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03/24/10 - NNHS Newsletter
Teddy Bears Picnic

“It's hard to visualize the toys you had fifty years ago - all save bear.
He's as clear as if he were sitting on the desk in front of you...
of course...he probably is.”

 - Pam Brown
(b. 1948)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's Newsletter is being revisited from just two years ago today because - well, just because! 

BONUS #1 - - Sims 2 Machinima for tiny tots, created especially for the "One Minute
     Movie Challenge" at the Machinima Talk Forum. An shortened version of the children's classic song, "A Teddy Bear's
     Picnic". Sung by Gilbert Russell and music performed by the BBC Dance Orchestra. (Filmed June '06)

BONUS #2 - - same song, regular length set to a delightfully goofy comedy video from teamparodee: "We had a teddy bears picnic but Mrs. Norris thought he was too old to play with the teddys."


   A Beary Happy Birthday today to    Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   The late Billy Williams ('57) (d. 21 May 2007) AND    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA AND   Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

6 -   Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC;

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

29 -   David Hatchett ('65) of VA;

31 - Alex Nicol (February '49) of VA AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND       Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND    Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA AND    Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 24, 1938 - The U.S. asked that all powers help refugees fleeing from the Nazis. 

March 24, 1944 - Ardeatine Massacre: The Gestapo rounded up 335 innocent Italian civilians in Rome and shot them to death in response to a bomb attack that killed 32 German policemen.

March 24, 1944 - In an event later dramatized in the 1963 movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners began breaking out of Stalag Luft III.


into ordinary homes before
crash landing (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).

Wednesday, March 24, 1965 - Electric bass guitar player Patrick Scales was born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Wednesday, March 24, 1965 - Actor Peter Jacobson was born in Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, March 24, 1965 - Actor Gurmit Singh was born in Singapore.

Wednesday, March 24, 1965 - Professional wrestler The Undertaker was born Mark William Calaway in Houston, Texas.

Wednesday, March 24, 1965 -   Olivia House ('65) was celebrating her 18th birthday in Newport News.


       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 03/22/10 - "MYSTERY ENTRY; CHECK BACK NEXT TIME!":

   SHHH! Due to extreme technical difficulties, this entry of Bill's is being postponed once more!

   Thanks so much, Bill - sorry for the added delay!  ‹(•¿•)›

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 03/23/10 - "        Brent (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of TX)":

Thank Brent so very much for his pictures ( I do enjoy seeing all the "action". And let       Jake know he is looking so very handsome with that smile he is sporting these days!

Linda May '66

   That I will do, Linda May! Thanks!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/24/10 - "SMART OR STUPID":

Something is very wrong with this test.....It said I was smart!!!  Duh!!!!

When it says you only have 8 seconds to answer the question, they aren't kidding!
Re-taking the test mixes up the questions so you can't gain anything there.

This is VERY FAST, so be prepared.  You only have 8 seconds for each question. 
Click the link below and have fun

 Joyce Cahoon
GIGGLES! This IS fun, Joyce - thanks!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/24/10 - "Wednesday":
Mooning the mayor--lol
Henry Del Toro a.k.a "The Bull"
(d. 2002)--Thank you for making my youth so much more enjoyable! You may be gone, but not forgotten. Somewhere in heaven he has some angels laughing, no doubt.

When I went to get my second cat from the Norfolk SPCA, I saw the woman's name tag read Kathy. Upon seeing this I asked, "Are you the infamous one eyed crazy glassed eyed Kathy?" She laughed her head off and told me, "Give me the damn cat back!", proceeded to hand me my Jasmine. and told me, "no other questions were necessary."  Eternal Kudos -Sorry to hear of your untimely death. R.I.P.

The Look of Guilt

(An oldie)


A traveling salesman went down to the hotel restaurant for breakfast on the second morning of his latest business trip. After being seated by the hostess, he waved off the menu, apparently quite sure of what he hungered for that morning. After all, this was to be a fateful day, as he was close to "clinching the deal" and wanted to head into his client's office with confidence, exuberance, and enthusiasm.

