include any drums. It was recorded entirely with the trio of Holmes on guitar, keyboard and vocals, Ted Irwin on guitar and Lee Underwood on bass.[1] The song has been incorrectly labelled as a tale about a bad acid trip. Holmes himself has confirmed that this is not the case. In 2001 he gave an interview to Shindig! magazine and said this about "Dazed and Confused":

I never took acid. I smoked grass and tripped on it, but I never took acid. I was afraid to take it. The song's about a girl who hasn't decided whether she wants to stay with me or not. It's pretty much one of those love songs.[2]

BONUS #1 - - Dazed and Confused - Jake Holmes, June 1967 (no video)

BONUS #2 - - Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin, March 17, 1969


1.   Anne Bradley Hart ('61) of TX - 02/02/10 (via a phone call)

    Thanks, Anne - Welcome Aboard!

   I was so "dazed and confused" I forgot to ask you if you wanted your addy published or when your birthday is, but I've added you here and there:


     Happy Birthday today to Maynard Thweatt ('57)!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND Ronnie Sanders ('65)  (deceased - 10/08/06)!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

05 -  Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND    Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA;

06 -     Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA;

08 - Bob Hines ('66) of VA;
09 -
  Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND  
  Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;

10 -   Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA AND     Norm Covert ('61) of MD AND Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA AND the late    Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99) AND   Mike Miller ('65) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


February 3, 1944 - During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seized Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.

February 3, 1945 - As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17s of the Eighth Air Force bombed Berlin, a raid which killed between 2,500 to 3,000 and dehoused another 120,000.


Wednesday, February 3, 1965 - Politician Karlous Marx Shinohamba was born in Nambia.

Wednesday, February 3, 1965 - Actress Kathleen Kinmont, the daughter of actress Abby Dalton,[1] was born in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, February 3, 1965 - Actress Maura Tierney was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

     The Rev. Peter H. Makris, retired priest of the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the age of 76. His complete obituary is posted on the page of the church he loved and served so well:

       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 02/02/10 - "An offer of help":


I do enjoy your 'This Day in WWII' feature and hope others do, as well. I think it might be of more interest to your readership if you'd occasionally include items of significance that have a NN flavor.....

If this idea does appeal to you, I'll try to come up with a series of WWII-NN-related events for you (and I invite Dave to join in on the fun, if you are receptive).
Mentioning every ship launch would be a little much, but there are certain ones that I think would be of interest to your readers (for example the christening of six LST's on the same day by daughters of NNS executives, one of whom was a NNHS student at the time. The others lived in Warwick County and Hampton, but some them may have also gone to NNHS - I can provide names to        Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) and he check out annuals of that era, if he is so inclined).
Let me know if you'd like me to pursue this concept.
Bill Lee     

     OOOH, YES! Thanks so much, Bill! That would be super, and very much appreciated!  

  From Terry Haney ('66) of VA - 01/29/10 - "A Few More Things I Thought You Might Have A Place For (#4 in a Series)":

I've attached some more items which you can use on your website if you have a place for them.

     Well, we certainly have a place already awaiting these two gems, Don't we?!?

   Thanks so much, Terry!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/02/10 - "Sullenberger/US Air video - don't miss":

    Don Chaney ('66 - of MD) sent this my way-it IS worth your time!!
Here is a link to the Sullenberger/USAir Hudson-landing recreation. Worth watching and absolutely riveting.   
Make sure you run it full screen so you can watch speedo and altimeter plus see pilot's view. 

     WOWZERS! Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Donnie! I thought we ran this a week or so ago, but who really knows - and besides, it's beyond cool!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to     Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 02/02/10 - "NNHS Classmate,   Robert Maddy":

Hi, Pat:

Bobby Maddy called today and he asked that we convey to our classmates of NNHS Class of 1957 his appreciation for all the gifts, phone calls and letters that have showered upon him since the fire. He was especially touched by a very generous gift from a widow that he knows can ill afford such a gift, but she suffered a fire years ago and knows how such an event can set one back. It brought Bobby to tears when he described the love shown to him.

