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07/17/07 - NNHS Newsletter
See You in September

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise
would have high tide always and a full moon every night.”

- Hal Borland
(14 May 1900 - 22 Feb 1978)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This may be the last of our summer time themes.  There were two more I had wanted to use, but whereas the lyrics were readily obtainable, I'm having difficulty finding the midi files for both these songs:

Summertime Summertime – The Jamies

In the Summertime (You Don't Want My Love) - Roger Miller:

   See You in September sounds like a plug for Evelyn's Big Birthday Bash - and that's fine with me!


1. Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 07/16/07 - "NNHS Mailing List":

Please add Marty Whitmore McCoy ..... to the Mailing List.

Class of 67

:-) Marty

Marty McCoy
Office Manager

   Welcome aboard, Marty!  I was going to scan in your senior portrait, but I just remembered I forgot to ask your permission to do so.  I still have Great Plans to call you.....  Meanwhile, I've added your email addie to both of my mailing lists, and your name to the Alumni List. Thanks so much!


   Happy Birthday today to Marilyn Payne Springfield ('66) of VA! 

   Hope you've had a great day, Marilyn!


1. Kathy Cooper ('70) - 07/17/07:

Tuesday 07/17/2007 6:38:29pm
Name: Kathy Cooper
Marital Status Single
City/Country: Newport News
Favorite Teachers: Mr. Willey
Hobbies: I love to go dancing
Comments: The reunions and get-togethers with former classmates and friends are wonderful.

   Thanks, Kathy! It's a good thing I don't gamble, Lady! I would have squandered huge sums of money by betting that you were on both the Alumni List and my mailing list, but guess what?!?  You're not!!!

   Let me know if you'd like to change that!

  From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07 - "Hymn":

Hello Carol, Sat. July 14, 07

Here is a hymn that you may not have yet:

It is one of my favorites and this version has great sound - altho I wish they had done it a bit slower.

Are 06-18-07 and 06-30-07 NLs still in work?

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Hi, Fred! Thanks for the hymn suggestion; I had forgotten all about that one, and I'm usually in need of a new one to use for memorial editions.

   This version is slower and sounds more peaceful (to me, anyway). How do you like it?

   That site also mentioned this version, which is slow enough, but rather jazzy for a memorial:

   Let me know which version of that great old hymn you prefer, and I'll use it the next time it seems appropriate to that individual.

   Yes, I'm still planning on issuing those two Newsletters. I thought I would be able to work on them on Saturday, but I began feeling most unwell and spent most of the day and all of the evening lying down on the sofa.....

   Thanks again!

  From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/15/07 - "All gathered.":

Hello Carol, Sun. July 15, 07

Good to hear from you. And thanks for the two versions of Shall We Gather. . .

I like the first version. The second one is too jazzy for my staid tastes. After all I was the band nerd that told Director Eleanor Sherman that Sousa marches were too beautiful for us to play so fast.

The under voice on the version I sent haunted me so I listened more intently several times. I think it is an organ voice usually referred to as Vox Humana. It is one of the stops on my treasured church organ that I am trying to find a home for (won't fit into the new house). See the attachment. There is a fair degree of vibrato added.....

   OHHH, COOL!!!  What a gem! I'm sure it's going to be hard to part with that.....

  Thanks again, Fred!


  From Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 07/14/07 - "RE: Forwarded Message from an Old Friend":

Hi Carol

Thanks for passing along the message. I thought my email was already available. If you want, you can make it so. Thanks.

Hope you're well, Albert

   Thanks, Albert! It is so posted now!

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/15/07 - "Buckroe Beach ca. 1970":

Lookie what    Bob Buchan ('61 - of VA)  just put up on EBAY.

Wouldn't it cool if someone recognized (or WAS) one of those pictured?

