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07/05/10 - NNHS Newsletter - I Believe

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality. This is why right,
temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(15 Jan 1929 - 04 Apr 1968)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I've been saving this song for a special time.  I believe this is that moment.

BONUS #1 - - I Believe - Frankie Laine

BONUS #2 - - I Believe - Tom Jones

BONUS #3 - - I Believe - Engelbert Humperdinck

BONUS #4 - - I Believe - Robson & Jerome


"I Believe" is the name of a popular song written by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman in 1953.

I Believe was commissioned and introduced by Jane Froman on her television show, and became the first hit song ever introduced on TV. Froman, troubled by the uprising of the Korean conflict in 1952 so soon after World War II, asked Drake, Graham, Shirl and Stillman to compose a song that would offer hope and faith to the populace. In addition to Froman, "I Believe" has been recorded by many others, and has become both a popular and religious standard.

Frankie Laine had the big hit version of the song, which still holds the record for the most weeks spent at number one in the UK Singles Chart.[1] However, that total of 18 weeks was not consecutive, as the hit had three separate periods at number one in the UK.[1] For comparison the longest consecutive period at number one in the UK was 16 weeks by Bryan Adams with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (1991), whilst Wet Wet Wet spent 15 consecutive weeks there in 1994 with "Love Is All Around".[2]

During Laine's single's stay at number one, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned, Mount Everest was climbed and the England cricket team won back The Ashes after 19 years.[1]

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/04/10, 2:31 PM - "     Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA) update":

WE are in need of those prayers, friends.
After spending the night in ER the night before Father's Day, Monty was admitted for tests and treatment for a clot in his hand.  He was in terrible pain and his finger turned deep blue....almost black....intermittently.  He was released on Tuesday of that week which began a daily trip down to VOA (Virginia Oncology) in Port Warwick to be checked out for one thing or another.  He was receiving daily injections at home (Lovenox) to thin out his blood.  He was still in pain. The doctor put him on coumadin also.  The coumadin over did it.  His levels went up to an 8.8 instead of the target of 1-2.  It gradually came down to 1.5 after about five days and discontinuing the coumadin.  Chemo was resumed last Wednesday (a three day regimen).  He has to wear a pump for 48 hrs. He seemed to be improving except for the very painful hernia which is huge.  Fluid build up is another complication. Since he went off the coumadin, he still had to continue injections each day (fragmen) to get him prepared for a procedure this Tuesday to drain fluid from his abdomen.  He was very uncomfortable last night when we left him.  A friend took him in this morning for his injection at the shot clinic set up for weekend treatment.  When we returned from church this morning, there was a message from her that Monty is back in the hospital due to internal bleeding.  This is what has us concerned most at this time.  I will be going up this evening after giving him some time to rest and sleep (at his request). 
Several emails have come in with requests for updated information on Monty.  This is as brief as I can make it.  He really appreciates the prayers and concerns of everyone.  He asks that you not even think anything that is not positive.  Keep those positive thoughts and remember that he won't give up fighting.
He told me Friday that "If the mule goes blind, you just keep plowing".  He has certainly kept his sense of humor. I'm asking that you just keep praying.
Thanks and God bless you!

   Thank you, Dearest Judy! Give your darling brother more hugs and love from us, and we'll keep praying!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/04/10 - "NNHS 64-64 BIRTHDAY CRUISE ANNOUNCEMENT":


Please post the attached .HTM announcement in an upcoming newsletter and place the .PDF  and .DOC files on the reunion page.

Also, please run a small reminder of the event and links to forms in each newsletter for a month or two.

Also, please add the links to the .PDF  and .DOC forms in the class reunion recap at the bottom of each newsletter.....


Dave - - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA

NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - added 07/04/10

While you are in web authoring mode, you could begin the “CONFIRMED  ATTENDING” page.

Sadly, the first entry is “UNABLE TO ATTEND”: Ed Beasley - added 07/05/10

   Certainly, Captain! I'm still having trouble with the Reservation Form (?!?), but I've posted everything else six ways from Tuesday.


   Happy Birthday today to Doug Johnson ('57) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Gene Ellis ('61) of FL!

    Happy Birthday this week to:

07 -    Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND    Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC;

09 -   the late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND    Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL;

11 - Bobby Maddy ('57) AND POSSIBLY      Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 05, 1940 - The United Kingdom and the Vichy France government broke off diplomatic relations.

July 05, 1940 - Romania allied itself with Nazi Germany. Germany invaded Romania on October 7, 1940, as part of Hitler's strategy of a single eastern front against the Soviet Union.

July 05, 1941 - German troops reached the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.

July 05, 1943 - The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history (which would include the world largest tank battle at Prokhorovka village on July 12.) began as German tanks attack the Soviet salient.

July 05, 1943 - An Allied invasion fleet sailed for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).

July 05, 1943 - Liberation of the Philippines was declared.

July 05, 2002 - Former Nazi SS officer Friedrich Engel was convicted of 59 counts of murder stemming from massacre of Italian resistance fighters on May 19, 1944.

TODAY IN 1965:

Monday, July 05, 1965 - Jazz pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen was born in Israel.

Monday, July 02, 1965 - Diplomat and international playboy Porfirio Rubirosa (born 22 Jan 1909 in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic) died at the age of 58 in Bois de Boulogne, France when he crashed his Ferrari into some trees after an all-night celebration at the Paris nightclub "Jimmy's" in honor of winning the Coupe de France polo cup.

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/04/10 - "Check out YouTube - Free Hugs in Sondrio, Italy":

If I ruled the world.... From a friend to friends!!

