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04/11/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Stella by Starlight

“Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)”

- Mary Elizabeth Frye, 1932
(13 Nov 1905 - 15 Sept 2004)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's theme song is from one of my all-time favorite movies, The Uninvited (1944).  

BONUS #1 - - Stella by Starlight - Frank Sinatra with clips from numerous old films

BONUS #2 - - Stella by Starlight - Miles Davis, 1958


"Stella by Starlight" is a jazz standard written by Victor Young and featured in The Uninvited, a 1944 film released by Paramount Pictures. Originally played in the film as an instrumental theme song without lyrics, it was turned over to Ned Washington, who wrote the lyrics for it in 1946. The title had to be incorporated into the lyrics, which resulted in its unusual placement: the phrase appears about three quarters of the way through the song, rather than at the beginning or the end.

"Stella by Starlight" is one of the most popular standards, ranked number 10 by the website Its May 1947 recording by Harry James and his orchestra reached the 21st place in the pop charts. Two months later, the recording by Frank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl and his orchestra also rose to the 21st position.

Charlie Parker, playing alto saxophone, made the first jazz recording of the song in January 1952, which was shortly followed by a tenor sax version by Stan Getz (December 1952), a piano version by Bud Powell, and a rendition by the big band of Stan Kenton, which featured bass trombonist George Roberts. Instrumental versions were played by Miles Davis, which first appeared on 1958 Miles, Earl Grant, Joe Pass and Dexter Gordon and vocal versions sung by Billy Eckstine, Dick Haymes, Ray Charles, Helen Reddy, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others...


     Happy Birthday today to     Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA AND   Susan Avent Hill ('66) of VA AND    Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Harvey Weinstein ('57) AND  Richard Rawls ('71) of VA!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

13 -   Gil Hughes ('64);

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

15 -      George Helliesen ('61) of MI;

17 - David Jones ('57);

18 -     Monty Phillips ('62) of VA AND    Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


Saturday, April 11, 1863

Union commanders in the Suffolk and James River areas of Virginia were today sending requests for Naval gunboats to be sent as protection against fears of Southern attacks. They didn’t know how much trouble they were in: Longstreet was coming. With his entire corps he surrounded the Suffolk area and launched a siege which lasted a month.


  From Renee Koskinas Hanrahan ('56) of VA - 03/29/11 and 04/11/11 - "asking a favor...":

Hi Carol,

First let me thank you for this wonderful website...even before I introduce myself. .. I'm Renee Koskinas Hanrahan, NNHS Class of 1956, and my husband    Allan is a Typhoon too, Class of 1955.  
  Carol (Moell - '56) and      Mickey ('54) Marcella added our e-mail address to your web site, and I am very grateful they did.

Our Class is in the planning stages of our 55th Reunion. WOW, when I type that out, it is so hard to believe that that many years have gone by...Years go so quickly, but thank heaven our memories can take us back in time, and that is a good thing.

I have a favor to ask of you, for I was wondering if you would be willing and able to post some reunion notices for our class? I wanted to ask your permission first, for I am handling the publicity, and I thought your NNHS web site would be the perfect and best place to begin spreading the news...So, Carol, I hope I am not asking too much of you, for I know how busy you are...

Carol, I appreciate all your hard work and all you do to keep the NNHS Spirit alive...

Thank you...Sincerely,

   Why, certainly I'll post it for you, Renee - "thass wha' Ah doo!"

Hi Carol,

Sorry it has taken me awhile to get back to you, but please know I am so happy that you will be posting  our class reunion news updates... For your web site is truly read and enjoyed by many, many Typhoons. 

Again, Carol, Thank You!  Would you post the following, please?

To Classmates, NNHS Class of 1956, Save these dates: October 19 and 20, 2011, for our 55th Reunion. 
Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May.

Carol, when our reunion letter goes out, I'll get back in touch with you with more details. The  Reunion Committee appreciates you doing this for our Class, and  I will be mailing a donation for your web site from our Class today, hopefully, if I can catch the mailman. 
Thanks so much,

   OOOH, thank you so much, Renee! I've posted your information hither and thither:

  From Buddy David ('61) of VA - 04/10/11, 8:36 PM - "Typhoon Logo":

The class of 61 is in the process of planning out 50-year reunion.  We will soon ask you to communicate that  to your sizeable list.  However, in the mean time we are trying to locate a Typhoon logo—what might you have?


   Hmmm, all I can recall in the way of a Typhoon logo was this design that the Class of 1966 produced a few years ago. 

     Dee Hodges Bartram and   Richard Marshall would be more at liberty to address this than I, so I'll copy them in on this note, and see if I remember anything else.

   Best wishes with your reunion plans, Buddy!



  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 04/101/11, 7:52 AM - "RE: Typhoon Logo":

I had a local company in Hampton make removable and permanent window decals (the image Carol sent you).  I also had the thermal coffee cups made with the logo on them as well.  I have quite a few of both the removable decals and cups left over that I am going to put out at our August reunion to sell unless your class may be interested in purchasing them.  The sign company that made the decals is no longer in business but the cup company is.    Richard Marshall had a gentleman make polo shirts with the logo on them, but he would have to tell you who that was.  Richard gave me the man’s card but I am unable to locate it at this time.  

