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08/18/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Do It Again

“Money buys you everything except the chance to do it again.”

- Matthew Clayfield
(b. about 1985)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

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

BONUS - - Do It Again - Beach Boys


"Do It Again" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was first released as a single by The Beach Boys in 1968 on Capitol Records. The song was recorded in May and June 1968 and was included on the band's 1969 album 20/20. The B-side of the single release was "Wake the World". The song was produced by Brian and Carl Wilson. It features Mike Love on lead vocals.

The lyrics to the song, originally entitled "Rendezvous", were inspired after a day Mike had spent at the beach in which he had gone surfing with an old friend named Bill Jackson.[3] Mike then showed the lyrics to Brian, who proceeded to write the music to Mike's lyrics of nostalgia. Brian has stated in the past that he believes the song was the best collaboration that he and Mike ever did.[3]

Many critics and fans noted the return to the surfing style, which the band had generally avoided since 1964. Carl later explained the transition back to their old style in Melody Maker:

"Yes, I suppose it has got the old Beach Boys surfing sound. It's back to that surfing idea with the voice harmony and the simple, direct melody and lyrics. We didn't plan the record as a return to the surf or anything. We just did it one day round a piano in the studio. Brian had the idea and played it over to us. We improved on that and recorded it very quickly, in about five minutes. It's certainly not an old track of ours; in fact it was recorded only a few weeks before it was released. We liked how it turned out and decided to release it..."[3]


1.   Mary Blandford McGehee ('62) of ?? - 08/17/11 - "your news":

Hi, Carol,
  Fran (Heath) Scott sent me your email newsletter, so that I could ask you to add me to your list.  I graduated from NNHS in 1962, with Fran (and 203 other people.)
Thanks for helping us keep up with each other!
Speaking of which, do you have a contact address for    Connie McGhee?  She graduated in 1963, if I remember correctly.

thanks again,
Mary Blandford McGehee

   Hey, Mary - so good to hear from you (Thanks, Fran! )! I've added you to my hidden mailing list and to the Alumni List for your class:

   If you could tell me your state of residence and your birthday, I'll add you to a couple of other listings. Also, let me know if you'd like your email addie published; otherwise I'll keep it private.

   I saw Connie McGhee Soles at her Forty-Year Reunion in 2003, but she is not one of our subscribers, so I have no email address for her.  I'll forward you the contact information for her from that Reunion Booklet, but things may have changed in eight years.

   We're looking forward to hearing more from you, Mary!


  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) (deceased 06/12/10) AND Eddie Vest ('68) of VA;

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

23 -         My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


  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



Saturday, Aug. 17, 1861

Running a war is a complicated business. The United States had already been divided up into departments. These were reshuffled today with the Departments of Northeastern Virginia, Washington (DC) and the Shenandoah being merged into the Department of the Potomac. This also resulted in the formation of the Army of the Potomac, which would get all the press, and commit most of the bloodshed, in the Eastern Theater of the war. Maj. Gen. Henry “Old Brains” Halleck was appointed to command.

Sunday, Aug. 17, 1862

Many of the most famous people in the War of the Rebellion had to work their way up the the high positions they occupied. One such case occurred today as the Confederacy gave official recognition to the cavalry-commanding skills of Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown Stuart. Jeb was appointed to lead all the cavalry forces of the Army of Northern Virginia. The Southern cavalry was a vastly superior organization at this stage in the war, and would continue to be until better commanders worked their way up in the Federal army.

Monday, Aug. 17, 1863

Several new holes had appeared last week in the walls of the fort where the Civil War began. These were only love pats as the guns were being sighted in and set for proper elevation. Today the REAL bombardment began in earnest. The oversized rifled Parrott cannon on Morris Island were joined by other weaponry on Mossie Island as well as gunboats. The shooting was not completely one-sided though. Gunfire from Ft. Wagner killed Captain G. W. Rodgers, chief of staff to Union Admiral John Dahlgren.