   Thanks so much, Wayne Honey! I whole-heartedly agree. The world would be a much better place with more hugs!

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 07/04/10 - "NOMINEE FOR "E-MAIL OF THE YEAR"!!! ":NOMINEE FOR "E-MAIL OF THE YEAR"!!!

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said:

'Let me see if I've got this right.

'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.

'You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride...

'You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.

'You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams.

'You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card.

'You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.

'You want me to do all this and then you tell me .... I CAN'T PRAY?'

   AMEN! Thanks, Dicky!


    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 07/04/10 - "I like my ID":

Got this from a friend and it sure makes sense to me....
This got my attention, it made me realize how many times I'm asked for ID, I never thought about it before.  Now that I have, I can't for the life of me see why you'd get upset.  

I'm a legal American citizen and I must show my ID when:
1.  Pulled over by the police.

2.  Making purchases on my department store credit card.  
3.  When I show up for a doctor's appointment. 
4.  When filling out a credit card or loan application. 
5.  When applying for or renewing a driver's license or passport.
6.  When applying for any kind of insurance. 
7.  When filling out college applications. 
8.  When donating blood.
9.  When obtaining certain prescription drugs.

10.  When making some debit purchases, especially if I'm out of state.
11. When collecting a boarding pass for airline or train travel

I'm sure there are more instances, but the point is that we citizens of the  USA  are required to prove who we are nearly every day!

Why should people in this country illegally, be exempt!!!!! Why shouldn't we guard our borders as closely as every other country in the world does? 

                               Go  ARIZONA !!!

   Hmmm, yeah, I s'pose you'd really hafta keep a low profile to be able to pull that off... Thanks again, Dicky!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 07/04/10 - "Military Rules by  Service":

Military Rules by  Service

Marine Corps  Rules:

1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.
3. Have a plan.
4. Have a  back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work.
5. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
6. Do not attend a  gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a '4.'
7. Anything  worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral & diagonal  preferred.)
9. Use cover and concealment as much as possible.
10. Flank  your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
11. Always cheat; always win.  The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics.  They will only remember who lived.
13. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot.

Navy SEALS Rules:
1.  Look very cool in sunglasses.
2.  Kill every living thing within view.
3.  Adjust speedo.
4.  Check hair in mirror.

US Army Rangers Rules:
1. Walk 50 miles wearing 75 pound rucksack while starving.
2. Locate individuals requiring killing.
3. Request permission via radio from 'Higher' to perform killing.
4. Curse bitterly when mission is aborted.
5. Walk out 50 miles wearing a 75 pound rucksack while starving.

US Army Rules:
1. Curse bitterly when receiving operational order.
2. Make sure there is extra ammo and extra coffee.
3. Curse bitterly.
4. Curse bitterly.
5. Do not listen to 2nd LTs; it can get you killed.
6. Curse bitterly.

US Air Force Rules:
1. Have a cocktail.
2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.
3. See what's on HBO.
4. Ask 'What is a gunfight?'
5. Request more funding from Congress with a 'killer' Power Point presentation.
6. Wine & dine ''key' Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.
7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.
8. Declare the assets 'strategic' and never deploy them operationally.
9. Hurry to make 13:45 tee-time.
10. Make sure the base is as far as possible from the conflict but close enough to have tax exemption.

(And I Love This Next One)

US Navy  Rules:
1. Go to Sea.
2. Drink Coffee.
3. Deploy Marines.

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Norris!


  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 - 07/04/10:

Missing Pig

Farmer Josh killed a pig and hung it up for the night, intending to butcher it in the morning, but the next day it was gone.

He didn't tell a soul about it, and nothing happened for more than two months.

Then another farmer, who lived down the road, came by and said, "By the way Josh, did you ever find out who stole your pig?"

"Nope," said Josh. "Not until just now." 


The Singing Fish

Jimmy: 'Hey, Mike! How's your new pet fish doing? You told me he was really something special.'

Mike: 'To tell the truth, I'm really disappointed in him. The guy who sold him to me said I could teach him to sing like a bird.'

Jimmy: 'What? Let me get this straight... You bought a fish because you thought you could teach him to sing like a bird?'

Mike: 'Well, yeah. After all, you know, he's a parrot fish.'

Jimmy: 'Now listen, Mike, while you might be able to teach a parrot to sing, you're never going to get anywhere with a parrot fish.'

Mike: 'That's what you think! It just so happens this fish CAN sing. The thing is, he's terribly off-key and it's driving me crazy. Do you know how hard it is to tuna fish?'

1. 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

2. Thursday, August 5, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, VA at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

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. Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For additional information, please call Jennings Bryan at 873-7701 for reservations.

6. Thursday, September 2, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, VA at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

7. 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 - SEE: - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

8. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, VA at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

9. 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

10. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For additional information, please call Jennings Bryan at 873-7701 for reservations.

11. 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 - SEE: - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

12. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For additional information, please contact Dave Spriggs at and SEE: - NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - - CLASS OF 1964

13. 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

14. 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 07/05/10

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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I Believe

Written by Ervin Drake (b. April 3, 1919), Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl,
Al Stillman
(26 June 1906 – 1979), 1953

I believe, for every drop of rain that falls,
A flower grows.
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night,
A candle glows.

I believe for everyone who goes astray,
Someone will come, to show the way,
I believe, I believe.
I believe, above the storm the smallest prayer,
Will still be heard.

I believe, that someone in the great somewhere,
Hears every word.
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry,
Or touch a leaf, or see the sky,
Then I know why, I believe!

“I Believe" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 06/28/10

"I Believe" Image courtesy of - 07/04/10

Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....

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!

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

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

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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