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06/02/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Never seek to tell thy love, Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move Silently, invisibly.

I told my love, I told my love, I told her all my heart;
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears, Ah! she did depart!

Soon as she was gone from me, A traveler came by,
Silently, invisibly, He took her with a sigh.”

- William Blake
(28 Nov 1757 - 12 Aug 1827)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  This used to be a long Newsletter.  Or it was supposed to be a long Newsletter.  Or I had a plan.  Or something...  I may even have had a secret.  Oh, well, keep reading....


   A big Happy Birthday today to      Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA! 

Just to let you know today, June 2nd is my birthday.  At 0630 Hrs. this morning I was 63 years young, and ready for 63 more....

Jerry   Class of "62"  Typhoons forever.....

   And just this once, I hadn't forgotten!  Congratulations, and have a great day, Jerry! 

   Wait a minute - "63 MORE"?!?  Bless your heart!



  This is no secret, or certainly shouldn't be.  It's tomorrow!


The NNHS Class of 1957
will hold its annual picnic

Saturday, June 3, 2006

The Picnic will be held at the Newport News Park Shelter #19 from 11:00 AM till dark.  
The menu includes
homemade Bar-B-Q and all the other good fixin's as well as specialty desserts
made by members of the class.

If you would like to renew old friendships, send a check in the amount of $10 for each attendee
made out to "NNHS Class of 1957" to:

W. D. Dangler, 318 - 57th Street,
Newport News
, VA  23607



   Y'all have fun - and send us pictures!!!

From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/30/06:

     Carol .... You do a Great Job...
I don't know how you can do so much and Still have time to keep things going strong on the Great News Letter...
..You ARE MY friend TOO...
Typhoons Forever   al
   Thanks so much, Al! 
 Isn't it fun being reconnected after forty-eleven years?!?

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 06/01/06 - "Dear Carol, Red Roses, Yellow Roses":

Dear Carol,

Rose by any other color is still a Rose ( Shakespeare, I think). I thought you loved to smell RED ROSES ???

Your Friend, Herbie

   Ahhh, Herbie, you're expecting logic (or maturity, or constancy, or consistency, or something) from me!  My saying one color or another rose is my favorite, is rather like my saying, "Ohhh, That's my favorite song!" - which could mean any one of 5,000 or so. 

   I've always had a weakness for yellow roses because they seem rare and unusual to me, so they're my favorite.  Red roses are of course, the color of love, so they're my favorite.  I was once given a beautiful bouquet of pink roses, so they're my favorite.  White roses seem so pure and lovely, so they're my favorite.

   I think what we have here is that having the emotional maturity of a two year old child, I'm unusually easy to please.  Practically everything thrills and delights me.

   Thanks, Sweetie!


  From Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA - 06/01/06 - "Images from the Tropics..":

Hi there, Carol!

Keep up the wonderful work on the webgathering place!

Meanwhile, here are a few images from last week's work trip to Belize.

These are all surface shots done with a Canon 5D digital camera. I'm sold on digital!... for a good example, I've included two detailed images from image 276 to illustrate what incredible detail is captured in a single digital image file... film just can't do that!

When I get the underwater shots back from processing (I had to shoot film.. I don't have an underwater housing for the digital camera yet.. it's on backorder....) I'll send a few, if any of them worked...
May 12, 2006
124 is the research station on Carrie Bow Cay.. quite a tiny island.. on an amazingly calm day after a night of thunderstorms that temporarily quieted the onshore breezes.
May 15, 2006
327 Me sitting in the bow of the runabout in the lagoon of Twin Cays.. a mangrove island about a kilometer from the research station. The silvery attaché case is my waterproof "camera bag" on these boat outings.
May 16, 2006
411 is a typical sunset from the island looking westward towards the Belizian mainland and the Maya Mountains.
May 13, 2006
276 Sunset The social focus of the island: the beach table and chairs where folks congregate after a long day's science and cleaning up dive gear and cameras. This image is a grand example of why I'm in love with digital cameras...
May 13, 2006
The next two images.. 276 Clientele and 276 Crab Trackway are both enlargements from this image.. loaded with detail and sharp as a tack! Wow!
Friday, May 19, 2006
495 Hermit crab.. the island is crawling with 'em. Some are in shells that have been painted up by various folks. You can get killed tripping over one of the big ones while you're walking around the island in the middle of a moonless night.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
707 The research and support crew during the trip: Left to Right: Me, Bob Sims (Botanist), Joel (Station Manager), Nadine (Damned Good Cook!), Jim Norris (Botanist & Principal Investigator), Kassi Cole (Icthyologist: larval fishes, visiting from Hawaii), Suzanne (Botanist, Professor, Lafayette Univ, Louisiana), Fred (Botanist, Rio, Brazil).
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
731 Fred and me with some (but not all!) of our luggage ready for departure from Dangriga, Belize to the international airport in Belize City. Most of the luggage shown is mine. Seven bags; four checked bags and three carry-ons.. The extra baggage charges were almost more than my ticket price. They love me in airport security.
   Chippy Darlin'!  I was just thinking about you!
   Thank you so much for these glorious images!  They are (of course) breathtaking and absolutely incredible!  That sunset, for instance - which you call "typical" - is beyond extraordinary!

