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03/21/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Changes

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy;
for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;
we must die to one life before we can enter another.”

 - Anatole France
(16 Apr 1844 - 12 Oct 1924)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   While you'd never know it here outside of St. Louis where we're "enjoying" a final blast of winter-like weather, today is actually the second day of Spring - and that means we'll soon be having many changes!

BONUS #1 - - Ozzy Osbourne / Black Sabbath

BONUS #2 - - Changes - Ozzy Osbourne, 1993

BONUS #3 - - Changes - Kelly Osbourne and her daddy, Ozzy, 2003


"Changes" is a song by Black Sabbath. It first appeared on Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 which was released in 1972. It is a ballad about relationship loss.

The song has been covered by numerous artists, including The Cardigans and Overkill. In 1993, Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath's lead vocalist) re-recorded the song himself as a single (taken from the Live and Loud album). The single peaked at number 9 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks[1] but failed to chart in the UK. The opening track from UNKLE's second album "Never, Never, Land" features a prominent sample from the chorus and loops of the mellotron.

Three decades later, Ozzy recorded yet another version of the song, this time with his daughter, Kelly Osbourne as a duet. The revised lyrics for this version, released in 2003, reflect the moments of their life together. The single reached #1 in the UK. It also reached the top spot on the London Fashion Chart for three weeks, #1 on the Kerrang! UK Download Chart. It also became Birmingham's Big One and was nominated for a Grammy.

    Today's theme is actually courtesy of       My Niece, Shari, of VA who planted the notion in my head six days ago when she sent me today's Third Bonus Video.

   Thanks, Shari!


    Happy Birthday today to Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND        My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

23 -  Jack Harrison ('61) of VA AND    Richard Marshall ('66) of VA;

24 -   Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA;

25 -   The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007) AND    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND   Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA;

26 -   Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC;

28 -   Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 21, 1941 - The last Italian post in East Libya, North Africa, fell to the British.

March 21, 1945 - Allied bombers began four days of raids over Germany.

March 21, 1945 - Operation Carthage: British planes bombed Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. They also hit a school; 125 civilians were killed.

March 21, 1945 - British troops liberated Mandalay, Burma.


Sunday, March 21, 1965 - Ranger program: NASA launched Ranger 9 which was the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.

Sunday, March 21, 1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. led 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Sunday, March 21, 1965 - Politician Xavier Bertrand was born in Châlons-sur-Marne, Marne, France.

     Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA called me yesterday morning. We had a great fun chat, and she told me she now has a new email addy, suitable for posting:

   Thanks, Elizabeth! Hmmm. Some slacker never made a contact page for the Class of 1968 (now, who could that be?!?  ), so until we have some meaningful changes in that department, I'll post it on your Alumni section:


    From My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) of VA - 03/20/10:

OK...then let's try something DIFFERENT... be a GOOD Carol!!

   Be GOOD?!? Now, Stu, where would be the fun in that?!? 


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/15/10:

Yep, (I'm) okay, but things are changing quickly around here. Last week we (those of us close to retirement age) were offered a separation package that seems very attractive. If I accept it, it could mean I may be outta here in a few weeks. That’s a lot to think about after almost 40 years with this company. Big time life changes, etc. Lots to think about. Yeesh.

   WOWZERS! Congratulations, Gorgeous! Retirement is more fun than working - or so I hear. Keep me posted!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/16/10 - "Change Your Thinking":

Change Your Thinking

It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.

She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.

It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.'


There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.

Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

'Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present .'
   Thank you so much, Joyce!

     From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 03/20/10 - "RE: 03/18/10 - Forty Shades of Green":

Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Carol.  And I enjoyed it again this year. 

lv, ev 

   It was my pleasure, Pretty Lady!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/20/10 - "RE: 03/19/10 - On My Own":

Killing flies and then making drawings with them, after they've "dried out", going to a place to dine for forty years and not remember it, taking a test for dementia, I mean really! What's going on here?
I think we digress, but I can't remember.

   Wal, you know, Wayne Honey, I s'pose we're all going through, you know - changes! Thanks, Wayne Honey - good to hear from you!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/20/10 - "´´¯`•.¸¸ Spring Flowers ´´¯`•.¸¸":

     OOOH - so pretty! And wisteria! I miss the pretty wisteria and azaleas which adorned all of Fayetteville... That's what happens when you have - changes!

   Thanks again, Shari!



       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/19/10 - "Digging Up Old History":


An acquaintance is trying to locate information or newspaper articles surrounding a notable murder, which took place in Hampton ca. 1963-1965. Here is what is known:

The other Hampton story I’d be interested in seeing the news reports on was another awful happening in Riverdale. I believe it was between 63-65…an Officer’s son, entered (I heard later maybe under the influence of drugs) an unlocked back door of a house on the street just north of ours…and ended up shooting the Officer who lived there with a .22 . I heard the bullet hit him between the eyes, and he died instantly.  The story I heard shortly after was that the intruder, who I believe was a HHS student at the time, went to an HHS basketball game and was telling people in the bleachers that he shot the man. I assume he thought they’d think he was ‘joking’.  Anyway I heard he was arrested but never anything more after that. 

It was not stated if the “Officers” mentioned were military or police. Regardless, somebody may recall this event and be able to narrow the date, so that I can avoid searching three years of newspaper microfilm.

Please post this in an upcoming Newsletter.


   YOWZERS! Certainly, Captain!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/10/10 - "Oh my... I actually find this funny! (#3 in a Series of 9)":

What to do when really bored...

1. Kill a few flies

2. Put them in the sun to dry for one hour.

3. Once they are dry, pick a pencil and paper... Let your imagination flow.

Here are a few examples...


  So do I! Thanks, Gorgeous!



  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 - 03/21/10:

Trip to the Clinic

A client recently brought her two cats in to my husband's veterinary clinic for their annual checkup. One was a small-framed, round tiger-striped tabby, while the other was a long, sleek black cat. She watched closely as I put each on the scale. "They weigh about the same," I told her.

"That proves it!" she exclaimed. "Black does make you look slimmer. And stripes make you look fat."

[Borrowed from Reader's Digest.] 


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at (757) 223-9488 - CLASS OF 1953

2. 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

3. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC

4. 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

5. 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

6. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

7. 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 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/19/10

BLOG: - updated 02/21/10

   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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Written by Ozzy Osbourne (b. 03 Dec 1948), Tony Iommi (b. 19 Feb 1948),
Geezer Butler
(b. 17 July 1948), and Bill Ward (b. 05 May 1948)
, 1972

I feel unhappy
I feel so sad
I lost the best friend
That I ever had

She was my woman
I loved her so
But it's too late now
I've let her go

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

We shared the eve's
We shared each day
In love together
We found a way

But soon the world
Had its evil way
My heart was blinded
Love went astray

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

It took so long
To realize
That I can still hear
Her last goodbyes

Now all my days
Are filled with tears
Wish I could go back
And change these years

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

"Changes" midi courtesy of - 03/21/10

"Changes" lyrics courtesy of - 03/21/10

"Changes" Image courtesy of - 03/21/10

Animated Hearts Divider Line 63 clip art courtesy of - 02/11/10

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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