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07/19/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Blue Angel

“And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing
old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square;
they thought they were back in the war.”

- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(b. 24 Mar 1919)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   It's good to think of angels on Sunday, right??

BONUS - - Blue Angel - Roy Orbison

   And for another type of Blue Angel:

BONUS #1 - - Virtual Blue Angels Rollin' Skyhawks (HD - 720p), 1980

BONUS #2 - - The Blue Angels - "Taking Care of Business!"

BONUS #3 - - The Blue Angels, Memorial Day, 2008



Saturday, July 19, 1969 - Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the Moon.

Saturday, July 19, 1969 - John Fairfax arrived at Ft. Lauderdale, FL by having ROWED there from the other side of the ocean - the first person to row across the Atlantic Ocean:

Saturday, July 19, 1969 - Gloria Diaz won the Miss Universe Pageant, when the Philippines received its first title.



  Happy Birthday today to Dale Chestnut (Nakina HS, NC - '54) of VA,  Mannie Smith ('57) AND   Sylvia Midgett Mullins Brown ('70) of VA!

 Happy Birthday tomorrow to Harlan Hamby ('57) AND Alan Jecmenek of TX (? - '?)!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

21 - The Lucado Twins,   Gail and   Dale ('68) of VA;

22 - Jerry Saunders ('57) AND     Bryce Bartel (Brighton High, UT - '04) of UT;

23 - Newell Blayton ('57) AND Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57):

25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);

26 -       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND   Bill Roady ('60) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



1. Peggy Sue Johnson Janke ('60) of OH - 07/18/09:

Saturday 07/18/2009 9:22:35pm
Name: Peggy Sue Johnson Janke (NNHS 1960)
Marital Status married
City/Country: Cable, Ohio

   Thanks, Peggy Sue!

      From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 07/18/09:

......its researchers directed the Lunar Orbiter Project, which mapped the moon's surface in the mid-1960s. Photographs debunked the theory that the moon's surface was covered with several feet of dust.

Kilgore was among the engineers to first view the images, which were taken by a high-powered camera circling the moon from 40 miles away.

"We got pictures of the moon nobody else even thought about," he said.

The project was imperative to NASA's next step: building a spacecraft to land on the moon.

Its design was the subject of heated debate, one that was ultimately won by the persistence of a stubborn but brilliant NASA Langley engineer.      

My long civil service career began in Oct 65 at NASA.  I'm proud to say that although I was not an engineer, but a lowly clerk-typist, I worked in the Lunar Orbiter Project Office (fondly called LOPO).  Unfortunately for me, by the time the orbiter launch proved successful, I had moved on to employment at Ft. Monroe.  I missed the huge celebration!

   AWWWW! :o(

Memories of the Garden Pharmacy in Stuart memory is a painful lesson in life.  I had Daddy's car one evening......can't remember where I told him I was going, maybe the library?  Noooo, I headed straight to the Garden Pharmacy, where a guy I liked worked........talked to him for a bit, then he introduced me to his cute friend.   Anyhoo, the car wouldn't start when I needed to get back home.......had to call Daddy, so he could take care of the situation.  Of course, as we all know, lying to Daddy was worse than the car breaking down.  I didn't get the car again anytime soon, but that cute guy became my first "real" boyfriend for two years!! 

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Gloria - you naughty baby! I added your second comment to the Garden Pharmacy page:



  From Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 07/18/09 - "Movie Theatre":

Good Evening Carol,

I find it interesting that the 1945 Anchor lists the Stuart Theatre at 18th and Wickham, while the 1945-1946 phone book has it at 19th and Wickham.

Also, there is a listing for a Pix Theatre at 26th and Huntington. Does anyone recall this theatre??

Mike Leonard (68)

   Thanks, Mike, I noticed that discrepancy too! I think the phone book entry must surely be a typo.

     Both the ad layout given to the Anchor staff by the Gordon family who owned the Stuart, and    David Rosenwasser's ('64 - of MO) memory as a near neighbor, list the 18th Street address, and they would both be better sources in this instance.


June 1945 Anchor, p.103



   Had the theater been located at 19th Street and Wickham, it would have had to have been on the other side of the Colonial Store - and it wasn't.

   Hey, can anyone see that ad that's "posta" be showing above?!? All I'm getting is a big blue spot - like a blue ghost. Today is supposed to be about angels, not ghosts.....

  Now, about that Pix Theater - "Anyone? Anyone?"


  From Jean Baker Howell ('69) of VA - 07/18/09 - "Class of '69":

We have two more to add to our attending list.  Gary Livingston and Helen Konstant Stephenson, both of VA. 

Thanks, Jean

   Thank you, Jean! Helen was already listed, but I added Gary's name; they're both in the middle column:


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/18/09 - "U.S. Citizenship":

U.S. Citizenship

Could you pass the U.S. Citizenship test?

