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08/06/06 - NNHS Newsletter
Alfred, Lord Tennyson's 197th Birthday

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.”

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(6 Aug 1809 - 6 Oct 1892)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    Let's pretend the last forty-eleven interruptions never occurred, and this issue was actually released Sunday night as intended...

   As long as this Newsletter is, you might think I'd be caught up on my backlog now, but it's just not true....



1.   Ronni Green Cristol ('64) of MD - 08/05/06:

I would love to be added to the mailing list
Ronni Cristol
Thanks so much!

   Well, Ronni, I thought surely you were already on our list!  Your mama (Mimi Weger Green - '40 - of VA) is on here, and your sister (Ricki Green Gray - '68 - of NC) is on here.  Where have you been?!?  GIGGLES!!! 

2.   Julia Wheary Lloyd ('65) of VA - 08/05/06

   Welcome aboard, Ladies! - (Ronni was already listed here)



    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/03/06 - "  Ed Beasley's 64/60 Birthday":

I have learned that Ed Beasley's birthday is 02 August 1946. I am sure he won't mind if you add him to the birthday page.
He informed me by e-mail that his reservation check will arrive by snail mail with an Ethiopian stamp and postmarked on his birthday.  Our very own James Bond, eh?

   I shouldn't think he'd mind at all, Captain!  Thanks!

   A Very Merry Un-Birthday to You, Eddie!

   Friday was the 216th birthday of The United States Coast Guard.  Belated Congratulations to you Coast Guardsmen out there!

   A very Happy Birthday today to Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX!

   And as I've been issuing Newsletters so sporadically lately, here are two more upcoming special days - just in case.  Monday is    Kenny Branch's ('62 - of AR) birthday, and Tuesday is Kathy Presgraves Whitt's ('71 - of VA).

   Many happy returns to you all! 

   If there are others among you (and I know there are!) who have not reported your birthdays to us yet, please do so!  Otherwise, how will we be able to annoy - oh, I mean - celebrate with you?!?


  The page hit count was at Hit #49,978 this morning at 6:30.  That means in all probability, we should hit #50,000 some time today or tomorrow.  It would be fun to know who did that and when.  Please flip to the front page as you log on and see what the counter is registering then.  The counter is right at the top of the page under the American flag:

   If you are the Lucky Winner, there's a prize coming your way - sooner or later....

   And please make note of the time when that happened for me.  You know how obsessive I am about such nonsensical detail!  Thanks!


   From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 08/01/06 - "Hillbilly Overalls!":

I just got back from a family reunion in W.Va. and these are the newest rage up there.
Jerry  TYPHOON Always "62"
Just out on the market by 'Dickies.'  
Order yours today as these are going fast!! 
   Oh, Jerry!  These are just so hysterically wrong!

   I'm reminded of this "great" line of script from that 2002 "classic", Kung Pow: Enter the Fist:

Chosen One: Killing is wrong. And bad. There should be a new, stronger word for killing. Like badwrong, or badong. Yes, killing is badong.

   These overalls are most certainly "badong"!!!

   Thanks, Jerry!


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 08/02
/06 - "Dear Carol, Lost Puppy, Where could it be?":

Dear Carol,

I thought you could use a good laugh (or at least a GIGGLE).
Always trying to cheer you up.

Your friend, Herbie


   I think I hurt myself laughing!!!  Thanks, that's just beyond horrible!      

 From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 08/03/06:

+It appears as I have feared, a girl going to a simple birthday party is swept off the face of the earth, "without a trace", by hooligans posing as party ride givers, only to hold her captive in their computer room until all traces of her Internet companions, her school chums, her friends for life, are despaired and scattered to the four winds never to be one family again! Oh MY Gosh, the disparities of it all. CAROL, where are you, Honey?

Did you know there is such a word as pooing? Amazing.  Well, I'm poo pooing your absence!

Linda May

   Linda May, you are such a hoot!  I can hardly wait to see you again in September!

   Your note arrived on Thursday just as I was releasing that Newsletter, and I almost hurt myself laughing!

