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08/18/10 - NNHS Newsletter
The Wayward Wind

A great wind is blowing, and that gives you
either imagination or a headache.”

- Catherine II, Queen of Russia
(21 Apr 1729 - 06 Nov 1796)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I think we've never used this song as a Newsletter theme before, either.  Of course, I've thought that several other times recently, only to have expended a lot of time and thought redeveloping graphics and such before I finally realized that we had.....

BONUS - - The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant, 1956


"The Wayward Wind" is a country song written by Stan Lebowsky and Herb Newman.

In 1956 versions were recorded by Gogi Grant, Tex Ritter, and Jimmy Young, of which Grant's was the biggest seller in the United States and Ritter's in the United Kingdom. The song reached #1 on the Cash Box chart, which combined all recorded versions, but must have got most of that popularity from the Gogi Grant version, which reached #1 on the Billboard chart on its own. The song is one of only two songs that were major hits for Grant, the other being "Suddenly There's a Valley".

In 1961 Gogi Grant's recording was reissued and reached Billboard #50 and Cash Box #78. That same year, Patsy Cline made a recording, which did not chart.

In 1963 a new recording was made by Frank Ifield, which reached #1 on the UK charts.

The song made the Billboard country chart in the 1980s in a version by Sylvia, with accompaniment by James Galway.


      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 - "Update on locations - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":


Please post this updated announcement when you have a moment.



Friday evening we’ll meet at the home of    Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65).  They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend.  The change in location was decided when members of the reunion committee thought the original location might not be as suitable for conversation as originally planned.  The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News.  The telephone number is 757-595-4116.  We’ll post a map providing directions. - significantly updated 08/07/10!

 - updated 08/18/10! 

   Thank you, Dave!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/30/10 - "BIRTHDAY CRUISE":



I just reviewed my contract with the Spirit of Norfolk. I must give them the final attendee count and final payment no later than 23 September. That means that I must receive your reservation and check no later than 20 September.

However, keep in mind that I cannot guarantee you a seat, after the first 40 seats are reserved.

 BOTTOM LINE: Send your reservation now, if you want to be assured of a seat. - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10!

         NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc -

        - updated 08/03/10!

   Thank you, David!


   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 -
       The late Chip Clark ('65) - 1947 (deceased 06/12/10) 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         Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 18, 1940 - Canada and the U.S. established a joint defense plan against the possible enemy attacks during World War II.

August 18, 1941 - Adolf Hitler ordered a temporary halt to Nazi Germany's systematic T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests.

TODAY IN 1965:

Wednesday, August 18, 1965 - Vietnam War: Operation Starlite began – United States Marines destroyed a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.

Wednesday, August 18, 1965 - Singer Koji Kikkawa (吉川 晃司) was born in Hiroshima, Japan.

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace!  OH, NO!


   That's why I've included the link to all the candidates named Grace, along with the image of The Real Grace, lest there be any confusion. As y'all can see, she's a Weimaraner from Richmond.

   Vote early, and vote often - or at least cast your allotted daily vote!

       From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 08/16/10 - "Moratorium cancelled":

Ok, Carol - you may resume writing newsletters now, I caught up witcha.    

Yur main (nexta Paul, of course) man - John London 

Behold! What is a bell? A bell is that which sounds, far, and high ... It will echo far and wide like the peal of thunder but under utmost purity. And evil men, hearing the bell, will be saved.

Kumejima Website

Thanks, John Darlin'! I've almost caught up with myself!

   From Bridget Whitt Jones ('65) of AR - 08/17/10:

Of course I missed you. Who wouldn't? Welcome back ! Hope you had a great time.

   Thank you so much, Dear Bridget! I did - I had a marvelous and restful time!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/17/10 - "August 17":

… and a belated Happy Birthday to Davy Crockett on 17 Aug.

   Aye, Cap'n! And I almost used that as yesterday's theme, just as I almost used     Meriwether Lewis' 236th Birthday as today's theme, but somewhere along the way I decided to try to celebrate the bulk of celebrity birthdays only at the fifth-year milestones (and you know how obtuse I can be once I invent a silly "rule" and implant it firmly in my head! ). I'll admit, though, I was swayed by the space requirements, thinking a shorter theme would be faster.

   We'll return to Davy next year when he'll be turning 225.  Meanwhile, Class, let's all have a look at the August 17 Newsletter from 2008 - which David himself almost single-handedly supplied - and don't forget to do your homework!

   Thanks again, Brown Eyes - and have a very Happy Birthday yourself!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/17/10 - "Class of 1960 - Fifty Year Reunion":

Hi, Cousin Carol,

Just wanted to say what a great time I had at our 50-Year 1960 class reunion. It was my first one to attend. It brought back so many memories to tour the school, and to see the field out back that I remember running around the track thinking I cannot make another step. But most of all to see the students that I have not seen in fifty years. I hope I am able to make the next one in five years. I had our star football player    Donald Carroll and his wife seated at our table along with others. It was such great memories.

