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02/25/11 - NNHS Newsletter - 
Im Not Okay (I Promise)

My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion.
He said okay, you're ugly too.

- Rodney Dangerfield
(22 Nov 1921 - 5 Oct 2004)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme, which is being revisited from exactly five years ago today, seems highly appropriate for me. Each new year I always remember that January is always going to be emotionally brutal in some way, but being basically optimistic in nature, apparently I always forget that February is probably going to be worse.

BONUS - - Im Not Okay (I Promise) - My Chemical Romance


"I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" is the first single and fifth track from My Chemical Romance's second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. It is their third overall single. It reached #86 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and, in March 2005, #19 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also helped expand the band's fan base, and has been certified gold status by the RIAA. The song was re-released in the UK November 2005. The song is also included in the EA Trax listing for racing game Burnout 3: Takedown. The cover art was redone in live action on the inside of the band's DVD Life on the Murder Scene. The song is featured in the music game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.


   Happy Birthday today to Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND the President of the Class of 1965,     Joe Wingo of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

27 -     Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND       Phil Hammond ('64) of UT AND     My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;

28 -  Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;

29 - Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;

01 - Alan Cohen ('57) AND   Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;

04 -   Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) - 1922 - (deceased - 04/19/05)! 

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


   Hit # 103,000 was made on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 5:34 PM by an unknown user from Hampton Roads, VA.



1.    From Wayne Agee ('58) of FL - 02/23/11 - "1946 Anchor":

Hi Carol:

Thought some might enjoy a few pictures of a 1946 Anchor that I came across: J. C Range, The Principal Lamar Stanley, T.O Keesee, Ethel Gildersleeve, to name a few, and the supporting administration and faculty.

It's interesting to look back and see some of the very same folks that were still teaching when I attended NNHS, and to read the many articles and the accompanying pictures that were put out by the students at that time.
Hope all enjoy.

The February 1946 Anchor Page Four Page Eight
Page Nine Page Ten Page Eleven

   Thanks so much for these treasures, Wayne! I've posted them (in chronological order, of course) on our Odds and Ends page:

   Someday if I ever catch up with myself, I'll add similar pages from all the older yearbooks I own.....

  From Tommy Jenkins ('66) of VA - 02/24/11 - "Class contact list":


I saw    Dee (Hodges) Bartram ('66 of VA) asking about class contact and alumni pages and realized I was on Alumni but not on the Class contact page. If you could add me to that list it would be greatly appreciated.

Can never thank you enough for all you do for the Typhoon nation. It must be a very tiring job and want you to know how much we  appreciate it.

God Bless and Take Care. 
Tommy Jenkins ('66)

   Thanks, Tommy! I corrected that oversight, and posted your email addy (as per your request) as well:

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  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/24/11 - "Car vs. Computer":

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated,

'If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.'

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating:

If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash.........Twice a day.

2.. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3... Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single 'This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation' warning light.

I love the next one!!!

7. The airbag system would ask 'Are you sure?' before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car..

10. You'd have to press the 'Start' button to turn the engine off.

P.S. - I'd like to add that when all else fails, you could call ' customer service ' in some foreign country and be instructed in some foreign language how to fix your car yourself!!!!

Please share this with your friends who love - but sometimes hate - their computer!

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!

  From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 02/24/11 - "Find the Man":


This is bizarre - after you find the guy - it's so obvious.

Once you find him - it's embarrassing, and you think, 
'Why didn't I see him immediately?
  Doctors have concluded that if you find the man in the coffee beans in 3 seconds, 
the right half of your brain is better developed than most people. If you find the man 
between 3 seconds and 1 minute, the right half of the brain is developed normally. 
If you find the man between 1 minute and 3 minutes, then the right half of your brain 
is functioning slowly and you need to eat more protein. If you have not found the man 
after 3 minutes, the advice is to look for more of this type of exercise to make that 
part of the brain stronger!!! 

And, yes, the man is really there!!

After you find the man in the beans forward the e-mail to your brainy friends. 

   COOL BEANS! (Sorry, I really couldn't resist the pun!) Thanks, Eva!

   I think it took me three seconds to find the man, but it may have been four...

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/24/11 - "ROY ROGERS MUSEUM HAS CLOSED ITS DOORS FOREVER":

This is for the over " 55 group"  who know Roy Rogers & Dale Evans  (King & Queen of the Cowboys).

The Roy Rogers Museum has closed its doors forever.

Here is a partial listing of some of the items that were sold at auction...

Roy's 1964 Bonneville sold for $254,500, it was estimated to sell between 100 and 150 thousand dollars.

His script book from the January 14,1953 episode of This Is Your Life sold for $10,000 (est. $800-$1,000)

A collection of signed baseballs (Pete Rose, Duke Snyder and other greats) sold for $3,750

A collection of signed bats (Yogi Berra, Enos Slaughter, Bob Feller, and others) sold for $2,750.

