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02/22/07 - NNHS Newsletter
George Washingto
n's 275th Birthday

“The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so
mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it."

- George Washington
(22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Barring technical difficulties, today's theme is supposed to repeat every year:



   Sharing Washington's Birthday are Ronald Bass ('57) and Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA.  And Happy Birthday tomorrow to Richard Prince ('57)!  Many Happy Returns, Gentlemen!


   Hit # 57,500 was made on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 4:16 PM by a dial-up user in Atlanta, GA.

   Was it you?!?

  From Al Simms of VA - 02/17/07 - "Soldiers page submission":


For your soldiers page should you want to add it a photo of my Maternal Grandfather, Dr. Ernest Franklin Canaday.  In the attached photo he is First Lieutenant Canaday.  I have sent it in the sepia tone of the photo that I have but if you prefer can send one that is corrected for normal B/W

  My Grandfather was in college working on a Masters Degree in Mathematics when the First World War began and like many other young men of his time enlisted in the army as a Private to fight the German menace. When he got to Camp Funston the company commander asked if anyone could operate a typewriter. He said that he could and was immediately made company clerk and very shortly thereafter had his rank increased to Corporal. Not long after that, in recognition of the good job that he was doing and also because he was a college graduate he was promoted to Sgt. Later on a college friend joined the unit as Executive Officer, recognized my grandfather and convinced him to apply for officer training.
1st Lt. Ernest Franklin Canaday - 1893 -1987

When he took the entrance exam he made the highest score that anyone had ever made and because of that and his training in mathematics he was sent to Fort Sill, OK for Artillery Officer training. When General Pershing put his staff together prior to leaving for Europe my grandfather was selected for it as a mathematician. After a number of false starts he was finally on a train and on his way to New York to board a ship for Europe when the war ended and so he never made the trip.

After the military he completed his Masters Degree and went on to get his Doctorate in Mathematics also. My grandfather moved to Raleigh, NC in about 1920 and became the head of the Math department at Meredith College where he stayed until his retirement about 50 years later. Not really being ready to be retired he rented his house in Raleigh, NC and moved to Buies Creek, NC where he continued to teach mathematics for another 4 years at Campbell College. When he finally retired in 1977 he and my grandmother moved to Lakewood Manor in Richmond, VA where he remained until his death in 1987 at the age of 94.

I hope that you will find this of interest to you for inclusion on the soldiers page of your website.
Al Simms
NNHS Class of 1960

   What a fascinating account!  Thank you for sharing it with us, Al! 

   While I was out yesterday, It occurred to me exactly how I wanted to process this data.  I suppose because I'm not yet thinking very clearly that the simplicity of it all escaped me.  It was actually a device I had used before on the Famous Sailors page. When I returned home, I was delighted to see that one of my favorite tech reppies and general morale boosters (who asked to remain anonymous) had advised me to do the very same thing - so I did! (Thanks, Sweetie! )

   I created a page of his own for Dr. Canaday, which links to the Famous Soldiers page: - brand new page

   Thanks again, Al!  Oh, and if you could supply me with the exact dates and places of his birth and death, I'll stop hyperventilating.  Maybe.  "Possibly maybe."

From NewsMax Media Health Alerts - 02/17/07:

Depression Promotes Heart Problems

Depression appears to increase the development of blood vessel plaques, known as atherosclerosis, a condition that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and a host of other cardiovascular problems, according to a report in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

Patients' psychological status influence quality of life, and may also have a "significant impact" on their physical status, including cardiovascular health, Dr. Jesse C. Stewart, from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, told Reuters Health.

Stewart and colleagues evaluated the contribution of depression, anxiety, and anger to atherosclerosis among 324 men and women between 50 and 70 years old.

Symptom scoring tests evaluated the presence of depression , anxiety and anger, while the extent of atherosclerosis was accessed using an imaging test, which measured the thickness of the walls of the carotid arteries, major blood vessels in the neck that carry oxygen to the brain.

Depressive symptoms were associated with plaque build-up during the 3-year study, the authors report, whereas anxiety and anger symptoms seemed to be unrelated.

