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05/15/11 - NNHS Newsletter - As Time Goes By

Now is the only time there is. Make your now
wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay.
Your life will have been magnificently lived
and invested, and when you die you will have
made a difference.

- Mark Victor Hansen

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   You'll forgive me if I revisit Frank today.....  

BONUS - - As Time Goes By - Frank Sinatra with clips from Casablanca (1942)


"As Time Goes By" is a song written by Herman Hupfeld in 1931. It became most famous in 1942 when it was sung by Sam (Dooley Wilson) in the movie Casablanca. The song was voted #2 on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs special, commemorating the best songs in film. It was used as a fanfare for Warner Bros. Pictures since 1998.

Herman Hupfeld wrote "As Time Goes By" for the 1931 Broadway musical Everybody's Welcome. In the original show, it was sung by Frances Williams. It was recorded that year by several artists, including Rudy Vallee.

The song was re-introduced in 1942 in the film Casablanca, sung by Dooley Wilson accompanied by pianist Elliot Carpenter[1] and heard throughout the film as a leitmotif.[2] Wilson was unable to record a single of the song at the time due to a musicians' strike, leading the studio to re-issue Vallee's 1931 recording and giving Vallee a number one hit in 1942.[3]

The song's famous opening line, "You must remember this...", is actually the start of the song's chorus as it was originally written and performed. Wilson did not sing the preceding verse in Casablanca, however, and most subsequent recordings have followed the film's lead in omitting it, leading to its being virtually unknown to most listeners.

In addition to the American Film Institute including it as number two in their list of the 100 best songs in film,[4] National Public Radio included it in their NPR 100, the 1999 list of the most important American musical works of the 20th century as compiled by their music editors.[5]...



   We figured out what was going wrong with my computer programs, so we'll be adding some of those missing stockpiled items - beginning with the first three today.....



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.) 

   This will not apply of course to Memorial Editions. Once we return to Fayetteville, this should no longer be an issue.



   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

19 -         David Whitley ('67) of VA!

20 -    Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA;

21 -   Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA;

22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



Thursday, May 15, 1862

A fleet of five Union ironclads, including the USS Monitor, steamed up the James River towards Richmond today. Since taking the naval base at Norfolk the lower end of the river was undefended. The ships got within eight miles of the Confederate capital when they came to Fort Darling, the defensive station on Drewry’s Bluff. Obstructions in the river slowed them, and the cannons blasted them. They retreated. Drewry’s Bluff was never taken.

Sunday, May 15, 1964

Gen. Sherman had his own army by this time, and he was fighting the men of Joseph E. Johnston once again, this time at a little Georgia town called Resaca. The battle had actually opened yesterday, but overnight Sherman had got his entire force in position, and Johnston had got reinforcements from Gen. Polk. In a separate action, some 247 students from Virginia Military Institute took part in a battle against a larger Union force under Gen. Siegel. The Confederates won, and the day is still celebrated as a holiday in Lexington, Va.


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 Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 05/12/11 - "Hall of Fame dinner is this Sunday":

One of our NNHS heroes will be inducted into the Peninsula Athletic Hall of Fame Sunday night.    Buddy Lex starred at NNHS in both football and basketball and graduated in (June) 1944. He then became a triple-threat tailback for W&M. In 1949, Lex threw 18 touchdown passes, a national record at that time. Also in 1949, Lex was runner-up to Sam Snead as Virginia’s Athlete of the Year.

Buddy is one of 6 inductees to be honored at the Peninsula Athletic Hall of Fame during the May 15, 2011 (this Sunday night) ceremony at the Boo Williams Sports Complex. Buddy is the only one of the 6 inductees that has not had a single person make a reservation in his name. He is also the only NNHS inductee.

NNHS graduated it's last class in 1971, 40 years ago. Since that time, Typhoon alums have prided themselves on keeping the history, the memories, and their support of each other going. We often sign-off our emails to each other with


The lack of any Typhoon response to what should be a celebration of one of our own is an embarrassment.

There is still time to make a reservation and be there to honor the memory of Buddy Lex.

The banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Boo Williams Sportsplex (5 Armistead Pointe Parkway Hampton, VA 23666). This is the brand new location of the Hall and is reached by taking the Hampton Parkway that begins at Harpersville Rd. and crossing Armistead Ave..

The event will feature video highlights of each athlete’s career and will be emceed by WVEC-13 News sports reporter Scott Cash. Cost is $50.00 per person, including the meal.