Trigger's saddle and bridle sold for $386,500 (est. 100-150 K)

One of many of Roy 's shirts sold for $16,250 and one of his many cowboy hats sold for $17,500.

One set of boot spurs sold for $10,625. (He never used a set of spurs on Trigger.)

A life size shooting gallery sold for $27,500.

Various chandeliers sold from $6,875 to $20,000. Very unique and artistic in their western style.

A signed photograph by Don Larsen taken during his perfect game in the world series against the Dodgers on Oct. 8, 1953, along with a signed baseball to Roy from Don, sold for $2,500

Two fabulous limited edition BB guns in their original boxes with numerous photos of Roy, Dale, Gabby, and Pat sold for $3,750.

A collection of memorabilia from his shows entertaining the troops in Vietnam sold for $938. I never knew he was there. His flight jacket sold for $7,500.

His set of dinner ware plates and silverware sold for $11,875. The Bible they used at the dinner table every night sold for $8,750.

One of several of his guitars sold for $27,500.

Nellybelle sold for $116,500.

A fabulous painting of Roy, Dale, Pat, Buttermilk, Trigger, and Bullet sold for $10,625.

One of several sets of movie posters sold for $18,750.

A black and white photograph of Gene Autry with a touching inscription from Gene to Roy sold for $17,500.

A Republic Productions Poster bearing many autographs of the people that played in Roy's movies sold for $11,875.

Dale's horse, Buttermilk (whose history is very interesting) sold below the presale estimate for $25,000. (est. 30-40 K)

Bullet sold for $35,000 (est. 10-15 K). He was their real pet.

Dale's parade saddle, estimated to sell between 20-30 K, sold for $104,500.

One of many pairs of Roy's boots sold for $21,250.

Trigger sold for $266,500.

Do you remember the 1938 movie The Adventures of Robinhood with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland? Well Olivia rode Trigger in that movie. Trigger was bred on a farm co-owned by Bing Crosby. Roy bought Trigger on a time payment plan for $2,500. Roy and Trigger made 188 movies together. Trigger even out did Bob Hope by winning an Oscar in the movie Son of Paleface in 1953.

It is extremely sad to see this era lost forever. Despite the fact that Gene and Roy's movies, as well as those of other great characters, can be bought or rented for viewing, today's kids would rather spend their time playing video games. Today it takes a very special pair of parents to raise their kids with the right values and morals. These were the great heroes of our childhood, and they did teach us right from wrong, and how to have and show respect for each other and the animals that share this earth.

You and I were born at the right time. We were able to grow up with these great people even if we never met them. In their own way they taught us patriotism and honor, we learned that lying and cheating were bad, and sex wasn't as important as love. We learned how to suffer through disappointment and failure and work through it. Our lives were drug free.

So it's good-bye to Roy and Dale, Gene and Hoppy, The Lone Ranger and Tonto. Farewell to Sky King and Superman and Sgt. Friday. Thanks to Capt. Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers and Capt. Noah and all those people whose lives touched ours, and made them better.

A time in History, never to be seen again, but what a ride it was.



It was a great ride through childhood.


   Thanks, Bill! I couldn't seem to find the exact date of the closing, but it appears to have been in the summer of 2010. - great photographs here!

From Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA - 02/24/11 - "US Navy releases terrorist...":


Thanks, Marvin!


From - 02/24/11:

It was an elegant dinner party and the hostess had left nothing to chance, except that a little water had splashed on the marble floor. And when the waiter came into the dining room carrying the beautiful roast suckling pig, he slipped and fell flat, sending the roast flying.

Dont worry, Tomas, said the hostess calmly. Just take the roast back to the kitchen and bring out the other one. 

1. 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.

2 . 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.

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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 02/18/11

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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I'm Not Okay (I Promise)

Written and recorded by My Chemical Romance, 2004

Well if you wanted honesty, that's all you had to say.
I never want to let you down or have you go, it's better off this way.
For all the dirty looks, the photographs your boyfriend took,
Remember when you broke your foot from jumping out the second floor?

I'm not okay
I'm not okay
I'm not okay
You wear me out

What will it take to show you that it's not the life it seems?
(I'm not okay)
I told you time and time again you sing the words but don't know what it means
(I'm not okay)
To be a joke and look, another line without a hook
I held you close as we both shook for the last time take a good hard look!

I'm not okay
I'm not okay
I'm not okay
You wear me out

Forget about the dirty looks
The photographs your boyfriend took
You said you read me like a book, but the pages all are torn and frayed

I'm okay
I'm okay!
I'm okay, now
(I'm okay, now)

But you really need to listen to me
Because I'm telling you the truth
I mean this, I'm okay!
(Trust Me)

I'm not okay
I'm not okay
Well, I'm not okay
I'm really not okay
I'm not okay
I'm not okay

"Im Not Okay (I Promise)" midi courtesy of - 02/19/06

"Im Not Okay (I Promise)" lyrics courtesy of - 02/19/06

Flashing Eye clip art courtesy of - 01/04/05

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

Animated Goofy Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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!

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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

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

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