Increased daily alcohol intake was associated with greater changes in plaque build-up, the researchers note, whereas the use of antidepressant drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, including Zoloft and Prozac, was associated with smaller changes.

"Taken together," the investigators conclude, "our results indicate that depression, but perhaps not anxiety and hostility/anger, may be involved in the initiation and/or progression of atherosclerosis."

"Further studies examining multiple negative emotions could lead to the identification of the particular aspects of negative emotions that have a deleterious effect on cardiovascular health," Stewart added. "Identifying these harmful aspects could lead to...the development of more focused and perhaps potent interventions specifically designed to target the harmful aspects of negative emotions."

© Reuters.

   Well.  "Isn't that special?!?"  Not.

  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/19/07 - "What Month Baby Are You?":

Sorry, but with such a push for me to uphold my New Year's Resolution (forward all those "if  you don't do such and such within a micro-second, first your roof will fly away and then the really bad stuff starts), I had to put this burden on your sturdy shoulders!
No thanks necessary!

 What baby are you?

JANUARY BABY - Pretty/handsome. Loves to
dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions.
Takes time to recover when hurt. Sensitive. Down-to-Earth.
Stubborn. Repost this in 5 minutes and you will meet
someone new in 8 days that will perfectly balance
your personality.

FEBRUARY BABY - Abstract thoughts. Loves
reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing
personality. Attractive. Sexiest out of everyone.
Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest
and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves
freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves
Aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt.
Gets angry really easily but does not show it.
Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends
But rarely shows it. Horny. Daring and stubborn.
Ambitious. Realizing dreams and hopes. Sharp.
Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the
inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous.
Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.
Repost this in 5 minutes and you will talk to someone
new and realize that you are a perfect match.

MARCH BABY - Attractive personality. Sexy.
Affectionate. Shy and Reserved. Secretive. Naturally
honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and
serenity. Sensitive to others. Great kisser. Easily angered.
Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness.
Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up
Feelings. Observant and assesses others. If you
Repost this in the next 5 minutes, you will meet your
new love in 8 days.

APRIL BABY - Suave and compromising. Funny
and humorous. Stubborn. Very talkative. Calm and cool.
Kind and Sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal.
Does work well with others. Very confident. Sensitive.
Positive Attitude. Thinking generous. Good
memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look
for information. Able to cheer everyone up and/or
make them laugh. Able to motivate oneself and
Others. Understanding. Fun to be around.
Outgoing. Hyper. Bubbly personality. Secretive.
Boy/girl crazy. Loves sports, music, leisure and
Traveling. Systematic. Hot but has brains. If you
Repost this in 5 minutes, a Cutie that's caught your eye
will introduce themselves and you will realize that
you are very much alike in the next 2 days.

MAY BABY - Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-
willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily
angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep
feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm
standpoint. Needs no motivation. Shy towards
opposite sex. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain).
Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding.
Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good
imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves
literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislikes
being at home. Restless. Not having many children.
Hardworking. High spirited. If you repost this in the
next 5 minutes, you will become close to someone
you do not speak to much in the next 4 days.

JUNE BABY - You've got the best personality
and are an absolute pleasure to be around. You love
to make new friends and be outgoing. You are a great
flirt and more than likely have an a very attractive
partner. A wicked hottie. It is also more than likely
that you have a massive record collection. You
have a great choice in films, and may one day
become a famous actor/actress yourself - heck,
you've got the looks for it!!! In the next 6 days you
will meet someone that may possibly become one of
your closest friends, if you repost this in 5 minutes.