Anyone interested in attending should contact:
Cyndi Masterstaff
757.727.8314 (work)

   WOWZERONI! Thank you, Joe!


  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 05/09/11 - "  Grace!":

On a dog treat package!
     WHOO-HOO! That's fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Norris Sweetie!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/09/11 - "This was outside (Scott's) window.":

Take a look at what is sitting outside Scott's classroom window. :)  Scott teaches 12 grade English at Heritage High School.  Guess this guy (or gal) was looking to learn English or needs a friend.



   OH, WOW! How cool! Thanks, Joan!

Monday, May 09, 2011

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 05/10/11 - "YAP (yet another picture)":


Hi Carol -

I don't have a story (or excuse) for this picture, but I think that it tells the story for many of us all by itself.

Hope you can use it.

Happy belated Easter to all!

Love from - 'JohnDarlin'

   OOOH! Thank you so very much, John Darlin'!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/12/11 - "Why Go To Church?":

Why go to Church? (This is good)

If you're spiritually alive, you're going to love this! If you're spiritually dead, you won't want to read it. If you're spiritually curious, there is still hope!

Why Go To Church?

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday... "I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 203,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."

This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

"I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this.. They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!" When you are DOWN to nothing... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!

All right, now that you're done reading, send it on! I think everyone should read this! "When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, "Jesus, could you get that for me?"


   Thanks, Dools!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/14/11 - "Wonderful Miracle!!":

This will surely bring tears!!
Baby is Born Without a Heartbeat - But Then Watch What Happens!

Kelsey was born with no heartbeat and pronounced basically dead. But 20 minutes later, a miracle happened and this video shows it all from start to finish. What an amazing story!

     Thanks so much, Joyce!


From - 05/11/11 - "5 Steps Toward Radical Forgiveness":

How Radical Forgiveness Works

By Colin C. Tipping

Ordinary forgiveness is 'letting bygones be bygones'. A certain willingness to forgive is implied but the belief something wrong happened is never questioned. "You did that to me, but I'll let you off the hook and forgive you."

Research based at Seattle University, WA showed that ordinary forgiveness:
(a) is universally difficult.
(b) takes a long time - typically years. (Success was defined as finally feeling peaceful about the situation.)
(c) The more people tried to 'will' forgiveness, the longer it took.
(d) Most people required extensive therapy before any movement occurred at all.

Radical Forgiveness, on the other hand, has none of these difficulties. It can be virtually instantaneous; it is easy to do; it requires no therapy and very little intelligence beyond being able to follow some very simple steps.

Holding on to the belief that 'a crime' has occurred while trying to forgive gives traditional forgiveness the quality of an oxymoron. How can you can possibly forgive if you are invested in that judgment? No wonder it takes years! Qualities of compassion, humility and tolerance move us towards it, but they do not, in my view, constitute forgiveness itself. So when it does finally occur maybe time has simply worn down our attachment to our judgments. When we say "time heals" perhaps we are recognizing that we will someday simply become weary of holding on. But oh, what a struggle!

Radical Forgiveness, on the other hand, is easy and instantaneous because it is a shift in perception that allows you to understand that, in truth, looked at from the perspective of the spiritual 'big picture,' nothing wrong ever happened.

What brings about such a radical shift in perception - especially in situations where one feels very victimized and hurt? Surprisingly, it requires only a willingness to accept the possibility that life is not simply a series of random and haphazard events but is, in fact, the unfolding of a Divine plan that is unfolding for us exactly how it needs to unfold for our spiritual growth. In other words, every event, however pleasant or unpleasant, has been called forth by a Higher Aspect of ourselves that knows exactly what we need for our own healing. When we live more out of that idea than the victim story, life begins to work perfectly.

So how do we get there? Well, lack of forgiveness is nothing more than stuck energy, caused by past judgments, criticisms, blame and resentments. The way forward is use tools or processes that help us release that stuck energy, raise our vibration and become the loving beings we have the potential to be.


In my workshops, I help people to shift the energy and move into Radical Forgiveness by basically following these five steps:

1. Tell the Story
You must begin from where you are. You are a spiritual being having a human experience that involves emotional experiences. We make it up that emotions are undesirable and wrong, so when we get upset about something we make up a 'victim's story' and blame others for our unhappiness. Having that story heard and witnessed is the first step to letting it go. Likewise, the first step in releasing victimhood is to own it fully. So, in this step, you tell your story, and it is honored as your truth in the moment.

