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03/25/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
More Than I Can Say

Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je t’aime davantage,
Aujourd’hui plus qu’hier et bien moins que demain.

(“For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.”)

 - Rosemonde Gérard
(05 Apr 1871 - 05 Apr 1953)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Remember this Bobby Vee song from 1961?

BONUS - - More Than I Can Say - Bobby Vee


"More Than I Can Say" is a song written by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison, both former members of Buddy Holly's band The Crickets and was recorded by their band in 1959 soon after Holly's death and was released in 1960. Their original version hit #42 on British Record Retailer Chart on 5/12/60. It has been notably performed by singers Bobby Vee and Leo Sayer.


    Happy Birthday today 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 tomorrow to   Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

01-  Harold Smith ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 25, 1941 - The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joined the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.


Thursday, March 25, 1965 - Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully completed their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.

Thursday, March 25, 1965 - Actress Sarah Jessica Parker was born in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Thursday, March 25, 1965 - Basketball player and coach Avery Johnson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Thursday, March 25, 1965 - High jumper Stefka Kostadinova was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.


       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 03/22/10 - "Comments for     Norm (Covert - '61 - of MD) and    Fred (Field - June '45 - of CA)":

In your 3/18/10 newsletter, Norm commented on a church where scout troop once met (in basement of Sunday School annex).
It was the Hilton Baptist Church - completely rebuilt years later. The church's location is on the northwest corner of Warwick Boulevard and Main Street. The Sunday school annex is just barely visible on the extreme left of the image (on the right).        Thanks so much, Bill! Back when we first began keeping an archive of our places of worship, I had drawn some boundaries, but they seem completely ludicrous now. I've added Hilton Baptist to our collection:

- brand new page!

Hilton Baptist Church

The Colony Inn was located on the south side of the Warwick, just behind stores and the Village Theatre.   
Fred attributed a college of bridges to me - but I didn't create one.. perhaps that was        Dave Spriggs ('64 - of VA).   

   Thanks again, Bill!

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

   SHHH! This entry of Bill's is waaay cool, but my slacker abilities seem to know no bounds.....

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

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/23/10 - "Website URL":

Hi, Carol

In the Newsletter bearing the title
"Baby Elephant Walk" you provided the Link to your website.
When I clicked my point device on the link, it did take me to the website. I verified the site by observing the title of the current newsletter.

Next, I placed a copy into Google, and it does not find the site, and offers the freehost site.
Tried again in Bing, and it could not find the site.

Just wanted to make you aware of this issue, in case no one else has reported this to you.

You have good advice from your techie son, so I will not try to offer advice. Best wishes.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Adonis! I think this just takes a little time to appear in the various search engines (which might account for my stats being waaay down!), but I could be wrong.....

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 03/25/10 - "RE - Website URL":

I can't remember.  I think you can submit the site to search engines.  I will look into it later. 

   Thanks, Faniel!   Now that you mention it, I do seem to recall something along those lines from when we last switched servers in 2003.

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 03/24/10:

Dear Carol -

I'm so glad to re-connect. I was afraid that you had gone 'off-air' maybe for health issues. Isn't it cool how we can make friends via the internet. I feel like I know you and I certainly care about you. Please take good care of yourself.

And the NL's - feels like home. You do such a wonderful job making everyone feel welcome.

I'll be a regular again, thanks for having me!

BTW - Here is a little story of growing up in NN - hope you like it but don't feel obligated to use it.


Behold! What is a bell? A bell is that which sounds, far, and high ... It will echo far and wide like the peal of thunder but under utmost purity. And evil men, hearing the bell, will be saved.


   John Darlin'! So good to hear from you again! I was beginning to fear (in the immortal words of Washington Hogwallop) that you had "R-U-N-N-O-F-T!"

   The internet is indeed a wonderful blessing in our lives. Sometimes I have to stop and remember that some of y'all whom I've come to count among my dearest friends, I've never really met in person at all!

   As for me, I will admit to possibly spending more time than usual lying down due to dizziness and lightheadedness, but if you asked around, I'm sure that most people would tell you I've always been a dizzy ditsy airhead.

