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03/31/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Traces

“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.”

- David Harkins
(b. 14 Nov 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The theme of today's Newsletter popped into my head the other day and refuses to leave.

BONUS #1 - - Traces - Classics IV

BONUS #2 - - Traces - Classics IV


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/30/10 - "Update on my friend":

Willa is still recuperating, but is still experiencing arm pain and swelling, as well as chest pains, if she exerts herself too much. She goes for stitches removal this week, as they decided to leave the outside non-dissolvable stitches in a bit longer than usual.

Thank you to all who prayed for her.

   Thank you, Shari, that's basically good news!


   Happy Birthday today to 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!  

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Harold Smith ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND    Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of UT;  

06 -   Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69);

07 -   Marc Snyder ('65) of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


March 31, 1941 - Germany began a counter offensive in North Africa.

March 31, 1942 - Japanese forces invaded Christmas Island, then a British possession.

March 31, 1942 - Holocaust in Ivano-Frankivsk (then called Stanislawow), western Ukraine: German Gestapo organized the first deportation of 5,000 Jews from Stanislawow ghetto to Belzec extermination camp. It was one of the largest transportations to Belzec in the first phase of the camp.

March 31, 1948 - The Soviets in Germany began controlling the Western trains headed toward Berlin.


Wednesday, March 31, 1965 - An Iberia Airlines Convair 440 crashed into the sea on approach to Tangier, killing 47 of 51 occupants.

Wednesday, March 31, 1965 - Ice hockey player Tom Barrasso was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, March 31, 1965 - Mountaineer Jean-Christophe Lafaille was born in Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France. He died presumably on January 27, 2006, when he disappeared during a solo attempt to make the first winter ascent of Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain.

Wednesday, March 31, 1965 - Comic-book writer Steven T. Seagle was born.

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 03/28/10 - " Happy Easter":

Turn your speakers on. J 

Here is wishing you a Happy Easter!

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/29/10 - "4 Tuesday":
Carrie Underwood - How Great Thou Art

"There's a new technique that lets doctors perform kidney transplants in 45 minutes. Because when you're getting a kidney transplant, your main concern is always, 'How long is this gonna take? Can you do it in less than an hour?'"
-Jimmy Fallon


A blonde left her car out in a hail storm. When the storm was over she checked the car and found out it was covered with small dents. She went to the local garage and inquired how to fix the problem. The mechanic jokingly told her to blow on the tailpipe and the dents would be removed.

So, she took the car home parked it and proceeded to blow on the pipe.

Another blonde came by and inquired what she was doing, she told her she was blowing on the tailpipe to remove the dents.

The other blonde responded, "That's not going to work unless you roll up the windows!"


   Thanks, Shari!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 03/29/10 - "This is good":

Now don’t turn this off – watch it til the end – it’s not what you first expect

   David, you gorgeous creature, where do you find these outrageous things?!? Thank you so much!

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/30/10 - "An article from":


This is a true story put into column form by a gal from North Carolina that writes this column every Sunday for the News & Observer here in Raleigh.  I read it to Reuben and by the time I got to the end, we were both laughing so hard that we had Hick-ups...pun intended !  I just had to share this with all my Typhoon Family and the others that read our Newsletter.  May it bring you to tears with laughter !

Dimples A.K.A. Sepi

Driving and shaving don't mix

By CELIA RIVENBARK - McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By now I'm sure that most of you have heard about the Florida woman who caused a two-vehicle wreck because she was shaving her bikini area while driving.

Guess that makes the time you drove with your elbows while eating a Whopper seem downright virtuous, doesn't it?

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the car Megan Barnes was driving crashed into the back of a pickup truck at about 45 mph. Her reaction time was slowed down because she was too busy grooming her hoohah to pay attention to the road. Oh, like that's never happened to you?

Ms. Barnes told the investigating officer that she was on her way to a date and "wanted to be ready for the visit."

