NNHS Newsletter -
"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head
with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
- Langston Hughes
(1 Feb 1902 - 22 May 1967)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme comes to us by special request:
From Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA - 06/27/07 - "newsletter":
I'm enjoying the summer music fest! I'd add Johnny Rivers' "Summer Rain," which played continuously (on WGH, of course) on the loudspeakers at Red's Pier.
Wishing you and all Typhoons a Summer of Love, Chris Starkman
There ya go, Chris! Thanks again - for everything!
Happy Birthday today to Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA !
Many Happy Returns, Jimmy!
From My Friend, Shea Spencer Stone (Fremont HS, UT - '98) of NC - 06/27/07 - "How observant are you?":
Give this PLENTY of thought, and don't cheat!
I am only sending this to my smart friends
See If You Can Figure Out What These Words Have In Common......
Are You Peeking Or Have You Already Given Up?
Give It Another Try....
You'll kick yourself when you discover the answer. Go back and look at them again; think hard. OK... Here You Go.. Hope You Didn't Cheat. This Is Cool.
Answer . . . . .
In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word.
Did you figure it out? Yeah, me, neither.
Oh, crum!!! I always do horribly on these things! I was even looking for something like that, and still missed it. The closest I came was that they each contained at least two of one consonant, whether they were adjoining or not.
Thanks for the fun, Shea!
From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 06/28/07 - "not that old....":
I'm Not Old
When I picked up my wife from work one afternoon, she seemed irritated. She confessed that the day hadn't gone well and on top of everything else, a young customer had addressed her as "ma'am."
"I'm not that old," she insisted. "I deserve more respect!"
She vented the whole way home while hitting the scan button on the radio.
Finally I asked, "What are you looking for"?
She replied, "The oldies station."
Wait a minute! Why am I laughing?!? WILDER GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Janice!
From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 06/28/07 - "email scam":
Hi Carol -- here's an alert on a new email
scam that's just been released by the Department of Justice today:
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is alerting email users about a possible phishing attack using messages that claim to be from the DOJ.
The DOJ said the emails may have the subject field or be addressed 'Dear Citizen'. It also said the messages may refer to a fraudulent US Internal Revenue Service case filed against the recipient, and may contain a DOJ logo in the body of the mail or as an attachment.
The DOJ said the email is a hoax, and asked recipients to neither open the message nor download any attachments that come with it, and delete the message immediately. The department said it would not contact users about such matters via email.
Anyone receiving the email is asked to file a complaint via a DOJ website.
Further, here is a definition of "phishing" : ("brand spoofing", "carding", after "fishing") /fishing/ Sending e-mail that claims to be from some well-known organization, e.g. a bank, to trick the recipient into revealing information for use in identity theft. The user is told to visit a web site where they are asked to enter information such as passwords, credit card details, social security or bank account numbers. The web site usually looks like it belongs to the organization in question.
Ohhh, these are sooo insidious! Thanks for the alert, Ronnie!
From Pat Floyd Pride ('62) of VA - 06/28/07 - "RE: Memorial Newsletters":
Thank you so much Carol! I do not know how you
get so much done so fast to keep us all up-to-date.
I just returned home from the hospital (Right Hip Replacement) but doing well, just a little sore still, but that should get better each day.
Again many thanks for all you do....you are great!!
Pat NNHS '62
WOWZERONI-YOWZERONI!!! Congratulations on your new hip, Pat - and Happy Healing!
I updated and expanded Mr. Jones' Memorial Newsletter this morning:
It now includes this link as well:
And to do what I do, I try to arise early to get online before anyone wants to interrupt me, and then ignore their interruptions as much as possible during the rest of the day. No, wait - that's not right! Well, uhhh, it's close.......
