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07/25/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Beyond the Blue Horizon

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming
of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying
the roses blooming outside our windows today.”

- Dale Carnegie
(14 Nov 1888 - 01 Nov 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I do believe this is one of the most unusual midi files we've ever used here.  I like it!

BONUS #1 - - Beyond the Blue Horizon - The Three Suns, 1940's

BONUS #2 - - Beyond the Blue Horizon - Lou Christie, 1974 - beautiful slide show


Friday, July 25, 1969 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon declared the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expected its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This began the "Vietnamization" of the war.


  Happy Birthday tomorrow to       My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND   Bill Roady ('60) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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


30 -     Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND         My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, American School, IL) of IL;

31 -
  Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND    Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA;

01 - Bette Heath ('57) of VA AND          My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL AND  Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 07/24/09 - "Old Movie Theaters":

Hello Carol,        Fri. July 24, 09

While catching up on recent newsletters, I noticed some recent interest in old movie theaters.

In newsletter 07-19-09    Mike Leonard ('68 - of VA) asks about the Pix Theater.  My cousin,       Jean Lankes (Hampton HS - ’72 - of VA) responded in 07-20-09 with a newspaper ad copy identifying the location and era of the Pix.  
Saturday, July 24, 1943 Wednesday, September 20, 1944

Considerable  information on old theaters can be found in issue 03-10-05 with participation by    Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58 - of VA),    Craig Miller ('63 - of FL),    Ron Miller ('59 - of NC),   Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64 - of VA), Charles Wicke (June, '45),    Judy Phillips Allen ('66 - of VA), and myself.

My own wordy input in that issue also revealed the Port Theater which was constructed by the Army during WW-II at the foot of 25th Street, next to the James River beach.

Also, I mentioned an original Stuart Theater which had been on Wickham Avenue.  I still haven't fulfilled my promise for more information - including a photograph - but will try to get to it soon.  In the meantime here are some more tantalizing clues:

1.  The version No. 1 Stuart Theater was located at 2009 Wickham Avenue.
2.  Nearby were a lunch room at 2003 and a billiard parlor at 2100.
3.  There are very few people alive today that could have seen these places.

Let's hold on to our history of old Newport News.

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Thank you so much for "rescuing" that for us, Fred; I would never have been able to locate it! I'm trying to organize this a bit better, and I'm not yet done, but I am moving closer to the goal; this is now posted on Old Movie Theaters.

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 07/24/09 - "Bond Carter":

Hi Carol. Me again.

I hope I did not offend you with my opinion about America. You know I would not do that for the world. OK?

   Oh, of course, Linda May! I was not offended at all! I was simply in awe of you; even staring my 62nd birthday in the face, I'm still way too immature to not take most things in my life for granted.....

Could you ask         Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC to sent me his story on Bond Carter? You know when I saw Bond I had to know about it, right? (I'm still looking)

Much Love,
Linda May' 66

   It took me a while, but I sent your note on to Bill. Thanks, Lady!

  From Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA - 07/24/09 - "email change":


Please change    Frank Gibson's class of '63 email address to ___________________ instead of ___________________.

I finally got him his own account!


   WHOO-HOO! Thanks, Judy - and thanks too for taking care of Frank's email for all these years! I've made the switch now.

       From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 07/24/09 - "Good Thought - Made in America":

I received this email from a friend and am passing it on to you because it makes good sense to me. 

Good idea...  one light bulb at a time....

Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe's the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA. Start looking.

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track. Let 's get behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more. My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico now.  I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.

This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheet s. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off brand labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland, Ohio.

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here.

So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets....yep, you guessed it, Bounce costs more money and is made in Canada. The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others ... so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!

(We should have awakened a decade ago......)

Let 's get with the program.... help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A.

   Thanks, Paul!

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 07/24/09 - "Sorry, I Forgot.":

Hello Dave,        Fri. July 24, 09        copies to Tom Lawford, Charles Wicke, Carol Harty
Sorry I'm so late sending this.  Kept forgetting.
From UK News:

Adults forget three things a day, research finds.

The average adult forgets three key facts, chores or events every day, a study has found.

The study also found men are more likely to forget things than women - even though women generally have more to remember like watering the plants.

Around 15 million of us will leave a cup of tea to go cold today while a similar amount will forget where they put the keys to their house or car.

Meanwhile, 12 million go to the shops only to completely forget what they went for - and the same will forget about wet washing in the machine, according to research.

PIN numbers, passwords and chores such as taking food out of the freezer the night before and charging your mobile phone also featured highly on the list. And more than one in ten admits forgetting to buy a lottery ticket which may have cost them a win.

The study also found men are more likely to forget things than women - even though women generally have more to remember.

Modern hectic lifestyles and increased workloads and pressures as well as modern technology were blamed for the increase in our levels of forgetfulness.

A National Lottery spokesman said: "Brits are busier than ever in their work and personal lives and it seems we just have too much to remember for our crowded minds.

"Computers, phones and organizers provide support and can ensure we do not forget the important pieces of information we need every day.

"Worryingly people may miss out if they fail to have their lucky numbers entered into the lottery draw.

"Using the web to play can ensure that never happens, although it won't keep your cup of tea warm for hours on end."

The study found the technology boom has also played a part, leaving us with more gadgets than ever before to plug in and charge or take care of.

Despite work pressures it is within the home environment where most things are forgotten, such as credit card payments, children's school events or food related things.

The study found one in four people have missed an important appointment and nearly one in five have fallen out with a friend over a forgotten date or event.

