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05/11/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Anticipation

“But if we learn to think of it as anticipation, as learning,
as growing, if we think of the time we spend waiting
for the big things of life as an opportunity instead
of a passing of time, what wonderful horizons open out!

Anna Neagle
(20 Oct 1904 - 03 June 1986)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

Today's Newsletter theme comes to us by special request:

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 05/08/11 - "Anticipation":

Web Doll,
... Thought with your news about you relocating to Fayetteville perhaps you should reprise "Anticipation," Carly Simon's hit from 1971 in some future newsletter. Sounds like lots of good things going on -- you and       Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) deserve it...

   Thanks, Normie - a great idea!

BONUS #1 - - Anticipation - Carly Simon, 1972

BONUS #2 - - Anticipation - Carly Simon, sometime later


"Anticipation" is a song by Carly Simon. It was the most famous track from her 1971 album of the same name, reaching #13 on the U.S. pop charts. The song relates Simon's state of mind as she waits to go on a date with Cat Stevens.[1].

... The song was notably used in commercials for Heinz Ketchup through the late 1970s into the 1980s.


From Yahoo Finance - 05/04/11 - "AT&T Capping Download Amounts": 

    In light of this "revolting new development", as our household is one of those Major Users of Bandwidth, the remaining regular issues of the NNHS Newsletter THROUGH THE END OF MAY will be mostly imageless. 

    Please save your images or documents, as I'll not be able to post any of them, nor scan and post any new ones of my own except in extreme cases of need.  (If they're already in my files, that's different.)  Clip art will be kept to a minimum. 

   This will not apply of course to Memorial Editions.

      Oh, crum!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 -     Johnnie Bateman ('70) of VA;

17 - Don Coffey ('54) of VA AND The late     Susan Whitt Vest ('66) of VA (deceased 16 June 2010) !

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


Saturday, May 11, 1861

Yesterday one Capt. Nathaniel Lyon had led a large Union force to take command of the St. Louis Arsenal by capturing the allegedly pro-Confederate group which had been guarding it. A riot ensued in which several people had been killed. The disturbance continued overnight, causing the mayor to order the saloons closed. Today the 5th (US) Reserve Regiment had another encounter with an angry crowd and more shots were fired, killing six or seven civilians. William Harney, Capt. Lyon’s commanding officer, returned to town and became most unhappy.

Sunday, May 11, 1862

She had started out life as the USS Merrimack. Already she had been sunk once. Refloated by those who sank her, she was now the CSS Virginia and had made naval history in battle with the USS Monitor. Today they sank her again. After the loss of the Norfolk, Va., navy yards she had nowhere to go but up the James River towards Richmond, and it was discovered that the river was too shallow. A good load of gunpowder assured that she would not be refloated again.

Wednesday, May 11, 1864

Possibly the greatest symbol of Southern military might, the “Cavalier of the Confederacy,” was James Ewell Brown Stuart, chief of the mighty rebel cavalry. With the black ostrich plume in his hat he symbolized the life; with his magnificent horsemen he gave the Yankees fits for four years. Today, in a fight with Sheridan’s men near a place called Yellow Tavern, he was fatally shot by a Union cavalryman fighting dismounted. Lee, when told, stood alone for a few minutes then said, “I can scarcely think of him without weeping.”

   I have the same problem myself.....


1.   From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 05/08/11 - "OPEN REUNION SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966":


A Happy, Happy Mother’s Day to you!! I hope you have a glorious day!

The 45-year reunion plans for the Class of 1966 has been finalized. I would appreciate it if you would put this reunion notice in your newsletter for me.

Thank you so much for all you do!

Dee Hodges Bartram

Dear Classmates,                                                                                                             

The Class of 1966 will hold an OPEN 45 year reunion on Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011.  Here is the schedule:

Friday night – 7:00 p.m. until closing - RJ’s Restaurant and Pub located at 12743 Jefferson Avenue (Denbigh Crossing Shopping Center), Newport News, VA.  The owner, Ron Johnson, is a Typhoon alumnus. Each person attending on Friday night is responsible for the cost of their dinner, drinks or snacks. 

Saturday night:  Warwick Yacht Club, located at 400 Maxwell Lane, Newport News, from 7:00 p.m. till midnight.  We will have light Hors D’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Dress Code:  Dressy Casual (no shorts, jeans or ties, please).  Music by the Rock-it-Men Band.

The cost for the reunion will be $40 per person.  Included in this cost is the rental of the Yacht Club, paper, envelopes, printer ink, stamps, food, bartender, carver and server fees.  If any of you would like to make a monetary donation to help underwrite the cost of the reunion, it will be greatly appreciated.

In order to meet planning deadlines, please respond by July 8th by returning the attached form, along with your check, made out to me, Dee Bartram. 

Updates on the reunion will be sent out by via e-mail to those of you that I have e-mail addresses for.  Also, Carol Buckley Harty, Class of 1965, has created a NNHS website at where I will also post updates.

We look forward to seeing you at the reunion!

