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06/24/09 - NNHS Newsletter
Don't Sleep in the Subway

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing
with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion,
creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity.”

- Dale Carnegie
(24 Nov 1888 - 01 Nov 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

  Today's Newsletter theme is brought to you by our Trivia Tidbit de Jour - "which thing I never had supposed" (- Moses 1: 10).

BONUS - - Petula Clark - Don't Sleep In The Subway



"Contrary to popular belief, the subway of the title doesn't refer to a mass transit system, but rather to underground pedestrian tunnels known as 'subways' used to cross wide, heavily-trafficked streets in major United Kingdom cities."


    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 06/24/09, 11:18 AM - "Prayers":

Here I am again asking for prayers for our family, except this time it's for me.  I recently had an abnormal stress test, and therefore I'm having a heart catheterization tomorrow.   I know that prayer works, as Dale's miraculous recovery is proof of that.  I'm very nervous about it, so please keep me and my family in your positive thoughts and prayers.  I will update everyone as soon as I'm able to.  Thanks so much for being such wonderful friends.


   YOWZERS! Well, we will most certainly keep you in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers, Sandi!


   Happy Birthday today to      My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to David Lundquist ('57) AND     Glenn Dye ('60) of TX AND      Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

29 - Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA;

30 - Blaine Crum ('57);

01 -    the late Julius Benton ('58) (deceased 20 Nov 2008) AND    Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 06/22/09 - " Hygeia":

It was really great to see someone write something about the Hygeia Skating Rink.   Jane Coltrain (NNHS '64) and I skated literally hundreds of laps around that old rink back in its hay day, the 50's. I remember their having an old organ up in the attic that someone used to actually play music to skate by, but that was before my time. I think the owners then, Bill and Cecil Sheppard, recorded the organ and used that on the reel to reel that they played. I also remember Doug Carter, a graduate of NNHS and NNS&DDCO Apprentice School working there renting skates, etc.. Those were some of the more fond memories I have of Stuart Gardens and especially the Thursday nite crowd that went skating each week. I think several of Doug's brothers may have worked there also. They lived just around the corner. The building back then seemed so large but looking at the pictures you posted made me realize just how tiny it really was. Skateland, which was the one at Briarfield and Jefferson, was much larger. Thanks for posting that picture. Ah! what memories.

F.A. Saunders HHS '64

   Thanks, F.A.! I was rather astonished this week to find that none of the conversations we had in the past concerning the Hygeia survive on that page. That undoubtedly means they predate the creation of the page itself (11/16/03). I surely have them stored somewhere (whether on a document or just in my email), so when I locate them, I'll add them - belatedly.  But your remarks will already be there waiting for them:


  From My Friend, Judy Cress Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '58) of IL - 06/22/09 - "Baby Turtle":

A baby turtle was standing at the bottom of a large tree and with a deep sigh, started to climb. About an hour later, he reached a very high branch and walked along to the end. He turned and spread all four flippers and launched himself off the branch. On landing at the bottom in a pile of soft, dead leaves, he shook himself off, walked back to the bottom of the tree and with a sigh started to climb.

About an hour later, he again reached the very high branch, walked along, turned, spread his flippers and flung himself off the branch. Again, he landed on the bottom, shook himself off, went to the bottom of the tree, sighed and started climbing.

Watching these proceedings from the end of the branch were two little birds. Mummy bird turned to Daddy bird and said, "Don't you think it's time we told him he was adopted?"

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Jude!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/23/09 - " Colonel Ed McMahon USMC (Deceased)":

  Hi, Carol:

This photo image might add a bit to the Famous Marines page.
Rest In Peace, Ed.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   OHHH, thanks so much, Major Madagan!


   I added the image along with other pertinent information (but that particular page is still unstable and needs to be completely re-made in my spare time.....):

From Yahoo Mail - 06/23/09: - A fun look back.....

     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 06/23/09 - "RETRO-LIFE....MEMORIES.......":

Carol....I got this from one of my email buddies...and I had such fun looking at it, I thought you'd like to share it with classmates.


   WOWZERONI!!! All these great old images really brought back some lost memories to me! Thanks so much, Janice!

   I've posted this link where we can enjoy them over and over:

From - 06/22/09 - "Create Your Best Life":

Self-Help General Topics - Creating Your Best Life: Remember to Stretch
By Melissa McCreery, Feb. 23, 2009

As my body ages, I grow more aware of the power and importance of stretching. At some point, it became a necessary part of any workout. In my twenties, I could dash-and-go, but now, if I skip the post-exercise stretch, I notice it. I lose flexibility, I don't feel as good, and my workouts aren't as effective. Post-workout stretching is now non-negotiable.

