03/28/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Only the Lonely
“One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's time for the great Roy Orbison.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ4xALSUysc - Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison
|"Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)" is a 1960 song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. Recorded by Orbison, it became his first major hit. As an operatic rock ballad, it was a sound unheard of at the time, described by the New York Times as expressing "a clenched, driven urgency". It is seen as a seminal event in the evolution of Rock and Roll. Released as a 45rpm single by Monument Records in May, 1960, "Only The Lonely" went to No. 2 on the United States Billboard pop music charts in late-July 1960 and to No. 14 on the Billboard R&B charts . "Only the Lonely" reached Number One in the United Kingdom, a position it achieved on 20th October 1960, staying there for two weeks (out of a total of 24 weeks spent on the UK singles chart from 28th July 1960).|
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to David Hatchett ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
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);
04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT;
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From the Daily Press - 03/27/11 - " Nelson Ellis ('56) of VA":
Nelson Ellis leaves a lasting legacy as a basketball official on the Peninsula
|By Marty O'Brien,
1:44 p.m. EDT, March 26, 2011
Six years after helping
Newport News High win the 1956 state basketball title as the team's
lockdown defender, Nelson Ellis coached a Hampton Roads-area adult team.
That was competitive stuff back in an era when lots of former college
standouts played in the league, and Ellis admits he was tough on
Annoyed by what he considered the low quality of officiating in the league, Ellis and friend Jesse Kersey ('58), who coached a rival team, took action. They, and Ellis' younger brother Don ('58), joined the area officiating association.
"We couldn't see how they were missing so many calls, so we decided to do it," Ellis said. "I was in for a rude awakening, because it just wasn't easy as it looked."
Thursday, March 24, 2011
|Photo by Adrin Snider, Daily Press|
Difficult or not, Ellis quickly fell in love with officiating basketball games. And only now — and only because he is battling cancer — is Ellis giving it up.
Ellis, who will undergo surgery in Houston this week for renal cell carcinoma, resigned 13 days ago as commissioner of the Tidewater Basketball Officials Association. That ended a nearly 50-year career in officiating.
Ellis, 73, officiated on the
high school and college levels for more than 20 years, then served as
commissioner for the Peninsula officials association for almost 30
years. This past season, Ellis formed and ran the new Tidewater
"He could make a call
from half court on a play under the basket and be right 99.9 percent of
the time," Ellis said. "He had the best judgment of any official I ever
Ellis became a regular
in the Southern Conference and called an NCAA tournament game. He says
he also was one of the first two white officials in the CIAA, the
popular Division II conference of historically black colleges.
Copyright © 2011,
Newport News, Va., Daily Press
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From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/27/11 - "Barn Moving":
|Moving a Barn -
What on earth?!? That's amazing! Thanks, Joan!
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 03/27/11 - "Dr. Oz (mammograms and dental x-rays)":
|Thursday, March 24, 2011, 5:02 PM
Precautions re Mammograms and Dental
XRays/ A Useful Warning
Answer: "I don't know. You have to ask for it."
Well, if I hadn't seen the show,
how would I have known to ask?
Thanks so much, Eva! We just passed it on to about 650 members of our Typhoon Family!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/27/11 - "Carolyn's Precious Memories 50s Sitemap":
|Sharing this page at Carolyn's Precious
Check it out: http://www.carolynspreciousmemories.com/50s/sitemap.html
OH, WOW! This is waaay cool! Thanks again, Joan!
From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 03/27/11 - "Cherokee Legend":
Once he survives the night,
he is a MAN.
It was then that he
discovered his father sitting on the stump next to
We, too, are never alone.
Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us,
sitting on the stump beside us.
If you liked
this story, pass
Moral of the story: Just because you can't see God, Doesn't mean He is not there.
Thank you so much for this comforting reminder, Eva!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/11 - "Some Maxines" (#16 in a Series of 19):
Finally, Some NEW Maxine's!
REMEMBER: Good friends are like stars.
You don't always see them but you always know they are there.
EXACTAMUNDO! Thanks, Joyce!
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/27/11:
|From a passenger ship one can see a bearded man on a small island
who is shouting and desperately waving is hands.
"Who is it?" a passenger asks the captain.
"I've no idea. Every year when we pass, he goes mad."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (email@example.com - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 Richard@Rawls.com - 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 email@example.com - 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 Fitz43@cox.net - CLASS OF 1961
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/25/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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==============================================Carol Buckley Harty
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Only the Lonely
midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!
Lonely Man Image courtesy of http://www.britishairways.pl/21century/21century_cworld.htm - 03/28/05
Lonely Woman Image courtesy of http://cachesrc.corbis.com/agent/14/09/70/14097061.jpg - 03/28/05
Tulips and Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars7.html - 03/28/05
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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