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04/01/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
April Fool's Day

I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.”

 - Jonathan Swift
(30 Nov 1667 - 19 Oct 1745)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today's theme song just seemed to be a natural. 

BONUS - - Poor Little Fool - Rick Nelson

   It's a well known fact (I hope) that I personally dislike April Fool's Day (or practical jokes at any time).  We celebrate it here each year simply because we endeavor to observe everything - and because I am such a Sweetie-Pie!


     Happy Birthday today 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!


April 1, 1924 - Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years in jail for high treason for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch". However, he spent only nine months in jail, during which he wrote the book Mein Kampf.

April 1, 1933 - The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organized a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany, ushering in the series of anti-Semitic acts that would gradually, yet ultimately lead to the Holocaust.

April 1, 1941 - The Blockade Runner Badge for the German navy was instituted.

April 1, 1944 - Navigation errors led to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.

April 1, 1945 - Operation Iceberg United States troops landed on Okinawa in the last campaign of the war.

April 1, 1948 - Cold War: The Berlin Airlift began. Military forces, under direction of the Soviet-controlled government in East Germany, set-up a land blockade of West Berlin.


Thursday, April 1, 1965 - Film director Tomas Alfredson was born in Lidingö, Stockholms län, Sweden.

Thursday, April 1, 1965 - Basketball player Mark Jackson was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Thursday, April 1, 1965 - Composer Robert Steadman was born in Chiswick, London, England.

Thursday, April 1, 1965 - Cosmetics manufacturer Helena Rubinstein (born Chaja Rubinstein on 25 Dec 1870 in Kraków, Poland) died in New York City, New York at the age of 94.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/01/10 - "April Fool's Pranks, Card & Images":

Happy April's Fool's Day!
Mean Bunny
A pieced Video of April 1 pranks

   Thanks, Shari!

 From Jim Brinkley ('65) of IN - 03/28/01 AND   From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 03/31/10 - " Mr. James P. Wilson, Jr.":


Thanks so much for all your hard work in keeping the "NNHS Class of 65" Web Site going.  I really do appreciate the information you are providing.  

Recently, I was browsing the web site's teacher information and found Jim Wilson's email address.  I emailed a message to him but, it came back as undeliverable.  Do you have another email address, telephone number, or home address for Jim Wilson?  If so, please let me know.  I would like very much to get in touch with him.  

Once again, thanks for all your hard work.

Jim Brinkley, "Class of 65"

Do you have any sort of good contact information for Mr. Wilson?  email, phone or whatever?  Do you know if he is even still alive?
Al Simms

   Thank you, Gentlemen! 


 Mr. Wilson was fine and dandy when he took a starring role in the 40-Year Reunion for the Class of 1964 in October of 2004, but suffered a heart attack the following January.

Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 1964's 40-Year Reunion
Newport News, VA
Carol Buckley Harty ('65)
of NC and Mr. Jim Wilson of VA
Mr. Jim Wilson of VA and Albert Dorner ('66) of VA Jim and Barbara Wilson
of Emporia, VA

   At '62's Reunion in 2007,   Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA told me that Mr. Wilson told her himself (on the phone) that he no longer had email.  I've never been able to reach him by calling, but his contact information in Emporia, VA (is available at)

   Hope this helps!

 From Jim Brinkley ('65) of IN - 03/28/01:

Thanks for your help.

  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 03/31/10:

Thanks a bunch.  I just located Buddy Isabel who was one of our "lost" class members and he wanted to know if I knew how to contact him.  I will let him know.

     From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 03/31/10 - "Remi Winners at the 43rd WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival":

Our March WorldFest Newsletter

68 New Shorts, 53 New Features and 6 Master Classes! Ten Great Days in April! 15 World Premieres

Howdy from Houston!

Welcome to the 43rd WorldFest!

The International Juries have completed their work and we are contacting the Remi Award Nominees this week. All Short and Feature Films/Videos are now selected for screening at the upcoming 43rd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival - April 9-18, 2010 at the AMC Studio 30 Flagship Theater. All winners in all competition categories will be posted on-line on April 19th...

See the Short and Feature Films & Videos here...
Click here to see the Titles and Showtimes.
Houston! The 3rd Largest City in The USA!

Before there was Sundance or SXSW, before there was Toronto or Tribeca, there was WorldFest! - The International Film Festival that discovered Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, The Coen Brothers, John Lee Hancock, Robert Rodriguez, Brian de Palma, Gavin Hood and David Lynch! One of North America's most exciting and beautiful big cities!

VIP Series Passes to wonderful new films!
WorldFest Welcomes PANASONIC 3D HD as a VIP Sponsor!
Panasonic 3D

WorldFest is delighted to welcome PANASONIC 3D HD as a VIP Sponsor for 2010. All filmmakers and the general public will be able to step inside the remarkable Panasonic 3D Theater that will be on-site at the AMC Studio 30 Theaters and the Houston Yacht club to personally experience the new level of excellence in 3D Digital Presentation! It is an amazing show!

AMTRAK is ALL ABOARD as a VIP WorldFest Sponsor!

WorldFest is delighted to say "All Aboard" to guests of the festival, as we welcome Amtrak as a new 2010 Festival Sponsor. Amtrak is offering very special WorldFest rates to arrive in style at our 43rd Annual Film Festival. Direct service from Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Antonio, New Orleans and points North, East and West. "All Aboard!"


