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05/31/11 - NNHS Newsletter - There's No Time...

“It strikes! one, two,
Three, four, five, six. Enough, enough, dear watch,
Thy pulse hath beat enough. Now sleep and rest;
Would thou could'st make the time to do so too;
I'll wind thee up no more.”

- Ben Jonson
(c. 11 June 1572 - 06 Aug 1637)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   As I've been packing and packing and wondering how we could possibly do all we wanted to do before we left (and we couldn't!), this line, "There's no time," has going through my head over and over, and I couldn't remember the source. I thought at first it might have been from the 1972 movie 1776 when Caesar Rodney was suffering from cancer and knew his days were short, but I knew that wasn't right.

          My daughter, Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of IL) kept insisting it was the Queen classic, "Who Wants to Live Forever," but I didn't believe her; it wasn't Queen I heard singing to me.

   I asked        my #5 son, Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL), and he assured me it was definitely Queen.  To prove his point, he played me a video of Seal singing the song.  It certainly wasn't Seal who had been singing to me.  Still, the words and brief tune of those three words were undeniably similar, so finally I checked YouTube, and my mystery was solved. 

   It was Sarah Brightman who had been tormenting me with Life's Realities.  I could have included Queen and Seal (and several others) in your bonus, but I wanted you to hear what I've been hearing for the last two or three weeks.

BONUS - - Who Wants to Live Forever - Sarah Brightman


"Who Wants to Live Forever" is a song by the English rock band Queen. The song is the sixth track on the album A Kind of Magic, released in June 1986, and was written by guitarist Brian May for the soundtrack to the film Highlander, directed by Russell Mulcahy.[1] The song peaked at No 24 in the British charts.

The song is used to frame the scenes in the film where Connor MacLeod must endure his beloved wife Heather growing old and dying while he, as an Immortal, remains forever young. (It was later used in the episodes "The Gathering", "Revenge is Sweet", "The Hunters", "Line of Fire", and "Leader of the Pack" of the Highlander television series.) The song's title is taken from a line in another movie scored by Brian May and Queen, Flash Gordon (the line can be heard on Battle Theme from Queen Flash Gordon soundtrack album)...

Sarah Brightman covered this track on her 1997 album, "Time to say Goodbye"...

    From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 05/31/11, 12:07PM - "notice for website":

Good day, Miss Carol,
I hope your move is going smoothly.. but it is surely hot here in the south..
My wife and I would like for you to publish on the website in your own words the following:
Tom and Nancy Flax will be going on a 2 night "cruise to nowhere" on the Carnival Glory on Saturday, October 22, 2011 for a 2 nights out of Norfolk, Virginia, and invite all Typhoons to join them.

If interested you can contact Carnival Cruise online for details, or call 1-800-819-3902 ext 85703 (mention the Flax party to Jean Michel). He will hook you up. The cruise leaves Saturday afternoon from Norfolk, Virginia and returns home on Monday morning 8AM. Come join the "fun, food and friendship on the carnival cruise ship..."

Thanks, Carol.. have a great summer...  

Tom Flax NNHS 64

   COOL BEANS! Your words seem just fine and dandy to me, Tom! Y'all have fun!


   Happy Birthday today to Calmet Sawyer ('57) AND   JoAnn Houston Parrott ('61) of NC AND Kathy Reece Burke (Warwick HS - '72)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Dawn _____ Yevak of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

02 -     Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA;

03 -     Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR;

04 -        Raoul Weinstein ('57) of FL AND   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA;

05 -     Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of NV;

06 - Robert Helmintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57);

07 -    From Fred Field (June '45) of CA AND   Al Simms ('60) of VA AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


Friday, May 31, 1861

Brig. Gen. Nathaniel Lyon was nothing if not decisive. A few weeks ago he secured the St. Louis Arsenal against Confederate control by arresting the Confederate sympathizers guarding it, in the process setting off a riot that killed 30-some civilians. Today he and local politico Francis Blair took effective control of the city from Gen. William Harney, who they regarded as way too soft on Southern sympathizers if not an outright Confederate himself. They had quietly obtained Lincoln’s permission for this action.

Saturday, May 31, 1862

It looked like a prime opportunity: McClellan had split the Army of the Potomac, with three corps north of the Chickahominy River and two left on the south side. Gen. Joseph Johnston launched what was to be a crushing attack on the two at Seven Pines, or Fair Oaks. The attack was bungled, not starting at all until early afternoon, then done by separate units instead of as a whole. The separated Northerners, hearing the sound of gunfire, raced to their comrades aid. Johnston ended the day failed and severely wounded.

