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07/20/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Red Sails in the Sunset

“Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea,
because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up.”

- Henry David Thoreau
(12 July 1817 - 06 May 1862)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Sailing, anyone?!?

BONUS #1 - - Red Sails in the Sunset - Nat King Cole - audio only

BONUS #2 - - Red Sails in the Sunset - Dean Martin, Feb. 29, 1968

BONUS #3 - - Red Sails in the Sunset - Tony Martin, with images of Cyd Charisse

BONUS #4 - - Red Sails in the Sunset - Billy Vaughn - nice slide show

BONUS #5 - - Red Sails in the Sunset - surprise!



Sunday, July 20, 1969 - Apollo program: The lunar module Eagle landed on the lunar surface. The world watched in awe as Neil Armstrong took his historic first steps on the Moon. - "...the human race accomplished its single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human first set foot on another celestial body."

BONUS - - First Moon Landing, 1969

Sunday, July 20, 1969 - American actor Josh Holloway was born in San Jose, CA.

Sunday, July 20, 1969 - Pop entertainer Cathy Wayne (b. 07 Dec 1949) became the first Australian woman to be killed in the Vietnam War.



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

 Happy Birthday tomorrow to The Lucado Twins,   Gail and   Dale ('68) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

27 - Harry Horace (Crystal River HS, FL - '65) of FL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!



1. Karen _____ Sale ('68) of VA - 07/19/09:

Sunday 07/19/2009 12:33:43am
Name: Karen Sale (68)
Marital Status married (Bill 2/2/66) (64)
City/Country: Hampton, Va.
Hobbies genealogy, civil war reenactment, preserving thru living history,
old cars (56 Ford) and amateur radio
Comments I love reading about everyone. Brent's civil war pics were great. Need to get a little closer to date to see if we can make the reunion. Take care!!!!!!!!

   Thanks, Karen!


       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 07/19/09 - "Add-on to     Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60 - of VA) comment":

In your most recent newsletter (7/18), Joan talked a bit about stoic shipbuilders during the depression. She said, amongst other interesting things:
"During the depression the shipyard was one of the few employers who didn't lay off their employees.  They reduced the number of shift hours, so each of their employees had some money coming in."
I'd like to add some numerical information to further highlight the conditions at NNS during the height of the Great Depression, and include a related, heart-warming short story:
Around the beginning of 1931, the yard cut everyone's pay by ten percent. A few months later, another ten percent cut had to be made. In addition, craftsmen working on naval vessels in that time period were limited to 4 days-32 hours a week.    
In the late 1920s/early 1930s, the Foreman of the NNS Boiler Shop was Robert Carter (whom everyone called Captain Bob). He had several children, including Hubert. Following is an excerpt that I wrote a few years ago about the Carter family:
After attending Walter Reed Grammar School, Hubert went to Newport News High School, where he played football in his senior year. He graduated in February 1934, in the middle of the nation’s painful recovery from The Great Depression.


Nevertheless, his Father managed to get him a low-paying job as an inexperienced helper in the shipyard’s boiler shop. However, it wasn’t too long after that when Captain Bob was forced to make some personnel cutbacks in his department. He told Hubert to go home. When his son protested, saying that his Dad could lay off someone making more money (and everyone, just about, made more money than an unskilled helper), his Father replied: “Boy, go home. I can take care of you. I won’t lay off a man that has a family.”


That story was related to me by Hubert's son, Bond Carter, who took me to see his Dad (Bond had worked for me at NNS in the early 1970s). I completed and presented a story entitled A Family of Shipbuilders to the Carter clan about a year before Hubert passed away. 

   OHHH, thank you, Bill, that is a moving account! I've posted Joan's comments and yours on the shipyard page: 




    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/19/09 - "America":

The story by Mr. Nistorescu was nice.......but.
Others who write about the United States, usually good, have a lot to say, but in no way do they know what we know about our home.
No American takes were we live for granted. It is only the Congress and the Senate who forget, rather quickly, what we want when they are blinded by favors and lose money.
It would be ideal if they could only serve six years, total, no re-election and only for one dollar a year......
I am a American. I do not take it for granted. Period.

Linda May '66

   You're a good woman, Linda May! I myself (spoiled brat that I am) find I take many things for granted, often until it is everlastingly too late.

   I assume that things, having once been, will always be. 

   I assume that because I live someplace one day, I'll live there forever.

   I assume that because I cheerfully wave goodbye to people one day, I'll see them again soon.

   I assume that the people I love will always be there.

   I personally take far, far too much for granted.....

   Thanks, Lady!


      From Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - ’72) of VA - 07/19/09 - "Pix theater":

Hiya Carol,

  I have three scans of movie listings in the Daily Press, 1943-1944, two of which show the Pix Theater... see attachments. Sure enough, the location is 26th & Huntington.

Jeanie Lankes
HHS 72

Saturday, July 24, 1943 Wednesday, September 20, 1944

   WOWZERONI!!! Thank you so much, Jeanie, what treasures these are! As soon as I'm able to see what I'm doing once more, I'll post them where they belong, so that we may enjoy reading them whenever we like!


        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX - 07/02/09 - "WW II posters :~ (#16 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!



From ArcaMax - 07/19/09:


Two twins returned home each with a letter from their teachers explaining they had been using extremely bad language and not to come to school.

The next day when the twins each gave their dad the letter he gave them a hiding and sent them to bed.

The next morning when the twins got up, the dad asked, "What do you want for breakfast?"

One of the twins replied, "I'll have some of those blankety-blank cornflakes, thanks!"

His dad immediately gave the twin a hiding and sent him to bed.

"Now, what do you want for breakfast?" the dad asked the other twin.

"Well," replied the boy, "I won't have any of those blankety-blank cornflakes, that's for sure!"


Computer Term Dictionary

State-of-the-art: Any computer you can't afford.

Obsolete: Any computer you own.

Microsecond: The time it takes for your state-of-the-art computer to become obsolete.

G3: Apple's new Macs that make you say, "Gee, it's three times faster than the computer I bought for the same price a microsecond ago."

Syntax Error: Walking into a computer store and saying, "Hi, I want to buy a computer and money is no object."

Hard Drive: The sales technique employed by computer salesmen, especially after a Syntax Error.

GUI (pronounced "gooey"): What your computer becomes after spilling your coke on it.

Keyboard: The standard way to generate computer errors.

Mouse: An advanced input device to make computer errors easier to generate.

Floppy: The state of your wallet after purchasing a computer.

Portable Computer: A device invented to force businessmen to work at home, on vacation, and on business trips.

Disk Crash: A typical computer response to any critical deadline.

System Update: A quick method of trashing ALL of your software.



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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Red Sails in the Sunset

Music by Hugh Williams (pseudonym for Will Grosz)
(11 Aug 1894 - 10 Dec 1939)

 Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy, 1935
(20 July 1902 – 6 April 1984)

Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me
She sailed at the dawning, all day I've been blue
Red sails in the sunset, I'm trusting in you

Swift wings you must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We marry tomorrow
And she goes sailing no more

Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me

<instrumental interlude>

Swift wings you must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We marry tomorrow
And she goes sailing no more

Red sails in the sunset
Way out on the sea (ooh-wee-ooh, wee-ooh)
Oh, carry my loved one
Home safely to me


 "Red Sails in the Sunset" midi courtesy of - 07/06/09

"Red Sails in the Sunset" lyrics courtesy
of - 07/19/09

"Red Sails in the Sunset" Image (taken 29 June 2005 in LA) courtesy of - 07/19/09

Sailboat clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 07/20/09

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

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

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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