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05/20/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Bread and Butter

“The history of the world is the record of a man
in quest for his daily bread and butter

- Hendrik Willem van Loon
(14 Jan 1882 – 11 Mar 1944)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I heard this Golden Oldie from 1964 playing on the television yesterday, and just couldn't resist.

BONUS - - Bread and Butter - The Newbeats, 1964



1.   From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 05/20/09, 3:59 PM - "     Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA) update":

Hello friends and family!

 I guess you think I jumped ship and took Monty with me.  I haven't!  I just didn't want to fill your inboxes with too many emails.  Now that I have updated information, here goes.
Last week, I took Monty to the surgeon on Tuesday morning and the oncologist in the afternoon.  The bothersome tube was removed.  He had a CAT scan on Wednesday and returned to the surgeon on Thursday morning.  The surgeon released him to the oncologist.  On Friday, my dear cousin,   Cookie (Phillips Tyndall - '64 - of VA) , took him for his first chemo treatment.  He did fairly well.  It was painful using the port for the first time since it was put in almost 4 weeks earlier.  Over the weekend, he always answered "Hanging in there" when asked how he was doing.  He was still pretty sore and having pain from the Cat scan experience (positions).  When I talked to him yesterday, he sounded so good, and then I took him some meds last night and saw a very tired looking Monty who was moving at a slow pace. It bothered me a lot.
I just called him with my findings on some insurance calls, and he sounded pretty good.  He was ironing!  Can you believe it?  How many HEALTHY men iron?  Monty has always been particular about his clothes.  I remember, back  in high school, he had me ironing his "pegged" pants and getting those creases just right.
Cookie will take him for round two of chemo tomorrow.  Next Thursday, I will take him for round three and talk with the oncologist.  He will get the following week off from chemo.
Thanks to all who have called and sent cards and emails and kept Monty on their prayer lists.
Please continue! 
I have done the same for you guys on the NNHS prayer roll.  I love to read that someone is improving. I am looking for updates from you, too.  I especially need to hear about        Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL), Fred (Rose),     Joe Wingo's ('65 - of NC) friend Ann (and Brett), Norm, and my cousin's daughter, Courtney.  Please let me know. 
(GEE!  I know I left somebody out).  Please forgive me and send me an update.  
God Bless you all!  Love you guys!
  Jerry's (Allen - '65 - of VA) knee is still giving out on him, but with less pain after cortisone.  He has an appointment next week to check out his back....but.....there are no signs of cancer.
His dad, Howard, is doing much better.  He has taken on a project of fixing up an RV and plans to go camping this summer.

   Thank you, Dear Judy!

2.      From Me ('65) of IL - 05/20/09 - "        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) Update":

   Dr. Ayres' office called me back this morning to tell me they had scheduled Paul's appointment with Dr. Purcell, the nephrologist, for Wednesday, June 3, 2009 in his Maryville office.  We're moving forward.


  From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 05/19/09 - "      Shari's Friend's Child":

I just spent a weekend at my daughter's to celebrate our grandson Sam's 3rd birthday. Our grandchildren are so very precious to us. I would also add the child's grandfather to the prayers. I'd need a lot for help me survive such an accident. I'm sure he will also.

It seems they have a handle on Paul's problems.

We'll keep praying.

God bless you,

p.s.  Speaking of grandchildren, see attached!


   AWWW! How adorable!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

   Thank you so much, Charlie!


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 05/19/09 - "Hi from RI":

Hi Carol,

I just got back from visiting my mother on the sacred soil as you put it!  I hope Paul is feeling better soon.  Gall stones are extremely painful, from one who knows, and can cause pancreatitis and other complications when they are "of long standing"...had mine out when I was 40, not a minute too soon!  

Both of my children were with me for a couple of days this past week and it was sweet to have them together even for short time.  Mamma was glad to see all of us.  Came home to find rhododendrons in bloom (winter is almost over!).  

Love, Jean Burton

   Thanks so much, Jean!



1.    Sharon Adcock Huskisson ('67) of TN - 05/19/09 - "Email list request":

Hi Carol, 

I was just chatting with         David Whitley ('67 - of VA) and he told me about your website - I love it!  Would love to be put on your mailing list.  Thanks so much!