Local churches have brought them food, clothing, shoes, and money to help them get back on their feet.

They lost everything, and thanks to a kind neighbor their dog escaped the fire, when they ran over and let him out upon seeing the smoke and fire. They also moved Bobby's car from the driveway so it would not be damaged.

He wants everyone to know that God is Glorified in the love shown to them.
Joe Madagan
P.S. Carol:
Maybe you could send this note of thanks out to your subscribers, for some help has come from other TYPHOON.

   Thank you so much for this moving report, Adonis! Our thoughts, prayers, and (hopefully) actions continue to be with Bobby and his family!

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 02/02/10 - "Deer Valley Monday Jan 31 after another dump!":


I know you get tired of my pictures but I cannot help but love to share the beauty of the mountains.  I even went in on my day off to ski and take these new pictures after 11 inches of snow.  I hope you all enjoy them.


Phil, I'm quite fond of Utah mountains myself!

   Wait a minute. I'd better restate that.  I'm not fond of skiing on them, or climbing on them, or even really of driving through them.  I'm fond of LOOKING at them - while walking down State Street in Salt Lake City.  That about does it for my excitement and physical activity - and that was over 40 years ago (I lived there from January to June of 1968).....

   Thanks for these breathtaking images, Phil!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/02/10, 7:56 AM - "USS Boxer (LPH-4)":

Hi, Carol:
Most likely when
   Jim Cobb ('66) of VA signed your guest registry on your website he made a keying error. When the USS Boxer (CVS-21) was converted to an Amphibious Command Ship known as a Landing Platform Helicopter she was the fourth vessel so designated and became known as LPH-4.
Knowing your inclination towards detail, I was surprised that you did not catch it, and went ahead an listed LPH-3 in the Famous Sailor entry for Jim Cobb.

   You kindly give me waaay too much credit, Major Madagan! Given my ability with and recognition of numbers (to say nothing of the Mysteries of Military Nomenclature!), I would not have spotted that error anytime between now and eternity! I was excited enough that I recognized without prompting that you and Jim served aboard the same ship, albeit at different times!
I am just trying to save you the awful embarrassment when "
       Captain Dave (Spriggs - 64 - of VA)" conducts his annual inspection of the Famous Sailors pages on your Website, and discovers the error, which could well result in "Keel Hauling" for the "Web Doll."
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Joe! Jim already corrected his error - and mine!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/02/10, 12:51 PM - "RE: USS Boxer (LPH-4)":

Between you and me, an LPH is not a Amphibious Command Ship. That is not to say that the Landing Force Commander and other staff might not have been embarked, as an LPH was large enough to accommodate staff and may well have been Flag-configured.

To clarify, an Amphibious Command Ship is designated "LCC". There are currently two such vessels in commission:

Ship's Name

Hull Number

Homeport / Status


LCC 19

Yokosuka, Japan


LCC 20

Gaeta, Italy

You may find this amusing. Mount Whitney now has a Military Sealift Command (MSC) civilian mariner (CIVMAR) crew, except that the CO  remains a Navy uniformed Captain (O-6). The XO job was converted to a Master-licensed CIVMAR and is termed the Chief Mate a.k.a. First Officer. Of course, there are uniformed staff embarked for Flag support and communications. CIVMARs comprise Deck and Engineering.


   Thank you for that fascinating clarification, Mon Capitain!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL to        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/02/10, 1:01 PM - "USS Boxer (LPH-4)":

Greetings, Dave:

We had Flag configuration, Amphibious Squadron TEN. The Commodore came aboard from NAB Little Creek, VA.

"The Gator" published by the Public Affairs Office at NAB Little Creek used the term Amphibious Command Ship to describe the first time the USS Boxer, as Flag for PHIBRON TEN launched combat laden Marine Helicopters and control the boats from USS Rankin, concurrently.