   OHHHH, David! Can't you just feel yourself on that beach right now - only, back then?!?   about 1970

   Thanks so much, Gentlemen! I've posted this great card on the Buckroe Beach page - about halfway down: 


  From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/16/07:

While I sit here with all the tears streaming down my face from Carol's (last) letter I wanted to let      David (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) know that most of my people are from Montgomery Co., VA. also. (That just sank in.) Hey Boy, we take drugs to help us live longer.....we just can't remember why! That's why I admire your mind, Carol. You're so great.

Linda May ' 66

     WOWZERS, Linda May, my mind is out to lunch most of the time! But thanks for the kind words!

   From Jerry Blanchard (62) of VA ('62) of VA - 07/16/07 - "Charlie Nuttycombe / Julie Conn":


Just a short note to have everyone take a look at this website. A tribute to two really great men. It makes it even more enjoyable reading to have a Crabba write this.

Jerry Blanchard (62) of Va.

A tribute to Charlie Nuttycombe

On Aug. 1, the Peninsula Sports Club will honor Charlie Nuttycombe, who coached track and football at both Newport News and Menchville high schools for more than 30 years.

Chris Nicholson, a 1965 Hampton HS graduate, wrote this tribute to Coach Nuttycombe:

Coach Nuttycombe – A Teacher of Values
Tribute by a ’65 Crabber

How do you teach teenagers values when they are rarely paying attention? Sports is an ideal venue to accomplish this because at least the kids must pay attention in order to acquire the requisite skills and make the teams. Coaches, just like teachers, come in all sizes and abilities to influence.

Typhoon Coaches Charlie Nuttycombe and Julie Conn had a major influence on me when they showed that they were concerned about my athletic development in spite of the fact that I was a Crabber. The effect was minor at that time. But as the years passed, I found I was drawing on their unselfish interest in me and using that to modify the way I interacted with colleagues. It is amazing how small but genuine expressions of interest and concern by coaches, teachers, and mentors can have long lasting positive effects on the recipients. Through these actions, many times, are transmitted the essential knowledge of how to interact with others.

Thank you Coach Nuttycombe for being an inspiration to all those you touched.

The rivalry was intense between the Typhoons and the Crabbers in the early 1960’s as it always had been. As a Crabber high jumper at a meet at Newport News High in either 1963 or 1964, I was amazed when coach Julie Conn and later coach Charlie Nuttycombe spoke to me and offered some suggestions to improve my jumping technique.

Their words were genuine and they amazingly seemed to be trying to help me; I was confused at their interest because this was a competition between two schools who hated each other, or so it seemed to me at the time. They repeated this several more times before I graduated. Why would they be interested in improving the performance of a rival competitor? (My brother-in-law Lou Tyree had played football for Julie Conn at NNHS and was a decorated WW II and Korean War veteran. Later I learned he had called coach Conn and told him about me.)

The significance of that was lost on me for a number of years but as I matured, the testosterone influence diminished, and I was faced with other challenges, I realized that two of the most important things in life were treating people right and effective teamwork. Several times during my professional career when I questioned some aspect of my performance, I drew on the lessons learned years before from the two coaches whose efforts to help me might have had a negative impact on the “final score” but they were trying to build my confidence.

They were more interested in the development of a young man than they were in the “final score” of the track meet. The more we all focus on the development of young people, like Coach Nuttycombe always did, the better off the community, the state, the nation, and world will be. Thank you Coaches Nuttycombe and Conn for collectively having been one of several inspirations in my life.

Chris R. Nicholson
HHS - 1965
Va Tech – 1970
Retired after 31 years of federal service - 2003
HRvarsity administrator /

   WOWZERONI!!!  Thanks, Jerry! I've posted this on both Coach Nuttycombe's and Coach Conn's pages:



  From Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA - 07/17/07 - "Re: 07/15/07 -  Joy Comes in the Morning":

Thanks Carol.

It was nice seeing you again and meeting     Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of NC) when you were in Newport News a couple of weeks ago.