2. Feel the Feelings
Here you are encouraged to feel the feelings. It is the vital step that many so-called spiritual people want to leave out thinking that they shouldn't have 'negative' feelings. That's denial and misses the crucial point that the feelings is where the authentic power is and that our strength, in fact, lies in our vulnerability and our willingness to show up as fully human. You cannot heal what you don't feel. When people access their pain, this is the beginning of their healing.

But this is not necessarily digging up the past. In fact, doing so is not necessary at all. Whatever is upsetting you now represents the past and following the feelings (the energy), as they are occurring while you tell your story, automatically heals the past pain. It is not even necessary to know what the original pain was. That's why I say that Radical Forgiveness requires no therapy.

3. Collapse the Story
This takes the power out of the victim story you made up. The Navajo Indians had a ceremony for doing this. Anyone with a grievance could come to the circle three times to tell their story, and they would be heard. On the fourth occasion everyone would turn their backs. "Enough already! Your story is just a story. There's no real truth to it - it is just an illusion. We have heard it three times and we no longer wish to give it power. Let it go and then let yourself move towards what is really true."

4. Do a Radical Forgiveness Reframe
Here we replace the 'illusionary' story with another story - the Radical Forgiveness 'story.' This one says that what appeared to have happened, far from being a tragedy, was in fact exactly what we wanted to experience and was in that sense, absolutely perfect.

This is often very difficult to accept, but the good thing is it does not require you see WHY it is perfect, or that you must GET the lesson involved. It is nearly always beyond our ability to comprehend anyway, so it's a waste of time trying to figure it out. Willingness is all that is required You just have to be willing to open to the idea that there is a gift in it somewhere, and then choose peace. It really is that simple. When we get used to thinking this way, it's amazing how simple and easy life becomes. It's so freeing to stop resisting (judging) life and surrender to what wants to naturally occur. Life with Radical Forgiveness can be very sweet.

5. Integration
After you have allowed yourself to be willing to see the perfection in the situation, it is necessary to integrate that change at the cellular level. That means integrating it into the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies so it becomes a part of who you are. It's like saving what you have done on the computer to the hard drive. Only then will it become permanent. I find that breath work is the best way to integrate this work and I seldom ever do a Radical Forgiveness workshop without what I call a 'Satori' breath session. Other ways to integrate is through speaking affirmations, walking, doing forgiveness worksheets, ritual and ceremony.

In the Forgiveness Tools section of my book I give extensive instruction on how to use the forgiveness worksheet. This simple tool embodies all the above steps and has proven most effective in helping people to shift the energy around situations. The same is true of a process called The 13 Steps to Forgiveness, which is the same process but on CD. It simply requires you to listen to 13 questions to which you answer "Yes." It sounds so simple - and it really is. But it is also extremely powerful.
Radical Forgiveness is the only real forgiveness. It is simple, quick and brings immediate relief. This forgiveness is permanent and when one has integrated it well enough into everyday life for it to become a way of life, life becomes infinitely less stressful, more peaceful and a whole lot happier.

About the Author:

Colin's Mission Statement: "My Mission is to Raise the Consciousness of the Planet and to Create a World of Forgiveness by 2012"

Colin Tipping is the Official Guide to Forgiveness and the creator of what has come to be recognized as the most powerful leading-edge technology for personal and spiritual growth today - Radical Forgiveness.

He is the acknowledged authority on the application of this technology to the "healing" of individuals, families, races, corporations, and communities...


From - 05/11/11:
What did the spider email to the fly?

Visit my web site!  



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

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 05/05/11

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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As Time Goes By

Words and Music by Herman Hupfield

[This day and age we're living in
Gives cause for apprehension
With speed and new invention
And things like fourth dimension.

Yet we get a trifle weary
With Mr. Einstein's theory.
So we must get down to earth at times
Relax relieve the tension

And no matter what the progress
Or what may yet be proved
The simple facts of life are such
They cannot be removed.]

You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.

And when two lovers woo
They still say, "I love you."
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by.

Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date.
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate.
Woman needs man
And man must have his mate
That no one can deny.

It's still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die.
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by.

Oh yes, the world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by.

© 1931 Warner Bros. Music Corporation, ASCAP

 "As Time Goes By" midi courtesy of - 05/15/07

"As Time Goes By" lyrics courtesy of - 05/15/07

First Image courtesy of - 01/17/07

Second Image courtesy of Cal's Gallery,, located by my niece, Shari, of VA - 01/10/04
What a great site!  Thanks, Shari!

Blue divider line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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

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

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

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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