Sharon (Adcock) Huskisson
Class of '67

   Thanks, Sharon! I added you to our group now; for some reason I thought you had been there for a couple of years already.....



   Happy Birthday today to      Chuck Ragland ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Faye Merritt Houk ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

22 - Judy Blechman Morenoff ('57);

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

25 - Edna Martin Clemence ('57);

26 -     Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA;

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 


   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 05/19/09:

Hi Carol,

..... I wish to tell my brother,    Chuck Ragland, NNHS '66 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD MAN!
In closing I wish you and Paul both a quick improvement in your medical conditions and remember, God will take care of us!
God Bless You Both,
Henry (Butch) Ragland
May 19, 2009

   Thank you so much, Butch!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/19/09 - "Class of 1958, 50th Reunion Class Photo":

A while back I received an e-mail from a photographer who was hoping to get the job for the Class Photo for the 64/45 Reunion.

He attached some samples of his work, among which was the panoramic of the Class of 1958 50-Year Reunion. 

I checked, and you do not already have it posted.

So, it is attached for posting to their reunion page.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 50-Year Reunion

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks so much, Dave! I easily recognized at least a baker's dozen, but to save myself some heavy duty embarrassment, I await official input from one of the members of the Class of 1958 before I attempt to label it. Meanwhile, I've posted it here:


       From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 05/19/09 - "NNHS Class of 1970":

The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion on Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010. Friday night we will all meet at RJ's just as we did in 2000. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club - hey, just like in 2000. When you have a good thing, you just don't want to change.

More information to follow.

Thanks, Carol Comer Cutler

   WHOO-HOO! Thanks, Carol Anne! So far, I've posted this on our main page, and of course at the bottom of each Newsletter: 


  From Al Simms ('60) of VA  to     Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75 - of VA) - 05/19/09:


I was a member of the Class of 1960 and went to Stonewall Jackson Elementary in NN North End.  We certainly did have air raid (not fallout) drills on a regular basis in the early to mid 50s and when at Stonewall Jackson there was no doubt about it because the air raid siren was either on the school itself or a pole next to it - DEAFENING.  We could even hear the thing from my house which was approximately one mile from the school.  There were different types of drills too.  For some we sheltered in place - under our desks with our heads covered with our arms.  Then there were others where we went to shelter in the basement of the school.  At home we went to the basement in our house and got under my Dad's heavy workbench.  We stayed put until the all clear siren sounded which usually was about 3 minutes later.  I think that most of this took place when I was in the 6th and 7th grade but it could have been earlier too.  I have no memory of it happening at NNHS.  I don't know if this is because they stopped doing it or what. 
I feel sure that Norfolk/NN was considered a first strike area as I am sure that it is today too. If it were to happen today and you are in NN you should just tell your loved ones goodbye because when the bomb hits you will not survive.  What a happy thought.................  We just need to make sure that we stay militarily strong because the fact that we can get the Russians and Chinese worse than they can do us is the only thing stopping them.  As for the terrorists we need to pray that they never get nuclear capability because I am sure that they would use it immediately with no thought to consequences. 

Al Simms
NNHS Class of 1960

   YOWZERS! Thanks, Al! I've posted your memories:


  From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 05/19/09 - "Can you Relate?":

Forgive quickly! Kiss slowly! Love truly! Laugh uncontrollably! And never regret anything that made you smile!!

The Unstoppable Virus

I thought you would want to know about this e-mail virus. Even the most advanced programs from Norton or McAfee cannot take care of this one.   It appears to affect those who were born prior to 1960.

1. Causes you to send the same e-mail twice. done that!
2. Causes you to send a blank e-mail! done this too!
3. Causes you to send e-mail to the wrong person. yep!
4. Causes you to send it back to the person who sent it to you. done that!
5. Causes you to forget to attach the attachment.
  my worst symptom!
6. Causes you to hit "SEND" before you've finished. Oh, no - not again!
7. Causes you to hit "DELETE" instead of "SEND." and I just hate that!
8. Causes you to hit "SEND" when you should "DELETE." Oh No!