I am going to have a little more joy in the morning on July 21st when I arrive in London for a visit with my daughter, Stephanie Anspach Hunt (Fred's her dad) and her family for a week. She and her four children, Ashton 8, Cole 6, Gardiner 4 and Hayden 2, will be returning with me on July 28th to the US and will visit my husband, Ted and me, and also Fred and his wife, Marilyn. On the 18th of August, Stephanie's husband, Tim, arrives and we all go to the Outer Banks for a couple of weeks. How lucky are we to have two granddaughters and two grandsons and have remained friends after 20 years of marriage and 22 years of divorce?

Remember Donna Mick '65? I took an AARP driver refresher class and her mother was in my class. Donna lives in California now. Her mom still lives in Beaconsdale and looks great!

Take care, Love, Sue

   Thanks, Sue! It was great seeing you again, even under the circumstances.

   Have a fabulous trip abroad - as well as to the Outer banks - and enjoy your family!

   "Beaconsdale"?!? OOPS! We need a new page for "Our Old Neighborhoods"!

From Doug to Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 07/17/07 - "Rhondels in Yorktown on 7/20":

A Reminder that there will be a gathering Friday night in Yorktown for the Rhondels. Farmers, Tie-foons and Krabbas are invited. Even those Richmond folks from TJ.

Show starts at 6:30 PM. Bring your lawn chairs, beverage of choice and food if you so desire. Think we are pic-nicking this time. I strongly suggest you be a little early unless you like to walk quite a ways after parking.

Look for the PINK SIGN-----WHS----NNHS -----HHS and TJ.

Hope to see ya there.


   COOL! Thanks Karrin - and Doug! I've listed this below in the Dates to Remember!

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/17/07:

I would like to thank the members of my TYPHOON (and CRABBER) extended family for their expressions of sympathy and support following the death of my Mother. Whether by your e-mails, your entries in the Daily Press Obituary Guest Book, or your presence at the visitation and burial ... I was touched and inspired by each and every one of you.

What we have among us all transcends mere association during high school years; indeed, we have created a family which cares for and looks out for each other. Each of us should feel privileged and honored to be included in such a family. I know that I do.

   And so do I. Thank you, David! I've posted your note here as well:


  From Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 07/16.07 - "Glenn Dye mystery song":


Tell Glenn the song he is looking for was titled "I Know Why Dreamers Cry". The flip side is "Once In A Lifetime" and is listed on the label as by THE BROTHERS KENNEDY. The song came out in 1961 and was released on the Norfolk based Legrand label (the same label Gary US Bonds was on)

Best wishes,

Mike Leonard (68)

   WOWZERS! Thanks, Mike!

  From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 07/16/07 - "Gary Church":

Glenn Dye ('60 - of TX)...

Glenn, a small tidbit of information about Gary Church. When I was slinging beer at Barney's in Buckroe, ('64-67) during the summers, there was a Gary Church singing in a band that played frequently at Barney's. He wore glasses and was medium in height without a lot of meat on his bones. He was a terrific singer and one of the nicest guys I have ever talked to. We talked a lot during breaks and his ambition was to become a famous singer. Did not know about the record, sorry. I contribute this shred of info in case anyone that went to Barney's during this time period might remember and know more than I do...hope this helps in your search. ANYBODY?????

Re: Larry Armstrong. Had no idea that Larry was a teacher at NNHS. He came and went after I was no longer a student there. Now this is a guy to really look up to, which I had to do because I must have been 7 or 8 years old when I first met him. He taught me how to swim at the WWII Memorial Pool. I was not a slow learner but pretended to be because he was the most handsome man I had ever seen, except for my Daddy! Two years of lessons and then the diving board. Daredevil me pretended to be just the opposite, that way he spent more time with me. Didn't know what a crush was then, but realized later that was what it had to be. Sorry for being such a pest, Larry.

"Dimples" a.k.a. Sepi Prichard

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Sepi!   I've posted that second part on both Mr. Armstrong's page and the pool page:



  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 07/16/07 - "Glenn Dye ('60 - of TX) wanted to know...":

about the record "I Know Why Dreamers Cry"...I found one on eBay Item number: 190080485304
    David (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) probably beat me to it...they were called The Hamptons and they attended my church...Colonial Place Church of Christ...but I do not remember their names (three of them...) I believe his sister was Doris Beckner and she was a little person.

