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05/20/11 - 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,

   How about a Golden Oldie from 1964?

BONUS - - Bread and Butter - The Newbeats, 1964



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

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

27 - Mary Johnson Weaver ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!



Wednesday, May 20, 1863

No single big action took place today, so we will look at a summary of smaller ones. Jefferson Davis, who had been unpleasantly although not seriously ill for several weeks, was officially ruled by his doctor to be on the mend today. U.S. Grant decided frontal assault was not the way to take Vicksburg, and was meditating on alternatives. Admiral Farragut wrote to Navy Secretary Gideon Welles that the ships he had available for the coming attack on Port Hudson were “...pretty well used up, but they must work as long as they can.”



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 Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 05/19/11 - "Spring Storm again!":

This is day 2 or 3, I forget, of a 4 day storm dropping several feet of snow in the higher elevations. I don’t think we are going to have a summer.


  I hear ya, Phil! Thanks - and hang in there!
Thursday, May 19, 2011


  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 05/19/11 - " WWII vets UTube":

Too often we forget the sacrifices that others made so that we can live as we do today.

   AMEN! Thank you so much, Jay Sweetie!


    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 05/19/11 AND   From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 05/20/11 - "Earl Scheib didn't do these paint jobs":

   WOWZERONI! What a beauty! Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!


    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 05/19/11 - "Prayer Request":

Prayer chain for our Military... Don't break it!

Please send this on after a short prayer. Pray for our soldiers Don't break it!


'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands Protect them as they protect us Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. In Jesus' name, Amen.'

Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world.

There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your address book. Do not let it stop with you. Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best one.


Psalms 116: 1& 2:

I love the Lord because he hears my prayers and answers them. Because He bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I breathe!

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. (KJV)

(Read Chapter 116 !)

Psalm 116

   Thanks so much, Glenn!


  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 05/19/11 - "These will leave you scratching your head'':

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'... but it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'?  Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change?
  They're going to see you naked anyway...

Why is 'bra' singular and 'panties' plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?
  They're both dogs!

If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Renee!


       From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA -  05/11/11 AND    From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 05/12/11 AND     From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 05/19/11 - "Memorial Day":

Let us remember on Memorial Day & throughout the year.

I am proud to keep this says it all! 
I hope this one keeps coming around!!!!! 

It is the 

not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion. 

It is 
not the reporter, 
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is 
not the poet, 
who has given us freedom of speech.


It is 
not the campus organizer, 
who has given us freedom to assemble. 


It is 
not the lawyer, 
who has given us the right to a fair trial. 

It is 
not the politician, 
who has given us the right to vote.

It is 
salutes the Flag,

It is 
who serves 
under the Flag


We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve. 

God Bless them all!!
Makes you proud to be an American.

Thank a serviceman/woman for their sacrifice for our country - I just did.

   I did, too - and thank YOU, Sweetie-Pies!


      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/19/11 - "Don't mess with seniors":

Sorry guys, I can't help it, this thing struck me so funny I can't stop laughing.


Yesterday I was at my local Sam's Club buying a large bag of Purina Dog Chow for my loyal pet, Biscuit, the Wonder Dog, and was in the checkout line when the woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think I had, an elephant? So since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's a-- and a car hit us both.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Sam's Club won't let me shop there anymore.

Better watch what you ask retired people! They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say. Forward this (especially) to all your retired will be their "laugh for the day!!

     Thanks, Dools!


From - 05/19/11 - "Anxiety":

Anxiety and De-Cluttering Your Mind

By Avril Allen

Spring is with us, and as the sun begins to shine it can show up a lot of dross. It is time for a good spring-cleaning. A client recently described coaching as de-cluttering his mind and it set me thinking how much easier focus, clarity and freedom of mind can be when the mind is cleared of the mental chatter and clutter clogging up the creative thought process and creating anxiety.