He was full of self-assuredness and greeted the young waitress with a great big smile. "I'll have 2 eggs, please. But I want one of them just about room temperature and the other can be warm but must be runny." The waitress was getting all this down but was wondering where this was going.

"Toast... it doesn't matter what kind, just make sure that it gets cold so that the butter will just sit on it and not melt. Water down my orange juice, too, please... let's say half water and half juice. It really doesn't matter whether you bring any coffee. I usually like 2 or 3 cups in the morning. One won't do so you might as well skip it altogether."

"But, sir," said the waitress, confused, "I don't think our kitchen can put this together the way you like it!"

"Oh, I don't like it that way, but it shouldn't be a problem. That's exactly how you served it yesterday!"


Random Fact:

A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.


A Helping Hand2

It was the perfect weather for a walk the other day. It was that beautiful time of the year right between the end of Winter and the start of Spring. Cool breezes tickled my face while the rising sun quickly burnt away the morning fog. Birds were starting to sing their love songs again and to build nests for their future young. My heavy coat had been traded for a light jacket. The grass was still moist from the freshly melted snow and the Maples and oaks seemed to be deep in thought over whether to send out their buds now or wait a few more weeks.

I walked along the edge of the woods and gazed up at the bright, blue sky. As I was thanking God for another glorious morning, however, a sad sound reached my ears. It was a mewing that sounded like a newborn kitten. I looked around on the ground but couldn’t see one anywhere. Then I noticed that the crying seemed to be coming from above and glanced up into the trees. I soon spotted him. It was no kitten but a full grown tomcat who had let Spring fever get the best of him. He had scaled an oak like it was nothing but was now too scared to climb back down.

I knew I couldn’t leave him up there but wondered if I would need a ladder to get to him. I decided to let my boyhood tree climbing skills guide me instead. Grasping the rough branches I slowly made my way up to the cat. Then cradling him in one arm I lowered myself down again and safely let him go. He gave me a quick thank you glance and then scurried off. I smiled as I watched him go then headed for home with scraped up hands but a warm heart.

Few things in this life make you feel better than offering a helping hand to someone in need. It connects you with God. It brings you closer to others. It helps you become who you were meant to be. The next time then that you get a chance to give someone a hand up or in the cat’s case a hand down take it. A helping hand like a loving heart always leads to a happy soul.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~
   Thanks, Shari!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/10/10 - "Oh my... I actually find this funny! (#6 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 - 03/23/10:

Eating Strawberries

A farmer was driving along the road with a load of fertilizer. A child playing in front of his house saw him and called, "What are you hauling?"

"Fertilizer," the farmer replied.

"What are you going to do with it?" asked the child.

"Put it on strawberries," answered the farmer.

"You ought to live here," the child advised him.

"We put sugar and cream on them."


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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Teddy Bears Picnic

Music by John Walter Bratton (1907), with lyrics added later by the prolific songwriter Jimmy Kennedy (1913)

If you go out in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go out in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for teddy bears,
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares,
And see them picnic on their holiday.
See them gaily dance about.
They love to play and shout.
And never have any cares.
At six o'clock their mommies and daddies
Will take them home to bed
Because they're tired little teddy bears.

If you go out in the woods today,
You'd better not go alone.
It's lovely out in the woods today,
But safer to stay at home.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic


Every teddy bear, that's been good
Is sure of a treat today
There's lots of wonderful things to eat
And wonderful games to play

Beneath the trees, where nobody sees
They'll hide and seek as long as they please
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic


"Teddy Bears Picnic" midi courtesy of - 03/23/08

"Teddy Bears Picnic" lyrics courtesy of - 03/23/08

Animated Teddy Fairies clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 03/27/06
Thanks, Al!

Teddy Bear Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/23/08

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

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05 (replaced 03/23/09)

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

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

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!

Kilroy Face courtesy of 5kidz2many of MO - 01/24/10
Thanks, Rhonda!

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

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

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

     Thanks, Shari!