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08/18/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Red House

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world
may be different, because I was important in the life of a boy.

- Forest E. Witcraft

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   Today's Red Newsletter is an homage to Woodstock, which ended 40 years ago today.

BONUS - - Red House - Jimi Hendrix - at Woodstock, August 1969



"While playing Red House at Woodstock, Hendrix snapped his high E-string in the middle of the performance and kept playing the second half of the song with just five strings. 'Long' versions of the song like the Woodstock rendition are generally about 610 minutes.

"..."Red House" was inspired by Hendrix's first love Betty Jean Morgan and the New York apartment where Hendrix first met Keith Richard's then-girlfriend Linda Keith.[1]"



Monday, August 18, 1969 - The Woodstock Music and Art Festival concluded in Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm in upstate New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.

Monday, August 18, 1969 - Actor Edward Norton was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Monday, August 18, 1969 - Actor Christian Slater was born in New York City, New York.



   Happy Birthday today to Etta L. Baker ('57)  AND   Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to       Former President Bill Clinton of NY AND      Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA  AND        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 -     Chip Clark ('65) of Northern VA AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA;

21 -    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!



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    From Forrest Powell ('63) of VA - 08/17/09 - "Old Magruder School on 22nd Street":


The old Magruder School was in the 1100 block of 22nd Street not far from my home on the corner of 22nd and Roanoke Avenue.  At one time after the old Magruder was closed, it became a book depository for the School Board.  I remember when I was in the 6th grade, which had to be around 1957, Mr. Ramsey (?) recruited me to help him pack up books or something for him in the Old Magruder School basement.  It actually later, if I recall correctly, became the School Board Administration building for awhile, probably in the late 1950s or 1960s.   

Funny how my memory is clouded.  Does 50 years do that to you?

Forrest Powell 1963

   Thanks so much, Forrest! No, no, it couldn't possibly be the 50 years clouding our memories; I cannot even remember any such building ever existing - and I lived on Roanoke Avenue myself!!!

   But, HEY - I do remember Mr. Ramsey!  He usually wore a brown suit, and taught us all how to dance.  I noted even way back then as an elementary school student that he was remarkably light on his feet.

   I've posted your remarks in our archive:


      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC to       From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 08/17/09 - " 'Cause I'm a Dancer' ":

Hi Dimples,


She is great. Remember when John Belushi did a segment on Saturday Night Live as a dancer who outlived the rest, and he danced on their graves? Then he said, "Cause I'm a dancer!" I love it.


   GIGGLES! Thanks, Eleanor!


  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 08/17/09 - "101st - Air Assault Wonder":

I dedicate this to the ones that say "I can't" or "it's too hard". This will clear and flush your tear ducts. - A Remarkable Recovery - From CBS, May 07, 2009 - Lt. Brian Brennan was severely wounded in Iraq and faced unbeatable odds but, as David Martin reports, he made a remarkable recovery with a little help from a special Cherokee word.

   WOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI!!! Thanks, Jay Sweetie!


From Mimi Weger Green ('40) of VA - 08/17/09 - "How fast do you dress?":

How fast do you dress?

I CANNOT FIGURE THIS ONE ?????? - Quick Change Artists in America's Got Talent

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, Mimi! Ahhh, but if we tried to figure it out, it wouldn't be magical anymore, would it?!?


  From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 08/17/09 - "Sometimes I feel like this .......":

  Two little old ladies were sitting on a park bench outside the local town hall where a flower show was in progress. The thin one leaned over and said, 'Life is so boring. We never have any fun any more. For $10 I'd take my clothes off and streak through that stupid flower show!'

'You're on!' said the other old lady, holding up a $10 note.

The first little old lady slowly fumbled her way out of her clothes and, completely naked, streaked (as fast as an old lady can) through the front door of the flower show.

Waiting outside, her friend soon heard a huge commotion inside the hall, followed by loud applause and shrill whistling. The smiling and naked Old lady came through the exit door surrounded by a cheering crowd.

'What happened?' asked her waiting friend.

'I won first prize as Best Dried Arrangement.'

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Cookie!



1.    Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":


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 - 08/17/09:

Red Tape At The Bank

My daughter called me at work to say I was to phone Ian at my bank. The operator asked me what Ian's last name was and I explained that he hadn't left his surname. When she asked for his department, I said I didn't know.

"There are 1500 employees in this building, ma'am," she advised me rather curtly.

After a few more brusque comments, I asked her for her name.

"Danielle," she said.

"And your last name?" I asked.

"Sorry," she replied, "we don't give out last names."



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


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  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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Red House

Written and performed by Jimi Hendrix, 1967
(27 Nov 1942 18 Sept 1970)

There's a red house over yonder, that's where my baby stays.
There's a red house over yonder, baby, that's where my baby stays.
Well, I ain't been home to see my baby in about ninety nine and one half days,
'bout time I see her.

Wait a minute, something's wrong.
The key wont unlock the door.
Wait a minute, something's wrong, baby.
The key wont unlock the door.
I got a bad, bad feeling that my baby don't live here no more.

I might as well go on back down,
go back 'cross yonder over the hill.
I might as well go back over yonder
way back yonder 'cross the hill, (That's where I come from)
'Cause if my baby don't love me no more.
I know her sister will!


"Red House" midi courtesy of - 08/18/09

"Red House" lyrics courtesy of - 08/18/09

Image of Red House courtesy of Global English Keystone, - 08/18/09

Image of Red House Outline used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 08/18/09

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!

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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