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02/08/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Long, Long, Long

“Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook
that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart
and give thanks for another day of loving.”

Khalil Gibran
(06 Jan 1883 - 10 Apr 1931)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme also comes to us indirectly from   Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA who sent us that wondrous list of Beatles' songs recently:

   Thanks, Norris Sweetie!

BONUS -,+Long,+Long 


"Long, Long, Long" is a song written by George Harrison, and first released by The Beatles on their 1968 album, The Beatles (also known as The White Album).

Music analyst Alan Pollack said the song has "an off-beat mixture of styles typical of the times: a three-way cross between jazz waltz, folk song, and late sixties psychedelia."[1] Critic Richie Unterberger wrote that "Long, Long, Long" is one of the most underrated songs in the Beatles' large discography.[2] Ian MacDonald also argues that the song is Harrison's "finest moment" on The Beatles.[3]

"Long, Long, Long" is a love song, though as Nicholas Schaffner notes, it is "the first of dozens of Harrison love songs that are ambiguous in that he could be singing either to his lady or to his Lord"...


1.     Don Coffey ('54) of VA - 02/07/11 - "NNHS":

Please add me to your mailing list:

Donald M. Coffey
class of "54"

Thank you very much. I just found this site today and I am enjoying it very much. Thanks for your hard work in keeping up with advanced ( old ) Typhoons.

Don Coffey

P.S. It is fine to post my email, Birthday: May 17, 36, I was in the Marine Reserve for 6 months and then U.S. Air Force for four years. Discharged in 58, and was hired at NASA, Hampton, Langley VA , and retried in 1992.
Thanks again,

Don C

   Thank you, Don! Welcome Aboard!


     Happy Birthday today to Bob Hines ('66) of VA!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to   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!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA;

13 -    Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia;

14 -      Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA AND My Niece,       Renee Dick Romulus (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


   Page Hit # 102,500 was made on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 3:16 PM by someone accessing the site from


February 08, 1861 - A Constitution was provisionally adopted by the Montgomery convention. With several significant changes, the document closely resembled the United States Constitution, those changes having to do with the right to own slaves, the treatment of fugitive slaves, and the power of sovereign states.

February 08, 1862 - The Confederates at Roanoke Island were moved to the northern end of their position as General Burnside's 7500 Union soldiers attacked. Colonel Shaw's Confederates were seriously outnumbered and their regular commander, General Henry Wise, was too ill to be in charge, necessitating the temporary command of Shaw. The latter made an attempt to hold the Southern position, but it was an exercise in futility. He surrendered after 23 men were killed and 62 were wounded. The Confederates relinquished 30 guns in this takeover and lost an important position on the Atlantic coast, a severe blow to the Southern efforts. Union losses in this exchange were totaled at 37 killed, 214 wounded, and 13 missing.

February 08, 1865 - At Williston on the Edisto River and along the banks of the South Edisto, Sherman's Union troops again battled Confederates. Sherman responded to a complaint from Confederate cavalry leader Joseph Wheeler that Union soldiers were ruthlessly destroying private property along their path: "I hope you will burn all cotton and save us the trouble," Sherman told Wheeler. "All you don't burn, I will. As to private houses occupied by peaceful families, my orders are not to molest or disturb them, and I think my orders are obeyed. Vacant houses being of no use to anybody, I care little about. I don't want them destroyed, but do not take much care to preserve them."

  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 02/07/11:


Thank you for being so prompt by posting our reunion information!

Dee Hodges Bartram

   Certainly, Dee! We aim to please! Sometimes our aim is a little off, but, well, you know.....

Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at - CLASS OF 1966

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 02/07/11 - "3 Bud Commercials":

3 Bud Commercials

Pretty Absurd! - Bud Light: Farm- Super Bowl Ad 2009 - Bud Light Chimp Commercial - Bud Light "Stranger" Commercial

     Thanks, Norris!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/07/11 - "Watch This-Is this a case of "TMI" ?":

Play what is on the large screen at the top of this link.  Even if you don't "Facebook" this is information worth knowing.
Something very serious to keep in mind ---


 Joyce Cahoon

   YOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Joyce! Y'all be careful out there!

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 02/07/11 - "The Last Confederate Soldier by Lewis Grizzard":

and now we know
Richard - The Last Confederate Soldier by Lewis Grizzard

       Thanks, Dicky!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/07/11 - "July 2011":

Good Luck !!!!

This Year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, & 5 Sundays.

This apparently happens once every 823 years.
This is called money bags.
So send this on and money will arrive in 5 days.
Based on Chinese Feng Shui, the one who does not pass this on
Will have money troubles for the rest of the year......
(I sure don't want it to be me.)

   Hmmm. We ran this a few months ago, and a couple of the National Smart People in our midst pointed out that this situation actually arises much more frequently than that, as this post on attests:

   But, HEY, I do not recall any mention of money bags before, and I certainly do not want to tamper with Chinese Feng Shui, so let's not bother ourselves with trivial details, and just keep those money bags rolling!  


