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02/16/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Stupid Cupid

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day.
When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind
is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.”

- Author Unknown

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme is (as promised) brought to us by our Wizard of Wonderment himself:

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/13/10 - "Cupid":

Nice pick of “Cupid” by Sam Cooke for the Newsletter.

You wouldn’t think that there would be another memorable “Cupid” song out there, but there is:

“Stupid Cupid” by Connie Francis.

Here is the link to the MIDI:

   Thank you so much, David; I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for this suggestion, too! As we'll be running a few more post-Valentine's Day love songs throughout the coming days, this one is a perfect fit!

BONUS #1 - - Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis, 1959

BONUS #2 - - Stupid Cupid Arcade Game


   Happy Birthday this week to:
18 -
The late     Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND    Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC;

19 -     Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND      Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND    Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

20 -    Bobby Callis ('64) of WV;

22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;

23 - Richard Prince ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!  


   Hit # 93,500 was made sometime on the morning of Tuesday, February 16, 2010, but I was busy working on the Newsletter and missed the whole thing. :o(


February 16, 1940 - Altmark Incident: The German tanker Altmark was boarded by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack. 299 British prisoners were freed.

February 16, 1943 - The Soviet troops reentered Kharkov.

February 16, 1945 - U.S. troops landed on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines.


Tuesday, February 16, 1965 - Drummer Dave Lombardo (Slayer) was born in Havana, Cuba.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/15/10 - "Enjoyed the Newsletter.":

Hi, Carol:
So glad    Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA provided you with a better understanding of the message from   Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA pertaining to the 2005 photo image in front of "The Wall" in Washington, DC.
She beat me to it, my big chance to beat up on our faithful "Web Doll" and you corrected it. Thanks for all you do for the TYPHOON Nation. I do not know how you are able to keep all the details straight coming from so many sources, with varied experiences.
Hand Salute to     Norm Covert ('61) of MD for recognizing the feat accomplished by   Bill Chambers in 1953 when the Indians soundly thumped the Cavaliers and Chambers racked up 51 Rebounds. No wonder that record still stands!!!
If I am not mistaken, Coach Bill Chambers of AL, was also named All American when he played basketball for the College of William and Mary. His old college room mate at William and Mary was my first Marine Corps Platoon Leader. For some reason the Marines in the Platoon saw a resemblance between me and Coach Joe Agee, or should I say    1st LT Joseph Agee, and they started calling me "Little Joe" but that nickname did not stick.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Oh, yeah, I can see what they meant! Thanks, Adonis! Small world strikes again!

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 02/14/10 - "My Great-Granddaughter, Adia":

  This is Adia Melchert.

   AWWW! What a cute little Valentine! Thanks, Judy!

Adia Melchert

      From Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL - 02/15/10 - "Ski Vacation in Utah":

Hi Carol,

My wife, oldest daughter, son-in-law, and six year old granddaughter visited Deer Valley, Utah for a ski vacation and to spend some time with       Phil ('64) and    Sylvia (Hall - '66) Hammond.  What a treat is was having the advantage of a local ski bum (Phil) to keep us informed of where to rent equipment, where to ski, where to snowmobile, where to eat, and on and on and on.  Phil and Sylvia had us feeling like royalty.  It was so much fun watching our granddaughter see snow for the first time and learn how to ski.  Deer Valley is a top notch ski school.....she was skiing everywhere with us on the third day.  If you get to Utah, be sure to spend some quality time with the Hammond's.....truly wonderful hosts.....and he is a darned good skier too.  Thanks, Phil and Sylvia, for a fabulous ski vacation!

February 2010 - Deer Valley, UT
   Oh, what a pretty family you have! You guys rock, Don! We're glad y'all had such a wonderful time; thanks for the great images!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/15/10 - "Who knows about the Allmans?":

Does anyone know what became of Hunter and George Allman?  They went to Woodrow Wilson with us.  They went out to Idaho with the shipyard but when they returned I do not remember them attending NNHS?  I think they had an older sister named Margaret?  Just wonderin'...

   Thanks, Jean! Didn't one of them marry Cher?!? Oh, no, wait - that must have been another Allman...

   Well, I dunno, Lady, let's find out!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

        From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 02/15/10 - "FW: I want a BOWMAN BODY documentary!":

I have some big news for you . . .

THE BOWMAN DOCUMENTARY: Yes, Virginia, there is a Bowman documentary in motion! And . . . you may be wondering, "Hey! How can I get involved?"

Here are a few ways to get involved:

1. PRE-ORDER THE FILM! We are funding this project largely through pre-orders, which we are offering at a reduced price . . . just $15! In other words, if you really want to see this film made, you have the power to make it happen. You will get your copies first AND help make sure this film gets done this year.

To order your copy of HI THERE HORROR MOVIE FANS, go to; and scroll
down to the bottom of the page. You can also get a special deal on Virginia Creepers which is on DVD and might just feed your Bowman hunger until the
next film is ready.

We will also be producing posters, T-shirts and signed photos from Bowman. People who pre-order now will have access to the best deals on the other items, so that is another incentive.

2. CONTRIBUTE CONTENT: We are looking for photos, memorabilia, audio and video clips and great stories. There is no financial compensation for contribution-this is REAL independent film making, folks. However, you will get your name in the credits if we use any contribution you can make.

If you want to contribute to the website,;, please send a write up about your Bowman experience and any pictures you have to

3. GET IN THE FILM: Lend your pretty mug in the film! We will be setting up times and places for fans to come by to be interviewed for the film. We expect to offer a couple opportunities in the Richmond area and one in the Charlottesville area.