   Okay, I'll tell you the truth.  This is what I do now.  If the choice were mine, I would spend 14 hours a day working on the website and Newsletters, recording as much history and sharing as many memories and reconnecting as many people as I could while time remained.  Someone else would cook all the meals and (manually) wash all the dishes.  (I would continue to wash all the clothes, as I'm a firm believer in Laundry as Therapy.)  That way I could easily produce five Newsletters a week.  When this doesn't happen, when I am MIA for days at at time as I was last week, one of four things has occurred.  I'm having computer difficulties, I haven't had the opportunity for one heinous reason or another, I'm physically ill, or I'm having difficulty concentrating on the task at hand due to premature (or well-earned, depending on your viewpoint) dementia.

   This week I had all four.  My online opportunities were few and far between.  When they did occur, I had repeated computer woes (which were ultimately semi-resolved by several "simple" rebootings - DUH!).  Several times during the week, I made an effort to begin, and literally couldn't remember what I was doing or how to do it.  The very thought of that nonsense in turn made me so sick I couldn't function in many other ways.  Coupled with the added stress of life in general, I'd have to say that it was not a good week - GIGGLES!!!

   But it was so good hearing from you.  And your version of what might have happened sounds so much better than the truth!  Abducted by wild hooligans!  Well, Lady, it's as I've always said; some of us just lead more exciting lives than others! 


  From Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 08/03/06 - "Friendship":

This image shows a line of little girls holding hands facing the immensity of ocean waves.

Alone they might be washed away, but together they stand strong. Thank you each for holding my hand somewhere along the way when I was facing a wave of my own. I hope you will reach for my hand when your own wave threatens.


All of us girls... Old and young... Near and far... Hold special memories of good times we've shared. We've had our share of hard times when our friends were there to make us feel better. We've shared... our hearts our time our secrets our fears our hopes and our dreams. Let us never break the chain of friends!                      

Pass this on to all of those girls that you are happy to have as friends.

   This is so cute!  And Janice, you and I have been good friends since we were almost that small!  Thanks, Lady!  

  From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 08/03/06 - "Class of 60 senior class song":

Carol, thought you might want to add the Class of 60 senior class song to the graduation pages.


NNHS Class of 60 Senior Class Song

There will always and ever be room in our hearts,
For things we’ve done in high school days:

Our words, our deeds, our thoughts.
We will always remember the faces we’ve known,
And memories of our happy days wherever we shall roam.
So as we walk life’s narrow way,
Although we cannot see
What lies ahead in future years or
What our fates will be
To our dear Alma Mater
Our thoughts will often go
And will make us think of happy days
And friends we used to know. 

Words by Sammy Lipes and Mary Ann Milne


   What a great idea! Thanks, Karen!    I'll be adding these class songs to all of the Graduation pages, but we've started with 1960 and 1965:


  From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 08/03/06 - "Passing of Paul Shaver":

Hi Carol:

So sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather. 

   Thanks, Cathy!  It seems to come and go - nothing serious, just highly annoying!

I was saddened to hear of Paul Shaver's passing. I didn't know him personally but I know his brother, Jack and wife Mary Lou; we attend the same church and they are a wonderful couple. I know that his mother was also a wonderful Lady and she must have imparted her best qualities on her children, because all that I have had the pleasure of meeting are a credit to her and her husband. My deepest sympathy to all the Shaver Family.  

Catherine Hudson

   Thank you again, Cathy.  I'd have to concur with that, though I've never had the privilege of meeting any of them.


 From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 08/03/06 - "True story...":

Hi Carol,

I thought this would make a few chuckle.  I went to Virginia on June 25 because my mother was having a knee replacement and I wanted to be there until she got out of rehab.  Of course they do all your pre-surgical testing ahead of time, register you, etc. 

The morning of the surgery they come in and say, "Mrs. Poole, do you know why you are here?  Do you know what we are doing to you?" 

Mother puts on her sweetest smile and says, "Yes, honey I am having my knee replaced because it is very painful to walk". 

Confident that mother knows what is going on, the nurse leaves. 