According to People Search, there is a Doris Beckner in Hampton. I do not know if she is listed in the phone book but she was Gary Church's sister.


   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks, Jean! The last time I checked, it was still available as a "Buy It Now" for $20.00 plus $3.50 S&H!

  From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 07/16/07 - "I Know Why Dreamers Cry":

---- Carol, your request

Hi Glenn

I know Gary Church very well. Gary and I played music together back in 69 and again in the early seventies. Gary is retired and living in Nags Head.

You are correct in the name of the song "I Know Why Dreamers Cry"€� The name of the group was "The Brothers Kennedy"€� a fine sounding duo, made up of Gary Church and Melvin Beckner. Melvin was killed in a car crash back in 66~68. His grave is about twenty feet from my father's. You mentioned Wayne Beckner (not Beckly). Wayne (brother to Melvin) played guitar in the back up band.

I also worked with Wayne. Wayne was one of the best Guitar players that EVER came out of Virginia. He could play any style. Wayne passed away some years ago while playing on stage.. doing what he loved to do. Berry Teague (A truly Great Sax man) told me that they were playing at the Moose Club, I think, He noticed that Wayne had stopped playing, He turned around and saw that Wayne had died right there on stage.

Odd that you are looking for the 45, they are very hard to find. Even Jackie Church, Gary's wife emailed me about four months ago to ask if I had a copy. I don't€™t but supplied her with a mpeg of it. A copy is attached to this email. I am having a hard time finding the words to the song but will continue to look for them.

Best regards and God Bless

Richard Dawes

   WOWZERONI-RINI!!!  Thanks so much, Dicky! I forwarded your message and the great attachment to Glenn and five or so others.

   If any of y'all would also like a copy, lemme know and I'll send it.


  From Me ('65) of NC - 07/16/07 - "Old Movie":

   I asked this question several years ago, and no one knew the answer then, but there are many more people with us now, so I hope my mystery may at last be solved, because it is soooo critically important, doncha know.

.  I've spent hours in the past (not lately) searching to no avail.  I'm trying to recall the name of a movie I saw as a little bitty girl.  Here are the facts as my sister,    Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC and I remember them:

   The movie was made sometime between 1949 and 1952.  It was a 3-D movie in vivid color.  It involved the days in India just prior to its gaining independence.  It showed Gandhi (my total reaction to him as the small child I was at the time was, "Why is that man wearing diapers?!?"), but his was by no means a major role in the movie.  Like any good Hollywood production, there was a love story between stars of the caliber of say, Stewart Granger and Susan Hayward (which is NOT to say it was them).  A train was prominently featured throughout, and much attention was devoted in the plot to an examination and expose of the caste system.  One particularly memorable scene showed the untouchables emptying the train's slop buckets in the general direction of the theater audience, very effectively highlighted by the 3-D process ("EWWW!!!!")

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"


  From Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 07/11/07:

Carol, dearest of the Dear, our Peninsula Sports Club is holding a special night for ex-NNHS/Menchville HS coach Charley Nuttycombe and we desperately need a method of spreading the word. Your web site might be the best of ways to do so.

Please, capture/reformat/re-do the following and post as a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – MILESTONE AWARD on NNHS65:


The Peninsula Sports Club honors NNHS and Menchville HS Coach Charley Nuttycombe
 Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 6:00 PM - Social; 6:30 PM - Dinner (BBQ, fried chicken & trimmings)
 Knights of Columbus Hall – 100 Columbus Way (off Nettles Drive) Newport News, VA
 Cost is $8 per person; RSVP no layer than Thursday, July 26, 2007 by calling 886-2745 (X100) or 592-8848.
 All (1956-1970) NNHS and (1970-1989) Menchville HS football and track team members
are encouraged to attend and make this a truly memorable night for Coach Nuttycombe.

Many, many thanks to you, Carol.

