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04/06/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
André Previn's 80th Birthday

“If I miss a day of practice, I know it. If I miss two days, my manager knows it.
If I miss three days, my audience knows it.”

- André Previn
(b. 06 Apr 1929)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Ahhh - yet another Birthday Celebration!

BONUS #1 - - "Like Young" - from André Previn's Jazz Album, 1959

BONUS #2 - - MORECAMBE & WISE - Comedy Sketch with André Previn, 196_

BONUS #3 - - Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra rehearsing Beethoven's 7th Symphony with André Previn, 1973

BONUS #4 - - Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24, 1st Movement, K.491, André Previn at the piano (Part 2) with the Royal Philharmonic

BONUS #5 - - Conductor André Previn - NHK Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2 Mvt.3 (1/3), Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 2007

BONUS #6 - - Conductor André Previn in conversation with London Symphony Orchestra Sub Leader and Chairman Lennox MacKenzie, 2008??



   Happy Birthday today to Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Marc Snyder ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

10 -   Skip Wood ('65) of NC;

11 -      Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND   Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND    Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA;

12 - Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND   Richard Rawls ('71) of VA;

13 - Gil Hughes ('64)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/05/09 - "Three Guys":

Hi, Carol:

  Wayne Agee ('58 of FL) hosted an afternoon get together at his place in Inverness, Florida for   Bob Hedrick ('58 - of VA), who was returning from MD Anderson in Houston, TX for another examination for cancer. He has been on the prayer list on the website and please hold there for he begins another round of treatments on Tuesday (04/07/09).  
Bob Hedrick ('58), Joe Madagan ('57), and Wayne Agee ('58) L to R: Toni Hedrick, Eva Ellis Madagan ('61), Bob Hedrick ('58), Joe Madagan ('57), Martha Agee.
  Image by Wayne Agee
Of course, the United States Marine Corps was the primary subject when Bob and I got together after many years.
Thanks, Wayne and Martha, for the wonderful day. You were very gracious to share your place with us.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks so much for sharing this, Joe - you know how I love hearing of mini-reunions!

   And speaking of Marines.....

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/05/09 - "God's Busy":

God's Busy    

If you don't know GOD, don't make stupid remarks!!!!!

A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist.

One day the professor shocked the class when he came in he looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, "God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 minutes."

The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop.

Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, "Here I am God. I'm still waiting."

It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him, knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold.

The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other students were shocked, stunned, and sat there looking on in silence.

The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked, "What the heck is the matter with you? Why did you do that?'"

The Marine calmly replied, "God was too busy today protecting American soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid stuff and act like an idiot. So, He sent me."

And all God's people said, -- AMEN!

   And so will I! Thanks, Ruthie!

  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 04/05/09 - "Be-lo / Bi-Lo":


Being in the grocery business for many years, here is a rundown on the Be-lo / Bi-Lo issue.

Bi-Lo is a chain of stores primarily in the Southeast (South Carolina, Georgia, Florida). Be-Lo was a local chain owned by Camellia Foods. Camellia was bought out by Richfood (Richmond) who in turn was bought out by Supervalu based in Eden Prairie, MN. Supervalu is the largest food wholesaler in the country and own many regional chains including Albertson's (primarily west of the Mississippi) and our local chain here, Farm Fresh. I have been employed with Farm Fresh for almost 42 years now. They merged with another local chain (Giant Open Air Markets) many years ago. Giant had bought out Rich's Supermarkets and Lou Smith's Markets. Colonial Stores / Big Star, another chain, went bankrupt years ago.

I hope this clears up the Be-lo Bi-Lo controversy.  

Ivan Anker '67

   EXCELLENT! Thanks so much, Ivan!