NNHS Class of 1966 45-Year Reunion Committee

Dee Hodges Bartram      (757) 868-8443            E-mail:
Terri McAfee Artman               898-4042                
Judy Phillips Allen                   928-9748                  
Joe Dickson                            872-0690               

Albert Dorner                          874-3406                 
Richard Marshall                     851-2325              
Marilyn & Chuck Springfield    245-5887                 
Sandra Thomas Reinholdt       989-0942                 

Please send the registration form and your check, payable to Mrs. Dee Bartram, by July 8, 2011.  My address is 21 Laydon Way, Poquoson, VA  23662.   The cost after July 8th will be $50 per person. 

Please give me the count for each night.

Will attend:  Friday Night _______      Saturday Night _______

Name: ________________________________________ (Ladies – please include maiden name)        

Spouse/Guest Name: ____________________________

Address: ______________________________________


Phone: _______________  E-mail address: ___________________________

Amount Enclosed: _______________

NOTE:  If you are going to attend Friday only, I still need to know in order to give the restaurant a count.  Please extend me and the restaurant the courtesy of letting me know if you will be there by either e-mailing me at or calling me at (757) 868-8443.

If you are unable to attend the reunion, please e-mail or call me with any e-mail address updates or home address change updates.

   AN OPEN REUNION?!?  But of course, Dee - thanks so much!

The link is now on the main page as well as the Reunion Page:

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/07/11 - "Newsletter Request":


Could you place the attached item in an upcoming newsletter and run it for a week or two? Any longer than that and people will just scroll past it.


Dave :


BETWEEN 1961 AND 1971 -------

… and you have not yet been contacted by the Reunion Committee, then please get in
touch with us. We want to include you in our reunion, which is scheduled for September
16 &17, 2011, at the David Student Union on the CNU campus.

P.O. BOX 6387
NORFOLK, VA 23508-0387
TEL: 757-627-1441

Plans for the reunion and other cool stuff may be found at our web site:

   Why, certainly, David! The link is now on the main page as well:

  From Elizabeth Feathers Buchan (Hampton HS - '61) of VA - 05/08/11 - "Wendell Williamson":


I know Beverly and have sent her an email enclosing Fred Shelton's ('63 - of VA) request to get in touch with her.  I also sent her your email address and she will be in touch with you if she wants it given to him...

Please add my husband Bob's (Robert W. Buchan 1961) birthday to your list -- August 21st.

My best to you,

Elizabeth Buchan

   Thanks so much, Elizabeth; I appreciate your efforts! I added Bob's birthday; what about yours?!?

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/10/11 - "TEARS OF A WOMAN ... ABSOLUTELY INSPIRATIONAL...":

Be sure your volume is on.

For you guys..., even tho the focus is on women I believe that men also have the same capacity for loving and caring about their families.  So please read the words and let them touch your hearts too. J


   Thank you so much, Joan! This was something I needed to read just now. The music and images only made it that much lovelier!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/10/11 - "Wisdom and Common Sense from an American Political Sage":


"Never squat while wearing your spurs."

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest political sages this country has ever known.

Enjoy the following:

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men:

-The ones that learn by reading.

-The few who learn by observation.

-The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.

The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old

   GIGGLES! Thanks again, Joan!

From - 05/09/11 - "The Past":

Putting Your "Past" in Perspective: It Really IS an Illusion

By Jeff Maziarek

Stop for a moment right now and think of something that happened in your past that you still carry some regrets about. Perhaps it's a botched relationship, a job that you lost, a business that failed or a business you failed to start, an accident you either caused or one that affected you, etc. You can also complete this exercise by thinking back to something pleasant that you experienced, such as falling in love, getting a promotion, or having a wonderful time on vacation. Whether what you experienced was positive or negative, as you get in touch with that event or set of circumstances, realize that what you are doing in effect, is time-traveling within your own mind as you search through your bank of memories.

The truth is the past is merely an illusion, as it is only what your mind is able to selectively remember. Moreover, the longer something remains in the mind, the more it changes and the less it reflects what may have actually occurred. The bottom line is that all you really have is your perception of what happened, and it is not necessarily clear, since the lens you are looking through may actually be clouded by the emotions associated with that memory. In addition, as referenced above, your memories tend to change over time, and therefore may not accurately reflect your original perception. Despite this, the average person spends a great deal of time in this illusionary world of the past, either feeling guilty, regretful or angry, or reminiscing about the so-called "good old days."

If you find yourself feeling remorseful about something you have said or done, or regretting something you feel you should have done, what you must do is learn to forgive yourself. By this I mean that you literally need to look at yourself in the mirror and say with conviction, "I forgive you for the mistake(s) you made, since I now know that you were simply doing the best that you were capable of doing at that time." It is likewise important for you to acknowledge that everything that ultimately did occur was a necessary part of your soul's growth. What you also need to do when you are feeling guilty isn't necessarily to apologize to whomever you hurt or disappointed, but instead to acknowledge your commitment to never repeating the behavior again. This is not to say that you shouldn't make an apology for something if you feel compelled, rather, that it is more important to avow that you have actually learned from your mistake.