Thanks again, Pat!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/28/07 - "Yay, summer is here!!!":
I am happy to report that summer has finally arrived in New England...after a teaser of a warm spell earlier in June, I took the electric blanket off our bed, only to rush upstairs one night when it was going down into the 50's and put it back on! Well as you know, we have our own special brand of seasons here: almost winter, winter, winter's almost over, and summer, which lasts about three weeks! Anyway the Tall Ships are in Newport and the Parade of Sail will be Sunday, the President was in Newport today speaking at the Naval War College, tomorrow evening the Navy Band and fireworks will draw crowds in beach chairs and on blankets...everyone plants flowers because after the other three seasons summer is a huge celebration here! I was mentioning to a southern friend that we were having our house painted next week and I guess I should offer the workers the use of the bathroom, and I was promptly teased and chided about fixin' them a pan of hot biscuits and inviting them to spend the night!!! Oh well, you can take me out of the South, but you can't take the South out of me!!! (I think I will make iced tea and get some doughnuts...)
Congratulations, Jean! Here in Fayetteville, we have similar weather - only reversed: sorta autumn, not much like winter, quickasaflash spring, summer, freakin' hot summer, and GLORY BE! I CAN'T BREATHE OUT HERE!!! summer - which we are currently "enjoying" right now!
From Earnie Faircloth ('65) of VA - 06/28/07:
I am retired from the Bank (of America).
Congratulations, Earnie! Send us your new email addie when you can!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 06/28/07 - "Music really takes me back...":
Rodgers and Hammerstein...nobody could do it better...Carousel...yes, I remember. Not too long ago I watched Meet Me In St. Louis on cable...a very young Judy Garland...they do not make movies like that anymore. Now when you go to the movies you have to contend with the gum popping, candy wrapper rattling, TALKING, and worse...the $4 popcorn...who need it? I occasionally rent a DVD and try to catch the old ones on Turner Classic Movies.
Jean! We do tend to
Hey how 'bout "Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime" and "One Summer Night"...have we had those? and "See you in September"?
Well, I thought we had used one or two of those before, really I did, but I can't see to find any of them now. And believe it or not, I was already planning to use "Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime" tomorrow! I haven't looked for it yet, but I'm hoping I can find it - and others besides - without too much difficulty.
I had another theme entirely in mind for the Newsletters beginning on July 1, but I suppose they'd be just as much fun if I pushed them back a week until we can find more of the Summer Songs. Stay tuned, Lady - and thanks again!
From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 06/28/07 - "Rick Warren":
I wanted to share this interview with Rick Warren that was sent to me. Remember all the stress I dumped on you the other night? Well, it's not gone completely but I sure am dealing with it better. It's amazing to be able to put the stressors of life in a different perspective.
the music from
Carousel and remembering Sunset Marina off Ivy Home Road brings
back such great memories. We put our first boat in the water at the marina and
were off to enjoy a fun filled day in Hampton Roads. After a short while, I (who
have never liked to be too far off shore) heard a hissing sound. First thinking
it was a snake in the boat and I was going overboard quickly, I felt water on my
feet. My husband, who was a Newport News Police Officer at the time, told me it
was all in my head. Soon enough, the water was everywhere. As Jimmy took
off his watch and leaned over the back of the boat, I'm hunting for my life
preserver. He soon straightened up and told me to start the engine and drive the
boat back to the marina. Yep! forgot to put the plug in! Prayer has gotten me
out of a lot of tight situations over the years.
I hope my computer is fixed again and that you know how much I enjoy reading the news from you. Keep up the good work.
This is beautiful and food for the soul. A friend sent it to me, and I would like to share it with you.
Rick Warren (REMEMBER HE WROTE PURPOSE DRIVEN
LIFE) You will enjoy the new insights that Rick Warren has, with his wife
now having cancer and him having "wealth" from the book sales. This is an
absolutely incredible short interview with Rick Warren, "Purpose Driven Life "
author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California.
In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said: People ask me, What is the purpose of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven. One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body-- but not the end of me.
I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the warm-up act - the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity.
We were made by God and for God, and until you figure that out, life isn't going to make sense.
Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now, you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready to go into another one.
The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort.
God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy.
We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that's not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ likeness.
This past year has been the greatest year of my life but also the toughest, with my wife, Kay, getting cancer.
I used to think that life was hills and valleys - you go through a dark time, then you go to the mountaintop, back and forth. I don't believe that anymore.
Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it's kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life.
