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06/26/06 - NNHS Newsletter
I'll Cry Instead

"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done
and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."

- Maya Angelou
(b. 4 Apr 1928)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I have quite uncharacteristically been offline for most of the day.  The separation has caused me to break out in hives (not to mention to fall even further behind than usual), but I should be better soon........   


       We have one birthday today, and one for each of the next three days.  Now I know it's hard to believe that I'm ever interrupted these days, but you know, just in case something should interfere, I'd like to take this opportunity to extend birthday wishes to all four of them - just in case:

26 -   Fred Eubank ('64) of TX - 1946; 27 -   Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 1947; 28 -   Henry Hoyle ('65) of Northern VA - 1947; and 29 -   Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - 1944.

   Many Happy Returns, Gentlemen!



     Hit #48,500 was made on Monday, June 26, 2006 at 12:17 AM by an unknown DSL user
from Houston, TX who accessed the site from

   Okay, Who Done It???  GIGGLES!!!


  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/23/06 - "Famous Soldiers page":

Hi, Carol:
A bit of color to brighten the pages.
TYPHOON Regards,
   This is great!  Thank you, Major Madagan!
   I'm going to need to stand on my head, wiggle my ears, and hold my mouth just right to figure out where to place this on those four pages, and that opportunity hasn't yet presented itself, but I have high hopes for tomorrow.

  From my Daughter, Adrienne Harty of NC - 06/24/06:

French guy playing horns:

   WOWZERS!!!  This is simultaneously impressive and hysterically funny, Adrienne!  Thanks!


   From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 06/24/06 - "Nails in the fence - Love Ya'll":


Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.

(Most importantly the last sentence)

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.

He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.
It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there.  A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us."


Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole.

TYPHOON forever.....Class of 62

   This is such a nice lesson, Jerry!  How often do we seek to excuse mean and hateful things we say with a flippant, "Oh, you'll have to excuse me.  I have a bad temper." 

   Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Sweetie!


  From my Daughter, Adrienne Harty of NC - 06/24/06:

 When you are feeling down

1. If you want your dreams to come true, don't oversleep.
2. The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
3. Of all the things you wear, your __expression is the most important.
4. The best vitamin for making friends....B1.
5. The 10 commandments are not multiple choices.
6. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
7. Minds are like parachutes...they function only when open.
8. Ideas won't work unless YOU do.
9. One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
10. One who lacks the courage to start has already finished.
11. The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge.
12. Don't learn safety rules by accident.
13. We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.
14. Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise.
15. A turtle makes progress when it sticks its head out.
16. One thing you can give and still keep your word.
17. A friend walks in when everyone else walks out.
18. The pursuit of happiness is: the chase of a lifetime!

- JWD -

   Thanks, Baby Girl!


  From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/25/06 - "EEK!!!!":

Guess what NOW?????  I can't pull up our website!!!!  How 'bout you?  

sarah sugah

   YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!  What sort of nonsense is this?!?  I personally would run a virus scan, and then reboot my computer - and then scream for tech support.....

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

   Thanks, Sarah Sugah!    Maybe someone will have some answers.....

   Keep reading.........


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 06/25/06 - "Dear Carol, To help cheer you up, Trees":

Dear Carol,

My favorite poem to cheer you up: Trees, one of our Creator's countless Masterpieces. 

Your Friend, Herbie

   OHHH, my mama had me memorize that poem when I was a little-bitty girl of four!  It was one of her favorites, too.  Sadly, of the poem's twelve lines, the only four I can now easily recall are the first two and the last two.  Perhaps I'll try to relearn it now.


   Thanks so much for sending this to me, Herbie!  I think I shall print it off for my album!

  From Tim Rogers (Hampton HS - '66)  of VA - 06/25/06 - "Memories":


If this web site is about anything it is about memories, so here goes.