    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 04/05/09 - "More on Be-Lo":

Thanks for passing this on.  I have also contacted a Wayne Henderson who lives in NC and has written books on grocery store chains.  He is currently researching Be-Lo Markets and I am hoping he can supply some info?  In the meantime, here is some of what I came up with:

"The Be-Lo trademark was developed in the 1950s as a common brand that could be used by retailers who bought primarily from Norfolk, VA based wholesaler Camellia Foods. While stores were marked "Be-Lo", print or radio often advertised "Bonnie Be-Lo Markets" and featured a Scottish lady trademark and plaid designs, implying thrift. In later years I believe, but cannot confirm, that Camellia operated some stores direct, and I many stores opened after the initial dozen or so sites shared a common architectural theme. Somewhere along the way they bought or associated with some stores on the Eastern Shore, these being operated under the Meatland trademark. Many of the inner-city Colonial Stores became Be-lo in the late 1980s when Colonial broke up."
A newspaper article:
"Camellia Food Stores Asks Norfolk, Va., Bankruptcy Judge to Approve Plan.

By Joanne Kimberlin, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News

Feb. 26, 2002--The proposal shorts an unhappy creditor as much as $16 million, but Camellia Food Stores Inc. heads to court today hoping a Norfolk bankruptcy judge will approve its reorganization plan anyway.

Camellia owns and operates 25 small to mid-sized supermarkets under the names Be-Lo, Fresh Pride, Meatland and Food City. Most are in the Hampton Roads area. Others are in North Carolina, Maryland and Delaware.

The company closed nine of its stores and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy."
Camellia Foods started in 1938 and Bonnie Be-Lo (aka Be-Lo) started in 1955.  The current President / CEO is Edward G. Dery.  The corporate address is:

Camellia Food Stores, Inc.
1300 Diamond Springs Rd., Suite 500
Virginia Beach, VA 23455-3645

I am not sure about the claim that SuperValue owns this chain.  Camellia looks to be an "independent" chain with 750 employees working for the Camellia Brands and 360 of them for Bonnie Be-Lo.
I do know they were in court over labor union issues during the 1980s and changed most all of their chain store names to Fresh Pride.  Think all are called that today and several more stores closed leaving less than 13 in their possession.
I did not get a chance to visit the state library to look at grocery ads on the Daily Press microfilms from that 1960s, but will.  I did run across these mini pictures... the Be-Lo sign looks to be the last incarnation version for their smaller stores, but not 100% certain.  

   WOWZERS!!! Thank you so much, Eric!


      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 04/05/09 - "Gmail and 'Conversations.'":

Carol - I understand your plight with respect to receiving replies in Gmail and how they stack as a 'conversation' and get lost in the shuffle.

Gmail has, like most e-mail systems, a 'signature' capability to append to all outgoing messages. I think it may be helpful to create a message there something like;

Hi, I love getting messages from all my family, friends, and classmates! It would be so helpful if you would always send original e-mail messages INSTEAD of using the 'Reply' function. That would help me so much - Thank you!  - Carol

It's a thought.

John London 

   WOW - What a super idea! Thank you so much, John Sweetie! I did just that!

   And speaking of email.....

   From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 04/05/09 - "GOOD TIPS ON FORWARDING EMAIL":

I've been advocating this for years, but some of you are still forwarding others' names with your emails.  Please consider following these instructions!!!  None of us wants to be promoting viruses and junk mail!!!

A Friend Sent this which you might find interesting.


A friend who is a computer expert received the following directly from a system administrator for a corporate system. It is an excellent message that ABSOLUTELY applies to ALL of us who send e-mails. Please read the short letter below, even if you're sure you already follow proper procedures.

Do you really know how to forward e-mails? 50% Do; 50% DO NOT.

Do you wonder why you get viruses or junk mail?  Don't you hate it?

Every time you forward an e-mail there is information left over from the people who got the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses & names.
As the messages get forwarded along, the list of addresses builds, and builds, and builds, and all it takes is for some poor sap to get a virus and his or her computer can send that virus to every e-mail address that has come across his computer.
Or, someone can take all of those addresses and sell them or send junk mail to them in the hopes that you will go to the site and they will make five cents for each hit. That's right, all of that inconvenience over five cents.