4. COME MEET BILL BOWMAN and several other horror hosts at 1 pm, Sunday, March 21 at the Byrd Theater in Richmond, Virginia when our film, VIRGINIA CREEPERS: THE HORROR HOST TRADITION OF THE OLD DOMINION is screened as part of the James River Film Festival. We will be doing some filming there and want to see Bill interacting with his fans.

5. SPREAD THE WORD: Get your friends to join this group-the more people who know about it, the better for the project!


If you remember Ronald the Ghoul from Hampton's 50s and 60s Shock Theater (or even if you don't), I encourage you to check out the Ronald page where I have posted an audio clip that includes the original open and a Christmas poem from the Cool Ghoul.;


   NO WAY!!! WOWZERONI! This is WAAAY cool! Thanks, Cheryl!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/13/10 - "Winter Quotes":

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
- Dave Barry

Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail.

There are only two seasons -- winter and Baseball.

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."
- Robert Byrne

Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories.

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.
- Bill Watterson

Every mile is two in winter.
- George Herbert

One kind word can warm three winter months.
-Japanese Proverb

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.
- Vesta M. Kelly

When you live in Texas, every single time you see snow its magical.
-Pamela Ribon

I was just thinking, if it is really religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheists in the wintertime.

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 02/14/10 - "Cell phone conversation..":

What a HOOT!!!!

Men, the next time you are bored and have nothing better to do, get out your cell phone, don't turn it on, but speak into it like the guy in this video.  Click on the link below and see what I mean.

   Thanks again, Jude!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/14/10 - "Happy Heart Day!! - What R You? Ducks & Burnt Biscuits": 
Chinese New Year 
The strange history of the sunflower, page has pretty pics, as well.

What R You?

Because of the spelling of my name I have a friend who is always claiming I'm French.  I repeatedly told him I'm not, but evidently I do have that in my bloodline. How nice it is to have an aunt who is a whiz at genealogy.  
Thanks, Carol!

(So do you know your roots?)
Her reply:

                "Obviously, you're half Scot on your father's side. The other half
                 would be English, Welsh, Swiss, German, Scotch-Irish, French Huguenot,
                 Dutch, and a tiny smidgen of Algonquian Indian."

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Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven. When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!"

So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.

Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!"

The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.

She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on... very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin.

St. Peter chains them together without saying a word. The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?" The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!"
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- Things You Wouldn't Know Without Help From the Movies - Part 2
11. Mothers routinely cook eggs, bacon and waffles for their family every morning, even though the husband and children never have time to eat them

12. A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious
beating but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.

13. During all police investigations, it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once.

14. A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.

15. It is always possible to park directly outside the building you are visiting.

16. Medieval peasants had perfect teeth.

17. If there is a deranged killer on the loose, this will coincide with a thunderstorm that has brought down all the power and phone lines in the vicinity.

18. If a killer is lurking in your house, it's easy to find him. Just relax and run a bath.

19. Police departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.

#      #     #       #       # 

Burnt Biscuits

When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work.

On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad.

I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"

You know, life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else.

What I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults - and choosing to celebrate each other's differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own."

God Bless You..... Now, and Always...

So - Please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just fine!

~Author Unknown~

    Thanks again, Shari!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 02/14/10 - "Pantyhose Riddle":

Pantyhose Riddle

Q: How many animals can you fit into a pair of pantyhose? 
Now, think about it...

Scroll down, you'll love this...


10 little piggies, 
2 calves, 
1 ass, 
and an unknown number of hares

Come on, you know you're laughing!!!!

   Thanks, Glenn!

  From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/03/10 - "Seniors (#12 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 - 02/15/10:

New Number

A woman was getting swamped with calls from strangers. The reason? A billing service had launched an 800 number that was identical to hers. When she called to complain, she was told to get a new number.

"I've had mine for twenty years," she pleaded. "Couldn't you change yours?"

The company refused, so she said, "Fine. From now on, I'm going to tell everyone who calls that their bill is paid in full."

The company got a new number the next day.



The teacher, during an English lesson, asked her students: "Now tell me, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?"

Little Johnny, in the back row, raised his hand.

"Yes, Johnny," said the teacher

"A teacher!"


1. Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin.
For details, contact Mickey Marcella at (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954

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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Stupid Cupid

Written by Howard Greenfield (15 Mar 1936 – 04 Mar 1986) and Neil Sedaka (b. 13 Mar 1939)

Recorded by Connie Francis, 1958
(b.12 Dec 1938)

Stupid Cupid, you're a real mean guy
I'd like to clip your wings so you can't fly
I'm in love and it's a crying shame
And I know that you're the one to blame
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me

I can't do my homework and I can't think straight
I meet him every morning 'bout half past eight
I'm acting like a lovesick fool
You've even got me carrying his books to school
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me

You mixed me up for good right from the very start
Hey now, go play Robin Hood with somebody else's heart

You got me jumping like a crazy clown
And I don't feature what you're putting down
Well, since I kissed his loving lips of wine
The thing that bothers me is that I like it fine
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me

You got me jumping like a crazy clown
And I don't feature what you're putting down
Well, since I kissed his loving lips of wine
The thing that bothers me is that I like it fine
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me

Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me

"Stupid Cupid" midi courtesy of at he suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/13/10
Thanks, Dave!

"Stupid Cupid" lyrics courtesy of - 02/16/10

Anti-Valentine Day title clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/14/10
GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!

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

Rose Cupids Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 03/29/05

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

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

Page Hit Counter 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!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

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

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

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