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05/03/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Moments to Remember

A memory is what is left when something happens
and does not completely unhappen.

- Edward de Bono
(b.19 May 1933)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Rather than annoy Our Wizard of Wonderment,     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA,  again at the last minute for another music file, I took his earlier advice for recycling those he'd already given me.  This is what I found from just over two years ago:

   Of course, he found that one as well.  Thank you again, David!


   Happy Birthday wishes Saturday to    Susie Overton Jones' ('63) husband, Tom Jones (Warwick HS - '60) of AL!

   Next week we have    Patty Andrews Mays ('61) of VA on the ninth, and one of our beloved teachers,    Mrs. Helen Shelton of VA, on the tenth.

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

AS PROMISED (sorta):


  From Dee Hodge Bartram ('66) of VA - 03/12/07:

Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA; Mike and Anita Morgan ('66) Becker of VA; and Gail Latta Pearce ('64) of VA Dave Arnold ('65) of VA and Mike Artman ('66) of VA
Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - surrounded by everybody else..... Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA; Richard Marshall ('66) of VA; Karen Richardson ('66) of VA; Ed Tolotti ('66) of VA; Dave Arnold ('65) of VA
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Sharon Hilsdon ('68) Bryant and Richard Bryant of __; Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA; and Roberta Hilsdon ('69) of GA Mike ('66) and Terri McAfee ('66) Artman  of VA
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Mary Southall Waller ('66) of VA; Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA; Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA; Richard Bryant of__; and Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of __

Thanks, Dee - and Larry!

   Thanks, Dee!   These are finally posted:

     - brand new page

  From Mike Jeffers ('61) of VA - 05/01/07 - "You're Amazing":

You've got to be the most amazing human that ever came out of NNHS.  Your brain never ceases to amaze me.  It must have been our Mothers connection and raising us in Trinity

Thank you.........Mike J.

   Michael Darlin', what a outlandishly sweet thing to say! You made my day - thanks, Sweetie!!!

   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 05/02/07 - "Kohl's Advertisement":

Several of the crustaceans shown in the picture appear to be of the lobster variety.  Its not nice to confuse the Hampton folks. 

   WILD GIGGLES!!!    Well, we'll just let them pick the ones they want!  If they're happy, we're happy!

   Thanks, Dave!


  From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/02/07 - "Re: 05/02/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Midnight in Moscow":

  With all due respect to Kid Crustacean (a.k.a.   Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73 - of VA), it was probably not so much the thought of young Tommy that made you swoon, as much as it was the distinctive aroma that accompanies those Crabbers wherever they go. Which is usually sideways, backwards, every which-a-way. It's true. I've seen the Tomster in his red 'vette, skittering about, hither & yon, this way & that, just like his little brothers on the beach.


Disclaimer: previous statements made about Hampton Crabbers apply only to the male species. I can personally attest to the nicenessity of female Hamptonians of the Crabber gender. Having dated one or two, I can personally vouch for the lack of any scent of dead shellfish, in addition to the absence of any "skittering about" movement. The end.

P.S. I believe there is some truth to the rumor that a crab is just a confused spider with a coat of armor. The end, twice.


   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Gorgeous! You're without a doubt the funniest man I know!

   For the uninitiated among you, David and Tom are old friends and co-workers, and like to banter in the same manner as   Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA and   Rip Collins ('65) of TN (also known as Wayne Honey and Rip Precious).

   Thanks again, David!

  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 05/02/07:

Oh, my gosh!   Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73 - of VA) is hysterical! What a great sense of humor, and I'm soooo proud he's a Crabber!! Keep 'em coming, Tom!

  MORE GIGGLES!!!  Isn't that a hoot?!? Thanks, Gloria!

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 05/02/07:

Dear Carol,
Good afternoon, hope you are doing simply fantastic, or at least somewhere in the ballpark. 

   Wellll, I'm somewhere, all right......

I will be pulling some real hard duty this Friday and Saturday and I thought about you and the rest of the Typhoon Marching Band.  I'll be in Winchester for the Apple Blossom Festival assisting the Winchester P.D. and if memory serves me well, you guys always did well there and were a great source of pride. 

   So cool!!!  I'll be thinking of you and remembering all those great trips, Jay!

I need to get back to work, been off for over 2 1/2 weeks, Donna participated in her second Triathlon (placed 4th) and I've got to have a break from the honey-do list, if you know what I mean. 

   WOWZERONI!!!  Congratulations to Donna! I'm mightily impressed!

Wanted to remind everyone to drive responsibly, the schools will be graduating in the next couple of weeks and emotions run high.  Couple of years ago,  a young lady here attended the Bridgewater College Graduation, got in her car for the trip home and only made it two miles from the College, when she wrecked and sadly died.  Everyone please take care.
Jay Styles, '68

   Thank you for that chilling reminder, Jay!  Y'all take it to heart!

   It's always good to hear from you, Sweetie! Thanks again! 