   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks so much, Joyce!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 2/07/11 - "This is amazing":

Anyone want one?

ME !!!!!!!!!!

This is amazing. Honda's hoping to make a fortune with this!  

   WOWZERONI! How cool is THAT?!? Thanks, Ruthie!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/07/11 - "((Message)) & More":

While talking on the phone yesterday my elderly friend got injured by her dog, as such I am going again to help her out. This should have been Wednesday's or Thursday's send.
Hopefully next week things will get back on track.


Knock Knock

Who's there?

Ice cream soda

Ice cream soda who?

Ice cream soda people can hear me.


Psych Support Group

I've started a support group for my personalities. We go around the room and share with all the other me's. I've numbered them from 1 through 10 so I can keep them straight. But 4 eloped with 7, so for now I'm down to eight.

Number 9 is suing me, she claims she's been abused, Because I never let her out, her self esteem is bruised. Number 3's a lawyer and she took 9's case for gratis. 8 and 6 agree with 9 and want class action status.

10 approached me yesterday...could she live on her own? She's found a job but needs a car...would I co-sign a loan? I've been told that number 1 revealed in therapy that she has several egos too, and one of them is me.

Number 5 just cracks me up. I love her sense of humor. 3 tells me that 5 is gay, but 8 says that's just rumor. The strangest one is number 2. I think her brain is fried. She's always playing with her guns and speaks of homicide.

I've talked about each one of them with my psychiatrist. They won't come to his office so he thinks they don't exist. He says that I'm just paranoid and schizophrenic too. But they all think that he's a quack who doesn't have a clue.

So I began my little group so they could be involved In helping one another see their issues get resolved. Although there are a bunch of me's who feel the need to share, They're easy to accommodate...we only need one chair.

-Buffalo Chips


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Keeping The Peace

Do you remember the famous feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys? A squabble started between these families in the states of Kentucky and West Virginia during the American Civil War. After the war, the feud was kept alive by disputes over a fiddle worth $1.75 and a stray razorback hog.

According to Stan Mooneyham, "Dancing on The Strait & Narrow," by Election Day 1882 the situation deteriorated to the point that three McCoy brothers killed Ellison Hatfield because he had insulted them. "Devil Anse," head of the Hatfield clan, had the three McCoys rounded up and tied to bushes within sight of their family cabin; then he put fifty rifle bullets into them. After that it was a life for a life -- sometimes two or three -- and even the women became just part of the body count. Hostilities didn't finally abate until the second decade of the twentieth century. The cost to those two families was immense. Almost thirty deaths were recorded in the most famous example of eye-for-an-eye revenge in U.S. history.

You've seen this scene in the movies: a rugged cowboy pats his pearl-handled six-shooter in a holster hanging from his hip and drawls, "This here is my peacemaker." Peacemaker? Maybe widow-maker. Or orphan-maker. The problem is, shooting people is not a good way to peace. It's a little like the father who, while spanking his child, said, almost in cadence with each slap, "HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I TOLD YOU NOT TO HIT YOUR SISTER!" Gotta love the irony.

If force and violence can't bring peace out of chaos, what can? What does it take to make peace? And to keep it?

The answer is clear. Peacemakers are not weapons -- peacemakers are people. You and I. Peacemakers are people with hearts for reconciliation and understanding. In our families; with our neighbors; around the world.

Level-headed and patient people have always been the best hope for a lasting and just peace. That is the only way it has ever worked.

Perhaps that's why peacemakers are call blessed.

~ Steve Goodier ~
[ by: Steve Goodier -- Copyright © 2011 -- from Steve Goodier ( ]

   Thanks, Shari! I hope your friend is soon healed!

From - 02/07/11 - "Self-Judgments":

How To Let Go of Negative Self-Judgments

By Ronald Alexander

Many people cling to the myth that those who are successful inevitably feel good about themselves and are free from self-doubt and insecurities. I've worked with many clients whose résumés, personal achievements, and reputations garner the deepest respect and admiration, yet their negative self-talk is often utterly brutal. Despite their low opinion of themselves, they've managed to fashion lives that many would envy. Yet the disconnection between their inner feelings about themselves and their outer success causes them to hold back from making changes that would lead to far greater fulfillment and peace of mind. They'll remain in a stagnant situation until change is thrust upon them, and then feel overwhelmed by any crises that occur.

The Destructive Power of Negative Self-Judgments

No matter how accomplished we are, no matter how happy we may seem, we all hold on to negative self-judgments, and they hold on to us. They prevent us from discovering our power to change our lives for the better. When we switch to more positive thought patterns, crisis stops being overwhelming, and it's far easier to let go of resistance, tune in to our passions and inner resources, and move forward with confidence.

Positive thinking is indeed powerful, but don't hold yourself to unrealistic standards and expect to quickly transform what are often lifelong thinking habits. The object is to stop assigning meaning to these self-judgments, because once you start to give them weight, they begin to weigh you down. Through the practice of mindfulness, you can learn to notice when you are tearing yourself down and begin to change your habit of self-criticism.

