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06/21/10 - NNHS Newsletter
Summertime Summertime

“People don't notice whether it's winter
or summer when they're happy. ”

- Anton Chekhov
(29 Jan 1860 - 15 July 1904)

1950s - Lifeguard Stand at Buckroe Beach

1960s - Buckroe Beach

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is the first day of summer, so we're revisiting this Newsletter from nearly three years ago:

BONUS - - Summertime Summertime - The Jamies, 1958


The Jamies were an American singing group, led by Tom and Serena Jameson...

The group's 1958 single for Epic Records, "Summertime, Summertime," reached #26 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Both "Summertime" and its b-side, "Searching for You", are often described as doo-wop, because of their time period and their a-capella harmonies (with a harpsichord backing on "Summertime, Summertime"). However, both songs may also be described as pop versions of sacred harp styles, as the group started as church singers.[citation needed]

Several singles (many written or co-written by members Jameson and Feller) followed "Summertime, Summertime", none of them hits. In 1962, they re-released "Summertime, Summertime" and hit again, this time peaking at #38.[1]

The song's fame far eclipsed the band's; The Fortunes, The Doodletown Pipers, Hobby Horse, Jan & Dean, The Legendary Masked Surfers, Mungo Jerry, and Sha Na Na all covered the tune, and it was used in commercials for Buick and Applebee's.[2] It was also featured in the 1978 film, Fingers.

Tom Jameson died from cancer on July 19, 2009, at the age of 72.


1.  The Valedictorian of the Class of 1961, Julie Jaffee Nagel of MI via   Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 06/20/10:

   WOWZERS! We're all really looking forward to hearing from you, Julie!   I've added you to the Alumni Page for your class:

   Welcome aboard, Julie - and thanks, Fred!

   Happy Birthday today to Ralph Goldstein ('57) AND    Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA AND    Terry Haney ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Jim Cobb ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

24 -       My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA;

25 - David Lundquist ('57) AND      Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI;

26 - Fred Eubank ('64) of TX;

27 -
  Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL AND     My #1 Daughter-in-Law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL

28 - Andrew Puckett ('57) AND    Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


June 21, 1942 - Tobruk fell to Italian and German forces.

June 21, 1942 - A Japanese submarine surfaced near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against the United States mainland.

June 21, 1945 - The Battle of Okinawa officially ended after 81 days.

TODAY IN 1965:

Monday, June 21, 1965 - Film director Larry Wachowski (The Matrix series) was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Monday, June 21, 1965 - Astronaut Yang Liwei (杨利伟) was born in Suizhong, Huludao, Liaoning, China.

  From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 06/20/10 - "  Julie (Jaffee) Nagel ('61 - of MI)":


I forwarded your email to Julie and she was so thrilled.  She will be in in contact with you.  Her email address is: __________________. brighten so many lives.....You know, I should immediately bring up your website any time I feel down....You are a blessing.

Take care, my friend....and thanks for your words of encouragement.
Fred Mays of Newport News, VA

   Thank you so much, Fred! But you know, Sweetie, "you posta" read it every day so you won't ever feel down!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 06/20/10 - "Special Angel":


Thank you so much for using the song "You Are My Special Angel" as a theme.  That is the song
    my dad (Bill Reece) (31 Mar 1926 - 16 Nov 2009) used to sing to all his daughters and granddaughters from the time it first came out until just before he passed away.  I did not have a copy of the words, but had heard them so much I knew them by heart.

I copied and pasted them and sent them to my 4 daughters, my sister, Kathy and her daughter.  We all agreed this was like a message from Dad to all his girls at this special weekend for Dads everywhere.

Again, thanks,

   OH, WOW! Thanks so much, Ruthie!

      From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 06/20/10 - "Bee":


I think we all need a laugh this A.M.

Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.

What Seems To Bee The Problem?

A man was driving down the road and ran out of gas. Just at that moment, a bee flew in his window. The bee said, "What seems to be the problem?" "I'm out of gas," the man replied.

The bee told the man to wait right there and flew away. Minutes later, the man watched as an entire swarm of bees flew to his car and into his gas tank. After a few minutes, the bees flew out. "Try it now," said one bee.

The man turned the ignition key and the car started right up. "Wow!" the man exclaimed, "what did you put in my gas tank"?

The bee answered,

Wait for it, wait for it...


I see you smiling.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Jerry!
A good laugh is always welcome!



  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 - 06/20/10:

Computer Programming

More and more computer science majors at U.S. colleges are opting not to take programming jobs after they graduate.

Not because they don't want to work in the computer industry, it's just that they want to spend a few more years in America before having to move

to India.


Work Appearance

Our supervisor recently made a casual comment about my shaggy mane of hair. He then went on to extol the virtues of a good haircut, which, he insisted, makes an elderly man look younger and a younger man seem more mature.

"How would a haircut make a middle-aged man like me appear?" I asked.

"Still employed," he answered.

[Thanks to Readers Digest.]

1. Saturday, June 26, 2010 - The NNHS Classes of 1945 will hold their 65-Year Reunion at Warwick Forest Retirement Community. For additional information, please email Roland McCoy at - CLASSES OF 1945

2. Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, 2010 - The Hampton HS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. Friday's gathering will be at the Hampton History Museum. - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965

3. 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

4. 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

5. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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 06/14/10

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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Summertime Summertime

 Written by Sherm Feller (29 July 1918 - 27 Jan 1994) and Tom Jameson

Recorded by The Jamies, Pop Chart #26 - August 18, 1958
& re-released #38 - June 23, 1962)

It's summertime, summertime
Summertime, summertime
Summertime, summertime
Summertime, summertime

We'll, shut them books
And throw 'em away
Say goodbye to dull school days
(Just) look alive and change your ways
It's summerti-i-ime

Well, no more studyin' history
And no more reading geography
And no more dull geometry
Because it's summertime

It's time to head straight for them hills
It's time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball
A regular, oh-free-for-all

Well, are you comin' or are you ain't?
You slow pokes are my one complaint
Hurry up before I faint
It's summerti-i-ime

Well, I'm so happy that I could flip
Oh, how I love to take a dip
I'm sorry teacher but zip your lip
Because it's summertime

It's time to head straight for them hills
It's time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball
A regular, oh-free-for-all

Well, we'll go swimmin' everyday
No time to work just time to play
If your folks complain just say
'It's summerti-i-ime'

And every night we'll have a dance
'Cause what's a vacation without romance?
Oh man, this jive has me in a trance
Because it's summertime

It's time to head straight for them hills
It's time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball
A regular, oh-free-for-all
It's summerti-i-ime

Ba-bom, it's summertime, summertime
Summertime, summertime

Summertime, summertime
Summertime, summertime
It's summertime!

“Summertime Summertime” midi courtesy of Paul Dobie ('66) of CO and DC - 06/29/07
WOWZERS! Thanks, Paul!

“Summertime Summertime” lyrics courtesy of - 07/16/07

1950's Image of the Lifeguard Stand at Buckroe Beach courtesy of Bob Buchan ('61) of VA via Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/04/04
Thanks, Guys!

1960's Image of Buckroe Beach courtesy of Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/16/05
Thanks, Dave!

Pebble Divider Line clip art courtesy of  - 05/01/03

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

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

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!

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!

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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