You may not realize just how many un-useful thoughts you are handling and trying to process subliminally and the energy this takes until you stop for a break. There you are looking forward to some rest and relaxation, lying on your sun bed in the garden or running in the park, and the body would be grateful if only your mind would give it a rest. And it won't, or doesn't know how to. It needs you -- the central control center of you -- to switch channels or switch off and empty out the worries and irritating circular thoughts that achieve nothing for you but just keep running on automatic, not letting you rest. I refer to true rest which is found not only in stillness and being-mode, but also in those dynamic activities which renew, refresh and inspire us to return to our goals and responsibilities with renewed strength and vitality.

What I call "the thinking brain" considers it is doing its job as long as it is active and will continue to produce thoughts for you to pursue, however tedious, worrying and repetitive they are. Wouldn't it be good to reassure that part of your mind that you will be back to everyday thinking soon and then let the thoughts go by for a change? Unless you find a way to do that, you will not reap the benefits and rewards of true relaxation which are immense in terms of personal health, well-being, better relationships and workplace effectiveness.

The trouble is the adrenaline buzz created by racing along in mind and body is seductive. It is easy to think that it is a good thing and if we just keep going we will get past any stuck thoughts and blocks holding us up.

Adrenaline feels so much better than anxiety and fear that we feel it must be a good thing, but this is faulty thinking. Adrenaline is certainly good for short-term leaps into action but very poor long-term fuel. Adrenaline is a drug, albeit a chemical you are producing yourself in your body, and therefore you can suffer withdrawal symptoms when you stop producing it. You can feel initially exhausted as the true state of your health reveals itself. Also fear can set in that if you do not keep going, faster and faster, you will lose your edge or forget how to accomplish your goals. It can be difficult to accept that in fact a refreshed mind works so much more creatively and competently than a mind that is taxed and tired. So what to do?

De-cluttering the mind tips:

• Decide to experiment with slowing your mind down however scary it feels. Give yourself a time limit for this. In this way you reassure a part of your mind that you will not become a vegetable and will resume everyday thinking at a certain time or day. You have to be strategic with the psyche and negotiate or the thinking brain will fear redundancy!

• Worry a lot -- but again, within strict time limits. This is a cognitive psychology method which can work well. Decide to take time to do nothing but worry -- this can be 5-15 minutes a day, but I suggest you take no longer than 20 minutes for this. Then stop! Tell yourself that you have done all the worrying you are going to do for today. In this way you are taming your mind, much as you would a wayward pet causing havoc in your home. Your brain is a wonderful tool but like technology, it is there to serve you, not to rule you, and is much too powerful to leave un-tamed.

• Find a picture, a metaphor which appeals to you for letting your thoughts go by. Images of thoughts as leaves in the wind or on a river; clouds changing as they pass by in the sky representing the essence of the deeper, more essential mind work for me because I relate to wild life and nature so strongly, but you may imagine traffic passing by as you stand on a bridge over a motorway or whatever works for you.

• Then smell the roses. Watch the real leaves and clouds moving on the breeze...focus on the sensations in your body you normally do not take time to notice -- variations from place to place of warmth and coolness; heaviness or lightness; tensions -- but be gently aware of them and do not struggle with them, just keep your awareness moving through your sensations. Pulses and rhythms, the dance of the blood in your veins. There will be areas in the body that feel good, we often do not notice them. In other words, experience Now.

I would love to hear of your experiences and metaphors for de-cluttering the mind which may help many other people.

About the Author:

Avril Allen is a coaching psychologist specializing in helping professionals overcome anxiety.



From - 05/19/11:
Three men were at a bar discussing coincidences.

The first man said, "My wife was reading a A Tale of Two Cities and she gave birth to twins."

"That’s funny", the second man remarked, "My wife was reading The Three Musketeers and she gave birth to triplets."

The third man shouted, "Good grief, I have to rush home!"

When asked what the problem was, he exclaimed, "When I left the house, my wife was reading Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves!!! 



1.  May 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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  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 and Jay Turnbow

Recorded by 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

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!

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!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

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