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08/16/11 - NNHS Newsletter - All Alone Am I

“Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity
with someone who has ceased to communicate.”

- Germaine Greer

(b. 29 Jan 1939)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

     Here's another look at a Newsletter from three years ago:

BONUS - - All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee


"All Alone Am I" is the title of a song from 1962 (see 1962 in music) popularized by the American singer Brenda Lee. The music was originally composed by the Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis and recorded by Tzeni Karezi for the soundtrack of the film To nisi ton genneon (The Island of the Brave). Later, a new version of the song was produced by Owen Bradley and appeared as the title track on one of Lee's albums.

In 1960, the Greek film Never on Sunday was released to considerable acclaim, earning multiple Academy Award nominations in the US. The film's star, Melina Mercouri, was nominated for Best Actress, while the title song from the film won the Oscar for Best Original Song for Greek musician Manos Hadjidakis, who had composed the music used in the film. A melody that appeared in both Never on Sunday and The Island of the Brave was sent to Lee's management as a tune to be considered for the singer to record, and after being translated into English by Arthur Altman, became "All Alone Am I".[1]

"All Alone Am I" became a top 10 pop hit in both the US and the UK. The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1962[2] and number seven on the UK Singles Chart in February 1963.[3] The song also spent five weeks atop the US Billboard easy listening chart in November and December 1962, Lee's only song to do so.[1] The B-side to the single, "Save All Your Lovin' For Me", reached number 53 on the US pop chart.


  Happy Birthday tomorrow to Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene Chapman ('57) AND   Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL!

  Happy Birthday this week to:

18 - Etta L. Baker ('57) AND   Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA;

19 -
Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND      Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA  AND        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA;

20 -        the late Chip Clark ('65) (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA;

21 -   Bob Buchan ('61) of VA AND    Lynn Wright Hickman ('63) of VA;

23 - Charles Allen ('57) AND Pam Russell Hanzlik ('63) of NC AND         My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1.   Thelma Baker ('65) of CA - 08/15/11:

Monday 08/15/2011 11:40:36am
Name: Thelma Baker
Marital Status Divorced
City/Country: El Centro, CA
Hobbies Volunteer work
raising my 3 cats

   Thelma! I've been trying to find you for ten years! Thanks so much for signing our Guest Book - let us hear from you more often!


  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 07/26/11 - "The August 19 - 20 Open Reunion Sponsored by the Class of 1966":


Please put the following note in your next newsletter:

The Class of 1966 45-year Reunion has moved the Saturday night function FROM the Warwick Yacht Club TO Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News.  The start time has changed FROM 7:00 p.m. TO 7:30 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room.  Dress is casual, Bermudas allowed.  The reason for the move is that we outgrew the Yacht Club!!  Also, this means that we can now accept more people.

If you would like to attend, please call Dee Bartram at (757) 868-8443 or e-mail her at   

Friday night will still be at RJ’s Restaurant on Jefferson Avenue.

Thank you so much, Carol!

Dee Hodges Bartram



Thursday, Aug. 15, 1861

Robert Anderson had been a major when he was ordered to Fort Sumter. Although he did little there except endure a bombardment and then surrender his command to open the active part of the War of Southern Rebellion, he was promptly promoted to Brigadier General. Today he got his new assignment: command of the Department of the Cumberland. This consisted of Kentucky, Anderson’s native state, and Tennessee. Due to somewhat unsettled conditions in both places, Anderson established his headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio

Friday, Aug. 15, 1862

In the aftermath of the Seven Days’ battles on the Peninsula, both sides had been preoccupied with tending the wounded and burying the dead. Movement was finally beginning, and took the usual form of this stage of the war: a Union withdrawal. Even this was not without hazard. Commodore Wilkes sent three gunboats, the USS Galena, Satellite and Port Royal, up the James River to the Chickahominy. Their assignment was to cover the withdrawal of McClellan’s left wing as it crossed the waterway.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 1863

A a very odd seagoing vessel was delivered by two covered railroad flatcars to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard today. Commander of the defenses of Charleston Harbor, Beauregard had decided this contraption was his secret weapon against the Union fleet. The former boiler was now the CSS Hunley, one of the first submarines to be used for war. Propelled by seven men turning a crank to drive her propeller, and steered by a eighth, the Hunley had so far proved far more lethal to her crews than to Union warships. She killed nearly everyone who set foot in her, including H.L Hunley, the financier who had put up the money for her construction and may have contributed some ideas for the design.

Monday, Aug. 15, 1864

While Raphael Semmes may have been the most famous of the Confederate commerce raiders, he was far from the only one. Commodore John Taylor Wood was in the middle of a reign of terror off the coast of New England. Today his CSS Tallahassee took six ships. He burned five after loading all personnel onto the sixth, which he released on bond. The New York insurance industry was furious at the toll being taken on their profits and deluged Navy Secretary Gideon Welles with requests to abate the nuisance.



Friday, Aug. 16, 1861

In what would seem to be a case of incredibly belated noticing of the obvious, Abraham Lincoln issued a declaration today. It stated that the inhabitants of a number of areas calling themselves the Confederate States of America were “in a state of insurrection against the United States, and that all commercial intercourse” should forthwith cease and desist. It wasn't that he hadn't noticed earlier that a war was going on, but in fact an important legal issue. Among other things it served notice that no further compromising would be done. In addition it put a halt to what had been a thriving cotton trade in the border states.

