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07/30/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
White Rabbit

“The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit
standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree.”

- Steven Wright
(b. 06 Dec 1955)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

     Today's Newsletter theme was suggested on 07/06/09 by         my daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, American School, IL) of IL, who has always been a big Alice in Wonderland fan.  Thanks, Baby Girl - and Happy Birthday!

BONUS #1 - - White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane, 1967

BONUS #2 - - White Rabbit and Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane appearing on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, 1967



Wednesday, July 30, 1969 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon made an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam, meeting with President Nguyen Van Thieu and U.S. military commanders.



  From Marc ("Jody") Glazer of VA - 07/30/09, 7:05 AM - "  Ralph 'Rusty' Glazer":

Hello Carol. My brother passed away this A.M. in Manassas, VA.  Lengthy illness. Parkinson’s.  Obit should be in the Washington Post tomorrow.  Funeral plans incomplete at this time.

Rusty was Class of 61. 

Appreciate your keeping the “Typhoon spirit” alive.

Marc Glazer (Class of 65)

   Oh, Jody, I'm so very sorry to hear this! I remember Rusty as a very fine man. I've added his name and senior portrait to the In Memoriam page for 1961, and will make his Memorial Edition Newsletter as soon as I locate the obituary. You have my deepest condolences.



  Happy Birthday today to      Don Chaney ('66) of MD AND         My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, American School, IL) of IL;

  Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Helen Flax Kierstead ('58) of Ontario AND   Anne Sawyer Turpin ('65) of VA!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

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

02 -   Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND   Eddie Beasley ('64) in Ethiopia ( or somewhere equally exciting) AND  Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (deceased 03/11/99);

04 -   The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England;

05 - Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) AND   Frank Friedland ('60) of VA;

06 -   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX!

Many Happy Returns, One and All!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/29/09 - "Rose Bush":






   Thank you, Shari - what a beautiful image!


        From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 07/29/09 - "Subject: Smile, it's Saturday":

Smile, it's Saturday

   Thanks so much, George!


     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 07/29/09 - "Math Trick":

(I wish I could figure out how this is done....JR

Math Trick---- try this one--- interesting result!

Here is a math trick so unbelievable that it will probably stump you. Personally I would like to know who came up with this and why that person is not running the country.

Grab a calculator. (You won't be able to do this one in your head.)

1. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the Area Code).

2. Multiply by 80.

3. Add 1.

4. Multiply by 250.

5. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number.

6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again.

7. Subtract 250.

8. Divide number by 2.

Do you recognize the answer ??

   Thanks, Janice! The math geniuses in our presence have solved this one (or a variant thereof) for us before. They have even patiently and repeatedly explained to me how they did it, though certainly I cannot tell you how it's done now. My mind caught the vision for one brief, shining second, and then it was gone, dissipated like so many far fetched dreams of years past. I think it may have something to do with the Magic Number 9.....


  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 07/29/09:

A redneck was stopped by a game warden in South Louisiana recently with two ice chests full of fish. He was leaving a cove well-known for its fishing.

The game warden asked the man, 'Do you have a license to catch those fish?'

'Naw, sir', replied the redneck. 'Hain't got no license. Y'all must understand, these are my pet fish.'

'Pet fish?'

'Yes sir. Every night, I take them down to the lake and let 'em swim 'round for awhile. Then, when I whistle, they jump right back into these ice chests here and I take 'em home.'

'That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that.'

The redneck looked at the warden for a moment and then said, 'It's the truth, Mr. Government Man. I'll show you. It really works.'

'O. K.', said the warden. 'I've got to see this!'

The redneck poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited.

After several minutes, the warden says, 'Well?'

'Well, what?', says the redneck.

The warden says, 'When are you going to call them back?'

'Call who back?'

'The FISH', replied the warden!

'What fish?', replied the redneck.


Moral of the story: We may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain't as dumb as some government employees.

You can say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north, do ya?

    Thanks, Bill!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/29/09 - "The Four Candles":

The Four Candles

  The four candles burned slowly. Their Ambience was so soft you could hear them speak...

The first candle said, "I Am Peace, but these days, nobody wants to keep me lit."

Then Peace's flame slowly diminished and went out completely.

The second candle said, "I Am Faith, but these days, I am no longer indispensable."

Then Faith's flame slowly diminished and went out completely.

Sadly the third candle spoke, "I Am Love and I haven't the strength to stay lit any longer. People put me aside and don't understand my importance. They even forget to love those who are nearest to them."


And waiting no longer, Love went out completely.

Suddenly...A child entered the room and saw the three candles no longer burning. The child began to cry, Why are you not burning? You are supposed to stay lit until the end.

Then the Fourth Candle spoke gently to the little boy, "Don't be afraid, for I Am Hope, and while I still burn, we can re-light the other candles."

With Shining eyes the child took the Candle of Hope and lit the other three candles.

Never let the Flame of Hope go out of your life. With Hope, no matter how bad things look and are...Peace, Faith and Love can Shine Brightly in our lives.

   Thanks again, Shari!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/23/09 - "CLEAN FUNNIES FOR TWISTED PEOPLE (#7 in a Series of  9)":

   Joyce Cahoon

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Joyce!



      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/24/09 - "~ Friendship~ (#6 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 - 07/29/09:

Dog Lover

The 6 a.m. regulars at the dog run are, not surprisingly, a pet-oriented group. Recently John started discussing his trip. “The flight was awful! We were delayed for a few hours, and when we finally boarded, the baby behind me didn’t stop crying for the whole flight.”

Another dog run regular turned to him in surprise: “What did the owner do?”


Back in Bed

His aching back made it impossible for my friend’s husband to get a decent night’s rest on their lumpy mattress. “Until I feel better, I’m going to sleep on the couch,” he announced.

Ordinarily, a spouse moving out of the bedroom isn’t a good sign for the marriage. So his wife couldn’t resist: “Okay, but as soon as we have an argument you’re back in our bed.”


All in the Perspective

Two mothers met for coffee. “Well Ruthie, how are the kids?”

“To tell you the truth, my son has married a real tramp!” says Ruth. “She doesn’t get out of bed until 11. She’s out all day spending his money on Heaven knows what, and when he gets home, exhausted, does she have a nice hot dinner for him? Ha! She makes him take her out to dinner at an expensive restaurant.”

“Oh! What a shame. And how about your daughter?”

“Ah! Now there’s a lucky girl. She has married a saint. He brings her breakfast in bed, he gives her enough money to buy whatever she needs, and in the evening he always takes her out to dinner at a nice restaurant.”




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: -

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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White Rabbit

Words and Music by Grace Slick (b. 30 Oct 1939)

(Jefferson Airplane, 1967)

One pill makes you larger
and one pill makes you small
and the ones that mother gives
you don't do anything at all -
go ask Alice, when she was just small.

And if you go chasing rabbits
and you know you're gonna fall
tell 'em a hookah
smoking caterpiller has given you the call
for Alice, when she was ten feet tall.

While men on the chessboard
get up and tell you where you go
and you've just had some kind of mushroom
and your mind is moving on - go ask Alice - I think she'll know.

When logic and proportion
have fallen - sloppy dead
and the white knight is talking backwards
and the Red Queen says
"Off with her head," remember what the Dormouse said:
"Feed your head. Feed your head."


"White Rabbit" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/06/09

Image of "White Rabbit" courtesy of - 07/30/09

White Rabbit Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/30/09

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

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!

Animated United States Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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