Sure, you've lived here all of your life. You've taken U.S. history in school, but could you pass the test?

A person taking the U.S. citizenship test is typically asked about a dozen of 100 potential questions. They are allowed to miss a couple.

Take a minute and see how you would do with these 12 questions.

Click below for the correct answers:

1. What do the stripes on the flag mean?
a) They represent the 13 original colonies
b) They represent each of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence
c) They represent the battles fought for United States independence

2. How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?
a) 23
b) 19
c) 27

3. What are the three branches of our government?
a) Legislative, executive, and judicial
b) Legislative, parliamentary, judicial
c) Executive, legislative, parliamentary

4. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
a) It ordered that Pilgrims be freed from British oppression
b) It ordered that slaves in rebel territory be freed
c) It allowed citizens of the United States to claim land

5. Who becomes president of the United States if the president  and the vice president should die?
a) The secretary of state
b) The attorney general
c) The Speaker of the House of Representatives

6. Which countries were our main allies during World War II?
a) United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Italy, France
b) United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, China, France
c) United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, China, France

7. What is the 49th state of the Union (United States)?
a) Alaska
b) Hawaii
c) New Mexico

8. How many Supreme Court justices are there?
a) 9
b) 12
c) 13

9. What is the national anthem of the United States?
a) "America the Beautiful"
b) "This Land is Your Land"
c) "The Star-Spangled Banner"

10. In what year was the Constitution written?
a) 1776
b) 1771
c) 1787

11. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
a) Constitution
b) Mayflower
c) Titanic

12. How many representatives are there in Congress?
a) 104
b) 284
c) 435

None of the questions are multiple choice on the actual test. Applicants are asked the questions by an examiner.

Other questions from the 100 questions on the citizenship test:

Can you name two senators from your state?

According to the Constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to become president.
Name one of these requirements.

Why are there 100 senators in the Senate?

What do the stars on the flag mean?

What are the duties of Congress?

How many representatives are there in Congress?

What is the supreme law of the United States?

What is the Bill of Rights?

Can you name the 13 original states?

What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American Colonists?

What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?

Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?

What special group advises the president?

Name three rights or freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

Name one purpose of the United Nations.

Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

How many times may be a senator be reelected?

How many times may a congressman be reelected?

Click the link below for the correct answers:

   Thanks, Shari! Most of these are painfully simple, but somehow a few of the others don't fall quite as easily from the tongue now as they did forty-eleven years ago.....


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/18/09 - "RE: NNHS Class of 64 students who went to CNC - after a bit of dialogue":

Hello, Carol,

I hope you're feeling better today...not coming down with some bug.

   GIGGLES! Actually, the six of us are playing Pass the Bug - much like the old Hot Potato game of our childhood.....

 Lynn Walker Brothers ('65 - of VA) is one of the students interviewed by retired CNC coach Mary Lu Royall for the essay, "Women Made It Happen: Building the Women's Sports Program" in Memories of CNC: The First Decade, so she's not one of our "lost" students. In fact, she's pictured in that essay, since she was on the first women's basketball team.

Many of us remember     Bobby Artman ('63) (02 Jan 1945 - 25 Oct 2000). He too is named in Memories, as one of the members of the first Track Team at CNC, coached by NNHS grad.        Raoul Weinstein ('57 - of FL), who also taught math for us in the early 60s. I located him through your NNHS Newsletter! Nobody knew how to find him when we were working on the book, but of course he is in the book.

Carol, I am going to send you a complimentary signed copy of Memories as a token of thanks for all you've done, and are continuing to do, in helping me locate the NNHS students who became our CNC students of the First Decade. I'm going to do the same for        David (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) also. It is a real pleasure working with such dedicated people as you two.


   WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thank you so much, Jane!  I really appreciate that!

   I love this job!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/18/09 - "Wow!":

We rarely get a chance to see another country's editorial about the USA.

This article is from a Romanian Newspaper written by Mr. Cornel Nistorescu and under the title: 'C'ntarea Americii (Ode to America).

Ode to America 
Why are Americans so united?  They would not resemble one another even if you painted them all one color!  They speak all the languages of the world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and religious beliefs.

On 9/ll/2001, the American tragedy
turned millions of people into a hand placed over the heart.  Nobody rushed to accuse the White House, the Army, or the Secret Service that they are only a bunch of losers.  Nobody rushed to empty their bank accounts.  Nobody rushed out onto the streets nearby to gape about.  Instead Americans volunteered to donate blood and to give a helping hand.

After the first moments of panic, they raised their flag over the smoking ruins, putting on T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the national flag. They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in every place and on every car a government official or the president was passing. On every occasion, they started singing: 'God Bless

I watched the live broadcast and rerun after rerun for hours, listening to the story of the guy who went down one-hundred-floors with a woman in a wheelchair without knowing who she was or of the Californian hockey player, who gave his life fighting with the terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting a target that could have killed other thousands of people.