If you feel angry about something that occurred to you in the past, stop and internally remind yourself that according to the principle of cause and effect, it was you who initiated the cause, either consciously or unconsciously, that led to the effect that incited your anger. By adhering to this view you effectively prevent yourself from becoming a powerless victim of circumstances. While it can be very challenging to adopt this perspective, once you do it becomes nearly impossible to get angry at anyone for more than just a brief moment. Instead, you learn to look for the deeper meaning or a lesson behind each of the troublesome situations that you encounter, and learn to silently honor those individuals who can 'pull your strings', for they are serving as valuable teachers. Moreover, make an effort to remember that these annoying individuals are providing you with valuable opportunities to practice remaining centered in the midst of turmoil.

If you tend to reminisce about good times or relationships you have experienced in the past, you must understand that these types of thoughts also keep you from fully experiencing the present moment. Ideally, what you need to do is to develop the ability to completely experience whatever it is you're experiencing at any given time, and then leave it behind. In the words of Fr. Anthony DeMello from his book "Awareness":

"Don't carry over experiences from the past. In fact, don't carry over good experiences from the past either. Learn what it means to experience something fully, then drop it and move on to the next moment, uninfluenced by the previous one. You'd be traveling with such little baggage that you could pass through the eye of a needle. You'd know what eternal life is, because eternal life is now, in the timeless now."

Although this may seem like novel advice, it is quite practical, because many of us have a tendency to, as Henry David Thoreau once said, "loiter in winter when it is already spring." If you are a person that is inclined to focus on good times in the past, please understand that all you are doing by 'time-traveling' in this way is wasting thought and feeling energy that could be used in far more constructive ways. If you can begin to put into practice even in a small way what DeMello is recommending, you would most certainly notice an improvement in the quality of your life. You would also come to realize that these are indeed "the good old days."

The past only has an impact on the present when you continue to waste your powerful thought and feeling energies on something that no longer exists at all, other than in your own mind. Whatever it was that happened is finished now, and no matter how uncomfortable it was for you, you need to come to the understanding that at some level you chose it, and that it helped to build your character and make you a stronger individual. Whenever you do find yourself wondering why something turned out the way it did, I suggest calling to mind the old adage that often times 'God does work in mysterious ways'. The truth is, you really don't know the "big picture." So, even though you might be inclined to feel sad about a certain event in your past, make the decision to accept the realization that there is a higher order to things, and that something good will eventually come of it.

Before closing this article, I want to share with you a thought-provoking analogy I have heard Dr. Wayne Dyer use on more than one occasion during live presentations. The analogy is this: when you believe that the past has a significant, if not irreversible effect on your life today, it is just like saying that when a boat moves across the water, it is being propelled by the wake behind it. Naturally this is ridiculous, because everyone knows that the wake is the result of the boat's forward movement through the water and nothing else. The reality is, your past doesn't drive your boat in the present moment, you do!
(The preceding article is an adapted excerpt from Spirituality Simplified, Copyright 2002, by Jeff Maziarek.)

About the Author:

Jeff Maziarek is an inspirational speaker and author. His first book, Spirituality Simplified ( is an easy-to-understand and entertaining work that provides an ideal starting point for anyone with a sincere desire to pursue a path of personal and/or spiritual growth. His second book, Codi's Journey, is a memoir about his Border Collie who passed away in 2005. It is available in Kindle format on,, the Apple iBookstore, and To subscribe to Jeff's free daily inspirational emails called "PONDER on THIS," please visit


From - 05/10/11:
A dentist, after completing work on a patient, came to him and asked, “Could you help me? Could you give out a few of your loudest, most painful screams?”

The surprised patient said; “Why Doctor, it wasn’t all that bad this time!”

The dentist said; “There are so many people in the waiting room right now, and I don’t want to miss the four o’clock train.”


1.  May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2011 - "The Marvelous Wonderettes" at Dinnertainment at The Grey Goose - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - 

2. Thursday, June 2, 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.

3. Wednesday, June 8, 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.

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. Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pun AND the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News.  DETAILS:; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at - OPEN REUNION!

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, see: and contact Gary Fitzgerald at or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

7. Wednesday and Thursday, 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

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                                   Love to all, Carol





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Written and recorded by Carly Simon, 1971
(b. 25 June 1945)

We can never know about the days to come
But we think about them anyway, yay
And I wonder if I'm really with you now
Or just chasin' after some finer day

Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin' me late
Is keepin' me waitin'

And I tell you how easy it feels to be with you
And how right your arms feel around me
But I, I rehearsed those lines just late last night
When I was thinkin' about how right tonight might be

Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin' me late
Is keepin' me waitin'

And tomorrow we might not be together
I'm no prophet and I don't know nature's ways
So I'll try and see into your eyes right now
And stay right here 'cause these are the good old days

(These are the good old days)
And stay right here 'cause these are the good old days
(These are the good old days)
(These are the good old days)
(These are the good old days)
(These are.....the good old days)

"Anticipation" midi courtesy of - 05/11/11

"Anticipation" lyrics courtesy of - 05/11/11

Love Image courtesy of!E9C40EDB39A87F0B!3540.entry - 07/01/10

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!

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

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!

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

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

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