Mother turns to me and says, "If they don't know why I am here and what they are doing to me...we are in big trouble!"   

   Ohhh, Jean!  I do love this!  What a hoot!  Thanks!


  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 08/03/06:

Carol and    Chandler Nelms ('Hampton HS - '63 - of MD)........
I don't know about the Jurgensen sisters, but Linda Carmines is married to George Burroughs, has two children, and lives in Poquoson.
There are two Brenda Coles...... one graduated in 61, the other in 63.  Since you liked older women, maybe 63?  Chandler?
I saw Bettyrene Cook (HHS - '64) at the 40-Year reunion..... she still looks the same..... she married Jack Pope from her class.
Carolyn Haldeman (HHS - '59 - of VA) married the Hampton lawyer, Frear Hawkins,
two children, lives in Hampton.

   Oh, yeah, I knew that!  I just neglected to mention it!

I graduated with Martha Reed Ennis.......married John Murphy, two children, lives in Darien, CT, and owns Martha Reed Murphy Interior Designs.
The only Wyatt who graduated with me in 65 is Rita Gale Wyatt.

   Maybe her name was Betty Wade Wyatt??  Maybe she was in another class, say '64 or '66?!?  I can't quite remember  I can't recall her parent's name either - but I can see all their faces, and I do know exactly where they lived.

   Thanks, Gloria!


  From Joe Wingo, President of the Class of 1965, of NC - 08/03/06:

Dear Carol,
As I read    Danny Coleman's ('63 - of NC) note in today's letter, I had a rush of memories as an 8th grader. You see, "back in the day", Coach Range would designate certain JV players that would move up to Varsity for the two week period after the JV season ended and before the Thanksgiving Day showdown with Hampton. 9th graders and up got to dress for that Turkey Day spectacular. While I was fortunate(?) enough to get to practice with the Varsity for that period, as an 8th grader I would have lost a year's eligibility if I had dressed for that one, I didn't.
But, the point here is the names that Danny see,     Downey Wray ('61) and Jim Workman ('61) would pummel me right before Bobby Boyce ('61),   Gerald Schweida ('62) or Allen Hall ('61) would run over me. It was quite fun to be able to get your butt kicked twice during one play!!! Danny probably ran over me a time or two himself!!!
In all seriousness, I remember what a great bunch of guys these folks were. Seeing Danny's list just brought back some really good, albeit painful, times.
Those were the days!!! Probably learned more about life in that two weeks then any other time I can think of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello Danny...hope you're well. Thanks for the memories.
Carol, as always, you're the best.
Joe Wingo

   Joe, Honey, so often the obvious is lost on me.  You've mentioned your precious football memories to me more than once, and while I've carried them in the Newsletters, I've never posted them elsewhere on the site.  They should have been added to the particular football page of the year mentioned.  Of course, the fact that I never created that page might have slowed me down somewhat....

   For now, I added this one to the main football page:

   Later, I'll find your earlier messages and create those missing pages, and add them where they belong.

   I suppose it's because I'm always so excited to hear from you, I forget what I'm doing.  Thanks, Sweetie!


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/03/06 - "Queen Street in the 60's":

Now .... THIS is a Queen Street which we can all remember.


   OHHHH, David!  It's certainly just as I remember it!!!  Thanks so much!

   Apparently this page was just waiting for this card:

  1960's - Queen Street, Hampton, VA 


  From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 08/04/06 - "Teachers - You Might Like This":

Excellent point:
The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.
One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"
He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers:
"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."
To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Susan. Be honest. What do you make?"
Susan, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make?
"I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
I make kids sit through 40 minutes of study hall in absolute silence.  
"You want to know what I make?
 I make kids wonder.
 I make them question.
 I make them criticize.
 I make them apologize and mean it.
 I make them write.
 I make them read, read, read.
 I make them show all their work in math and perfect their final drafts in English.
I make them understand that if you have the brains, and follow your heart, and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you make, you must pay no attention because they just didn't learn."
Susan paused and then continued. "You want to know what I make?
'I MAKE A DIFFERENCE' What do you make?"