To:   Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73 - of OR)

Sorry I don't remember you; I'm sure it's to my loss, but you were about 6 years old at the time. My best memory of the Staples's family would have been about 1959. Lets see, I think Brenda was dating a Newport News boy named    Donald Bradley ('59), who I think lived on 24th street. Tommy was dating a girl named Dianne Geer, and of course Ron wasn't dating. One of the first kisses I ever had was from Brenda, it was a peck on the cheek to go to the store for her, what 12-year-old boy could have refused? I thought she was the most beautiful girl on the Peninsula!

The basketball court was the floor left from a old tin building that was there when they moved in and was torn down by the Staples and neighborhood kids.

To:   Fred Mays ('60 - of VA)

Fred, I have so many childhood memories of Orcutt Avenue Baptist Church and the people who made it; there were you and your sister, 
  Cheryl (Mays Howard - '66 - of VA),    Janice McCain (Rose - '65 - of VA), and the two Weaver girls,    Sharon (Knowles - '63 - of VA) and    Pam (Haskins - '66),    Jimmy Parker ('62 - of VA), and it goes on. Summer was great with the annual picnic to Buckroe and Huntington Park. The R. A.'s,, so many memories!!!

   WOWZERONI!!!  You just yanked two or three of my chains there, Tim, but with an unusual showing of great restraint, I'm going to keep my mouth shut......

   Thanks - for the memories!


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 06/25/06 - "Dear Carol, In case you did not know, How babies are delivered.":

Dear Carol, 

Finally it can be shown, How babies are delivered.

Your Friend, Herbie

   Well, that explains everything, Herbie!  I wasted 16 years in mid-Illinois where I only had that little box at the post office!  Why, I coulda hada LOTTA babies!!!

   No, wait a minute.  I DID have a lot of babies. 



   Thanks, Sweetie!!! 


  From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 06/26/06 - "The Silent Killer - Inflammatory Breast Cancer":

Hi Carol -

I saw recently on TV info on this silent killer IBC   I wonder how many others are not aware of this? 


For those of you on dial-up Internet connections, please take the time to let this download and watch it.  It's a very important message.  I had never heard of it before.  Everyone needs to learn about it. I've already received this from several of you, but I don't anyone to miss it, so if you've already seen it, just ignore!

Please click on the link below.  I have never heard of this type of breast cancer. This link will take you to a news report. Wait until it downloads. It might take a little time. The reporter will take you through a cancer description that is almost unheard of as you will see.   I learned so much by watching it.  It is very informative for women and girls.

   YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!!  This is a rather long, very graphic report, but I had never heard of this type of cancer either, Evelyn, and I consider myself to be relatively well informed.  This is very important information, particularly for those of us whose families are prone to cancers of varying kinds.

   You may just have saved a life or two today, Evelyn!  Thanks so much!


  From Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA - 06/24/06:

Hey, Carol, you wrote...

"Except, miraculously I'm no longer troubled by that odious ActiveX box.  We jumped through 18 hoops to make it disappear, but still it remained.  Then all of a sudden, one day it was just gone!"

How did you do that? Seriously, I'd really like to know-this thing just started appearing one day during the last year and has been in my machine ever since...I still have to pay homage to the ActiveX control to open my newsletters, and if I don't, the machine goes into a real tizzy forever it seems-like it's on it's 10th cup of coffee...real coffee...and I have to click it...ummmm...not too soon, either, or it does the same thing.


  From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/22/06:


OK, I have found that I can view the newsletters if I just go to the list:

I click on the n-ltr I want to view and the little box comes up again, I click ok and it goes right to the site.  How about that!!!  I just cannot click on the direct link to your newsletter w/out my hotmail etc completely shutting down. ME TOO!!! ME TOO!!! ME TOO!!! 


   Hmmm.  Thanks, Sweetie! 

   As promised, I consulted with my resident tech-rep in search of answers:


  From my #6 Son, Dale Harty (American School, IL - '02) of NC - 06/26/06:

Okay, here's my official answer:

I have no idea what would cause that problem with hotmail, but if you both have hotmail and it started one day without either of you changing anything - it stands to reason that Microsoft has 'fixed' something that wasn't broken again.  So I have no idea how to undo that. 