Steve Veazey NNHS ‘60

   Oh, Steve, how exciting! It'll be carried on all the Newsletters between now and then.  It's also posted on the main page of the site, as well as Coach Nuttycombe's page:


.    Thanks, Sweetie!

From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA to    Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 06/29/07  - "Looking for NNHS - class of 67":

If anybody has any contact information on the following- please let me know....Melissa is sending out letters with a form for you to return for the upcoming Reunion and we need to contact the following:

Frances Artman Shelton
Tanya Colleen Back Culp
Bradford Michael Bethea
Karen Kay Bost Jessup - I have sent her an email
Cathy Lee Crocker Kinzler
James Norman Dinwiddie - I sent him an email
Billy Conn Fox
Jerry Wayne Garrison
Robert Edward Howell - We called him Rocky
Colleen James Cole
Cloid Kenneth Jordan
Patrick Jude O'Brien
Eugene Leroy Price
Judith Ellen Salken
Kenneth J. Schwartz
James Clifton Wright

Thanks & hope to see you all soon for the BIG 40 !! :-) Marty

Marty McCoy
Office Manager

  From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 07/01/07 - "Looking for NNHS - class of 67":


We are searching for classmates for our upcoming reunion during Labor Day weekend ... can you help?

Contact Marty McCoy at

 I think we can do that, Terry! I'll call Marty soon - really, I will - and make another page or two for your Reunion, and then we'll try to hunt these Sweetie-Pies down for you.  I'm pretty sure at least one or two of them should be a piece of cake!

   Thanks, Terry - and Marty!

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.


1. Friday, July 20, 2007 - 6:30 PM - RHONDELS IN YORKTOWN - OPEN TO ALL "Farmers, Tie-foons and Krabbas - and even those Richmond folks from TJ"


3. Thursday, July 26, 3007 - Last day to RSVP to Peninsula Sports Club for Coach Charley Nuttycombe's Milestone Award

4. Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Peninsula Sports Club's Milestone Award for Coach Charley Nuttycombe's  

5. Thursday, August 2, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

6. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960

7. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967

8. Thursday, September 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

9. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957

10. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for All of Us - OPEN TO ALL

11. Thursday, October 4, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

12. Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Reunion - NNHS CLASSES OF 1941 AND 1942

13. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

14. Thursday, November 1, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

15. Thursday, December 6, 2007, 11:00 AM - Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch - Angelo's Steak and Pancake Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard - OPEN TO ALL WITH FRIENDS IN CLASS OF 1955

16. 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
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

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:

Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


  From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 07/11/07 - "Magazine Ads of yesteryear - #4 in a Series of 8 or 9":


Thought you might like these.

Great old Ads. Although, the last one is questionable for this forum.

God bless

Richard Dawes

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Dicky!

   There's much more to come - next time!

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

See You in September

(The Beach Boys)

I'll be alone each and every night
While you're away, don't forget to write

Bye-bye, so long, farewell
Bye-bye, so long

See you in September
See you when the summer's through
Here we are (bye, baby, goodbye)
Saying goodbye at the station (bye, baby, goodbye)
Summer vacation (bye, baby bye, baby)
Is taking you away (bye, baby, goodbye)

Have a good time but remember
There is danger in the summer moon above
Will I see you in September,
Or lose you to a summer love?
(counting the days 'til I'll be with you)
(counting the hours and the minutes, too)

Bye, baby, goodbye
Bye, baby, goodbye
Bye, baby, goodbye (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
Bye, baby, goodbye (bye-bye, so long)

Have a good time but remember
There is danger in the summer moon above
Will I see you in September,
Or lose you to a summer love?
(I'll be alone each and every night)
(While you're away, don't forget to write)

See you (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
In September (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
I'm hopin' I'll
See you (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
In September (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
Well, maybe I'll
See you (bye-bye, so long, farewell)
In September (bye-bye, so long, farewell)

"See You in September" midi courtesy of - 07/17/07

"See You in September" lyrics courtesy of - 07/12/07

“Summer of Love” Image courtesy of - 07/12/07

Red and Blue Twisted Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/12/07

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!

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

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