Yes, she wanted to look her best. All over. Except, well, we've seen Ms. Barnes' mug shot and she appears to have a face that would stop a clock and raise hell with small watches, bless her heart. To be blunt, I don't think a perfectly groomed love rug could possibly make that much difference.

It could've been worse, I suppose. Ms. Barnes could've been waxing her bikini area as she drove along in her T-bird (Yes, fun, fun, fun til the po-lice took her T-bird awaaaaaayy) on those scenic bridges. Imagine the horror if she'd tossed the used wax strips out the window. The manatees might have tried to adopt them.

Hons, I've driven on this particular stretch of highway between Miami and Key West and it's flat-out beautiful with crystal blue water, gorgeous mangroves and cloudless skies.

Not once have I been so bored that I decided I'd rather drag a sharp blade over my nether regions just to have something to do.

There are so many "You might be a redneck if" elements to the story of Megan Barnes, but my favorite is that, while performing this extremely personal grooming ritual, she asked her EX HUSBAND to steer the car so she could concentrate ("Help me out, Buford, I'm gonna make it look like a LIGHTNING BOLT!")

What a guy! Not only did he hold the steering wheel so she could concentrate on primping for her big date with ANOTHER MAN, but when the cops arrived, he tried to switch places and claim he'd been driving.

Trouble was, he had burns on his chest from the airbag that had deployed on THE PASSENGER SIDE ONLY. Oops.

To no one's particular surprise, the Highway Patrol quickly discovered that Ms. Barnes didn't have a valid driver's license. Oh, and, the day before, she'd been convicted of DUI and driving with a suspended license. Oh, and her car had been seized and had no insurance or registration. Oh, and she was on probation. Oh, and SHE'S A FLIPPIN' LUNATIC!

Albeit an impeccably groomed one.

(Celia Rivenbark's newest book, "You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning," is available at bookstores nationwide. Visit for details.)

    WILDER GIGGLES!!! Thanks so much, Dimples!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/30/10 - "Pocket Full Of Sunshine": - Natasha Bedingfield
Ahh... been stuck in my head all morning. Oh, well, it's pretty.

   Thanks, Shari - it is a catchy little song, isn't it??

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/30/10 - "Power Outage":

For my women friends.

At my recent assault trial, I offered a plea of "Guilty with an explanation." The judge asked me what my explanation was, so I told my story.

"Your Honor," I said, "I had a mammogram appointment, which I actually kept.

I was met with: 'Hi! I'm Belinda!' This perky clipboard carrier smiled from ear to ear, tilted her head to one side and crooned, 'All I need you to do is step into this room right here, strip to the waist, then slip on this gown. Everything clear?'

I'm thinking, 'Belinda, try decaf. This isn't rocket science.'

Belinda skipped away to prepare the chamber of horrors. With the right side finished, Belinda flipped me (literally) to the left and said, 'Hmmmm. Can you stand on your tippy toes and lean in a tad so we can get everything?'

'Fine', I answered. I was freezing, bruised, and out of air, so why not use the remaining circulation in my legs and neck and finish me off?

My body was in a holding pattern that defied gravity (with my other breast wedged between those two 4" pieces of square glass) when we heard, then felt a zap! Complete darkness and the power went off! 'Oh, maintenance is working. Bet they hit a snag.' Belinda said, and headed for the door.

'Excuse me! You're not leaving me in this vise alone are you?' I shouted.

Belinda kept going and said, 'Oh, you fussy puppy...the door's wide open so you'll have the emergency hall lights. I'll be right back.'

Before I could shout 'NOOOO!' she disappeared.

And that's exactly how Bubba and Earl, maintenance men extraordinaire, found me ... half-naked with part of me dangling from the Jaws of Life, and the other part smashed between glass! After exchanging a polite 'Hi, how's it going' type greeting, Bubba (or possibly Earl) asked, to my utter disbelief, if I knew the power was off.

Trying to disguise my hysteria, I replied with as much calmness as possible 'Uh, yes, yes, I did, thanks.'

'You bet, take care,' Bubba replied and waved good-bye as though I'd been standing in the line at the grocery store.