Deliberate stretching in other areas, challenging our vision of who we are and how we define ourselves, is also important. For many, early adulthood is naturally about stretching--growing and developing into grown up lives; finding careers, connecting with important relationships, creating our families. We are learning and growing simply by the lessons and curves life throws at us daily.

As we get older, life may become more predictable and settled; fewer new things, more maintenance and responsibility. Stretching our minds and stretching with our actions might not happen so automatically. Or, we may tell ourselves we are too busy to take the time to stretch. It can be easy to spend every hour in the day just staying on course with the life we are living.

The thing is, if we don't stretch, we grow stiff, more rigid, and less flexible. We tend to become more confined or narrow in the way we see ourselves and in the options we define. Daily stretching does both a body and a mind considerable good.

"Do one thing everyday that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt

This is one of my favorite quotes, but, don't let the quote itself scare you. I don't think Eleanor Roosevelt was suggesting that we simply jump into the midst of something terrifying. Stretching is meant to be a gentle act, but, you do want to stretch, don't let a bit of fear or anxiety stop you. Feeling anxiety usually indicates that you are addressing something that you care about. We feel anxious or fearful when we are invested in the outcome. Often, taking a risk that gives us butterflies means we are on the right track.

Slow and steady wins the race. Slow, deliberate, gentle, and consistent are some of the qualities that make stretching so powerful. It's not meant to be sudden or jerky. Aim for stretching the boundaries of your comfort zone on a consistent basis. You can probably stretch a little bit every day. Stretching happens in increments. Sometimes life happens in dramatic leaps, but usually, the new habits, learning and confidence happen by taking things one step--even one inch--at a time. Don't worry about what it will take to get to your final goal, just focus on the stretch you are taking in that moment, on that day.

Don't forget to dream. Stretching happens in both our thoughts and our actions. Sometimes, stretching means literally doing something that requires moving outside of your comfort zone--such as trying an activity you've never tried before. Stretching also has a powerful mental component. The mental stretch is almost always the first step.

If we don't know where we want to go, we aren't very likely to end up there. Very busy people sometimes view taking the time to dream as an indulgence or a luxury. Very successful people never do. Dreaming is the activity that helps us define and map out the direction of our lives. If we don't invest mental energy into thinking and dreaming about where and how we want to stretch, what we'd like to accomplish, or what's on our "bucket list," we tend to find that life just stays full of the same-old-same-old. Even more important, without the flexibility that comes with stretching, even the same-old-same-old can become more difficult and less rewarding.

Author's Bio

Melissa McCreery, Ph.D. helps her clients make significant life changes, surmount hurdles and increase their happiness and well-being. As a psychologist, she is trained in the complicated process of change, in motivation and creativity. Melissa has developed effective techniques for helping people achieve lasting results. She loves to help people challenge themselves and evoke their own excellence.

Melissa has particular interest in helping women create optimal balance in their lives, including time for their passions. She has specific expertise in the areas of weight-loss and health enhancement and is the creator of the Emotional Eating Toolbox (TM), a 28-day self-guided daily action program.

Melissa McCreery earned Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University and a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan. She participates in ongoing coaching education and training through the Mentor Coach Accredited Coach Training program. Dr. McCreery is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Washington State Psychological Association.

Melissa has a coaching and psychotherapy practice in Bellingham, Washington where she lives with her family. Sign up for her free e-newsletter, Mindspa: tips for creating your highest quality life, at her website.

© Copyright by, Self Improvement Online, Inc.


  From Adrian Whitcomb ('67) of VA - 06/19/09 - "SAVE BUCKROE PETITION":


This message is intended for those who would like to save Buckroe Beach for the public and not see it become another overdeveloped section of Hampton.


The Hampton City Council has voted to rezone property  at Buckroe that has been used as park land and for off street parking for more than 20 years. If this land is sold, it will diminish public access to the largest public beach on the Peninsula. Parking is already tight and will get much worse if development proceeds on this land.

I'm sharing this message with people who I think are interested in maintaining public access to the water. More park land is needed for additional picnic shelters and other activities that people enjoy on a trip to the beach. Without adequate space for parking, many people will simply have to turn around and drive back home.

If you aren't a registered voter in Hampton, you can still help by telling other people about this petition and e-mailing this message to as many people as you can.

Thank You
Adrian Whitcomb NNHS '67

  Tell City Council……… 


The Buckroe Beach Bayfront Park Committee asks for your support in attempting to preserve for all Hampton citizens 7.81 acres of city-owned open space on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton. 

On June 10, 2009 Hampton’s City Council passed a rezoning ordinance which allows for residential development in the Buckroe Bayfront area. They took this action despite the fact that thousands of citizens have asked that the property be preserved as public park space. 

As citizens of Hampton, we have the right to reverse the actions taken by City Council. Your signature on our petition will legally demonstrate your support to repeal the rezoning ordinance passed on June 10, 2009 and will help to preserve the historically public Buckroe Bayfront area for the generations to come. 