JULY BABY - Fun to be with.
Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to
Be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed.
Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily
Consoled. Honest. Concerned about people's
Feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable.
Emotional temperamental and unpredictable.
Easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Spazzy at times.
Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets.
Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things.
Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive
And forms impressions carefully. Caring and
Loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of
Sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people
Through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties
In studying. Loves to be with friends Always broods
About the past an d the old friends. Waits for
Friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive
Unless provoked. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt
But takes long to recover. Repost this in the next 5
minutes and your reputation will boost someway
in the next 12 days

AUGUST BABY - Outgoing personality.
Takes risks. Feeds on attention. No self control.
Kind hearted. Self confident. Loud and boisterous.
VERY revengeful. Easy to get along with and talk to.
Has an "everything's peachy" attitude. Likes talking
and singing. Loves music. Daydreamer. Easily
distracted. Hates not being trusted. BIG imagination.
Loves to be loved. Hates studying. in need of "that
someone". Longs for freedom. Rebellious when
withheld or restricted. Lives by "no pain no gain"
Caring. Always a suspect. Playful. Mysterious.
"Charming" or "beautiful" to everyone. Stubborn.
Curious. Independent. Strong willed. A fighter. Repost
in 5 minutes and you will meet the love of your life
sometime next month.

SEPTEMBER BABY - Active and dynamic.
Decisive and haste but tends to regret. Attractive
and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves
attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves
people's problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous.
Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Usually you
have many friends. Enjoys to make love. Emotional.
Stubborn. Hasty. Good memory. Moving, motivates
oneself and others. Loves to travel and explore.
Sometimes sexy in a way that only their lover can
understand. if you do not repost this in the next 5
minutes, someone very close to you will become mad
at you in the next 8 days.

OCTOBER BABY - Loves to chat. Loves
those who love them. Loves to takes things at the
centre. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn't
pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly.
Brave and fearless. Always making friends. Easily hurt
but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does
not care to control emotions. Unpredictable.
Extremely smart, but definitely the hottest AND
sexiest of them all. repost this in 5 minutes or you will
not meet the love of your life for 10 years.

NOVEMBER BABY - Trustworthy and loyal.
Very passionate and dangerous. Wild at times. Knows
how to have fun. Sexy and mysterious. Everyone is
drawn towards your inner and outer beauty and
independent personality. Playful, but secretive. Very
emotional and temperamental sometimes. Meets new
people easily and very social in a group. Fearless and
independent. Can hold their own. Stands out in a
crowd. Essentially very smart. Usually, the
greatest men are born in this month. If you ever
begin a relationship with someone from this month,
hold on to them because their one of a kind.

DECEMBER BABY - This straight-up means
you're the most good-looking person possible... better
than all of these other months! Loyal and generous.
Patriotic. Competitive in everything. Active in games
and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious.
Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Easy to
talk to, though hard to understand. Thinks far with
vision, yet complicated to know. Easily influenced by
kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having lots of
ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to
delay. Choosy and always wants the best.
Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to
joke. Good debating skills. Has that someone
always on his/her mind. Talkative. Daydreamer.
Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Abiding.
Able to show character. one guy/girl kind of
person. Loveable. Easily hurt. Prone to getting
colds.  Loves music.

   Thanks, Wayne Honey.  These are just so good to know.  I didn't include all those animated baby pictures which accompanied them because images take me sooo long to process, and I wouldn't have been able to post them in five minutes.  And I simply couldn't run the risk of not meeting "the love of (my) life sometime next month."

  From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 02/19/07 - "Jigsaw Puzzle":

The killer jigsaw puzzle

One morning this blonde calls her friend and says, "Would you please come over and help me. I have this killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to start it."

Her friend asks, "What is it a puzzle of?"

The blonde says, "From the picture on the box, it's a tiger."

So, the blonde's friend figures that he's pretty good at puzzles, so he heads over to her place. She lets him in the door and shows him to the table where she has the puzzle spread all over the table. He studies the pieces for a minute, then studies the box. He then turns to her and says:

"First, no matter what I do, I'm not going to be able to show you how to assemble these to look like the picture of that tiger. Second, I'd advise you to have a glass of orange juice and put all these Frosted Flakes back in the box."

Thanks, Lady! I think we can all use a good laugh!

  From Louis (Fuzzy) Turner ('63) of NC - 02/20/07:

Hey Carol, and hang in there.  Had you on my mind and all the work you do for our great high school.
You provide a great service for all alumni.  Thank You!!!!!!!!!


