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02/10/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
I Can't Stop Loving You

You can't stop loving or wanting to love because
when its right, it's the best thing in the world.”

- Keith Sweat
(b. 22 July 1981)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I thought perhaps it would be fun in the last two days before Lincoln's Birthday to run some sad pre-Valentine's Day love songs!

BONUS - - I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles, 1962


     Happy Birthday today to   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!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

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! 


February 10, 1942 - A  Japanese submarine bombarded Midway Atoll.


Wednesday, February 10, 1965 - Comedian and actor Mario Jean was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada.

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/08/10, 1:02 AM - "Snowed in February 2010":

Just thought I would give you a glimpse of what 25-30" of snow looks like! Christine and I started on this clearing project Saturday while it was still snowing and we finished up late this afternoon. Christine's cell phone pictures don't tell the whole story as they only show a small part of our driveway; those mounds of snow were all placed there by hand-shoveling and Christine didn't start praying until they got taller than she is and she couldn't toss any more on top. We had some help mid-afternoon when another angel showed up with a contraption called a " Dingo ". I want one of these things! Prince William County is pretty much paralyzed with more snow on the way. We have so much to be thankful for nevertheless: Didn't lose electricity, had food, roof didn't collapse ( yet ), got exercise and enjoyed some great fellowship with some real angels. We just compared our minor situation with that in Haiti and with others in far worse shape and it kept the complaining to a minimum.

From Christine Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/07/10, 11:01 PM - "Snowed in February 2010":

We didn't do badly clearing all that snow - must have been about 25 to 27 inches and in some places more. I thought we would never get it done and began to pray.  First Bill's friend Frank showed up because he did not have electricity and we gave him breakfast and he cleared a path for my little car to move out.  Then our young strong neighbor came to help and he cleared a huge chunk.  Yet it seemed like we still had so much to finish before sundown and icy conditions.

Then Chris Garcia, the person to built our shed and did the energy saving windows and my porch and whom I have total faith to do good work, came with his daughter and brother and some kind of equipment and he cleared up the driveway.  What a Godsend all these folk were.  I dare not go to work tomorrow and fortunately am blessed with a job (boss) that I can sometimes work from home.

We are expecting another 5 to 10 inches on Tuesday.  I think I am getting some muscles now with that strenuous workout.

God Bless and Goodnight.

See the photos taken with my Blackberry.  You can see these photos and those taken from my office window of the snow last week on my Facebook page.

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Sunday, February 7, 2009 - Triangle, VA
YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI! Thank you, Bill and Christine!

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 02/09/10, 11:08 AM - "    Joe Baker's Class":

Hello Carol,        Tue. Feb. 9, 2010

I found Joe Baker in the 1948 Anchor.  This was the first Anchor to include both February and June graduates.  Joe appears with the February graduates on page 94.

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Thank you so very much, Fred!

  From Jim Cobb ('66) of VA - 02/09/10 - "USS Boxer (LPH-4)":

  After all the discussion of the USS Boxer (LPH-4), I thought the readers might like to see a picture of her "underway" in the 60's. 

One other note: The Boxer did serve as a flag ship of a task group when a Commodore was "Onboard"  -  One of my first duties as an Airman (E3) reporting to the ship was to polish brass on the handrails leading to the Commodore's Quarters located on the port side of the hanger deck close to the forecastle (that's on the left side close to the front of the ship for you landlubbers). 

Jim Cobb NNHS 66

OOOH! Thank you so much, Jim!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/09/10 - "USS Princeton (LPH-5)":

Hi, Carol:
Another "Small World" story coming your way. Upon reading the recollections of       Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA regarding his tour in the U.S. Navy and serving in the USS Princeton (LPH-5): it is my pleasure to dine with a "Friday Lunch Bunch of Marines" in Clearwater, Florida. Among the many colorful Marine veterans who attend is one Lt Colonel Joseph Beno USMC (Ret), who was the first Marine Air Officer serving in the USS Princeton (LPH-5).
He has some great "Sea Stories" to tell of his experiences while serving in this vessel.
Remembering JEB Stuart's Birthday and using it as a theme for your Newsletter makes me homesick for Virginia.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   OH, WOW! Thanks so much, Joe - you know how I love those small world stories!

      From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 02/09/10 - "NNHS Grad...":


I am sorry I left out the the name of our schoolmate. His name is Charles Brabrand. I did not realize I had left his name out. I guess that is what is known as a birthday present! Bad Memory!!!

Jerry B.

   WILD GIGGLES! I feel your pain, Jerry! Thank you, Sweetie!

Sunday, January 31, 2010
Charles Brabrand

    From Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA - 02/09/10 - "     Mr. John Huller":


I don't know if you would be interested in adding this to Mr. Huller's page or not.  I received it from a classmate back in September 2009, which was a bit after the fact.  I thought it was such a detailed synopsis of his life as seen by his sons and his very close friends.  It's your decision.

Pat Letzinger


August 2, 2009 - Deaths - John Alvin Huller

John Alvin Huller Lived His Disney Dream

John Alvin “Scooter” Huller lived and breathed Disney. He left a job where he built nuclear aircraft carriers in Virginia to joined Walt Disney World in 1979.

