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05/18/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ebb Tide

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes,
and he who would have it otherwise
would have high tide always
and a full moon every night.”

- Hal Borland
(14 May 1900 - 22 Feb 1978)

Friday, October 27, 2000
Grandview Beach,
Hampton, Virginia
Friday, October 27, 2000
Grandview Beach,
Hampton, Virginia

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter is being revisited from exactly four years ago today:

BONUS - - Ebb Tide - The Righteous Brothers


"Ebb Tide" is a popular song, written in 1953 by lyricist Carl Sigman and composer Robert Maxwell.

It has been recorded many times, the best-known versions include those by Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra (1953), a successful vocal version in the same year by Vic Damone and a stunning soulful version by Roy Hamilton, Frank Sinatra (1958), The Platters (1960), Lenny Welch (1964) and the Righteous Brothers (1965). The Righteous Brothers' version was arguably the most successful, peaking at #5 in the US. Jerry Colonna, Earl Grant and Matt Monro also recorded versions. In 1968 Ella Fitzgerald recorded it on her Columbia album, "30 by Ella".


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to         David Whitley ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 -
     Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA!

21 -   Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA;

22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57);

24 - Zoe Pappas Marcopoulds ('57) AND Betsy Wilson Ellis ('57);

25 -    The late Edna Martin Clemence ('57) (deceased 04 Nov 2009)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


   Hit # 95,500 was made probably sometime on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 when I was lying in bed oblivious to it all..... :o(



   If you are very perceptive, you may have recognized a common thread for the twelve musical accompaniments to the regular Newsletters running from 04/26/10 to 05/08/10:

Here are the themes in the series:

   All were submitted by        Dave Spriggs (‘64) of VA.

   So put on your musical thinking caps, prick up your ears, and see if you can figger out what ties all of these songs together. Simply e-mail your guess to <<>> We will let the contest run for a few days in order to gather all the entries. The winning name(s) will be published … unless you are too embarrassed at having correctly guessed it.

   Good Luck!!


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 05/17/10 - "Who can help me?":

Does anyone have connections at City Hall or know a NN civil court judge?  I am having trouble with the RI DMV trying to register my late mother's car!  I want to get this done before the end of May because the Virginia registration runs out...since I broke my leg and was unable to walk for three months I am up against this deadline...

   YIKESARONI-RINI!!! Hang on, Jean!

   "Anyone? Anyone?"


May 18, 1944 - The Battle of Monte Cassino concluded after seven days of the fourth battle as German paratroopers ("Fallschirmjäger") evacuated Monte Cassino.

May 18, 1944 - The deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.


Tuesday, May 18, 1965 - Drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg (Helloween) was born in Germany. A schizophrenic, he committed suicide on 08 Mar 1995 at the age of 29.

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/16/10 - "This is definitely you!":

Think about this for a minute....

If I happened to show up on your door step crying, would you care?
If I called you and asked you to pick me up because something happened, would you come?
If I had one day left to live my life, would you be part of that last day?
If I needed a shoulder to cry on, would you give me yours?

This is a test to see who your real friends are or if you are just someone to talk to you when they are bored.
Do you know what the relationship is between your two eyes?
They blink together, they move together, they cry together, they see things together, and they sleep together,
but they never see each other:....that's what friendship is....

Your aspiration is your motivation,
your motivation is your belief,
your belief is your peace,
your peace is your target,
your target is heaven,
and life is like hard core torture without it!
It's 'World Best Friends Week'

Who are your best friends?
...Save the Earth... it's the only planet with chocolate!!!!

Thank GOD for good friends.

   Thank you, Joyce! Y'all are my best friends!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/16/10 - " < Monday > ":

Pull the Lever

While hiking in the woods, Nate and Sam found this huge rock which had an old iron lever attached to it.

Etched into the rock was the following inscription: "If this lever is pulled, the world will come to an end!"

Nate wanted to pull the lever and see what would happen, but Sam, being a paranoid pessimist, greatly feared this.

He said to Nate that if he tried to pull the lever, he'd shoot him!

In a daring attempt, Nate lunged for the lever, and sure enough, Sam shot him.

What is the moral of this story? - Better Nate than lever.



There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.

More people have seen David Copperfield perform live than any other performer in the world.

Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.

The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons.
In the movie Pulp Fiction, in every scene where there is a clock the time is 4:20 which is a code for drugs in America.


Church Bulletin Bloopers:

For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

Due to the pastor's illness, Wednesday's healing services will be discontinued until further notice.

Our missionary speaker is Bertha Blech from Africa. Come tonight and hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.



I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers


Just In Time

Novelist Vicki Baum once said, "You don't get ulcers from what you eat. You get them from what's eating you." And what's eating us much of the time is worry. It eats us from the inside out.

