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04/09/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Long Lonely Nights

“They say that time heals all wounds but all it’s done so far
is give me more time to think about how much I miss you.”

- Ezbeth Wilder

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  I saw (or rather, heard) this song last night on DirecTV's Channel 802 - Malt Shop Oldies, and (though I somehow do not remember it at all) I thought I'd use today.

BONUS - - Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & the Hearts


     Happy Birthday today to   Denise Roane (Hampton HS - '71) of VA!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Dale Parsons, Sr. (June '48) of VA AND    Skip Wood ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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);

14 -   Linda DeShazo Hatchett (’65) of VA;

15 -      George Helliesen ('61) of MI!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 8, 1940 - The United Kingdom and France announced that they had mined Norwegian territorial waters to prevent their use by German supply ships.

April 8, 1942 - The Siege of Leningrad Soviet forces opened a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.

April 8, 1942 - The Japanese took Bataan in the Philippines.


April 9, 1940 - Operation Weserübung Germany invaded Denmark and Norway.

April 9, 1942 - The Battle of Bataan/Bataan Death March United States forces surrendered on the Bataan Peninsula. The Japanese Navy launched an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire were sunk off the island's east coast.

April 9, 1944 - Russian forces attacked the German army in an attempt to take back Crimea.

April 9, 1945 - The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer was sunk.

April 9, 1945 - The Battle of Königsberg in East Prussia ended.

April 9, 1945 - The United States Atomic Energy Commission was formed.


Thursday, April 8, 1965 - Rugby player and coach Michael Jones was born in Auckland, New Zealand.

Thursday, April 8, 1965 - Actor Lars Hanson (born 26 July 1886 in Göteborg, Sweden) died in Stockholm, Sweden at the age of 78.


Friday, April 9, 1965 - The Astrodome opened in Houston, Texas; the first indoor baseball game was played.

Friday, April 9, 1965 - Murderer Jay Wesley Neill was born. He was executed by lethal injection on 12 Dec 2002 in Oklahoma for his part in a bank robbery that left four people dead.

Friday, April 9, 1965 - Actor Mark Pellegrino was born in Los Angeles, California.

Friday, April 9, 1965 - Actress and super model Paulina Porizkova was born in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic).

Friday, April 9, 1965 - Television executive Jeff Zucker was born in Homestead, Florida.


  From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 04/08/10:

  Cookie (Phillips Tyndall - '64 - of VA) and I met     Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA) this afternoon to see Dr. Mattern (his oncologist).  He got a good report.  Dr. M is happy with how he is doing.
Thank you all for the prayers.  Don't stop!  We are looking for a miracle...complete cure.  God can do anything!
Jerry's follow-ups are in the next few weeks.  He is doing well.
J & J
   SUPER-DE-DUPER!!! Thanks so much, Dearest Judy!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/08/10 - "   Wilbert Horton (Deceased) Class of 1958 NNHS":

Hi, Carol:

While reading about  Rannie Kennedy ('58) being killed in the line of duty as a Virginia State Trooper on your website, I noticed Wilbert Horton ('58) is also deceased. Wilbert served Honorably in the United States Navy. You may wish to add the Navy flag to his profile to honor his service to our Nation and the Navy.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you so much, Major Madagan! I added that flag to Wilbert's image, and also added him to Famous Sailors:

   While I was checking 58's In Memoriam page, I was astonished and dismayed to see I had not yet added the missing obituaries for those I could, so there are now more complete records for not only for Wilbert, but for  Butch Baker,  Janice Barnes Alexander, and  Doug Jones.

  From Linda Boatright Fitzgerald ('66) of FL - 04/07/10 - "RE: GIANT":


  From Jim Dossett ('66) of NC - 04/05/10 - "GIANT":

Just flipped the TV from the NCAA tourney at half time to TBS and found GIANT playing.  I hit it right as they were playing the theme ....  I flashed back to Saunders Stadium and our night practices ....  lined up on the goal line, drum and herald trumpets blasting the fanfare, then the tenor drums doing the final 3 beats before we stepped off.  I loved that NNHS Typhoon Marching Senior Band ....  there has never been another band like those of the 60's that JP produced.  I sat here with chill bumps listening to G I A N T > bet you would too.