Two hours later, Belinda breezes in wearing a sheepish grin. Making no attempt to suppress her amusement, she said, 'Oh I am sooo sorry!' The power came back on and I totally forgot about you! And silly me, I went to lunch. Are we upset?'

And that, Your Honor, is exactly how her head ended up between the clamps....."

The judge could hardly contain her laughter as she said 'Case Dismissed!!'

 Joyce Cahoon
     Thank you, Joyce! I feel her pain!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/31/01 - "FACE MEMORY TEST (this is FUN!)":

This was really fun; it was scary to me, although I did pretty well…????????  I was pretty shocked that you would send anything out that said MEMORY anything…lol

Memory Test

This test will determine if you're getting enough sleep or if your mind has really lost it!

The test consists of three parts:

You'll be shown 12 photos in the first part,

You'll be shown another 12 photos in the second part,

You'll be shown 48 photos in the third part and asked if you saw them in the first part, the second part - or never saw them at all.

When you have finished the third part, your results will be given to you.

   Thank you, Glenn! Here's my score - which is both better and worse than I was expecting!  

Your Score

Recognition score
( if you saw it )

Your score: 87%
Average score: 92%

This is a measure of your ability to remember the photos you've seen, regardless of the part in which you saw them. From all 24 photos shown in Parts 1 & 2, you recognised: 21 photo(s).
Temporal memory score
( when you saw it )

Your score: 80%
Average score: 68%

This is a measure of how often you recognised a photo and matched it to the correct part, instead of just remembering which ones you'd seen. From all the photos you recognised, you matched: 17 photo(s) to the correct part.

Sleep scientists say that:
  • recognition memory for faces is unaffected by sleep loss. A person who has not slept for as much as 35 hours can perform as well as someone who is not sleep deprived.
  • the area of the brain that controls temporal memory can be affected by prolonged sleep loss and/or ageing. So a healthy 65 year old who sleeps normally would be able to perform this test similarly to a 20 year old who has gone without sleep for 36 hours.


  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 - 03/30/10:


This is a transcript between a commuter and the railroad company, regarding services of the latter.

"Gentlemen: I have been riding trains daily for the last twenty-two years, and the service on your line seems to be getting worse every day. I am tired of standing in the aisle all the time on a 14-mile trip. I think your transportation system is worse than that enjoyed by people 2,000 years ago. Yours truly, A Commuter"

The Reply to the above:

"Dear Sir: We received your letter with reference to the shortcomings of our service and believe you are somewhat confused in your history. The only mode of transportation 2,000 years ago was by foot. Sincerely, Western Railways"

And the Counter-Reply was:

"Gentlemen: I am in receipt of your letter, and I think you are the ones who are confused in your history. If you will refer to the Bible, Book of David, 9th Chapter, you will find that Balaam rode to town 'seated' on his donkey... That, gentlemen, is something I have not been able to do on your train in the last twenty-two years! Yours truly, A Long 'Standing' Commuter" 


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 03/31/10

BLOG: - updated 02/21/10

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

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!

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

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

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                                   Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Written by Buddy Buie, James R. Cobb (b. 05 Feb 1944), and Emory Gordy, Jr. (b. 25 Dec 1944)

Recorded by The Classics IV, 1969

Faded photographs, covered now with lines and creases
Tickets torn in half, memories in bits and pieces
Traces of love, long ago, that didn't work out right
Traces of love

Ribbons from her hair, souvenirs of days together
The ring she used to wear, pages from an old love letter
Traces of love, long ago, that didn't work out right
Traces of love � with me, tonight

I close my eyes and say a prayer
That in her heart she'll find
A trace of love still there somewhere, ohhh oh

Traces of hope in the night
That she'll come back and dry
These, traces of tears
From my eyes
Ohh oh oh ohhhh

"Traces" midi courtesy of - 03/31/10

"Traces" lyrics courtesy of - 03/31/10

Mementos of Lost Love Image courtesy
of - 03/31/10

Blue Gingham Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files for several years.....