"Teachers make every other profession possible"

   This is just super, Cathy, and oh, so true!  Thanks!


From Roberta Hilsdon ('70) of GA - 08/04/06:

So sorry you've been under the weather. Hope you start feeling better very soon.

   Thanks, Roberta!   It's just so disconcerting to sit down, stare ay the monitor, and actually be able to feel the circuits in my so-called brain misalign to the extent that I can't remember what to do or how to do it.  Sigh.
   Oh, well.  The good news is - it's not contagious!


  From Jay Stiles ('68) of VA - 08/04/06:

Good Morning, Carol,
I was wondering about you and the extended silence, I hope everything is OK or at the least heading that way.  You have a whole world out here that is pulling for you. You don't have to suffer alone; you give us a lift almost everyday. 

We had the same problem with our A/C at the beginning of the summer. Ever try to get a repairman during a heat wave!  Luckily, we also had the coolest three weeks during our wait for the repairs. 

  Chris Starkman ('68 - of CA), Mrs. Cameron would indeed be proud.  I see that you and Carol belong to the same society:  red-tipped white cane league, your both too kind, or either my checks to you both did not bounce.  Well, gotta go walk the dog.


Typhoon Nation take care,
Jay Styles, '68
PS:  BJ,A&F!  Thanks Carol!
   Hey, Jay!  Thanks for your note - and concern!  I really appreciate it!
   I know I'm being obtuse (or worse), but for the life of me, I cannot work out your closing anagram, "BJ,A&F!"
   At first I thought "A&F" might stand for "Abercrombie & Fitch", but then I decided it must be for "Always & Forever".
   But I'm not even going to venture a guess on "BJ".....
   I thought it might be a common chat term, but my #4, 6, and 7 children didn't know it.  My sister thought it might be a highway patrol usage, but that would bring us back to where we don't want to go.....  Could you relieve my curiosity before you take off for points south and north, please??  Thanks so much!
   The thought of a broken air-conditioner make my blood run chill - or boil - or something equally unthinkable...
Good Evening Carol,
Your powers of reasoning or logical deduction are correct:  Always and Forever.  Hope you are doing simply fantastic.
Jay Styles, '68

   Actually, Jay, that was pure inspiration.  It just popped into my head.  But I still don't know what.....  Oh, never mind.  I'm afraid to ask.

   Thanks, Sweetie!  Have fun in South Carolina and Maine!


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/04/06 and 08/05/06 - ""NNHS 64/60 CONFIRMED



   Thanks, David!    I've posted them for you:


  From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 08/05/06 - "Celtic Dance of the
Spurned Lover":

After reading    David Whitley's ('67 - of VA) letter, which offered the following:
"I would do that thing they do in the courtroom if I could ever remember the correct way, you know, right hand on the Bible, left hand raised, or, left hand on the Bible, right hand on your heart, or right hand in your pocket, left foot on the bench, or both hands clasped behind the back, while doing the Celtic Dance of the Spurned Lover. If I could only remember the correct sequence."
I will gladly pay $10 to see David do that Celtic Dance with any of the variations he mentioned, and I'll up the price to $15 if we get to record the dance to enjoy repeatedly. Several of us can remind him of each sequence, none of which is guaranteed to be correct, and add the Dance of the Spurned Lover to the web page.
Eleanor Nowitzky


   Eleanor, I think that is a simply marvelous idea!!! 


   David, you gorgeous creature, you simply must attend the reunion in September so we can have this valuable record.  The possibilities are endless!

   Besides, you owe me several dances.

   Well, except we won't look much like this because there is that 14" difference in our height.  No matter.

   Thanks, Eleanor!



    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/20/06 - "ATTENTION ALL CLASS

If you will require lodging, we have reserved a block of 15 rooms at the Point Plaza, 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News VA, for Saturday night, October 14th, at a special NNHS rate of $79 (Standard) or $99 (Suite) plus 12.5% tax. You must make your reservation NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006. Call 1-757-599-4460 or 1-800-841-1112. In order to receive the special rate, you must clearly say "NNHS Class of 1964 Birthday Celebration" when making the reservation. Because of this requirement, it is recommended that you DO NOT make your reservation over the Internet.