One in ten have also been in trouble with friends for forgetting either the name of their offspring or their birthday.

And six per cent have been dumped for forgetting a partner's birthday.

The poll of 2,000 adults nationwide also revealed six per cent have forgotten their partner's birthday and a similar amount have forgotten their wedding anniversary.

Writing notes and sticking them around the house was the method most people used to ensure key dates or events weren't missed.

Others used the kitchen calendar or mobile phone reminders.

It also emerged that despite the number of things we forget only one in four people actually admit they are forgetful.

Women fared much better than men in the report, failing to recall an average of two and a half things every day compared to 3.5 things for men.


1. Letting a hot cup of tea go cold

2. Where you put your keys

3. What you went to the shop for

4. Washing in the washing machine

5. Taking food out of the freezer

6. Charging your mobile / iPod

7. Not swearing in front of the kids

8. Replacing toilet roll

9. Where you parked the car

10. Friend's kids birthday

11. Watering the plants

12. Your age

13. Friend's birthday

14. Recording your favourite programme

15. Burning toast

16. Write a Thank You letter

17. Names of friend's children

18. Buying milk

19. Locking the car

20. Where you put your wallet

21. Food in the oven

22. Buy a lottery ticket

23. Put the toilet seat down

24. Take the washing in

25. Turn off a tap

I'm surprised that misplacing glasses is not mentioned.  I finally realized that most of the time they are up on top of my head.  To remedy this I typed a small note that said "look on top of your head first."  Then I forgot where I put the note.  Finally found that I had taped it to the earpiece on my glasses.  I should have looked there first.
I tried to check on whether I was forgetting three things a day.  When I got to the third thing I found I had forgotten what the first two were.  So I guess my current average is about 5 a day.  If you tell any of my friends, be sure they understand that this is about memory, not sex.
Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, Fred!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/24/09 - "*◆* Cute Humor *◆*":

The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, 'My Mommylooked back once while she was driving,' he announced triumphantly, 'and she turned into a telephone pole!'

A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan. She asked the class, 'If you saw a person lying on the roadside,all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?' A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, 'I think I'd throw up.'

A Sunday school teacher asked, 'Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark?' 'No,' replied Johnny. 'How could he, with just two worms.'

A Sunday school teacher said to her children, 'We have been learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a Higher Power. Can anybody tell me what it is?' One child blurted out, 'Aces!'

Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School.
'Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind Enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved.'
'Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?' his Mother asked.
'Well, no, Mom. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!'

A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous, when it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, 'The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know.'

The preacher's 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why.
'Well, Honey,' he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages. 'I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon.'
'So, how come He doesn't?' she asked.

A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, 'So your Mother says your prayers for you each night? That's very commendable. What does she say?'
The little boy replied, 'Thank God he's in bed!'

During the minister's prayer one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews. Tommy's mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked, 'Tommy, whatever made you do such a thing?'
Tommy answered soberly, 'I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He did!'

A pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night. 'Yes, sir.' the boy replied.
'And, do you always say them in the morning, too?' The pastor asked.
'No sir,' the boy replied. 'I ain't scared in the daytime.

When my daughter, Kelli, said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past). For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, 'All girls.' This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this closing. My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, 'Kelli, Why do you always add the part about all girls?'
Her response, Because everybody always finish their prayers by saying 'All Men'!'

Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.
'Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer.' said his mother.
'I don't need to,' the boy replied.
'Of course, you do.' his mother insisted. 'We always say a prayer before eating at our house.'
'That's at our house.' Johnny explained. 'But this is Grandma's house and she knows how to cook!'

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Shari!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/23/09 - "CLEAN FUNNIES FOR TWISTED PEOPLE (#2 in a Series of  9)":

   Joyce Cahoon

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/24/09 - "~ Friendship~ (#1 in a Series of  8)":


OOOH! Thanks, Shari!



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 - 07/24/09:

Work quotes

"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work." Robert Frost

"The easiest job in the world has to be coroner. Surgery on dead people. What's the worst thing that could happen? If everything went wrong, maybe you'd get a pulse." Dennis Miller

"Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?" Edgar Bergen

"Doing nothing is very hard to never know when you're finished." Leslie Nielsen

"The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job." Slappy White

"I only go to work on days that don't end in a 'y'." Robert Paul

"It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up." Muhammad Ali

"A good rule of thumb is if you've made it to thirty-five and your job still requires you to wear a name tag, you've made a serious vocational error." Dennis Miller 


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 07/23/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Beyond the Blue Horizon

Words by Leo Robin
(06 Apr 1900 - 29 Dec 1984)

Music by Richard A. Whiting
(12 Nov 1891 – 10 Feb 1938)


W. Franke Harling, 1944
(18 Jan 1887 - 22 Nov 1958)


Blow, whistle blow away,
Blow away the past.
Go engine anywhere.
I don't care how fast.
On, on from darkness into dawn,
From rain into the rainbow,
Fly with me.
Gone, gone all my grief and woe.
What matter where I go if I am free?

Beyond the blue horizon
Waits a beautiful day.
Goodbye to things that bore me.
Joy is waiting for me.
I see a new horizon.
My life has only begun.
Beyond the blue horizon lies a rising sun.

"Beyond the Blue Horizon" midi (sequenced by Eugene Hayek) and lyrics courtesy of - 07/25/09

Image of Jack McCoy's DVD Cover, "Blue Horizon", courtesy of - 07/25/09

Blue Neon Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/25/06

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

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

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

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 05/15/08

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