Dee Hodges Bartram

   Thanks, Dee!

  From Buddy David ('61) of VA - 04/10/11, 8:29 AM - "RE: Typhoon Logo":

Thanks for your prompt response.  Was there no official Typhoon logo? 

    It's quite possible that there was, Buddy, so we'll open it up to the class!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

    On the other hand, I've been searching and stewing about this all day, and I'm beginning to think there may never have been any such official logo.

   What really sticks in my mind is the fact that    Mr. Wilson approached me in the fall of 1961 - while I was still in the eighth grade and not yet taken a single art class - and asked me to design a typhoon logo to be used on the new band uniforms - on the back of every marching tunic and to cover the bell of the eighth Sousaphone (the first seven spelled out T-Y-P-H-O-O-N).  I was as flabbergasted then as I am now looking back on it, but I sketched a design, brought it to him the next morning, and before long it was incorporated into the new uniforms.

     Surely, had any official Typhoon logo been in existence at that time, Mr. Wilson would not have entrusted this responsibility to me!

   I tend to think Dee's decal design is as official looking as any you may find, Buddy!

1963 Anchor, p. 36 Saturday, October 23, 2004
Senior Band Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC and Albert Dorner ('66) of VA

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/09/11 - "TWO LITTLE OLD LADIES":

Not dried but badly wilted!!!!

Two little old ladies, Doris & Jackie were sitting on a park bench outside the local town hall where a flower show was in progress.

The short one, Jackie leaned over and said,

'Life is so boring.  We never have any fun anymore.  For $10.00 I'd take my clothes off and streak through that stupid, boring flower show!' 

'You're on!'  said Doris , holding up a $10.00 note.

So Jackie slowly fumbled her way out of her clothes and, completely naked, streaked (as fast as an old lady can) through the front door of the flower show. 

Waiting outside, her friend soon heard a huge commotion inside the hall, followed by loud applause and shrill whistling. 

Finally, the smiling Jackie came through the exit door surrounded by a cheering, clapping crowd. 

'What happened?' asked her waiting friend.

'I won $1,000 as 1st prize for 'Best Dried Arrangement... !'

Life is short!  Break the rules!  Forgive quickly
                        Kiss slowly!  Love truly,  Laugh uncontrollably
                        And never regret anything that made you smile!

   Thanks, Joyce!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/10/11 - "Church ladies with typewriters are back, and made me laugh till I cried.":

I am forever grateful to my friends for keeping me informed. As to what they keep me informed about is another issue all together.
Church Ladies With typewriters . . .

They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: 

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.  

The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.' 

Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you. 

Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help. 

Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation. 

For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs. 

Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get. 
--------------------------  ;

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days. 

A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.. 

At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice. 
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones. 

Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. 
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.. 

The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility. 
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow. 

The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon. 

This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin. 

Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM . All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. Is done. 

The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday. 

Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM . Please use the back door. 

The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM .... The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy. 

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance. 

The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.
     Thanks so much, Wayne Honey! I, too, had tears rolling down my cheeks. I would really be interested in obtaining one of those electric girdles. They sound very promising!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 04/09/11 - "The 7 Menopausal Dwarfs":

And remember:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in  the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out  and
screaming  'WOW what a ride!' "

Send this to four  women and you will lose 2.5 lbs.
Send this to all the women you know (or ever knew) and you will lose 15.75 lbs.
IF you delete this message you will gain 16 lbs.

Have some chocolate for me!

   WILD SAD GIGGLES! Thanks again, Joyce!




When the waitress in a New York City restaurant brought him the soup du jour, the Englishman was a bit dismayed.

"Good heavens," he said, "what is this?"

"Why, it's bean soup," she replied.

"I don't care what it has been," he sputtered. "What is it now?"


1. 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.

2. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

3. Thursday, May 5, 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 with them.

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 - 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 - 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 or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

7. October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Be on the lookout for "snail mail" in early May. - CLASS OF 1956

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 04/08/11

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

   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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Stella by Starlight

Music by Victor Young (08 Aug 1899 – 10 Nov 1956), 1944

Lyrics by Ned Washington (15 Aug 1901 – 20 Dec 1976), 1946

The song a robin sings,
Through years of endless springs,
The murmur of a brook at evening tides.
That ripples through a nook where two lovers hide.

That great symphonic theme,
That's Stella by starlight,
And not a dream,
My heart and I agree,
She's everything on this earth to me.

That great symphonic theme,
That's Stella by starlight,
And not a dream,
My heart and I agree,
She's everything on this earth to me.

"Stella by Starlight" midi courtesy of - 04/11/11

"Stella by Starlight" lyrics courtesy of - 04/11/11

Image of the Pinwheel Galaxy (otherwise known as Messier 101) courtesy of - 04/11/11

Gold Stars Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

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!!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!

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

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/08/07
Thanks, Al!

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