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04/19/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Once Upon a Time

“The nightingales are sobbing in
The orchards of our mothers,
And hearts that we broke long ago
Have long been breaking others.”

- W. H. Auden
(21 Feb 1907 - 29 Sept 1973)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's Newsletter is being repeated from exactly two years ago today:

BONUS - - Once Upon a Time


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 04/18/09 - "   Monty Phillips ('62) of VA":

Please remember Monty has surgery Monday, April 20th at 1 pm at Mary Immaculate.  Keep those prayers coming!
Thank you in advance.
God bless you and thanks for being there!

   We remember, Dearest Judy!Thank you! 

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 04/18/09 - "The Turpin Brothers":

Hi Carol,

Please pass my prayers for a speedy recovery on to the Turpin Brothers.  They may remember my husband,  Dickie Krause ('57).  Dick had a long history of cardio / vascular health problems.  He had open heart surgery in the 80's at Riverside Hospital.  Their team was wonderful.  Dick was admitted with a heart attack.  The surgery following as soon as he was stable.  I am writing to give them hope and encouragement.  These folks know what they are doing.  Dick survived and live a very productive life for many years afterwards.  His heart finally wore out in 1999.  But if this surgery had not been available he would have passed away much sooner.

I hope things work out as well for your husband's back pain. Somehow, I think humans can tolerate pretty much 'stuff', but constant pain gets old fast. I am sorry you are going through this. Blessings to you and your family.

In God,
Joan L. Krause

   Thank you so much, Joan! 

    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 04/19/09 - "John Allen":

Hi, Carol,

It seems like I'm always sending sad news lately, and I'm doing it yet again.  John Allen (Class of 54, I think), and brother of    Richie ('66), Charlie, the late   Fred Allen ('55) and Faye Allen Andrashko ('64) has been battling cancer for a few years. The last few months have been really tough and last week Hospice was called in.  The family is together today, as they've been told that John probably will not be with them much longer as his kidneys are failing.  Please add this wonderful family, who happen to be my former in-laws and good friends, to your prayer list.

   I'm so very sorry to hear this, Sandi! We'll keep them all in our prayers. 

On a brighter note, my brother,      Johnnie (Bateman - '70 - of VA), is back at work and is a lot better.

   That is good news!! 

You and        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) are in our prayers too and hopefully, when you do see the doctors, there won't be anything seriously wrong.  Thanks for everything you do for our extended NNHS family.


   Thanks again, Sandi! 


   Happy Birthday this week to:

21 -   Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND         My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX (currently training again in GA);

22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57);

23 -   Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);

24 - Donald Smith ('57) of VA;

25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57);

26 - Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/18/09 - "Saunders Stadium Demolition":

Now that we have a number of bricks safely tucked away, I would like to know who might want one. If the tally grows enough, we can go back for more, but we cannot wait too long. At some point, the demolishers will want to cart it all off to the landfill.

If you wish to reserve one or more bricks, send me an e-mail at Please place the word “BRICK” in the subject line.

   Thank you so very much, Captain!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 04/17/09 - "Yup, you'll send it back":

There is no charge.

Let's see if you send this back...

  A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups And set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of little boy.

'Mister,' he said, 'I want to buy one of your puppies.'

'Well,' said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, 'These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.'

The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into hi s pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.

'I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?'
'Sure,' said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. 'Here, Dolly!' he called.

Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.

Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up....

'I want that one,' the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, 'Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.'

With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers.

In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.

Looking back up at the farmer, he said, 'You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands.'

With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.
  'How much?' asked the little boy. 'No charge,' answered the farmer, 'There's no charge for love.'

The world is full of people who need someone who understands.

It's National Friendship Week.

Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND.

If it comes back to you, then you'll know you have a circle of friends.


   Okay, Wayne Honey, we just sent this to about 550 of our closest friends! Thanks so much!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/18/09 - "Susan Boyle":

Happy Saturday...

You've probably heard about this video and probably even seen a portion of it. It's about Susan Boyle who just has captured the whole world's heart... even Simon and Piers!

Watch her entire performance, including all the pre and post interviews.

Has 47-Year-Old Susan Boyle gone from Scottish spinster to the next pop sensation? Watch as Susan goes from being laughed at to wowing EVERYONE with her performance in the auditions for Britain's Got Talent. - Susan Boyle - Singer - Britain's Got Talent 2009...

   As much as I'd watched this, I had not caught the full version. Thanks, Shari!

  From My Friend, Judy Cress Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '58) of IL - 04/18/09 - "I'm HAPPY":

I know that some of you don't know my granddaughter Erin Gerdes Roach (Litchfield HS - '01??- of IA) BUT she came home from Iowa this weekend and told me I was going to be a  GREAT GRANDMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She's not due till Dec. 31 so of course I will be on pins and needles the whole 9 months.

Just wanted to share my happiness.


   WOWZERONI!!! Little Erin's gonna be a mommy?!? Congratulations to you both - and thanks so much for letting us know, Judy!

   Oh, yes, you'll see I finally added your full identity to our pages - as you told me I could several months ago - DUH!


   You're hardly a "Newbie" here, Jude, but welcome aboard, anyway!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 04/10/09 - "Mother Goose Tells the Truth" (#5 in a Series of 8):

    Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly.
Kiss slowly. Love truly.
Laugh uncontrollably,
and never regret anything.



    Well, CRAP!
Now I forgot what I was gonna tell ya!

      Thanks so much, Glenn! These are painfully delightful!


1. Thursday, April 23, 2009 - See Cal Ripken, Jr. at the Hampton Convention Center.  For details, see  - ALL FORMER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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 04/19/09

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
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Once Upon a Time

From the 1962 Broadway Musical, All American
Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams

Once upon a time
A girl with moonlight in her eyes
Put her hand in mine
And said she loved me so
But that was once upon a time
Very long ago

Once upon a hill
We sat beneath a willow tree
Counting all the stars
And waiting for the dawn
But that was once upon a time
Now the tree is gone

How the breeze ruffled through her hair
How we always laughed as though
Tomorrow wasn't there
We were young and didn't have a care
Where did it go?

Once upon a time
The world was sweeter than we knew
Everything was ours
How happy we were then
But somehow once upon a time
Never comes again

"Once Upon a Time" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/19/07

Animated Teddy Fairies clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 03/27/06
Thanks, Al!

Heart Mix Line courtesy of - 08/20/05

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 Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated Head-Bonking Smiley courtesy of - 02/20/09

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

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

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