No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on.
And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for.
You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems.
If you focus on your problems, you're going into self-centeredness, "which is my problem, my issues, my pain." But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others.
We discovered quickly that in spite of the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people, God was not going to heal Kay or make it easy for her.
It has been very difficult for her, and yet God has strengthened her character, given her a ministry of helping other people, given her a testimony, drawn her closer to Him and to people.
You have to learn to deal with both the good and the bad of life.
Actually, sometimes learning to deal with the good is harder. For instance, this past year, all of a sudden, when the book sold 15 million copies, it made me instantly very wealthy.
It also brought a lot of notoriety that I had never had to deal with before. I don't think God gives you money or notoriety for your own ego or for you to live a life of ease.
So I began to ask God what He wanted me to do with this money, notoriety and influence. He gave me two different passages that helped me decide what to do, II Corinthians 9 and Psalm 72:
First, in spite of all the money coming in, we would not change our lifestyle one bit. We made no major purchases.
Second, about midway through last year, I stopped taking a salary from the church.
Third, we set up foundations to fund an initiative we call The Peace Plan to plant churches, equip leaders, assist the poor, care for the sick, and educate the next generation.
Fourth, I added up all that the church had paid me in the 24 years since I started the church, and I gave it all back. It was liberating to be able to serve God for free.
We need to ask ourselves: Am I going to live for possessions? Popularity? Am I going to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness? Materialism?
Or am I going to be driven by God's purposes (for my life)?
When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed and say, God, if I don't get anything else done today, I want to know You more and love You better. God didn't put me on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He's more interested in what I am than what I do. That's why we're called human beings, not human doings.
Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
Difficult moments, SEEK GOD.
Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
Every moment, THANK GOD.
NOW ... PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
WOWZERS!!! What an inspiring story! Thanks for sharing this, Linda-Linda!
From Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA - 06/29/07:
Hope all is well with you.
I was wondering if you have more
details about the September 29th get together. I see on the webpage that it's
open to all. Do you have more details somewhere. I couldn't find on the reunion
Thanks for doing such a great job!
I'm sure it won't be long until we hear from the ever lovely Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX with the specifics about this year's Big Party, Roberta! I don't have it posted with the Reunions, because technically, it's not a Class Sponsored Reunion; it's an individual celebration.
It does have its own page, and it can be accessed directly from the Site Map. It's listed 14 down from the top, and looks like this:
● Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us - 09/30/06
And I can tell you it's absolutely fabulous! Thanks, Roberta!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 06/29/07 - "Helicopter Ride":
I like to send along the good funnies when I get them. I hope you enjoy a good clean laugh. Have a great day ! God loves you !!
Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would say, "Esther, I'd like to ride in that helicopter."
Esther always replied, "I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars."
One year Esther and Morris went to the fair and Morris said, "Esther, I am 85 years old. If I don't ride that helicopter now, I might never get another chance."
Esther replied, "Morris, that helicopter is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars."
The pilot overheard the couple
and said, "I'll make you a deal, I will take the both of you for a ride. If you
can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word, I won't charge you. But
if you say one word, it's fifty dollars."
Morris and Esther agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word.
When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, "By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed."
Morris replied, "Well, to
tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out, but you know,
fifty dollars is fifty dollars."
From Me ('65) of NC - 06/29/07 - "My Heritage Celebrity Collage":
On Wednesday afternoon, my sister Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and I were talking with our hysterically funny friend, Emily. She was relating a story of how her teenaged granddaughter had run Emily's photograph through a site which was supposed to find her celebrity look-alike. Much to her granddaughter's amusement, the site selected Michael Moore as Emily's double. YIKESARONI!!! Eleanor and I advised Emily to use a picture taken when she was younger.
I thought this would be a fun site to visit, so I ran a Google search and found this site:
The free registration took a little time, but wasn't too bad.
Using my senior portrait taken 09/04/64 - , I had a 58% matching factor to Marilyn Monroe - which delighted me no end!
Using this (retouched) image taken on 12/24/06 - , I had a 73% matching factor to Beyonce Knowles and a 70% matching factor to Oprah Winfrey.