Hmmm....Have I already sent this to you?

   How should I know?!? Boy Howdy, can I relate! WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Eva!


  From Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA - 05/19/09 - "Give me that old time religion":

The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.
As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.
He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.
He said, ''I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the
'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so naturally...I assumed you had stolen the car.''

      Thanks, Carol Lee! I'm reminder of another bumper sticker:

"If you were accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?"


From - 05/19/09 - "Ask What You Can Contribute":

Success Principles - Success Comes Easily When We Ask the Right Question
By Linda McPharlin, Apr. 23, 2009


If you are finding success to be elusive and difficult to reach in relationships, money and careers, or happiness in general, you might be asking the wrong question. Often we as human beings ask “What’s in it for me?” whenever we are faced with any given opportunity. It seems to be this way in many cultures, certainly in business, and even embedded in our very nature.

Yet the what’s in it for me attitude never seems to work out the way we had hoped. We typically end up passing by relationships or opportunities that we deem to be ‘unprofitable’ somehow for us without really ever knowing what results would have been yielded. If we do jump on an opportunity, we may end up feeling shorted if our ‘return on investment’ does not end up being exactly what we thought it would be and miss seeing or taking advantage of other unexpected rewards.

What if we reversed this question of what’s in it for me to “what’s in ME for IT?” Instead of asking what will my returns be, ask what do I have to offer or contribute. This question sets a whole different tone—for evaluation, for course of action, and for performance.

It helps us to see if something is right for us in the first place. First, it makes us examine ourselves which is really the only thing we have control over anyway. It makes us take a good look at what we can offer and the best way to offer it whatever the situation or opportunity is. As we do this, we can clearly see if something is right for us to pursue based on who we are and what we have to contribute.

It helps us to have a positive course of action. As we place our focus on the opportunity, relationship, or even just our life rather than on how we feel or what we are getting, we can act in a generous and powerful way that lends itself to whatever we are contributing to with integrity.

Lastly, this all inspires us to be at our very best. With the reward essentially now being shifted to our level and effectiveness of contribution, we will be trying our very best to give all that we can give. Not only are we in top form, but we are guaranteed success because our measure stick for success is now based on our effort and our contribution. This becomes our reward, and it is something that we actually have complete control over. As a special bonus, the relationship, the project, the career and money, or again even just our lives in general become successful in popular opinion as well because of our choices, our positive course of action, and our inspired performance.

Why not give it a try? Instead of asking what’s in it for me, ask What’s in ME for it?


Author's Bio

Linda McPharlin is a motivational writer/teacher and social entrepreneur. She is the concept creator of The Power in We, which is a guiding philosophy for success, happiness, and peace. Visit to learn more about how WE can help you!

© Copyright by, Self Improvement Online, Inc.



        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/18/09 - "Aged Cartoons - loved the last one!" (#2 in a Series of 10):

  Thank you, Gorgeous!



1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact

3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at - CLASS OF 1970


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 05/20/09

BLOG: - updated 01/09/09


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

                          Love to all, Carol





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Bread and Butter

- Written by Larry Parks & Jay Turnbow

The Newbeats, 1964

I like bread and butter,
I like toast and jam,
That's what my baby feeds me,
I'm her loving man.

He likes bread and butter,
He likes toast and jam,
That's what his baby feeds him,
He's her loving man.

She don't cook mashed potatoes,
She don't cook T-bone steaks,
Don't feed me peanut butter,
She knows that I can't take.

He likes bread and butter,
He likes toast and jam,
That's what his baby feeds him,
He's her loving man.

Got home early one morning,
Much to my surprise,
She was eating chicken and dumplings
With some other guy.

No more bread and butter,
No more toast and jam,
I found my baby eating
With some other man.


"Bread and Butter" midi (sequenced by Ron Tilden) courtesy of - 05/20/09

"Bread and Butter" lyrics courtesy of - 05/20/09

Image of Bread and Butter courtesy of - 05/20/09

Kitchen clip art courtesy of - 05/20/09

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

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

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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!

Animated Nutsy Smiley courtesy of - 05/04/09

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

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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