   I love this delightful story of yours! I hope it cheers everyone else's heart and spirit as much as it did mine!


Under the Porch


[Back in the ‘olden days’ before PETA and Political Correctness took control they (five and dime stores, Kreskee's and others used to sell items like ‘Injin’ Tomahawks, bow and arrows, and cow horns for kids' play.]


When I was five, living on 24th Street in Newport News, we had a large back porch. Beneath that porch, about four feet in height, was a really cool space to play. It was partially enclosed by lattice and was nice dry loam. I played cars in the dirt under there all the time that I was not riding my stick-horse, ‘Blackie.’ Actually it served as Blackie’s stable as well. He liked it.


Anyway, one day when I was digging around under there I encountered something gray and shiny in the dirt. As I kept excavating, it took a conical and curved shape and grew longer. I got a bad feeling. After a few more inches I recognized it for what it was.




Well, I was only five, and no scholar, but I had been to Sunday School on a regular basis, and even I knew that God was ‘up’ and the devil was ‘down.’


I ran screaming in the house. Hid under my bed. I was so traumatized that I couldn’t even coherently tell my parents what was the problem. I screamed ‘don’t let ‘im get me’ a lot. And they kept asking was I injured.


Sometime later they coaxed me out and I told them we had to move. Now. Finally they got me calmed down and my father went under there and dug up the horn to show me it was just a toy, and nothing to fear.


Yeah, well.


I figured that the devil was fully capable of losing horns and growing new ones. A week or so went by and I screwed up my courage, crept quietly back under there, dragged a cinder-block over the spot and then nailed a one-by-six board across the lattice-work.


Well, my parents wouldn’t move, but my defenses must have worked Ok because we suffered no further attack.


Of course, I gave that area a wide berth in the future – and I wouldn’t let Blackie go under there ever again.


   Thank you so much, John! 

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

  Thanks, Shari - love that pretty little puppy dog!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/10/10 - "Oh my... I actually find this funny! (#7 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 - 03/24/10:

Cat Dictionary

-- Aquarium: interactive television for cats.

-- Cataclysm: any great upheaval in a cat's life.

-- Catatonic: a feline medicinal drink.

-- Caterpillar: a soft scratching post for a cat.

-- Cat Scan: to look for a new cat.

-- Dog: a cat's device for running practice.

-- Door: something a cat always wants to be on the other side of.


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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More Than I Can Say

Written by
Sonny Curtis
(b. 09 May 1937) and Jerry Allison (b. 31 Aug 1939), 1959

Recoded by Bobby Vee (b. 30 Apr 1943), 1961

Oh oh! Yeah, yeah!
I love you more than I can say
I'll love you twice as much tomorrow, oh
Love you more than I can say

Oh oh! Yeah, yeah!
I'll miss you ev'ry single day
Why must my life be filled with sorrow? Oh
Love you more than I can say

Oh, don't you know I need you so?
Oh, tell me please I gotta know,
Do you mean to make me cry?
Am I just another guy?
Oh, oh! Yeah, yeah!
I miss you more than I can say
Why must my life be filled with sorrow? Oh,
Love you more than I can say

Oh, don't you know I need you so?
So, tell me please I gotta know,
Do you mean to make me cry?
Am I just another guy?
Oh, oh! Yeah, yeah!
I love you more than I can say
I'll love you twice as much tomorrow, oh
Love you more than I can say
I love you more than I can say
I love you more than I can say, oh
(More than I can say)
I'll love you twice as much tomorrow
(Ooh, more than I can say)
I'll love you twice as much tomorrow
(Ooh, more than I can say)
I love you more than I can say
(Ooh, more than I can say)
I love you more than words can say
(Ooh, more than I can say)
I love you more than I can say

"More Than I Can Say" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 03/24/10

Doves, Heart and Flowers clip art courtesy of - 02/06/04

Animated Flower Divider Line 1 clip art courtesy of - 03/22/10

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!

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

Animated United States Marine Corps Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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!!

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

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of - 05/04/09

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

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

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