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04/26/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Thrill Is Gone

“The only thrill worth while is the one that comes
from making something out of yourself.”

- William Feather
(25 Aug 1889 - 07 Jan 1981)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  Does this bring back memories??

BONUS - - The Thrill is Gone - BB King / Gary Moore


"The Thrill Is Gone" is a blues song written by Rick Darnell and Roy Hawkins in 1951 and popularized by B.B. King in 1970. The song was first recorded by Hawkins and became a minor hit for the musician. King recorded his version of the song in June 1969 for his album Completely Well, released the same year. The song's polished production and use of strings marked a departure from both the original song and King's previous material. When released as a single in December of 1969, the song became the biggest hit of King's career (#3 R&B / #15 Pop) and his signature song. B. B. King's recording earned him a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and a Grammy Hall of Fame award in 1998. King's version of the song was also placed at number 183 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs ever.


     Belated Happy Birthday to:

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

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)!


     Happy Birthday today to Deanna Steele Capps ('57) AND   Becky Braswell Branch ('65) of AR!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Bill Campbell ('54) of VA AND Genis Bird Crowder Hornsby ('54) AND Barbara Jones ('54);

     Happy Birthday this week to:

29 -
  Brenda Davis English ('64) of KS AND    Mike Sagman ('66) of VA;

01 -    The Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX;

02 -   Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND        My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of IL;

03 -  Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


April 26, 1945 - Battle of Bautzen: The last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.

TODAY IN 1965:

Monday, April 26, 1965 - A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario was shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.

Monday, April 26, 1965 - Actor/comedian Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing in Stony Brook, New York.

Monday, April 26, 1965 - Becky Braswell was celebrating her18th birthday in Newport News.

  From Kenny Branch ('62) of AR - 04/25/10:

  Becky (Braswell Branch - '65) and I are camping in South Vicksburg, MS. The tornadoes that devastated MS and caused several fatalities and injuries went north of Vicksburg. Thankfully, we were spared destruction in the RV park.

Kenny (62) and Becky (65) Branch

   YOWZERONI-RINI and HALLELUJAH! That's a relief! Thanks so much for letting us know, Kenny!


     From Me ('65) of IL - 04/26/10 - "Severe Goof-Off Report":

   I know you're all just clamoring for details of The Big Visit from my sister,        Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59 - of NC) and our cousin,        Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA), so with great restraint I have culled 18 images from the many we took on three different cameras to share with you.

   One of our main goals was to frequent resale shops here in Edwardsville just as the four of us (Eleanor, Cheryl, Adrienne, and I) used to do in Fayetteville every three months or so.  There was also the matter of spending quality time with all of our other relatives here, too, and of course we also wanted to visit St. Louis and take in a riverboat ride and the Gateway Arch.  We also wanted to visit two or three local restaurants as well as a couple of luscious ice cream stands. 

   They arrived Monday evening, and we spent all day Tuesday just "chillin'" at home. 

   Wednesday the four of us gals drove to St. Louis and took the Tom Sawyer riverboat cruise:

   Then we had dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory, but we enjoyed it so much we were late getting to the Gateway Arch and missed the last trip up in the tram by about three minutes.  ARGHHH!

   Thursday morning we checked out three nearby resale stores here in Edwardsville - Happy Tails, Maggie's Primitive Cottage, and Hearth and Home.  That evening was the time we had reserved for the Big Family Dinner with Everybody at Ravanelli's Restaurant in Granite City, IL.  We had hoped that all 18 of us would be there, but we did have 17:

   Friday we returned to St. Louis to take that trip up into the Arch:

   Saturday eight of us drove over to St. Louis for a fabulous Greek lunch at Olympia's, followed by dessert of concretes or sundaes at the world famous Ted Drewes on Chippewa:

   Then the four of us gals continued bargain hunting at the Goodwill Industries store.  Adrienne spotted a way cool flea market on the way home.  We were enjoying ourselves there when the storm warnings began broadcasting - "TORNADO WARNING - take cover immediately!"  YIKESARONI!

   Later that evening we realized we still hadn't been to Dairy Haven in Caseyville, so after a brief rest, five of us met Lewis and Mary and their four children there for MORE cones.  YIKES!!!

   As          Lewis (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '89 - of IL) was singing a solo ("The Voice of the Shepherd") in church in Fairview Heights on Sunday afternoon (have I mentioned before that he has THE most incredible baritone voice?!?), five of us drove over to join the six of them there.  WOWZERONI!!!