Yes, and I remember being in the band when we did it.  It was a long time ago.  At work, they just put up the senior pictures of our team on a big screen TV above the reception desk.  I had a lot of comments about mine.  Since I keep a curly perm now, they were amazed at my hair.  They wanted to know if I could “do it again.”  I just laughed and told them to keep looking at the picture.  

It’s nice to still be here, though.  I may be coming to Virginia later this year, perhaps September or October, depending on my kids and what their plans are for vacations.  I’ll keep you all updated, so perhaps we can all get together again.

Have a blessed day today,

       Such fun! Thanks, Linda - it's good to hear from you!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 04/08/10 - "I saw it - but I can hardly believe it - WOW!":

Honestly, you gotta watch this.

This is a video of an act from 1944 - a sister act called the Ross Sisters.

I had never heard of them.  The song they sing is about 45 seconds long,
but watch what they do next!

Can you imagine these girls on America's Got Talent ? I don't think I have ever seen a human being do some of the stunts they did!

WOWZERONI! They make all those completely insane movements seems almost effortless! Thanks so much, Gorgeous!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/08/10 - "Ultimate Bumper Sticker":

The ultimate bumper sticker!!!

 Joyce Cahoon
  GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce!


  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 - 04/08/10:

Doctor's Visit

A young woman wasn't feeling well, and asked one of her co-workers to recommend a physician.

"I know a great one in the city, but he is very expensive. Five hundred dollars for the first visit, and one hundred dollars for each one after that."

The woman went to the doctor's office and, trying to save a little money, cheerily announced.

"I'm back!"

Not fooled for a second, the doctor quickly examined her and said, "Very good, just continue the treatment I prescribed on your last visit."


Skeleton In The Closet

A very large, old, building was being torn down in Chicago to make room for a new skyscraper. Due to its proximity to other buildings it could not be imploded and had to be dismantled floor by floor.

While working on the 49th floor, two construction workers found a skeleton in a small closet behind the elevator shaft. They decided that they should call the police.

When the police arrived they directed them to the closet and showed them the skeleton fully clothed and standing upright. They said, "This could be Jimmy Hoffa or somebody really important."

Two days went by and the construction workers couldn't stand it any more; they had to know who they had found. They called the police and said, "We are the two guys who found the skeleton in the closet and we want to know if it was Jimmy Hoffa or somebody important."

The police said, "It's not Jimmy Hoffa, but it was somebody kind of important."

"Well, who was it?"

"The 1956 Blonde National Hide-and-Seek Champion."


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 04/09/10
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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Long Lonely Nights

Recorded by Lee Andrews & the Hearts, 1958

Long, long and lonely nights
I cry my eyes out over you
Wond'ring if I did right
And why you left me with a broken heart

Oh, long, long and lonely nights
Oh, how I miss you, my dear
Please, please, come back to me
How I wish you were here

As I go along my lonely way I visualize your face
When I pass through (yeah!) my doorway
What's left for me to face?

Oh, long, long and lonely nights
I guess you're never coming home
Long, long and lonely nights
Ever since you've been gone

As I go along my lonely way I visualize your face
When I pass through (yeah!) my doorway
What's left for me to face?

Oh, oh, oh, long, long and lonely nights
I guess you're never coming home
Long, long and lonely nights
Ever since you've been gone

Please, please, come back to me
You've been gone too long


"Long Lonely Nights" midi (sequenced by RedSal) courtesy of - 04/09/10

"Long Lonely Nights" lyrics courtesy of - 04/08/10

Image of Broken Heart courtesy of - 04/08/10

Nerve Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/20/06

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

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

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 Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

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!

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