53 new International Feature Films, 68 new International Short Films, hundreds of International Filmmakers attending. Six Master Classes in all aspects of Film & Video production and distribution. Single Tickets and Series VIP Passes available.

Join us to see brilliant new work by the Spielberg's, Ang Lee's, Coen Brother's and John Lee Hancock's of Tomorrow!

All of us at Team WorldFest
WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival
voice: 713-965-9955

WorldFest is proudly sponsored by AMC Theaters, the Houston Arts Alliance, Boxer Property, Amtrak, Panasonic 3D/HD, Eastman Kodak, The City of Houston, The Houston Film Commission, The Marriott Renaissance Hotel at Greenway Plaza, Space Center Houston, Texas Longhorns, Wagner Media, Office Max imPRESS, NASA, The Houston Yacht Club and The Houston Film Society. WorldFest is a non- profit 501- (c)- (3) organization founded in 1961.

   Thank you so much, Hunter!

   This is so very exciting! I'm so happy for all of y'all who are fortunate enough to attend any of these sessions in Houston!  

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/27/10 - "PUB TALK":


"As good as this is," said the Scotsman, "I still prefer the pubs back home. In Glasgow, there's a wee place called McTavish's. The landlord goes out of his way for the locals. When you buy four drinks, he'll buy the fifth drink."

"Well, Angus," said the Englishman, "at my local in London , the Red Lion, the barman will buy you your third drink after you buy the first two."

"Ahhh, dat's nothin'," said the Irishman, "back home in my favorite pub, the moment you set foot in the place, they'll buy you a drink, then another, all the drinks you like, actually. Then, when you've had enough drinks, they'll take you upstairs and see dat you gets laid, all on the house!"

The Englishman and Scotsman were suspicious of the claims. The Irishman swore every word was true.

"Did this actually happen to you?"

"Not meself, personally, no," admitted the Irishman, "but it did happen to me sister quite a few times."

   Thanks, Norris!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 03/31/10:

Great Horse?

A traveling salesman stopped alongside a field on a country road to rest a few minutes. The man had just closed his eyes when a horse came to the fence and began to boast about his past.

"Yes sir, I'm a fine horse. I've run in 25 races and won over $5 million dollars. I keep my trophies in the barn."

The salesman computed the value of having a talking horse, found the horse's owner and offered a handsome sum for the animal.

"Aw, you don't want that horse," said the farmer.

"Yes I do," said the salesman, "and I'll give you $100,000 for the horse."

Recognizing a good deal, the farmer said without hesitation, "He's yours."

While he wrote out his check, the salesman asked, "By the way, why wouldn't I want your horse?"

"Because," said the farmer, "he's a liar - he hasn't won a race in his life."


Crazy Laws

Most of these are certainly outdated. But it's funny to think they ever were laws.

In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

In New York, it is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.

In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle in Connecticut, it must bounce.

To keep any of the incarcerated beasts from picking up bad habits, the town of Manville, NJ decreed that it is illegal to feed whiskey or offer cigarettes to animals at the local zoo.

If you sell hollow logs in Tennessee, you are breaking the law.

Compulsive gamblers stay out of Richmond, VA: it is even illegal to flip a coin in a restaurant to see who pays for the coffee.

Don't bother the butterflies in Pacific Grove, CA unless you have an extra $500 for the offense.

The same is true for bullfrogs and cottontails in Hayden, AZ. where disturbing them in the city limits is against the law.

Have it your way, but don't share it in OK. This state forbids a person from taking a bite out of another person's hamburger.

Need a radio on Sunday? In Spokane, WA, you can buy one on the Sabbath, but forget about purchasing a television!

In the state of New York, you need a license to use a clothesline outdoors.

If any retirees from the circus are thinking about settling down and farming in NC, they are forewarned right here and now that it is against the law in this state to use elephants to plow cotton fields!

It is illegal to take more than 2 baths a month within Boston confines.

In Calgary there is a by-law that is still on the books that requires businesses within the city to provide rails for tying up horses.

In the England it is illegal to sell most goods on a Sunday, (this law is mostly ignored), it is however legal to sell a carrot. It is also legal to sell it at any price and to give free gifts with it, such as anything else one might want to buy on a Sunday!


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
NNHS BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

   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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Poor Little Fool

Written by Sharon Sheeley
 (04 Apr 1940 – 17 May 2002)

Recorded by Rick Nelson, 1958
(08 May 1940 – 31 Dec 1985)

I used to play around with hearts that hastened at my call,
But when I met that little girl I knew that I would fall.

Poor little fool, oh yeah, I was a fool, uh huh..

She played around and teased me with her carefree devil eyes,
She'd hold me close and kiss me but her heart was full of lies.


She told me how she cared for me and that we'd never part,
And so for the very first time I gave away my heart.


The next day she was gone and I knew she'd lied to me,
She left me with a broken heart and won her victory.


I'd played this game with other hearts but I never thought I'd see,
The day that someone else would play love's foolish game with me.



"Poor Little Fool" midi (sequenced by the late Robert Dupler on 06/06/98) courtesy
of - 02/04/10

"Poor Little Fool" lyrics courtesy of - 02/03/10

Image of Fool courtesy of - 02/04/10

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

Animated Bar 117 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/03/10

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!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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