Glenn Dye TYPHOON Always 1960

SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks so much, Cousin Glenn! It's always a pleasure to hear of old friends reuniting and enjoying themselves so much!

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH  - 08/17/10 - "  Isaac Bonewits Memorial / Life in America":

To most of you, the name Philip Eammons Isaac Bonewits probably means nothing. Isaac was the author of a number of books on magic and religion; at one time, he was the Archdriud for Ar nDraoicht Fein, for which I was Vice-Archdruid and Preceptor (education director) in the early to mid-1990's. Isaac was two years younger than me, and retired as Archdruid 14 years ago due to health issues. He died Aug 12th, of colon cancer. To my children, he was "Uncle Isaac", an imposing figure in ritual, and a master of songs and puns outside of it.

At the end of this NPR story on his life and death, if you listen, you will hear my daughter
   Avens singing a hymn he wrote. 

You can find a great deal of his work on the web. Isaac and I had many theological and other disagreements; but I always considered him a true friend. I will be traveling to his memorial in NY Saturday, to offer condolences to his widow, Phaedra, and his son, Arthur, and remember him along with many of my fellow Druids. An old college friend has offered to drive several of us down and back. My friend who has volunteered his services is not a Druid, he's Jewish, of Chabad Lubavitch, who will miss Sabbath services to perform this mitzvah, this blessing, this good deed.
I am grateful to have known Isaac. I am grateful for my friend Jonathan, a Jew who will spend most of a Saturday driving Druids to the memorial service of their late, retired Archdruid. I am grateful for my friend Cathie, a conservative Christian, who despite serious disabilities and chronic pain, offered, if I were driving down alone, to accompany me. I am grateful for friends of many faiths who, hearing that not all of Isaac's medical expenses were covered by insurance, asked for the website address so they could hit the PayPal button and donate something and leave a supportive statement for Phaedra.

I am grateful to be in the United States of America, where we can worship as we please, and where differences of theology and practice do not necessarily divide us, but we are all willing to pray, stir the Cauldron, light a candle, deliver a casserole, donate to someone's expenses, because someone needs it, even if they aren't part of "our" tribe.

I feel sad, but I feel blessed.
Domi (Domi O'Brien, NNHS '64)

    Thank you, Domi - my sincerest sympathies on the loss of your friend!

   Because of all the research I've done about Druids so that we could celebrate your holidays and observances with you as we do with all others, I recognized Isaac's name right way, but I had not heard of his passing. One of the things for which I'm most grateful is that through our friendships here we're able to learn from each other and celebrate and laugh and cry with one another - just as all good families do.

   I've made a Memorial Edition for Isaac - I hope I didn't miss the mark too far:

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/17/10:

Thinking of you.......

I  love the quote in the  drawing...

  God determines who walks into your's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.  I need this back. If you'll do this for me, I'll do it for you...... When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need.

Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent you this.

Heavenly Father, please bless all my friends in whatever it is that Thou knowest they may need this day! And may their life be full of Thy peace, prosperity, and power as he/she seeks to have a closer relationship with Thee. Amen.

Then send it on to five other people, including the one who sent it to you. Within hours you caused a multitude of people to pray for other people.. Then sit back and watch the power of God work in your life.

P. S.  Five is good, but more is better..

  Thank you, Joyce!

     From Hunter Todd ('57) of TX - 08/16/10 - "44th Annual Call for Entries - WorldFest-Houston Film Festival":

  The 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
Call for Entries ~ It's Show Time!

 Howdy from Houston!

We are delighted to announce our 44th Annual WorldFest Call for Entries! The EarlyBird Discount Deadline is November 15th, 2010, the Main Entry Deadline is December 15th, 2010. Complete Entry Info awaits you at TEAM WORLDFEST
The 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston - April 08 - 17, 2011 - 10 Great Days in April!
InkTip Pitch Summit
At the typical pitching event, you only
pitch 10 to 15 companies and that's
just not enough.  We're focused on
getting your scripts sold, so we're
changing the writer / company ratio
so you pitch an average of 35
companies in a single day and for
about the same price.

Some of the nearly 200 companies attending include:

  • Warner Bros.

  • Sony

  • Universal

  • Lionsgate

  • Gersh Agency

To see a full list of attending companies

and for registration information,

click here. 


Click Here for the Pitch summit

Competition for Shorts, Docs, Features, Scripts, Music Videos, New Media, Student, Experimental, TV Commercials & TV Productions - plus many sub-categories!

Wonderful Houston - The 4th largest city in America!

Remi Competition Categories 

Spielberg won his very first
major award at WorldFest
in 1972 for

The same year George Lucas
won for THX1138 and
Randal Kleiser for PEEGE!!

Click here for the FAQ!

Click here for Advice
on winning at WorldFest!