Huller of Orlando started in a gift shop at one of the resort’s hotels, making less than $3 an hour. But he quickly worked his way up to special-events manager, where he stayed for nearly two decades.

Huller died Wednesday at Florida Hospital. He was 83.

”He put in five years worth of overtime at Disney — he loved it so much. . . .You could have paid him nothing. As long as he had a place to sleep and you fed him, he'd work there for free,” said son Dave Huller, 50.

His father didn't retire until he was 74. Even after retirement, he returned to the park regularly to meet with former co-workers and bring his grandchildren for a visit.

Huller was born in Newport News, VA. He graduated from the College of William and Mary and returned to his hometown to teach math and English at the local high school. He taught for eight years before moving to the shipyard, where he worked in the atomic-power division.

But he always dreamed of working for Disney. He let his family know every time they spent their vacation at the theme park.

”I remember riding the monorail and dad saying ‘I love this place — I'm going to get a job here some day,’ said Dave Huller of Rocky River, Ohio.

”It wasn't until 1979, seven years after his wife, Helen, died, that the senior Huller decided to abandon the shipyard and live out his “second childhood.” He quickly packed up his home and moved to the Sunshine State.

At Disney, Huller was the one that made the “magic” come alive. He was in charge of setting up for events such as Grad Night and Good Morning America shows. He also supervised installation of the Christmas decorations and lights.

”When it came to matters of Disney, he was a perfectionist. . . .The workers might have perceived that as harsh. But in the end, they appreciated it,” said son Jerry Huller, 55, of Centennial, Colorado.

Many people were intimidated by his gruff personality. He had high expectations for people because he knew they could achieve the best, said his son Mark Huller, 52, of Port Deposit, MD. That attitude may have come from serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, for which he received a Purple Heart.

”He'd get people to live up to those expectations,” his son added.  Disney wasn't all work.

He posed for pictures with many celebrities, his favorite being Vanna White from the game show, Wheel of Fortune. His walls at home were covered with autographed photos.

”He reminded me of Forrest Gump — he was there for every special event. He always had celebrities on his arms,” said friend Kitty Phillips, who worked alongside Huller for 13 years. Huller would tell stories about meeting famous people, such as Michael Jackson, said Phillips, who is the public-affairs manager at Disney.

He also had pictures with his favorite Disney characters, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, which he named his cats after. Dave Huller said they recently took down about 75 frames off the wall.

”In each of those, there was something related to Disney,” he said.

Survivors also include his sister, Mary Poe of Colonial Heights, VA., and seven grandchildren.


   Why, certainly, Pat! That's exactly the type of article we strive to archive here! Thanks so much for remembering us!





      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/09/10 - "Trivia":
Maybe I'm the only one who questioned the celery caloric info.

1. Money isn't made out of paper. It's made out of cotton.

2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.

3. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a 'tittle'.

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

5. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

6. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

7. The 'spot' on 7-UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes.. He was albino.

8. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.

9. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

10. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

11. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

12. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).

13. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

14. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

15. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

16. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time hence, multitasking was invented.

17.Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

18. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

19. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!

20. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

21. Leonardo DaVinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

22. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

23. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original 'Halloween' was a Captain Kirk's mask painted white.

24. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar. (good to know)

25. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand. (and you thought this list was completely useless)

26. The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

27. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

28. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!

29. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

30. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

31. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries

32. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.


   Thanks so much, Shari! I love trivia - and I was surprised at how many of these I already knew!


  From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/03/10 - "Seniors (#6 in a Series of 19)":


For anyone age appropriate…that means almost everyone
in the Typhoon Nation !



Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.

Don't is all true...these are the perks of reaching 60 and heading towards 70 and older!

   Thanks, Mike!  


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/09/10:

Hearing Problems

Seems an elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years.

He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%. The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased you can hear again."

To which the gentleman said, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will five times!"


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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I Can't Stop Loving You

Written and recorded by Don Gibson, 1957
(03 Apr 1928 – 17 Nov 2003)

Recorded by Ray Charles, 1962
(17 Feb 1940 - 05 Apr 2006)

(I can't stop loving you)
I've made up my mind
To live in memory
Of the lonesome times
(I can't stop wanting you)
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life
In dreams of yesterday

Those happy hours
That we once knew
Tho' long ago
They still make me blue

They say that time
Heals a broken heart
But time has stood still
Since we've been apart

(I can't stop loving you)
I've made up my mind
To live in memory
Of the lonesome times
(I can't stop wanting you)
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life
In dreams of yesterday

(Those happy hours)
Those happy hours
(That we once knew)
That we once knew
(Tho' long ago)
Tho' long ago
(Still make me blue)
Still make me blue

(They say that time)
They say that time
(Heals a broken heart)
Heals a broken heart
(But time has stood still)
Time has stood still
(Since we've been apart)
Since we've been apart

(I can't stop loving you)
I said I made up my mind
To live in memory
Of the lonesome times......

"I Can't Stop Loving You" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 02/11/10 (sic)

Nicko real's 2007 Image, "Can't Stop Loving You", courtesy of - 02/11/10 (sic)

Black Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/12/08

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

Animated Pulsing Heart courtesy of ???

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!

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

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

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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

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