   I haven't yet posted them elsewhere.  I'm still thinking........ but I'm really looking forward to seeing the underwater shots, so I hope they turned out as beautifully as these!


  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL to  
Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 06/02/06:
"Re: High School USA"

I listened to "High School USA" again...... oh, boo, you're right...... it is "North and South Hampton, too." 

Oh, well, by saying Hampton (HS) at the very end, it's not "last, but not least," it's "saving the best for last"!!  :)

And thanks for the reminder that you can't crush a crab!! 

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  You crabbers are a hoot!  Thanks, Gloria!  And thanks again, Tom, for that clarification!




   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:

The Super Open Reunion
sponsored by the NNHS Class of 1961
in honor of their graduation 45 years ago will be held
Saturday, July 1, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel, Hampton, VA at 6:30 PM. There will be a social hour/dinner, at a cost of $65 per person.

On Sunday, July 2, 2006, there will be a Sunday morning brunch, also at the Radisson, for the cost of $20.

If you attend both events, the combined cost will be $75.

  The Radisson is holding a block of rooms until June 14 for $139 plus tax. 

CONTACT Jane Monfalcone Simmons
at or 757-898-5009

The Great Open Reunion sponsored by the NNHS Class of 1966
in honor of their graduation 40 years ago
will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM at RJ’s Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, NN, VA.

September 30, 2006, meet at 11:00 AM at Newport News High School (now Huntington Hall) for a tour of the high school and gym.
Parking is available next to the gym on Huntington Avenue.

Saturday, September 30, 2006 from 7:00 PM to midnight,,
the grand affair will be held at Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA, 757-599-4460.

NTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at

The 60th Birthday Celebration
for Members of the NNHS Class of 1964
will be held
on Saturday, October 14, 2006,
7:00 - 11:00 PM at Spirit Events, 12672 Patrick Henry Drive,
Newport News, VA 23602.


CONTACT Dave Spriggs at


The Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by Aug. 1.

On Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all classmates
who wish to attend. 

CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at
or 757-868-1111

"Dinner" Planning Meetings for
The Class of 1962!

They would love to have as many of their classmates as possible to participate in the future as they plan the details of their upcoming 45-Year Reunion!!  Please plan to join them at their next meeting.

If you did not receive an announcement, they do not have your address. 
Please email Pat Floyd Pride at
or Brenda Amos Williams at

for directions, and so that you can stay in touch

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:



  From Stacy Dorn ('64) of VA - 05/22/06 - "Happy Day" (#7 in a series of  9):

Hope every day is happy for you :)

Have a Blessed Day

I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here

than a whole truck load when I'm gone.  THESE ARE FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



WOWZERS!!! A dozen long-stemmed red roses!

Thanks so much, Stacy!


   Today's issue was supposed to have contained quite a bit more, but I became rather ill this morning, and went back to sleep, thus squandering my day.  There will be a bonus Newsletter tomorrow (can you guess the historical occasion??), so instead of making this another midnight edition, I'm going to cut it short here.

   Y'all take extra good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1963

(The Beatles)

You never know how much I really love you
You'll never know how much I really care

Listen, do you want to know a secret
Do you promise not to tell, woh, woh, woh
Closer, let me whisper in your ear

Say the words you long to hear
I'm in love with you, oo

Listen, do you want to know a secret
Do you promise not to tell, woh, woh, woh
Closer, let me whisper in your ear
Say the words you long to hear
I'm in love with you, oo

I've known a secret for a week or two
Nobody knows just we two

Listen, do you want to know a secret
Do you promise not to tell, woh, woh, woh
Closer, let me whisper in your ear
Say the words you long to hear
I'm in love with you, oo, oo

Now, this could be a really eye-opening Newsletter.

"Do You Want to Know a Secret?" midi courtesy of - 06/02/06
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"Do You Want to Know a Secret?" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!

NOTE: This page was unavailable at press time, so the lyrics are actually courtesy
of - 06/02/06

 Image of "Le Secret" Neyret Freres Woven Silk Tapestry courtesy of - 06/02/06

Icon’s Decorative Bar #81 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/02/06

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

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Animated Birthday Cake Courtesy of Gathered Gifs at - 04/15/04

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