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03/26/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Tennessee Williams' 100th Birthday

“Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

 - Tennessee Williams (Blanche DuBois to the kindly doctor, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947)

(26 Mar 1911 - 25 Feb 1983)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have another celebrity birthday celebration today!

   There's no sound track at all, because I'm still sick and unable to think clearly enough to choose or locate one...

BONUS #1 - - A Streetcar Named Desire - (1951) - Stanley Kowalski and Blanche DuBois - the best moments

BONUS #2 - - A Streetcar Named Desire - (1951) - final scene



    Happy Birthday today 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!


From Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA for     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/25/11:

Ray Evans was and I think still is still living in Newport News. I last saw him about 20 years ago; he was President of Parkview Pee Wee Football and I was President of Oyster Point Pee Wee Football, but I haven't seen him since. Hope this helps.

Gary Fitzgerald 61

P.S. If you can, mention the class of 61 is holding their 50-year reunion this August 26/28. Any old classmates that haven't received information, contact me again. Thanks.

   Thank you so much, Gary! I've posted your reunion information:

   Y'all have fun!

      From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 03/25/11 - "The Covert Letter":

‘Peacenik’ in My Time: Why Now?

Posted: 24 Mar 2011 03:46 PM PDT

Col. Moammar Gadhafi reviews his Soviet-era armed troops in 1985.

By     Norman M. Covert  - '61 - of MD)

Not even a priest could tell me if I've committed a mortal sin in recent days. If you’ll keep confidence here in the confessional, I will admit having had impure thoughts about the rebel uprising in Libya.

Apparently I’ve morphed into a “Peacenik” because it strikes me that getting involved in Libya’s internal struggles is probably a less-than-wise projection of United States power and influence. 

I may seek counseling for this personal political revelation. It may outlast the shaky coalition unloading ordnance at Moammar Gadhafi’s home and his Soviet-era equipped Army and Air Forces. It’s a no-fly zone, I know, but who are these rebels? Genocide is one thing, but helping Radical Islam is a horse of another color.    

We have a high command SNAFU with President Barack Obama dithering in the White House. Germany has pulled out military resources and (shudder) the French are in control by default. An ally of convenience, France cancelled its military commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1965.

United States military forces are not subordinated in a unified command structure because of lessons learned in World War II. Among them Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower informed Gen. Charles de Gaulle in 1945 that he would lose his supplies and ammunition unless French troops renewed fighting on the allied southern flank west of Stuttgart. DeGaulle decided within moments  to obey.

We still question that the United States has anything to gain in the foray against Gadhafi. We have a lot to lose, especially the men and women sent in harm’s way by President Obama. He pushed the button and flew off to Rio, his leadership style.

We are still counting bodies coming out of the peace in Iraq and the quagmire that Afghanistan has become. Libya? I’m with those criticizing on the Left whom I often call “Moonbats,” a queer position.

This metamorphosis has me digging for bell bottom jeans, a Volvo or a VW Microbus. Yep, I had peace beads, given to me by the ingénues at the Girls Club when I was drafted in 1967; but that was the Vietnam War, a mere blip on American history.

I’m a well-known “Hawk.” I enjoyed the parody “Bomb, Bomb, Iran” in 1979; cheered President Ronald Reagan and his victory over communism; loved the Granada and Panama operations, which achieved objectives quickly and the troops came home; I wasn’t a zealot for the incursion to Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it seemed a worthy effort.

After attacks on our Homeland by radical Islamic groups in the 1990s, we had a sense that President Bill “Bubba” Clinton might retaliate. We were cheered by his “or else” warnings and U.N. posturing.

Then there was Sept. 11, 2001 – genuine “lock and load” time. President George W. Bush made the right decision taking leadership of the coalition that crushed despot Saddam Hussein, who was most worthy of dethroning and hanging. Our George declared victory too soon.

Saddam thumbed his nose at the world, ignored United Nations resolutions and inspections and bribed U.N. hot shots with money from the “Oil for Food” program. He was a stinker, to say the least. Remember he used chemical weapons against his own people and burned Kuwaiti oil wells in retreat? He also had CW/BW weapon systems.

My anti-war friends still ignore Saddam Hussein’s genocide, saying President Bush committed war crimes—ad nauseum.

Gadhafi is a stinker, too! President Obama apparently was complicit, urging the Scottish government to release Libyan Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber. Gadhafi was slick in that deal.

Col Gadhafi (left) and then Egyptian Premier Abdul Gamel Nasser. Gadhafi may soon join his former neighbor in the dustbin of history.

To his credit, Gadhafi has gotten along well with us and his neighbors in recent years. He did not threaten American interests in the region. For the going rate, he shared his bounty of oil. Some think he was too harsh on his own people, but that’s an internal affair, by definition.

So, why are we hurling cruise missiles at Gadhafi’s house? Why has the Obama White House decided its diplomatic “consort” must go, considering we avoided involvement in Iran, Egypt and other regional internal squabbles?

Do we have real military objectives? The U.S. commander assures us the Marine detachment will stay aboard ship and not sortie into Tripoli in a repeat of historical drama from the War with the Barbary pirates.

Is “Nation Building” our intent in Libya? The White House is sending confusing messages that are consistent with The One’s incoherent foreign policy. Calls to return the Nobel Peace Prize have been rejected.

There seems no national will to pummel Gadhafi. Obama has outlined no specific reasons why,  unlike President Bush’s detailed justification to the American People.