Being well aware of the Hull Designation LLC, I ran the risk of quoting from "The Gator" article, but I do believe the article was right. We had Four LSDs and one or two APAs in the Squadron, depending upon the size of the contingent of Marines being deployed for training. Boxer controlled all landings, by sea and by air.
Interesting changes to the Blue Ridge and Mount Whitney. Thanks for the update.
I knew you would not "Keel Haul" Carol...walk the plank maybe, but not the dreaded "Keel Haul" since she has trouble swimming. She would need her glasses when she was pulled back on deck.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WILD GIGGLES! BOY HOWDY!!! Thanks for the fun, Gentlemen!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/02/10 - "Hoping your day is...":

peaceful and carefree !
Beautiful Trees--Beautiful Imagery and the Inspirational video is beautiful too.

The most beautiful scenery in the world


The Babies

Bubba's sister is pregnant and is in a bad car accident, which caused her to fall into a deep coma. After nearly six months, she awakens and sees that she is no longer pregnant.

Frantically, she asks the doctor about her baby. The doctor replies, "Ma'am, you had twins -- a boy and a girl. The babies are fine. Your brother came in and named them."

The woman thinks to herself, "Oh, no! Not Bubba; he's an idiot!"

Expecting the worst, she asks the doctor, "Well, what's the girl's name?"

"Denise," the doctor answers.

The new mother thinks, "Wow! That's a beautiful name! I guess I was wrong about my brother. I really like the name Denise."

Then she asks the doctor, "What's the boy's name?"

The doctor replies, "Denephew."


Whose Kid?

A little kid walks into a city bus and sits right behind the driver. The little kid starts yelling, "If my dad was a bull and my mom a cow I'd be a little bull."

The driver starts getting mad at the noisy kid, who continued with, "If my dad was an elephant and my mom a girl elephant I would be a little elephant."

The kid went on with several animals until the bus driver got angry and yelled at the kid, "What if your dad was a serial killer and your mom was a street walker?!"

The kid smiled and said, "I would be a bus driver!"


   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Shari!  

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/02/10 - "Grandparents":


My daughter Karen sent this to me.  Use as you need.  Funny. :)


1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye....

2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"

3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"

4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. "We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods."

The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"

5. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story.

"What's it about?" he asked. "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."

6. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!"

7. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."

8. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure." "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised "Mine says I'm 4 to 6."

9. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today."

The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said. "How do you make babies?"

"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."

10. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher.

The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."

The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.

"Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."

11. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties.

"They use him to keep crowds back," said one child.

"No," said another. "He's just for good luck."

A third child brought the argument to a close. "They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."

12. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."

13. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!

14. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joan!  


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/02/10:


A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, he said: "Now, students, if I stood on my head the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I should turn red in the face."

"Yes, sir," the boys said.

"Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?"

A little fellow shouted, "'It's because yer feet ain't empty."


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

4. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/08/10
NNHS BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

                                  Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Dazed and Confused

Written and recorded by Jake Holmes, 1967
 (b. 28 Dec 1939)

Recorded by Led Zeppelin, 1969

Been dazed and confused for so long it's not true.
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.
Lots of people talk and few of them know,
soul of a woman was created below.

You hurt and abuse tellin' all of your lies.
Run around sweet baby, Lord how they hypnotize.
Sweet little baby, I don't know where you've been.
Gonna love you baby, here I come again.

Every day I work so hard, bringin' home my hard earned pay
Try to love you baby, but you push me away.
Don't know where you're goin', only know just where you've been,
Sweet little baby, I want you again.

Been dazed and confused for so long, it's not true.
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.
Take it easy baby, let them say what they will.
Will your tongue wag so much when I send you the bill?


"Dazed and Confused" midi courtesy of - 02/03/10

"Dazed and Confused" lyrics courtesy of - 02/03/10

Image of Confused Baby courtesy of - 02/03/10

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

Animated Bar 117 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/03/10

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

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

Animated Navy and Coast Guard Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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!

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!

Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/01/09

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

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