How do you stop it? Well, there are several easy steps:

(1)  When you forward an e-mail, DELETE all of the other addresses that appear in the body of the message (at the top). That's right, DELETE them. Highlight them and delete them, backspace them, cut them, whatever it is you know how to do.  It only takes a second.
You MUST click the 'Forward' button first and then you will have full editing capabilities against the body and headers of the message.  If you don't click on 'Forward' first, you won't be able to edit the message at all.

(2)  Whenever you send an e-mail to more than one person, do NOT use the To: or Cc: fields for adding e-mail addresses.  Always use the BCC: (blind carbon copy) field for listing the e-mail addresses.
This is the way the people you send to will only see their own e-mail address. If you don't see your BCC: option click on where it says To: and your address list will appear.  Highlight the address and choose BCC: and that's it, it's that easy.   When you send to BCC: your message will automatically say 'Undisclosed Recipients' in the 'TO:' field of the people who receive it.

(3)  Remove any 'FW :' in the subject line..  You can re-name the subject if you wish or even fix spelling.

(4)  ALWAYS hit your Forward button from the actual e-mail you are reading. Ever get those e-mails that you have to open 10 pages to read the one page with the information on it?  By Forwarding from the actual page you wish someone to view, you stop them from having to open many e-mails just to see what you sent.

(5)  Have you ever gotten an email that is a petition?  It states a position and asks you to add your name and address and to forward it to 10 or 15 people or your entire address book.  The email can be forwarded on and on and can collect thousands of names and email addresses.
A FACT: The completed petition is actually worth a couple of bucks to a professional spammer because of the wealth of valid names and email addresses contained therein. If you want to support the petition, send it as your own personal letter to the intended recipient.  Your position may carry more weight as a personal letter than a laundry list of names and email address on a petition.(Actually, if you think about it, who's supposed to send the petition in to whatever cause it supports?  And don't believe the ones that say that the email is being traced, it just ain't so!)

(6) One of the main ones I hate is the ones that say that something like, 'Send this email to 10 people and you'll see something great run across your screen.' Or, sometimes they'll just tease you by saying something really cute will happen.
IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!!!! (Trust me, I'm still seeing some of the same ones that I waited on 10 years ago!)  I don't let the bad luck ones scare me either, they get trashed.  (Could be why I haven't won the lottery??) Error! Filename not specified.

(7) Before you forward an Amber Alert, or a Virus Alert, or some of the other ones floating around nowadays, check them out before you forward them. Most of them are junk mail that's been circling the net for YEARS! Just about everything you receive in an email that is in question can be checked out.  Just go to or

It's really easy to find out if it's real or not.  If it's not, please do not pass it on. If it is true, then pass it on.  Please, in the future, let's stop the junk mail and viruses being passed via forwards.
Finally, here's an idea!!!  Let's send this to everyone we know (please strip any email addresses off  first). And send them using the Blind Carbon Copy. This is something that SHOULD be forwarded.

   ABSOLUTELY!!! This can hardly be stressed enough! Thanks, Evelyn!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/05/09 - "Idea of Paradise":

Citrus County FL is my "Idea of Paradise".  It is still very country, yet we are less that 2 hours from some of the world's best beaches, every type of professional sports team you could want, concerts of every type of music you can think of, and plays of every kind.  We have Disney, Busch Gardens, Universal, Sea World and a whole bunch of water parks 1.5 hours from home.  There is salt water and fresh water fishing and beautiful rivers to explore by kayak or boat.  And it almost never is really hot or cold.  Humid, yes, but we have AC for that.  Best is the view (attached here) out my kitchen window.    

   MORE WOWZERS!!! That is lovely! Thanks so much, Ruthie!

  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 04/05/09 - "Deer at breakfast":

For animal lovers! We loved it!
J & J

This is cool...