Help preserve this lovely historic part of Buckroe’s waterfront and work toward dedicating the land, owned by citizens of Hampton,  as Hampton’s newest park!

The four parcels to be rezoned

What can you do to help?  Help us collect signatures on the petition.   

Through provisions in Hampton’s City Charter, the Buckroe Beach Bayfront Park Committee is petitioning to reverse the actions of City Council regarding Buckroe Beach Bayfront Park. 
To achieve this goal, we must collect at least 4,500 signatures by July 10, 2009.

We cannot do this without your help.  It will take many hands working toward a common goal to save Buckroe Beach’s Bayfront Park.  

Furthermore, the petitions and the signatures on them will be carefully scrutinized by legal authorities.  The burden of compliance, proof and legitimacy of our efforts is placed with the citizens.     

(Listed below) are instructions regarding how signatures must be collected and presented to City Hall and the Court. Petitions will be thrown out if instructions are not followed carefully.

All petitions should be submitted to the Buckroe Beach Bayfront Park Committee by Monday, July 6, 2009.

 Call any member of the Buckroe Beach Bayfront Park Committee (listed on the back of this page), to make arrangements for returning completed petitions
or drop off completed petition forms Thursday through Saturday at:

Wood’s Orchards Farm Market, 183 E. Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, Virginia 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday & Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday

Thank You! 

Instructions For Collecting Signatures On The Buckroe Beach Bayfront Park Petition

(Please Read, and Follow All Instructions carefully when gathering signatures) 

On Behalf of the Buckroe Beach Bayfront Park Committee
And your neighbors in the City of Hampton who know
That Hampton Needs Buckroe Beach Bayfront Park…

Thank You!

   Thank you so much, Adrian - and our Best Wishes for success!


        From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 06/23/09 - "Redneck Humor" (#1 in a Series of 11):

A Redneck passed away and left his entire estate to his beloved  widow, but she can't touch it 'til she's 14.

How do you know when you're staying in a Redneck motel?
When you call the front desk and say, "I gotta leak in my sink," and the clerk replies, "Go ahead".

Did you hear that they have raised the minimum drinking age for Rednecks to 32? It seems they want to keep alcohol out of the high schools.

Two reasons why it's so hard to solve a Redneck murder:
1) The DNA is all the same.
2) There are no dental records.

Who invented the toothbrush ?
A Redneck. (If it had been invented by anyone else, it would have been a teeth brush.)

Did you hear about the $3 million Redneck Lottery ?
The winner gets $3.00 a year for a million years.

A new Redneck law was just recently passed. When a couple gets divorced, they are STILL cousins.

Did you hear that the Redneck governor's mansion burned down ?
"Yep.. Prit'near took out the whole trailer park.. The library was a total loss too. Both books went poof . . . up in flames and the governor hadn't even finished coloring one of them."

A State Trooper pulls over a pickup on Highway 16 and says to the driver, "Got any! I.D. ? "
. . . and the driver replies, " 'Bout wut ?"

  Redneck Yard Swing 

   Thanks, Gorgeous!

Redneck Yard Swing


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 - WHS CLASS OF 1959

3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion - 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 06/24/09
- updated 01/09/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty  

    To donate, click on the Donate Button on the left,  or just mail it to my home. Thanks!

Don't Sleep in the Subway

Written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent, 1967

- Petula Clark
(b. 15 Nov 1932)

You wander around
on your own little cloud
when you don't see the why
or the wherefore.

Ooh, you walk out on me
when we both disagree
'cause to reason is not what you care for.

I've heard it all a million times before.
Take off your coat, my love, and close the door.

Don't sleep in the subway, darlin'.
Don't stand in the pouring rain.
Don't sleep in the subway, darlin'.
The night is long.
Forget your foolish pride.
Nothing's wrong,
now you're beside me again.

You try to be smart
then you take it apart
'cause it hurts when your ego is deflated.
You don't realize
that it's all compromise
and the problems are so over-rated.

Good-bye means nothing when it's all for show.
So why pretend you've somewhere else to go?

Don't sleep in the subway, darlin'.
Don't stand in the pouring rain.
Don't sleep in the subway, darlin'.
The night is long.
Forget your foolish pride.
Nothing's wrong,
now you're beside me again.

Oh, oh, oh.
Don't sleep in the subway, darlin'.
Don't stand in the pouring rain.
Don't sleep in the subway, darlin'.
The night is long.
Forget your foolish pride.
Nothing's wrong,
now you're beside me again.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
(repeat chorus and fade out)

"Don't Sleep in the Subway" midi courtesy of - 06/23/09

"Don't Sleep in the Subway" lyrics courtesy of - 06/24/09

Image of British Pedestrian Subway Sign courtesy of - 06/23/09 

Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/07

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

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

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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!

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

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

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