  From Fuzzy Turner ('63) of NC - 05/02/07 - "Reminiscing":


This website is a great place to visit and think about how things were. Most of the subjects are nostalgic in nature and remind us all of the "Glory Days" at NNHS. Such great times, great friends, and especially great parties on the beaches. Cooking oysters, steaming crabs, and yes, even a little kissing while standing barefoot in the sand. Where have all the years gone? Usual things can come and go, but the GREAT TIMES AND FRIENDSHIPS LAST FOREVER. At my age, and given a second bite at the apple, with a newly transplanted heart, little things mean the most.

      WOWZERONI-YOWZERONI, Fuzzy!  I had no idea!  Congratulations on your new heart!

I remember some things from early in life, but at times I cannot remember what we had for dinner last night. I can remember the Dawg House, Gus' Hot Dogs,   Mike Sofikitis' ('61) father's restaurant on Washington Avenue with the "open face" steak sandwich for $.65 cents, and other great places to eat and shop. Spigel's College Shop, where my brother Gene ('61) worked. Madras shirts, pegged leg pants, penny loafers, khakis and all the rest.

You have made all of this possible with your love and devotion. And for this, We are are eternally grateful. Buckroe Beach with its sound and smells will be remembered in detail at another time. Thanks again for the great memories inspired by you and others.


   Thank you so much, Fuzzy!  I really appreciate your kind words and tender memories.

It makes what I have to say next even more painful than it already is......


  From Me ('65) of NC - 05/03/07:

   This will be one of the last of the Newsletters.  All our avenues have been totally exhausted, the tax refund is now gone, and the end is in sight.  The phone, internet, electricity, and water will no doubt be disconnected on or about May 21st at the latest.  I would imagine the eviction process will take a few days longer, but I do not know.  The car insurance will definitely expire on May 17th, but that's quite irrelevant, as we'll not be able to purchase gas anyway.

   The website itself will remain intact until February 26, 2008.  If you visit the site map, you will find precious memories recorded that will take you hours to peruse:

   I will be forwarding instructions to     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA for the annual site renewal, as well as my current mailing list.  Perhaps the project will continue to exist for you pretty much as before.

   Life if full of new experiences.  Some are to be savored; others merely to be endured.  I am about to embark on the new experience of being homeless.  If given my choices, I think I would have preferred to experience this when I was younger, rather than a few weeks short of my 60th birthday.  However, rarely are we given choices in such matters.

   Bless you all for the joy you're brought into my life.  I'm grateful for the opportunity these last several years to have been part of such a rare adventure, and to have participated in creating something of lasting value.

   Thank you all, my Sweetie-Pies, and I'll see you on the other side.


1. Saturday, May 5, 2007 - Newport News Special Day - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL NNHS CLASSES

3. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21 - 23, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

7. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL

8. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:

The NNHS Class of 1965
will celebrate their 60th Birthdays
  on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Shelter #12 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.   This will be an open event with all NNHS classes welcome. 
If you haven't yet reached 60, it will afford an opportunity to practice.  If you have, you can act like Jack Benny
and move back a few years.  No matter the case, all are welcome.
It's never too early to make plans, so mark your calendar today and we'll follow up shortly with further information. 
  We look forward to seeing you in June!

 CONTACT: Dave Arnold at or call him at 757-618-6646.


The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion
on Saturday, August 4th, 2007, at 3:00 PM
at the Beach home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot,
504 West Ocean View, Norfolk, VA

Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:
Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


The NNHS Class of 1967
will hold its 40-Year Reunion on Labor Day weekend:
Friday, August 31, 2007 -
Friday by the Fountain, City Center/Social, at Red Star Tavern

Saturday, September 1, 2007 -
Buffet Dinner/Dance, The Omni Hotel, Newport News

Sunday, September 2, 2007 -
Omni Sunday Brunch

More information will follow in June.

CONTACTS:; Wanda - 757-867-9070;
or Melissa - 757-874-0094

The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast
on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering


   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/27/07 - "to make you smile... (#4 in a series of 23)":


I thought folks might enjoy some of these photos as we have so many animal lovers.


Sights you may not see in a lifetime

   I think that's aptly titled!  Thanks, Dave!

   Next Issue: ?!?

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Moments to Remember

(The Four Lads)

(January to December)
(We'll have moments to remember)

The New Year's Eve we did the town
The day we tore the goal post down
We will have these moments to remember

The quiet walks, the noisy fun
The ballroom prize we almost won
We will have these moments to remember

Though summer turns to winter
And the present disappears
The laughter we were glad to share
Will echo through the years

When other nights and other days
May find us gone our separate ways
We will have these moments to remember

(The drive in movie where we'd go)
(And somehow never watched the show)
We will have these moments to remember

Though summer turns to winter
And the present disappears
The laughter we were glad to share
Will echo through the years

When other nights and other days
May find us gone our separate ways
We will have these moments to remember

"Moments to Remember" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Moments to Remember" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/08/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Image of Newport News High School scanned by the Webmistress from the 1962 Anchor - 11/19/02

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

  One Gold Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of 03/11/06

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

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

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

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