I wish I could always be like former baseball player Mickey Rivers. He philosophized, "Ain't no sense worrying about things you got control over, because if you got control over them, ain't no sense worrying. And there ain't no sense worrying about things you got no control over either, because if you got no control them, ain't no sense worrying."

Maybe that makes sense, I'm just not sure. But even if it does, I'll likely wind up worried anyway. Which is why I like this story related by inspirational Dutch author and holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom.

Corrie learned a powerful lesson as a little girl. Having encountered the lifeless body of a baby, she realized that people she loved would someday die, too. She thought about the fact that her father and mother and sister Betsie could quite possibly pass on before she does. The thought frightened and worried her.

One night her father came in to tuck her into bed. Corrie burst into tears and sobbed, "I need you. You can't die. You can't!"

Her father sat on the edge of the narrow bed and spoke tenderly to his daughter. "Corrie," he said gently, "when you and I go to Amsterdam, when do I give you your ticket?"

She sniffed a few times and considered the question. "Why, just before I get on the train," she answered.

"Exactly," he continued. Then he gave her assurance that was to last a lifetime. "When the time comes that some of us have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need - just in time."

Some years later Corrie and her family, arrested for sheltering Jews and members of the Dutch resistance, were sent to Nazi concentration camps. She, indeed, experienced the deaths of her parents and sister, as well as numerous friends. She endured hardships that she could never have imagined as a young child. But the words of her father stayed with her and proved to be true. "You will look into your heart and find the strength you need - just in time." She always did. Regardless of the suffering or hardship she encountered, when she looked inside her heart she found the strength she needed - just in time.

If you worry and fret, or if you feel anxious about your future, you may find Corrie's experience helpful. And if that thing you dread should ever arrive, then you need only look inside your heart. The strength you need can be found there - just in time.

~ Steve Goodier ~
   Thanks so much, Shari!

   From Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 05/17/10:

.....How you doing, Carol?

.....Hope all is well with you and your family. Keep up the good work with the newsletter. You do a great job.

Never forget your old NNHS friends, 'cause they'll never forget you,

Billy Turner

   Billy Turner! I was just thinking about you! Thanks so much! I'll try to return your call very soon, say, this weekend - or sumpin'.....

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 05/17/10 - "The End of Store Fitting Rooms":

The End of Store Fitting Rooms

Wouldn't this be great? No slipping in and out of things; no messed up hair and no one else would have actually tried on your garment! No more lipstick or makeup on your favorite selection either! What a great invention!

They already have this tech in Japan....

"Freedom is not free...but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share".

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America (and any other country who sends men to fight for freedom)' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'  

   WOWZERONI!!! How on earth is this technology even possible?!? I suppose it really is true - if it can be imagined, it can be invented. Thanks, Norris!


  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 - 05/17/10:

England's West Country

England's West Country is known for its charming cottage-like shops. While visiting the area, my friend peered in through one window to see shelf upon shelf of interesting-looking books. So she went inside.

A woman appeared though a beaded curtain and asked, "Can I help you?"

"No, just browsing," said my friend.

"Fine," came the reply. "But so you know, around here most people knock before entering someone's home."

[Thanks to Reader's Digest.]


New Accountant

Fresh out of business school, the young man answered a want ad for an accountant. Now he was being interviewed by a very nervous man who ran a small business that he had started himself.

"I need someone with an accounting degree," the man said. "But mainly, I'm looking for someone to do my worrying for me."

"Excuse me?" the accountant said.

"I worry about a lot of things," the man said. "But I don't want to have to worry about money. Your job will be to take all the money worries off my back."

"I see," the accountant said. "And how much does the job pay?"

"I'll start you at eighty thousand."

"Eighty thousand dollars!" the accountant exclaimed. "How can such a small business afford a sum like that?"

"That," the owner said, "is your first worry."

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. For details, contact Dave Arnold at - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

6. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will have a LUNCHEON. Mickey Marcella (757) 249-3800, Betty Hamby Neher, (757) 898-5099 and Dr. Harry Simpson (804) 694-0346 will be the team leaders. - CLASS OF 1954

7. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM - 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at: - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/17/10

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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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Ebb Tide

Words by Carl Sigman (24 Sept 1909 - 26 Sept 2000)

Music by Robert Maxwell (b. 19 Apr 1921), 1953

First the tide rushes in
Plants a kiss on the shore
Then rolls out to sea
And the sea is very still once more

So I rush to your side
Like the oncoming tide
With one burning thought
Will your arms open wide

At last we're face to face
And as we kiss through an embrace
I can tell, I can feel
You are love, you are real
Really mine

In the rain, in the dark, in the sun

Like the tide at its ebb
I'm at peace in the web
Of your arms

"Ebb Tide" midi courtesy of Cat's Illustrated - 04/16/02

"Ebb Tide" lyrics courtesy of - 04/16/06

Grandview Beach Images courtesy of - uh - ME - 10/27/00

 Blue Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 05/16/06

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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