   Thank you, David!  Y'all have fun!



   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:



The Great Open Reunion
sponsored by the NNHS Class
of 1966
in honor of their graduation 40 years ago
will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 from 7:00 PM
to 1:00 AM
RJ’s Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.

September 30, 2006, meet at 11:00 AM at Newport News High School
(now Huntington Hall) for a tour of the high school and gym.
Parking is available next to the gym on Huntington Avenue.

Saturday, September 30, 2006 from 7:00 PM to midnight,,
the grand affair will be held
at Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA, 757-599-4460.

NTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at


The 60th Birthday Celebration
for Members of the NNHS Class of 1964

will be held
on Saturday, October 14, 2006, 7:00 - 11:00 PM at Spirit Events,
12672 Patrick Henry Drive, Newport News, VA 23602.


We all agree that the Class of 1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion.  However, the Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964
to our 60th Birthday Celebration.

But, the good news for all you High School Reunion "Junkies" out there
is that you can look forward to our 45-year Reunion in 2009.

CONTACT Dave Spriggs at


The Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by Aug. 1.

On Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all classmates
who wish to attend. 

CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at
or 757-868-1111

"Dinner" Planning Meetings for
The Class of 1962!

They would love to have as many of their classmates as possible to participate in the future as they plan the details of their upcoming 45-Year Reunion!!  Please plan to join them at their next meeting.

If you did not receive an announcement, they do not have your address. 
Please email Pat Floyd Pride at
or Brenda Amos Williams at

for directions, and so that you can stay in touch

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:



  From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 07/13/06 - "Need A Laugh!?" (#8 in a series
of 12):

Hi Carol: 

Thought you might get a chuckle out of some of these, a friend of mine sent them to me. 

Catherine Hudson


   Yeah, those gas prices would be a relief right about now.  Our price here in Fayetteville is 2.97 at the moment....

   But I must say it would prove difficult to buy gas at any price without stopping!

   Thanks so much, Cathy!  I think we're all always in the market for a good laugh!


 I'm Confused... AND, I would LOVE to find those gas prices!!!    



  You cannot imagine all the wondrous things running waaaay back into July yet awaiting my processing. 
Stay tuned......

  Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





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

 The Lady of Shalott

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1833 and 1842

On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And through the field the road run by
To many-tower'd Camelot;
And up and down the people go,
Gazing where the lilies blow
Round an island there below,
The island of Shalott.

Willows whiten, aspens quiver,
Little breezes dusk and shiver
Through the wave that runs for ever
By the island in the river
Flowing down to Camelot.
Four grey walls, and four grey towers,
Overlook a space of flowers,
And the silent isle imbowers
The Lady of Shalott.

By the margin, willow veil'd,
Slide the heavy barges trail'd
By slow horses; and unhail'd
The shallop flitteth silken-sail'd
Skimming down to Camelot:
But who hath seen her wave her hand?
Or at the casement seen her stand?
Or is she known in all the land,
The Lady of Shalott?

Only reapers, reaping early,
In among the bearded barley
Hear a song that echoes cheerly
From the river winding clearly;
Down to tower'd Camelot;
And by the moon the reaper weary,
Piling sheaves in uplands airy,
Listening, whispers, " 'Tis the fairy
The Lady of Shalott."

There she weaves by night and day
A magic web with colours gay.
She has heard a whisper say,
A curse is on her if she stay
To look down to Camelot.
She knows not what the curse may be,
And so she weaveth steadily,
And little other care hath she,
The Lady of Shalott.

And moving through a mirror clear
That hangs before her all the year,
Shadows of the world appear.
There she sees the highway near
Winding down to Camelot;
There the river eddy whirls,
And there the surly village churls,
And the red cloaks of market girls
Pass onward from Shalott.

Sometimes a troop of damsels glad,
An abbot on an ambling pad,
Sometimes a curly shepherd lad,
Or long-hair'd page in crimson clad
Goes by to tower'd Camelot;
And sometimes through the mirror blue
The knights come riding two and two.
She hath no loyal Knight and true,
The Lady of Shalott.