   The Cahokia Mounds were just slightly off the road on the way home, so we took a little detour in the pouring rain:

   We had a delicious dinner at home, and then Eleanor and Cheryl had to head back east.  SOB!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010 Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Adrienne, Eleanor,
and Cheryl
Carol, Adrienne, Eleanor, and
Cheryl boarding the
Tom Sawyer
View of St. Louis
from the Mississippi River
Eleanor onboard
the Tom Sawyer
Mr. Eads' Wonderful Bridge Tom Sawyer
Thursday, April 22, 2010 Thursday, April 22, 2010 Thursday, April 22, 2010 Friday, April 23, 2010 Friday, April 23, 2010 Friday, April 23, 2010
Joshua playing with
his children,
Kaiya and Azrae
Kaiya Kaiya and Adrienne
(with Joshua and Kim
in the background)
Cheryl with her Chrysler
on the Mississippi River
View of St. Louis
from the top of the Gateway Arch
Eleanor and Carol
at the top of the
Gateway Arch
Friday, April 23, 2010 Saturday, April 24, 2010 Saturday, April 24, 2010 Sunday, April 25, 2010 Sunday, April 25, 2010 Sunday, April 25, 2010
Cheryl and Eleanor
in the tram coming
down from the top
of the Gateway Arch
Eleanor, Adrienne, Paul,
Carol, and Randolph
at Olympia's
in St. Louis
Nathaniel and Cheryl
at Olympia's
in St. Louis
Elizabeth, Adrienne, Paul,
Carol, Andrew, Lewis, Becca, Mary, Cheryl,
and Rachel
outside church
in Fairview Heights, IL
Cahokia Mounds, IL Cahokia Mounds, IL

   And, BOY HOWDY, did we have fun!!! 

   And speaking of the Gateway Arch.....


Visitors safe after being stuck at top of St. Louis Arch

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Updated today at 5:37 PM

(KMOV) -- Trams at the St. Louis Arch are back up and running after a group of visitors became stuck at the top of the Arch.

Everyone on the was able to get down safely after being stuck on the observation deck for over an hour.

According to an Arch spokesperson, a group of about 40-50 people were in the viewing area at the top of the Arch when a tram broke down. No one was trapped inside the tram. The tram is now running again.

The St. Louis fire department was called to the scene. They assisted one person who was in the group, a pregnant woman.

Arch officials said a leveling device on one of the trams malfunctioned. The leveling device is what keeps the tram upright during it's travels up and down the arch, but the tram never tilted. They just noticed something was wrong with it. This is on the South leg of the arch.

The leveling device was replaced. The arch has re-opened.

The North leg of the arch was undergoing seasonal maintenance, and was not operational going into the day. This is why the group couldn't get down that way.


        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 04/25/10 - "WW II picture blog":


Here is a great blog filled with many unique pics from WWII Pacific Theater, sent to me from my pal, Bill Fowler.  Enjoy!

love bh

Brent L. Harty

"You may be whatever you resolve to be"

General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson

   WOWZERONI-YOWZERONI-ROONI!!! There are some incredible - and incredibly painful - images here! Thanks so much, Brent - and Bill!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 04/16/10 - "(A Very Cool Surprise Which I'm Reserving for the Future When I Have a Bit More Time)":

   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Jane!


  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 - 04/25/10:


I pulled into the crowded parking lot at the Super Wal-Mart Shopping Center and rolled down the car windows to make sure my Labrador Retriever Pup had fresh air.

She was stretched full-out on the back seat and I wanted to impress upon her that she must remain there. I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at the car and saying emphatically, "Now you stay. Do you hear me?" "Stay! Stay!"

The driver of a nearby car, a pretty blond young lady, gave me a strange look and said,

"Why don't you just put it in park?"



A young woman was worried about her stress-related habit of biting her fingernails down to the quick, so her friend advised her to take up yoga. She did, and soon her fingernails were growing normally.

Her friend asked her if yoga had totally cured her nervousness.

"No," she replied, "but now I can reach my toenails so I bite them instead."


1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. July 2011- The Class of 1971 is planning a 40-Year Reunion. A planning committee has been formed and held their first meeting recently. In an effort to connect with as many class members as possible, they are asking anyone interested in the Class of '71 reunion to contact Richard Rawls. Please provide your name, address, phone number(s) and email address so that they can be in touch with you when final arrangements are made. It has been 20 years since their last class reunion and they are looking forward to seeing everyone again. Send your contact information to: - CLASS OF 1971

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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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The Thrill Is Gone

Words and Music by Rick Darnell and Roy Hawkins (d. about 1973), 1951

Recorded by B.B. King (b. 16 Sept 1925), 1970

The thrill is gone
The thrill is gone away
The thrill is gone baby
The thrill is gone away
You know you done me wrong baby
And you'll be sorry someday

The thrill is gone
It's gone away from me
The thrill is gone baby
The thrill is gone away from me
Although I'll still live on
But so lonely I'll be

The thrill is gone
It's gone away for good
Oh, the thrill is gone baby
Baby its gone away for good
Someday I know I'll be over it all baby
Just like I know a man should

You know I'm free, free now baby
I'm free from your spell
I'm free, free now
I'm free from your spell
And now that it's over
All I can do is wish you well

"The Thrill Is Gone" midi courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/23/10
Thanks, Dave!

"The Thrill Is Gone" lyrics courtesy
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/23/10
Thanks again, Dave!

Image of Corey Allen's Portrait of B.B. King, "The Thrill Is Gone," courtesy of - 04/27/10 (sic)

 Animated Blue Divider Line 21 clip art courtesy of - 04/19/10 (sic)

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 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!

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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