A majority begged President Obama to support the bloodied protesters in Iran, but he looked at the teleprompter and said we have no business getting involved in Iran’s internal affairs.

Our military forces serve as an extension of U.S. interests. President Theodore Roosevelt demonstrated American resolve by sending the “Great White Fleet” on an 18-month worldwide tour in 1907. President Obama sent himself on tour the past two years apologizing for everything American, diminishing our power and influence.

What will we do to justify our expenditure of billions if Gadhafi capitulates?

Will the United States, Britain and France assume power in lieu of Gadhafi’s exile or death?

If the coalition survives will it select a new system of government for Libya, help write a constitution and monitor free elections?

Any new power coalition in Tripoli will probably look askance at the United States of America, a development not in President Obama’s  presidential happy book.

Let’s see what Code Pink, John Kerry, SEIU and the peace movement have scheduled in protest so we can make signs and put a Hitler mustache on Mr. Obama’s image. That will teach him a lesson.

I’m not certain my HMO and cardiologist support serious rabbling by me, so here’s my “V” for peace and the fickle finger of fate.

(Published in its original form March 23, 2011 at Used with permission of The Octopus, L.L.C., and the author.) 

Contact Norman Covert at 

   Thank you, Harry and Norm!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/25/11 - "MALE VS. FEMALE AT THE ATM":


A new sign in the Bank Lobby reads:

Please note that this Bank is installing new Drive-through ATM machines enabling customers to withdraw cash without leaving their vehicles.

Customers using this new facility are requested to use the procedures outlined below when accessing their accounts.

After months of careful research, MALE & FEMALE Procedures have been developed. Please follow the Appropriate steps for your gender.'


1. Drive up to the cash machine.

2. Put down your car window.

3. Insert card into machine and enter PIN.

4. Enter amount of cash required and withdraw.

5. Retrieve card, cash and receipt.

6. Put window up.

7. Drive off.


What's really funny is that most of this part is the Truth!

1. Drive up to cash machine.

2. Reverse and back up the required amount to align car window with the machine.

3. Set parking brake, put the window down.

4. Find handbag, remove all contents on to passenger seat to locate card.

5. Tell person on cell phone you will call them back and hang up..

6. Attempt to insert card into machine...

7. Open car door to allow easier access to machine due to its excessive distance from the car.

8.. Insert card.

9. Re-insert card the right way.

10. Dig through handbag to find diary with your PIN written on the inside back page.

11. Enter PIN.

12. Press cancel and re-enter correct PIN.

13. Enter amount of cash required.

14. Check makeup in rear view mirror.

15. Retrieve cash and receipt..

16. Empty handbag again to locate wallet and place cash inside..

17. Write debit amount in check register and place receipt in back of checkbook.

18. Re-check makeup.

19. Drive forward 2 feet.

20. Reverse back to cash machine.

21. Retrieve card.

22. Re-empty hand bag, locate card holder, and place card into the slot provided!

23. Give dirty look to irate male driver waiting behind you.

24. Restart stalled engine and pull off.

25. Redial person on cell phone..

26. Drive for 2 to 3 miles.

27. Release Parking Brake.

SEND THIS TO A MAN WHO NEEDS A LAUGH, AND TO THE LADIES who can handle it.... they need a laugh, too!

Thanks, Joan!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/25/11 - "Just for you":


Please do not break. Just 27 words -

"God, our Father, walk through my house and take away all my worries and illnesses
and please watch over and heal my family in Jesus name, Amen."

This prayer is so powerful. Pass this to 12 people including me. A blessing is coming to you in form of a new job, a house, marriage, finances, or maybe an answer to something (a prayer, a request) that you have been waiting for. Do not break or ask questions.

Does God come first in your life? If so, stop what you are doing & send it to 12 people now. Watch what He does!

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you so much, Joyce!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 03/25/11 - "Good Advice":

This is a funny way of dealing with a serious problem and it certainly works better than an expensive doctor, who doesn't know how to handle stress any better than you do.


A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'..... she fooled them all... "How heavy is this glass of water?", she inquired with a smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced. So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... pick them up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment. Relax, pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it and the now 'supposed' stress that you've conquered!"

1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

4 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.

5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can't push.

9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

11 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

15 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.

20 * It was I, your friend!

*Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!

     Thanks, Dools!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/25/11 - "A Song for You!":


Hi:  Some humour for today.  Enjoy! - Memory - a spoof by Pam Peterson

     Thanks again, Joan - this is priceless!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/11 - "Some Maxines" (#14 in a Series of 19):

Finally, Some NEW Maxine's!
  AND REMEMBER: Good friends are like stars.

You don't always see them but you always know they are there.
   SAD GIGGLES!  Thanks, Joyce!


From - 03/25/11:

A mother carefully explained to her young daughter how children were created. She used the expression “carrying a child” instead of “pregnant,” but the girl seemed satisfied.

Sometime later, a terrible fire broke out in the neighborhood, and the girl stood by watching. Here is how she described the scene to her parents: “There was this big fire, and a fireman ran into the house, and when he came out, he was pregnant.”

1. Thursday, April 7, 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 friends 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

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, contact Gary Fitzgerald at - CLASS OF 1961

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 03/25/11

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

  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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First Image of Tennessee Williams courtesy
of - 03/26/11

Second (1965) Image of Tennessee Williams courtesy of - 03/26/11

Animated Sickly Smiley clip art courtesy of - 06/02/10

Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment...

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!

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

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

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