Saturday, Aug. 16, 1862

It was a day of movement for many armies. Maj. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith led his Confederate Army of Kentucky across the Cumberland River out of Tennessee into Kentucky. Gen. George McClellan finally completed his move out of Harrison’s Landing into the Aquia Creek area. His goal was to meet up with John Pope’s Army of Virginia. The two of them were joining forces against Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, which was itself on the move away from Gordonsville.

Sunday, Aug. 16, 1863

Wartime prompts technological innovation, and the Civil War was certainly no exception. Torpedoes, or what would today be called mines, were developed for use on both land and water. The land versions were condemned by both sides as inhuman, but both sides used them anyway. A water-borne variety was in use today on the Stono River in Charleston. They were set afloat to drift into Union shipping, where they caused chaos but little damage. Admiral John Dahlgren promptly ordered a net strung across the river to nab future nasties.

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1864

Confederate commerce raider Commander John Taylor Woods was up to his usual business today. Since breaking through the Union blockade at Wilmington, N.C., last Thursday, Wood had captured seven ships that day, six on Friday, but then only two on Saturday, all in the offshore area of Sandy Hook, N.J. He took Sunday off to move north, and Monday grabbed six. Five more were out of business today. Wood’s usual tactic was to burn all but one of a day’s take and load personnel on to the remaining one.

    From Stacy Dorn Davis ('64) of VA -  08/15/11 - "California":

So we’re now in Southern California.  I do love it.  Today we went to Big Bear Mountain.  Absolutely beautiful view.  The humidity here is extremely low, and for the most part, we haven’t had your guys heat.     Who else from NNHS is out here?

   Wonderful, Stacy - thanks! I'm always hesitant to compile lists as I usually manage to have so many glaring omissions, but in perusing the Alumni Pages, and limiting myself to just your class and the ones just before and after, I spotted the following people on my subscriber list:

                 Ronnie Glasofer Margolis ('63),   Michael Sisk ('63),    Patti Anderson Marshall ('65),     Howard Conn ('65),    David Ellenson ('65) (He's primarily based in NY, but maintains residences in CA, OH, and Israel - I think!); and   Anne Marlow Fitzgerald.   

     For those NOT necessarily on my subscriber list, I checked the Contact Pages for the Classes of '63, '64, and '65, and also found    Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) (in the Sacramento area), and   Thelma Baker ('65) (in El Centro).

      By expanding this search to include other classes, you're certain to find more. Happy Hunting, Stacy!

  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 08/15/11 - "Your Tailgate Invitation: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 4:00 PM - TIL":

Carol please post.
  After last year's fiasco, (the parking lot closed early and no one was allowed in, as soon as the game started the Gestapo came around and stopped all of the parties) what could happen this year?  Well, I guess we are going to find out!  Due to a surprisingly loud clamor from former participants (I actually received one phone call inquiring about this year's tailgate) we are going to give Christopher Newport one last try.  Get your butts out and join us and let's all have a good time. After all, if we do not enjoy the rest of this ride why bother to get on the bus?

If the entrance is closed, ford the mote, scale the wall, and join your friends.  You're lucky to have them.  Hope to see you there.

C. Blaine Jones

(C) 703-474-1389
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
Mark Twain

   Thanks, Chuck! I remember how frustratingly upsetting it was for y'all last year when things went so wrong after so much preparation - better luck this year!

From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/04/11 - "Some Thought Provoking Signs (#6 in a Series of 16)":

     Thanks, Glenn - I really enjoy these! There's far too little blatant goofiness in the world! 


From - 08/15/11:

Dear Dad,

$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can`t think of anything I need. $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.


Your $on

The Reply:

Dear Son,

I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.



1. Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pub AND the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News.  DETAILS:; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at - OPEN REUNION!

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, see: and contact Gary Fitzgerald at or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961

3. Saturday, August 27, 2011, NOON - Mike O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Reunion Luncheon for the 97th Rifle Company, USMC

4. Thursday, September 1, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

5. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

6. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Typhoon Tailgate at CNU - 4:00 PM - TIL. For details, see: and contact Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA at 703-474-1389 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!

7. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

8. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956

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

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309



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All Alone Am I

English words by Arthur Altman (1910 - 18 Jan 1994)

Music by Manos Hadjidakis (23 Oct 1925 – 15 June 1994)

Recorded by Brenda Lee (b. 11 Dec 1944), 1962

All alone am I ever since your goodbye
All alone with just a beat of my heart
People all around but I don't hear a sound
Just the lonely beating of my heart
No use in holding other hands
For I'd be holding only emptiness
No use in kissing other lips
For I'd be thinking just of your caress

All alone am I ever since your goodbye
All alone with just a beat of my heart
People all around but I don't hear a sound
Just the lonely beating of my heart

No other voice can say the words
My heart must hear to ever sing again
The words you used to whisper low
No other love can ever bring again.

All alone am I ever since your goodbye
All alone with just a beat of my heart
People all around but I don't hear a sound
Just the lonely beating of my heart.

 "All Alone Am I" midi courtesy of - 08/09/05

"All Alone Am I" lyrics courtesy of - 08/09/05

Brenda Lee record album image courtesy of - 08/09/05

Little Girl All Alone Image courtesy of - 08/14/05

Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/16/05

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

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
Thanks, Joyce!

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