How on earth were they able to respond united as one human being?  Imperceptibly, with every word and musical note, the memory of some turned into a modern myth of tragic heroes.  And with every phone call, millions and millions of dollars were put into collection aimed at rewarding not a man or a family, but a spirit, which no money can buy.  What on earth can unite the Americans in such way?  Their land?  Their history?  Their economic Power?  Money?  I tried for hours to find an answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases with the risk of sounding commonplace, I thought things over, I reached but only one conclusion: Only
freedom can work such miracles! 
Cornel Nistorescu

It took a person on the outside, looking in, to see what we take for granted!


Thanks again, Shari! I ran this through Truth or Fiction, and guess what?  It's true, though it is almost nine years old! :

"The Truth: Happily, this one is true. It is an editorial from the Romanian newspaper with the name 'Evenimentul Zilei' -- News of the Day. Managing Director Cornel Nistorescu published the piece on September 24 (2001), calling it 'Ode To America.'"


        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 07/02/09 - "WW II posters :~ (#15 in a Series of 18)":

Thought you might like bh

  Some old fashioned  Patriotism.

I wonder whatever happened to this kind of thinking in America. I got a lump in my throat when I read this..  I "grew up" thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN  way!  I am glad to see that somebody saved these. The statement at the end says it all!


These were our parents. What in God's name have we let happen to our Country? We were taught these values and then we let them die .....  I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember anything like these? Whatever happened? Political correctness (or "re-education") happened, lack of God's name happened, lack of personal responsibility happened, lack of personal integrity and honesty happened, lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened, lack of being an American happened.

Brent Harty
"You may be whatever you resolve to be."  General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

   Oh, I DO like them! Thanks so much, Brent!



1.   From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

Attached is the two-sided brochure.... It has an order form on it. All former CNC students (whether or not they got a degree from CNC) can get the $5 alumni discount if they order the book with this form. They will need to write on the order form "alumni discount" and put $24.95 in the blank beside $29.95. They will have to pay S&H also and (if in Virginia) 5% Sales Tax.
Attached also is an ad we ran in the Daily Press, which lists places where the book can be bought in the Tidewater area. Except for the CNU bookstore, there is no discount price for these copies. However, buyers can get signed copies at all of these places EXCEPT the CNU Bookstore, which did not want signed copies.  Signed means signed by all 3 authors: Chambers, Hubbard, and Wood.

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":


Attention all 1964 TYPHOONS:

If we have a current mailing address for you, then your 45th Reunion package was mailed to you on 23 June. In it you will find a letter detailing our plans for the reunion, a reservation form to be completed and returned to us no later than 1 September, and an input form for the 2009 Edition of the Old Rusty Anchor.

If you do not receive this package (or put it aside and misplace it - - yes, it happens), then you may find these same documents available to you on the NNHS web site at this address:

These documents are in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have the free Adobe Reader, you may download and install it from this address:

You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!



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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

5. 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  kwitte@tampabay, - CLASS OF 1960


PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/16/09

BLOG: - 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
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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Blue Angel

- Roy Orbison
(23 Apr 1936 - 06 Dec 1988)

(Sha, laaa, laaaa, dooby-waaah
(Bum, bum, bum, yip, yip, vum)
(Sha, laa, laaa, dooby-waaah)
(Bum, bum, bum, yip, yip, vum)

Oh, Blue Angel, don't you cry
Just because he said goodbye
Oh, uh, uh, aah, no, don't cry

Oh, Blue Angel, have no fear
I'll brush away lonely teardrop
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Whoo, whoo, ooooooo

Well love's precious flame
Just burned in vain
But you're not to blame
He thought love was a game
It's'a, oh, such a shame
But don't you cry, don't sigh
I'll tell you why
I'll never say goodbye
Blue Angel

(Sha, laa, laaa, dooby-waaah)
(Bum, bum, bum, yip, yip, vum)
(Wah, wah, wah)

We'll have love so fine
Magic moments divine
If you'll just say you're mine
I'll love you til the end of time

Don't you worry your pretty head
I'll never let you down
I'll always be around
Blue Angel
(Sha, laa, laaa, dooby-waaah)
(Bum, bum, bum, yip, yip, vum)

Blue Angel
(Sha, laaa, laaaa)


"Blue Angel" midi courtesy of - 07/10/09

"Blue Angel" lyrics courtesy of - 07/18/09

Animated Blue Angel clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/26/09
Thanks, Shari!

Angel clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 12/19/07

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

Brighton High School (UT) Logo courtesy of - 08/02/07

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

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

Animated Head-Banging Smiley courtesy of - 07/0/09

Animated Sick Smiley courtesy of - 05/04/09

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

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

Animated Kissing Smiley clip art courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
Thanks, Judy!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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!

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