Before there was Sundance or SXSW, before there was Toronto or Tribeca, there was WorldFest! The 1st Film Festival in the South and the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America. "WorldFest is in the business of validating excellence!" - Ridley Scott - Grand Remi Winner 1985. "WorldFest changes lives and careers, it is the major Indie competition for North America!" - David Winning - 14 time Remi Winner - Canada. (WorldFest was founded in April, 1961 - as the Cinema Arts Film Society. It became a Competitive International Film Fest in 1968).
We Cordially Invite Your Participation...
Team WorldFest
WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival

WorldFest is proudly sponsored by AMC Theaters, the Houston Arts Alliance, Boxer Property, Amtrak, Panasonic 3D/HD, Eastman Kodak, The City of Houston, The Houston Film Commission, The Marriott Renaissance Hotel at Greenway Plaza, Space Center Houston, Texas Longhorns, Wagner Media, Office Max imPRESS, NASA, The Houston Yacht Club, InkTip Pitch Summit, and The Houston Film Society. WorldFest is a non- profit 501- (c)- (3) organization founded in 1961.

2010 Grand Remi Winners "Best of Show"
The 43rd Annual WorldFest - Houston - April 09-18 2010
* THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM REMI AWARDS: "The Youngest Son," (Il Figlio Piu Piccolo), Pupi Avati, Director, Antonio Avati, Producer, STUDIO BIAMONTE, Rome, ITALY.
* TELEVISION/CABLE REMI AWARDS:  "Schabowski's Note - 24 Hours of World History," Dick Neuhoff, Director, NDR TELEVISION,  Hamburg, GERMANY.
* SHORT FILM & VIDEO REMI AWARDS: "Halloween Spooky House," Chika Yamaguchi, Director, NAKED, INC., Tokyo, JAPAN.
* TELEVISION COMMERCIAL REMI AWARDS: "BZGA: Know Your Limit," Nikolaus Uthmann, Director, NAUMANN FILM, Munick, GERMANY.
* MUSIC VIDEO REMI AWARDS: "2009 CCTV Mid-Autumn Festival Gala Evening in Yichun," Xiaolu Chiu, Director, CENTRAL CHINA TELEVISION (CCTV), Beijing, CHINA.
* STUDENT FILM & VIDEO REMI AWARDS: "Magellan," Sebastian Davis, Director, Los Angeles, CA, USA
* NEW MEDIA - WEBSITE REMI AWARDS: "Pioneering New Frontiers in Tumor Angiogenesis," Hugo Paice, Director, RANDOM42 MEDICAL ANIMATION, London, ENGLAND UK
* BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM CRYSTAL VISION AWARD to: Jamil Dehlavi, Director, "Godforsaken," London, ENGLAND UK

* BEST TEXAS PRODUCTION: "Mother's Milk," Kevin West, Director, MISSION PINK FILMS, Katy, TEXAS USA 

* BEST HOUSTON PRODUCTION: "Eternal Peace," Michael Darling, Director, SBJ FILMS, Houston, TEXAS USA
* EASTMAN KODAK CRYSTAL VISION AWARD - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: "Magellan," Sebastian Davis, Director, Jay Visit, Cinematographer, Los Angeles, CA USA
HOUSTON FILM CRITICS SOCIETY CRYSTAL VISION AWARD - "Father Vs. Son," Joe Ballarini, Director, Hidden Staircase Productions, Los Angeles, CA USA

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Thank you, Hunter!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/17/10 - "The Irony of it all! (#1 in a Series of 15)":

  From the Friends of Irony

      Thanks, Ruthie!



From ArcaMax
Jokes - 08/17/10:

Learning Numbers

The teacher asked little Johnny if he knew his numbers.

"Yes," he said, "I do. My father taught me."

"Good. What comes after three?"

"Four," answers the boy.

"What comes after six?"


"Very good," says the teacher. "Your dad did a fine job. What comes after ten?"

"A jack!"




1. Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at - SEE: - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!

3. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 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 fiends in that year, go visit with them.

4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - -

5. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at - CLASS OF 1963

6. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 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.

7. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at - SEE: - - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965

8. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at and SEE: -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - - - CLASS OF 1964

9. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

10. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/17/10

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

              Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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The Wayward Wind

Written by Stan Lebowsky and Herb Newman

Recorded by Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, 20 Sept 1924), 1956

The wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind

In a lonely shack by a railroad track
He spent his younger days
And I guess the sound of the outward-bound
Made him a slave to his wand'rin ways

And the wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind

Oh I met him there in a border town
He vowed we'd never part
Though he tried his best to settle down
I'm now alone with a broken heart

And the wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind

The next of kin to the wayward wind

 "The Wayward Wind" midi courtesy of - 06/28/10 -
a waaay cool site which disappeared about two days later!  ARGHH!

"The Wayward Wind" lyrics courtesy of - 08/17/10

Drawing of "Wind" courtesy of - 08/17/10

Animated Head-Bonking Smiley courtesy of - 02/20/09

Animated Divider Line 531 clip art courtesy of - 08/17/10

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Arrows clip art courtesy of - 04/19/08

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

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

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 "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of - 04/25/09

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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