The Stories the Mind Spins

Often, the rational mind will string together a series of distortions. Instead of simply noticing "I am shy," the mind will generate the thought, "I'm shy, which is why I'll never find a romantic partner; my shyness makes me unattractive." Another example might be someone who is out going spinning a disempowering story: "I'm an extrovert. My mother never liked that about me, and it seemed to embarrass my siblings. I probably made a fool of myself many times. I am too eager to connect to other people, who look down on me for being emotionally needy." You may not even be fully aware that you're embellishing your self-judgments in an unwholesome way.

Reframe Your Negative Self-Judgments

Through mindfulness practice and self-inquiry, you can render any negative self-judgments neutral and even see them in a far different light. To be "self-centered," focused on resolving inner conflicts, can be perceived as negative, but it's very important at times to direct your attention to yourself and your needs. If you feel that you are "callous," you might reframe that quality as "courageous" or "bold." If you see yourself as "weak," consider thinking of yourself as someone who is sensitive to others' feelings.

Here are some steps from my book, "Wise Mind, Open Mind" to help you mindfully reframe an unwholesome self-judgment that you know is of no use to you and that causes you anguish. It is beneficial to use a journal to work through each step.

1. Identity and label the judgment. Give it a simple name or theme, such as "inadequate provider," "insincere," or "people pleaser."

2. Discover the quality of the judgment. Ask yourself, "What is this self-judgment causing me to think or feel about myself in this moment?" Does it make you feel ashamed, angry, or guilty, for example? Notice whether the feeling is wholesome and supportive of your well-being, or unwholesome, making it difficult for you to enter a state of spaciousness, openness, and trust.

3. Find a remedy for the unwholesome thought or feeling. Ask yourself, "Would I like to think or feel something different? What thought or feeling could I generate to shift myself out of this unwholesome state?"

4. Formulate a new thought, image, or feeling, and begin to hold on to it firmly. Experience it in your mind's eye and in your body. Feel a wholesome sensation, such as relaxation, excitement, or expansiveness.

5. Assess whether you've shifted. Ask yourself, "Have I shifted out of the feeling, state, or thought that was unwholesome and let go of my negative self-judgment?" If you have, then enjoy the new sensations, feelings, and thoughts you've generated as a remedy. If not, go back and repeat steps 1 through 4.

You may never totally rid yourself of your unwholesome self-judgments. However, you can alter their quality, learn from them, and either let them go or transform them so that they no longer block you from a sense of well-being, a feeling of spaciousness, and openness to new possibilities. Hidden gold will appear when you let go of your negative-judgments. The aspects of yourself you've been overlooking will ascend to your consciousness. Through mindfulness, you can discover these forgotten qualities that will inspire and vitalize you, and carry you through the rough waters of criticism to more placid waters.

About the Author:

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. is the author of the widely acclaimed book, "Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss, and Change" upon which this article is based. He is the director of the OpenMind Training® Institute, practices mindfulness-based mind-body psychotherapy and leadership coaching in Santa Monica, CA, for individuals and corporate clients. He has taught personal and clinical training groups for professionals in Integral Psychotherapy, Ericksonian mind-body healing therapies, mindfulness meditation, and positive psychology nationally and internationally since 1970.


From Will and Guy's Joke of the Day - 02/07/11:

* How to Translate Academic Jargon
When you next read an academic paper, make sure you have this handy guide by your side.

I didn't look up the original reference.

These data are practically meaningless.

An unsuccessful experiment but I still hope to get it published.

The other results didn't make any sense.

This is the prettiest graph.

I might get around to this sometime, if pushed/funded.




I think.

A couple of others think so, too.

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

Rumour has it.

A really wild guess.

Three pages of notes were obliterated when I knocked over a beer glass.

I don't understand it....and I never will.

They don't understand it either.

A totally useless topic selected by my committee.

I am pleased to feed you this rubbish.

These special phrases are also applicable to anyone reading an academic paper.

1. 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.

2. Thursday, March 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.

3. 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.

4. 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

5. 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

6. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at - CLASS OF 1966

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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Long, Long, Long

Written by George Harrison (25 Feb 1943 - 29 Nov 2001), 1968

Recorded by The Beatles, 1968

It's been a long long long time,
How could I ever have lost you
When I loved you.

It took a long long long time
Now I'm so happy I found you
How I love you

So many tears I was searching,
So many tears I was wasting, oh. Oh--

Now I can see you, be you
How can I ever misplace you
How I want you
Oh I love you
You know that I need you.
Ooh I love you.

"Long, Long, Long " midi courtesy of - 02/08/11

"Long, Long, Long" lyrics courtesy
of - 02/08/11

Red Rose clip art courtesy of - um, I don't really know where - 07/08/09

Red Heart and Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I don't really know where - 03/13/06

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

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!

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

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

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 Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of - 02/12/05 (re-saved 02/13/09)

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of - 09/25/07

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Fat Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

Twirling Dollar Bills clip art courtesy of - um, well, I dunno, but it's been in my files since 09/01/05

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