   Thank you so very much, Fuzzy!   ...You boosted my spirits tremendously when they
were at a very low ebb.

   From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/21/07 - "Are you okay?":

Just wonderin' 

   Well, ummm, every now and then I am, I suppose.....

   Thanks, Lady!


1.    From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 01/23/07 - "NNHS February Fling":

I have reserved Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for February 24 from 6-10 p.m. for a get together of all classes.  It will be completely casual.  Just come in for some dinner or just to say hi.  All I ask is that you let me know if you are coming so I can have an accurate count so Angelo can decide if he needs more waitresses that night.

Please pass this on to any class alumni and ask them to contact me if they would like to come.  They can either e-mail me or call me at 868-8443.

Please, also tell them that if the weather is bad to call Angelo's at 599-5727 to make sure the dinner is still on.

Thanks and I hope to see you there!!

Dee Hodges Bartram

  This is such a thrill for me to hear, Dee!  Thanks so much for arranging such an event!

   This is now covered on the main page and on this and each successive Newsletter.  Shortly it will be posted on the Reunion Pages as well.


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:

The NNHS Class of 1966
is sponsoring an
NNHS February Fling
on Saturday, February 24, 2007 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
for members of all classes. 
It will be completely casual.  Just come in for some dinner or just to say hi. 

Please pass this on to any class alumni and ask them to contact Dee Hodges Bartram if they would like to come. 
Just e-mail her at or call her at 868-8443, so that she can have an accurate count
so Angelo can decide if he needs more waitresses that night.

In case of bad weather, call Angelo's at 599-5727 to make sure the dinner is still on.


The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at the lovely beach
home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot on Willoughby
Spit. This will be an afternoon into evening beach
party with covered dish dinner.

Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast
on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering

More details to follow!

  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/02/07 - "Amazing chalk drawings on the road"
(#10 in a Series of 28):


Hi Carol ... check out these pictures! They would be good to use one at a time for your newsletter.

Take care!


More chalk drawings from Julian Beever.  Incredible!!!!!  Julian is an English artist who's famous 
for his 3D art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium.

   That they would; they're incredible!  Thanks, Babe!

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Yankee Doodle

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.

Yankee doodle, keep it up
Yankee doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.


And then the feathers on his hat
They looked so' tarnal fin-a
I wanted pockily to get
To give to my Jemima.


And then we saw a swamping gun
Large as a log of maple
Upon a deuced little cart
A load for father's cattle.


And every time they shoot it off
It takes a horn of powder
It makes a noise like father's gun
Only a nation louder.


I went as nigh to one myself
As' Siah's underpinning
And father went as nigh agin
I thought the deuce was in him.
We saw a little barrel, too
The heads were made of leather
They knocked upon it with little clubs
And called the folks together.


And there they'd fife away like fun
And play on cornstalk fiddles
And some had ribbons red as blood
All bound around their middles.
The troopers, too, would gallop up
And fire right in our faces
It scared me almost to death
To see them run such races.


Uncle Sam came there to change
Some pancakes and some onions
For' lasses cake to carry home
To give his wife and young ones.


But I can't tell half I see
They kept up such a smother
So I took my hat off, made a bow
And scampered home to mother.


Cousin Simon grew so bold
I thought he would have cocked it
It scared me so I streaked it off
And hung by father's pocket.


And there I saw a pumpkin shell
As big as mother's basin
And every time they touched it off
They scampered like the nation.

Other Verses:

And there was Captain Washington,
With gentlefolks about him,
They say he's gown so 'tarnal proud
He will not ride without them.


There came Gen'ral Washington
Upon a snow-white charger
He looked as big as all outdoors
And thought that he was larger.


"Yankee Doodle/Yankee Doodle Dandy Medley" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks, Dave! 

"Yankee Doodle" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Charles Willson Peale 1772 Portrait of Washington courtesy of - 02/22/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/21/09

Gilbert Stuart Portrait of Washington courtesy of - 02/22/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)

Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 02/09/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)

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

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

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!

Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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