Sunday, May 31, 1863

Perkins Landing was no place for Union troops to be having breakfast today--they were up against the river, cut off from help, and surrounded by Confederates. To their relief and rescue, the USS Carondelet, Lt. Murphy at the helm, came steaming up, guns firing to drive off the attackers. Murphy had no means to remove the men, so he stayed in position to protect them until the troop transport Forest Queen arrived to take off the men and such of their supplies as they had room for.

Tuesday, May 31, 1864

It made for a lot of marching, considerable scuffling and skirmishing, but so far, no pitched battle as Union Gen. U. S. Grant tried and tried to find the right flank of Robert E. Lee’s army. His intent was to avoid pitched battle and let time, hunger and desertions defeat Lee for him. The stubborn refusal of the Confederate army to quit was keeping this plan from working quite as Grant had hoped it would.


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 My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 05/30/11 AND   From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 05/31/11, 6:00 AM - "Taps Played as It Was Originally Written":

This has been around before, but seems most appropriate for today..................

I ask you to take a moment today-tomorrow-or both, and listen to the reverence given and noted, to those who have offered the ultimate sacrifice to THEIR brothers, sisters, friends, family and valued acquaintances. We are doomed to repeat our mistakes if we do not Remember THEM...

The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland. The young lady, her trumpet and her rendition of TAPS makes your hair stand on end. Most of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety, for all of the men and women who have died for you so you would have the freedom you have in America. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss and I guarantee you'll never forget.

Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist. Here is Taps played in its entirety. The Original version of Taps was called Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in
1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps. Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet, whereby the original was played on a bugle. 

   Thank you, Fellas!

   Miss Venema did an amazing job in this 2008 performance, but the background given for the piece is more than a bit muddled.  She's actually playing "Il Silenzio" - a 1965 composition by Nini Rosso (19 Sept 1926 - 05 Oct 1994) and Guglielmo Brezza which at times sounds much like the much earlier - and more familiar to American ears - Silas Casey (12 July 1807 - 22 Jan 1882) / Daniel Butterfield (31 Oct 1831 - 17 July 1901) bugle call, "Taps." Neither Casey nor Butterfield were born in 1801.

   Of course, if Il Silenzio brings to mind Taps, then I suppose it's all good!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 05/30/11 - "One of Maxine's Very Best!!":

This one is well worth passing along!

One of Maxine's Very Best!!!!!



We need to show more sympathy for these people. 
* They travel miles in the heat. 
* They risk their lives crossing a border. 
* They don't get paid enough wages. 
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do. 
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language. 
* They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day ~ every day. 

I'm not talking about illegal aliens ~

I'm talking about our troops!

Doesn't it seem strange that so many are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops?

Wouldn't it be great if we took the $360,000,000,000 (that's billion) we spend on illegals every year, and spend it on our troops!!!

Please pass this on; this is worth the short time it takes. 

A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" for any amount, up to and including their life.

   AMEN! Thanks so much, Joyce!


From - 05/30/11:
At a fabric store, a pretty girl spotted a nice material for a dress and asked the male clerk, How much does it cost?

“Only one kiss per yard,” replied the male clerk with a smirk.

“That’s fine,” said the girl. I’ll take ten yards.”

With expectation and anticipation written all over his face, the clerk quickly measured out the cloth, wrapped it up, and then teasingly held it out.

The girl took the bag and pointed to the old man standing beside her, and smiled, “Grandpa will pay the bill.”


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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

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

5. 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

6. 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

After 06/03/11:
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309




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Who Wants to Live Forever

Words and music by Brian May
(b. 19 July 1947)

Recorded by Queen, 1986

Covered by Sarah Brightman, 1997
(b. 14 Aug 1960)

There's no time for us
There's no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams yet slips away
from us

Who wants to live forever

Who wants to live forever....?

There's no chance for us
It's all decided for us
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us

Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever?

Who dares to love forever?
When love must die

But touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is our today
Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever?
Forever is our today

Who waits forever anyway?

"Who Wants to Live Forever" midi courtesy of - 05/30/11

"Who Wants to Live Forever" lyrics courtesy
of - 05/30/11

"No Time" Title clip art courtesy of - 05/30/11

Divider Line 440 clip art courtesy of - 08/16/10

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

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of - 02/05/08

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

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

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