But you can give this a try, it may or may not work: instead of left-clicking on the link in the email, right click on it and a drop down menu will magically appear.  Then select "open in new window".  With any luck it won't crash hotmail.  But if it does, you can always just manually go the NNHS website and navigate through the list of newsletters to the most recent one.   If that shuts down hotmail.... well, you may want to just get a new email address somewhere else.  I highly recommend gmail.  I can send you an invite if you wish.

   Thanks, Sweetie-Weetie!



  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 06/13/06:

Just a reminder about the cost of the 1966 reunion.  It will go from $50 per person to $60 per person July 2nd.  Please let people know about the increase (it was in the original letter).  We have catering and other financial deadlines to meet, as all reunions do, so we need to have the money as soon as possible from those that are going to attend.

   Thank you, Dee!  Sometimes we forget!  So don't forget!  You DON'T want to miss this one!



    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/20/06 - "ATTENTION ALL CLASS

If you will require lodging, we have reserved a block of 15 rooms at the Point Plaza, 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News VA, for Saturday night, October 14th, at a special NNHS rate of $79 (Standard) or $99 (Suite) plus 12.5% tax. You must make your reservation NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006. Call 1-757-599-4460 or 1-800-841-1112. In order to receive the special rate, you must clearly say "NNHS Class of 1964 Birthday Celebration" when making the reservation. Because of this requirement, it is recommended that you DO NOT make your reservation over the Internet.

   Thank you, David!  Y'all have fun!


  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of VA - 06/22/06 - "1961 45 year Reunion":
We are finalizing our plans for the reunion.  If any classmates from other classes are planning to attend, we need their reservations and money ASAP.  Please mail reservations and payment for the July 1 and July 2 events at the Radisson to    Buddy David, Suite 105, 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606.  Make checks payable to NNHS 1961 Reunion. 
Saturday night, July 1 is $60 per person.  Sunday Brunch is $25 per person or the total package is $75.  Hurry and confirm. We look forward to seeing you.
Reunion Committee

   Thank you, Jane!



   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 $60 per person.

On Sunday, July 2, 2006, there will be a Sunday morning brunch,
also at the Radisson, for the cost of $25.

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

We are finalizing our plans for the reunion. If any classmates from other classes
are planning to attend, we need their reservations and money ASAP.

Please mail reservations and payment for the July 1 and July 2 events at the Radisson
to Buddy David, Suite 105, 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606.
Make checks payable to NNHS 1961 Reunion.

Hurry and confirm. We look forward to seeing you.

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 RJs 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.


We all agree that the Class of 1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion.  However, the Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964 to our 60th Birthday Celebration.

But, the good news for all you High School Reunion "Junkies" out there is that you can look forward to our 45-year Reunion in 2009.

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 Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/17/06 - "From the Garden" (#6 in a
series of 6):

Hi, Carol:

As you can see Bougainvillea Plants do very well in Florida.


   OH!!!  That is really spectacular!  Thanks so much, Adonis!  This has been a happy series of images!

  Saturday, June 17, 2006, 10:03 AM  

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

                          Love to all, Carol





 I'll Cry Instead

- John Lennon and Paul McCartney

(The Beatles, 1964)

I've got every reason on earth to be mad, 'cause I've just
Lost the only girl I had. If I could get my way, I'd get
Myself locked up today, but I can't so I cry instead.
I've got a chip on my shoulder that's bigger than my feet, I
Can't talk to people that I meet. If I could see you now,
I'd try to make you sad somehow, but I can't so I cry instead.
Don't want to cry when there's people there, I get shy when
They start to stare, I'm gonna hide myself away, ay hay;
But I'll come back again someday.
And when I do you'd better hide all the girls, I'm gonna
Break their hearts all 'round the world. Yes, I'm gonna
Break them in two, and show you what your loving man can
Do, until then I'll cry instead.

"I'll Cry Instead" midi courtesy of - 05/21/06
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks, Dave!

"I'll Cry Instead" 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 - 05/21/06

Cry-Love Image courtesy of - 05/21/06

Blue Neon Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/25/06

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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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!

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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