But in her web she still delights
To weave the mirror's magic sights,
For often through the silent nights
A funeral, with plumes and lights
And music, went to Camelot;
Or when the Moon was overhead,
Came two young lovers lately wed.
"I am half sick of shadows," said
The Lady of Shalott.

A bow-shot from her bower-eaves,
He rode between the barley sheaves,
The sun came dazzling thro' the leaves,
And flamed upon the brazen greaves
Of bold Sir Lancelot.
A red-cross knight for ever kneel'd
To a lady in his shield,
That sparkled on the yellow field,
Beside remote Shalott.

The gemmy bridle glitter'd free,
Like to some branch of stars we see
Hung in the golden Galaxy.
The bridle bells rang merrily
As he rode down to Camelot:
And from his blazon'd baldric slung
A mighty silver bugle hung,
And as he rode his armor rung
Beside remote Shalott.

All in the blue unclouded weather
Thick-jewell'd shone the saddle-leather,
The helmet and the helmet-feather
Burn'd like one burning flame together,
As he rode down to Camelot.
As often thro' the purple night,
Below the starry clusters bright,
Some bearded meteor, burning bright,
Moves over still Shalott.

His broad clear brow in sunlight glow'd;
On burnish'd hooves his war-horse trode;
From underneath his helmet flow'd
His coal-black curls as on he rode,
As he rode down to Camelot.
From the bank and from the river
He flashed into the crystal mirror,
"Tirra lirra," by the river
Sang Sir Lancelot.

She left the web, she left the loom,
She made three paces through the room,
She saw the water-lily bloom,
She saw the helmet and the plume,
She look'd down to Camelot.
Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror crack'd from side to side;
"The curse is come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott.

In the stormy east-wind straining,
The pale yellow woods were waning,
The broad stream in his banks complaining.
Heavily the low sky raining
Over tower'd Camelot;
Down she came and found a boat
Beneath a willow left afloat,
And around about the prow she wrote
The Lady of Shalott.

And down the river's dim expanse
Like some bold seer in a trance,
Seeing all his own mischance --
With a glassy countenance
Did she look to Camelot.
And at the closing of the day
She loosed the chain, and down she lay;
The broad stream bore her far away,
The Lady of Shalott.

Lying, robed in snowy white
That loosely flew to left and right --
The leaves upon her falling light --
Thro' the noises of the night,
She floated down to Camelot:
And as the boat-head wound along
The willowy hills and fields among,
They heard her singing her last song,
The Lady of Shalott.

Heard a carol, mournful, holy,
Chanted loudly, chanted lowly,
Till her blood was frozen slowly,
And her eyes were darkened wholly,
Turn'd to tower'd Camelot.
For ere she reach'd upon the tide
The first house by the water-side,
Singing in her song she died,
The Lady of Shalott.

Under tower and balcony,
By garden-wall and gallery,
A gleaming shape she floated by,
Dead-pale between the houses high,
Silent into Camelot.
Out upon the wharfs they came,
Knight and Burgher, Lord and Dame,
And around the prow they read her name,
The Lady of Shalott.

Who is this? And what is here?
And in the lighted palace near
Died the sound of royal cheer;
And they crossed themselves for fear,
All the Knights at Camelot;
But Lancelot mused a little space
He said, "She has a lovely face;
God in his mercy lend her grace,
The Lady of Shalott."

Oh, boy .... music for a poet.  I know that Loreena McKennitt did a song titled "Lady of Shalott"
which set Lord Tennyson's words to music. I suggest another sound/no sound option
for that newsletter. For the "no sound" simply include the words of the poem:

For the broad band folks, an excerpt of Loreena's vocal (MP3; 745kB)
Lyrics:  See above link

C'est plus que parfait!  You know how I do love Lorena!  Thanks so much, David!!!

Image of John William Waterhouse's 1888 painting,"The Lady of Shalott" courtesy
of - 08/06/06

Peach Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 04/05/05

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 Birthday Cake Courtesy of Gathered Gifs at - 04/15/04

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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