I would set them a place if they would only leave my plants alone!!!!!!! -A-

Deer at breakfast


   MORE WOWZERS!!! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

From - 04/05/09 - "The Power of Belief":

Positive Thinking - The Power of Belief
By Desiree Jumchai, Mar. 24, 2009


Wise people say that adversity or crisis provides the best school for learning. Sometimes lessons hard-learned are best remembered.

At times like this it is our beliefs that can either make or break us.

Likewise, if you truly believe you can achieve something, your mind will help you to achieve and win. On the other hand if you are weak and uncertain, you will set yourself up to lose.

If you are aware of the amazing power of belief and understand how to channel this power effectively, you can reach your desired destiny.

Your Success is Your Conscious Choice

When you choose to believe in whatever you pursue, your brain sends your body powerful signals of confidence.

Most people go through life without realising that this is a powerful mechanism.

- Develop your beliefs and nurture them
- Discard the negative and reinforce the positive

Although they may be subliminal, beliefs are reflected in your attitude and actions. Believe strongly in your success, your beliefs will empower you to achieve that success.

Do What You Think You Can’t Do

Events in your life can alter your way of looking at the world. The more significant the event or the more impressionable you are, the greater or lesser the effect this will have upon your psyche.

These experiences give birth to your beliefs which in turn change your life for better or worse.

Be careful because your beliefs can limit and deter unless you do the exact opposite. An example can be when you do something you initially thought you could not do. At that moment, you have changed your belief from limiting to ‘limitless’.

'Impossible' Olympian feats are performed during Olympic Games as world records are constantly broken - just imagine their effect a few generations earlier.

Understanding the differences between possible or impossible and limiting or limitless will change your belief systems forever. You become empowered with faith and will believe in yourself more.

Get Rid of Limiting Beliefs and Adopt Empowering Beliefs

Negative beliefs undermine your capabilities and strengths. These are equally powerful and will stand in your way to achieving your ambitions and dreams. You have the ability to change consciously, so do so.

Keep in mind positive and empowering beliefs that will assist you to achieve your life goals. Discard those limiting beliefs.

In the words of Henry Ford:

“If you think you can, you’re right. If you think you can’t, you’re right!”


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  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 04/05/09 - "Funny":

Jerry and I laughed out loud.  We hope you enjoy it!

Make sure that you watch both videos.  After the first, scroll down to see the tribute.

Nothing is better than Laugh-In, no Sat Nite Live, no Candid Camera, ....just kids answering simple questions !!!  They should put Linkletter's old interviews on Nickelodeon !!!  It would be a smash hit...enjoy is good for your health !!! 
Kids tell the truth the way it is to games, no lies, just sweetness with honesty and integrity.

   AWWW! If the first video makes you laugh, then chances are the second one will make you cry!  (Back in the day, I watched that show every after noon!)

  Thanks again, Judy!


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 24, 25, and 26, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion.  For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact

5. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964:

Your NNHS 64/45 Reunion Committee is pleased to announce that musical entertainment has been arranged for our Reunion.

On Friday evening, we will dance to the tunes of DJ, Susan Voss. Those of you who attended our “Turning Sixty” Party in 2006 at Spirit Events will remember Susan’s talent and energy.

On Saturday night we have engaged the band, LP & Company, headed by L.P. Butler. I could tell you how great they are, but you can see for yourself on the video at their web site:

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 04/06/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

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

                                   Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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Good Morning

 Music by André Previn
(b. 06 Apr 1929)

- from "an educational book"

"Good Morning" midi courtesy of - 04/06/09:
"NOTICE: Until Licensing agreements are signed with ASCAP, BMI and the FOX AGENCY, most midis will not be available on line."

First Image (November 2, 1964) of André Previn courtesy of{ECDCAC29-7ECF-4DE9-956B-7AD23BF404C1} - 04/06/09

Second Image of André Previn courtesy of - 04/06/09

Animated Musical clip art courtesy of - 01/23/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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!!

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

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

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!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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