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02/26/11 - NNHS Newsletter
Always and Forever

But will they come when you do call for them?

- William Shakespeare

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today's Newsletter theme is being revisited from exactly three years ago today:

BONUS - - Heatwave, 1976


"Always and Forever" is a R&B song written by Rod Temperton and first recorded by the British-based multinational funk-disco band Heatwave in 1976. Released as a single in 1977, the song is included on Heatwave's debut album Too Hot to Handle and has been covered by numerous artists.

After the international success of Heatwave's debut single, the disco song "Boogie Nights", "Always and Forever" was chosen as the U.S. follow-up single in late 1977. A ballad featuring lead vocals by Johnnie Wilder, Jr., "Always and Forever" stood out among the band's predominantly disco repertoire and became a successful U.S. hit song in early 1978. It reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March of that year after peaking at #2 on the Billboard R&B chart, the band's highest showing on that tally. The single was certified platinum by the RIAA.[1] In the UK, the songs "Too Hot to Handle" and "The Groove Line" were released before a double A-sided "Always and Forever" / "Mind Blowing Decisions" was issued in November 1978. This became the band's second top ten on the UK Singles Chart when it spent two weeks at #9 in December of that year.

In the late 1970s through the 1980s it was a popular "slow dance" song at high school proms, particularly in inner-city areas with a high minority population...


  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 02/25/11, 11:18 PM:

Hi Carol,
Would you please put this baby on your prayer list?  Silas Cameron is in critical condition at CHKD in Norfolk, Va.  He has a website:

Thanks bunches. He is also on my facebook page, always asking for prayers for him. God is Good.

Typhoon Forever

   Oh, how sad! Certainly, Brenda!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND       Phil Hammond ('64) of UT AND     My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

05 - Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND   Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


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      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 02/25/11 - "Phil's 65th Birthday":

  I think my girls love me at work!

    I think you're right! Thanks, Phil - Happy Birthday!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/25/11 - "Money Bags":

I wish I hadn't opened this email!!!  Now I'm forced to do the same to you.  I certainly don't need money troubles, it troubles me enough as it is!!!   SORRY!!!
I don't know if it's true about this only happening every 823 years but I'm here this time and I won't be around if it happens again.


Fair warning................

This year's July has 5 Fridays 5 Saturdays and 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...

Don't want it to be me!!!!!

   Hmmm. We ran this a few weeks ago, as well as a few months before that, 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 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 Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/25/11 - "PHOTOGRAPHY TRANSITION B/W TO COLOR":

I never get enough of this kind of email.  This is so relaxing to watch and makes me grateful for so many blessings.

Turn up your sound too!  Enjoy!

Black and white is dramatic, but color  -  oh my!

   Thank you so much, Dearest Judy! I needed to see this beautiful presentation today!


From - 02/25/11:

Discussing the environment with his friend, John asked, “Which of our natural resources do you think will become exhausted first?”

“The taxpayer,” replied his friend.

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 02/26/11

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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Always and Forever

Words and Music by Rod Temperton (b. 15 Oct 1947)

Recorded by Heatwave, 1976

Always and forever, Each moment with you
Is just like a dream to me, That somehow came true

And I know tomorrow, Will still be the same
'Cause we've got a life of love, That won't ever change and..

Every day Love me your own special way
Melt all my heart away, With a smile

Take time to tell me, You really care
And we'll share tomorrow together
I'll always love you Forever

There'll always be sunshine, When I look at you
It's something I can't explain, Just the things that you do

And if you get lonely, Phone me and take
A second to give to me, That magic you make and..

Every day, Love me your own special way
Melt all my heart away, With a smile

Take time to tell me, You really care
And we'll share tomorrow together
I'll always love you, Forever

"Always and Forever" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 02/26/08

Image of First Phone courtesy of - 10/24/03

Image of Second Phone taken by Me on Friday, December 3, 1999

Rose Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/24/06

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!

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!!

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

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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