So I thought it was Eleanor's turn.
Using her senior portrait taken in September of 1958 - , she had a 71% matching factor to Katie Holmes and a 71% matching factor to Christie Brinkley.
Using this (slightly retouched) image taken on 05/08/07 - , she had an 80% matching factor to Marcia Cross and a 72% matching factor to Elizabeth Hurley.
Soooo, if you want a fun way to spend a lazy summer afternoon, I heartily recommend this site!
On the other hand, if you were planning to actually do something, well, then, ah, no, you'd probably do better not to visit it at all..... WILD GIGGLES!!!
From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 06/26/07 - "Calling all Riverside Hospital Graduates":
I just received this email
from a high school classmate to pass on. Please pass onto anyone you think might
be a nurse or knows someone so they can have a great reunion. With so many
people moving or getting married or re-married after graduation, it is hard to
find everyone and emailing is a wonderful tool.
I know you have access
to other classes besides our own. We are trying to let as many people know about
our reunion as possible. Please forward this if it is not too much trouble.
Riverside School of Professional Nursing is having a Grand Reunion of all classes July 21 and July 22, 2007. There will be a luncheon on Saturday and a tour of the new school campus. Saturday night is open for the individual classes to meet. Sunday there will be a family picnic in NN Park, Jefferson Avenue near Ft. Eustis.
If you are a graduate or know someone who is, please help us get the word out so as many as possible will know and be able to attend. e-mail response or questions to:
You can also e-mail me.
Judy Ring Whitehead
Thanks, Karrin! We always try to promote any and any reunions to help insure their success, as I've come to believe they are more important than we ever realized. I've also added this listing to our "Dates to Remember" below.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Saturday and Sunday, July 21 - 22, 2007 -RIVERSIDE SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING GRAND REUNION OF ALL CLASSES
2. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957
5. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL
6. Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Reunion - NNHS CLASSES OF 1941 AND 1942
7. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965
8. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:
As these five messages were consuming so much space on each Newsletter, I've decided just to publish the NEXT upcoming reunion on each Newsletter:
The NNHS Class of 1960
on Saturday, August 4th, 2007, at 3:00 PM at the Beach home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot,
504 West Ocean View, Norfolk, VA
Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:
AND CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION - 04/02/07:
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
- Written by James Hendricks, 1967
Summer rain taps at my window
West wind soft as a sweet dream
My love warm as the sunshine
Sittin' here by me,
she is here by me
She stepped out of the rainbow
Golden hair shinin' like moonglow
Warm lips soft as a soul
Sittin' here by me,
she's here by me
All summer long we spent
dancin' in the sand
And the jukebox kept on playin'
Lonely Hearts Club Band
We sailed into the sunset
Drifted home caught by a gulf stream
Never gave a thought for tomorrow
Just let tomorrow be, now,
let tomorrow be
She wants to live in the Rockies
She says that's where we'll find peace
Settle down, raise up a family
To call our own, yeah,
we'll have a home
All summer long
we spent groovin' in the sand
Everybody kept on playin'
Lonely Hearts Club Band
The snow drifts by my window
North wind blowin' like thunder
Our love's burnin' like fire
And she's here by me, yeah,
she is here with me
Let tomorrow be
Tom Karlo's Image, "Summer Rain", courtesy of http://www.weather24.com/archives/000673.html - 06/29/07
Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.animationlibrary.com/animation/31502/Rain_line/ - 03/30/07
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA -
Fremont High School Logo clip art courtesy ofhttp://www.fhs.weber.k12.ut.us/ - 04/22/07
Animated Laughter clip art
courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Image of Marilyn Monroe scanned and cropped from Marie Clayton's
Marilyn Monroe: Unseen Archives
(Paragon Publishing Co., Bath, UK: 2003), p. 6, a book in the webmistress' personal collection
(because she's SUCH a big Marilyn fan) - 11/09/05
Images of Beyonce Knowles, Oprah Winfrey, Katie Holmes, Christie Brinkley,
and Elizabeth Hurley courtesy of http://www.imdb.com - 06/29/07
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