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1864

The siege of Petersburg dragged wearily on. The weather was oppressively hot, as is hardly uncommon in August in Virginia, and the sheer inactivity was leading to frustration in many quarters. Every attempt at frontal assault had failed at an unspeakable cost in blood, and Grant’s intention was to maintain the siege. He wrote to Lincoln for confirmation that he approved this plan, and today got his answer. Lincoln wrote back that Grant should “hold on with a bull-dog gripe [sic], and chew & choke, as much as possible." The President was better at strategy than spelling, which was not all that standardized in those times anyway.



Sunday, Aug. 18, 1861

In the early days of the war neither side was oversupplied with any of the necessities--guns, cannon, uniforms, soldiers, sailors and ships of war were all hard to come by. There was no shortage of old wooden ships, though, and they were being pressed into service in peculiar ways. In Washington Assistant Secretary of the Navy Fox got a letter from Lt. Reigart Lowry that the “stone fleet” was ready to sail. These old ships, loaded with rock until they were barely able to float, were to be sunk in Albermarle Sound to block Confederate shipping until the new gunboats were ready for the blockade.

Monday, Aug. 18, 1862

Two armies were headed in Gen. John Pope’s direction today. One, George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac, was an ally and anxiously awaited. McClellan, however, had suffered many delays in getting his men off the Peninsula and up to Aquia Creek. The other army moving in Pope’s direction was Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. They had hostile intent and better speed, so Pope backpedaled his men closer to the Potomac River.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1863

The second day of the bombardment of Ft. Sumter continued today off the coast of South Carolina. Union guns on Morris Island, Mossie Island, and various gunboats were taking part in the assault. Sumter was not the only target today. Other blasts were directed at Fort (or Battery) Wagner and Battery Gregg. Although large numbers of holes had been blown in Sumter’s walls, the incredibly sturdy old installation was nowhere near to being put out of service yet.

Thursday, Aug. 18, 1864

Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren took his Fifth Corps on another mission today to the Weldon Railroad line south of Petersburg. This was another extension of the Union lines to the left, and further left, and still further left. Today’s project was especially vital as the railroad was virtually the only large-scale source of supply Petersburg had left. After reaching the tracks the Fifth Corps did a right-face and headed north for the city itself. Henry Heth put a stop to this.

   From Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA - 08/17/11 - "Me &     Louis 'Fuzzy' Turner":

  Fuzzy is once again living in Newport News, VA. He is doing well in his 9th year with a new heart.

I am so happy that I will now be able to see him often...he has been a dear friend since 1961.

Please have others send greetings...I will get him back in connection with your newsletter.



Jerry Gammon
Straight Up & Altered
HDR, Digital & Altered Polaroid Photography
Digital Link:
Altered Polaroid Link:
Link to Daily Press Gallery:

      COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Jerry - give Fuzzy our love!

    From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 08/16/11 - "Old German Shepherd":

Good Morning  --  hope all is good at your house!  Looks like a beautiful day here.   Enjoy!

 Old German Shepherd


One day an old German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old German Shepherd thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep trouble now!"


Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly,


"Boy, that was one delicious panther! I wonder if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike; a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.


"Whew!," says the panther, "That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther. So, off he goes.

The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the panther.

The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the old German Shepherd sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old German Shepherd says...


"Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!"

Moral of this story...

Don't mess with the old dogs... Age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery! BS and brilliance only come with age and experience.

If you don't send this to five 'old' friends right away, there will be five fewer people laughing in the world.

Of course, I am in no way insinuating that you are old, just 'youthfully challenged'.

You did notice the size of the print, didn't you?


       I did, indeed! Thank you, Joan!

From - 08/17/11 - "Emotional Health":

10 Tips on How to Stay Emotionally Healthy

By Alice Landry

Emotional health refers to your overall psychological wellbeing. People who are emotionally healthy handle stress well, deal with challenges as opportunities, have a positive self-image, and are able to sustain healthy relationships. Review the following tips on how to stay emotionally healthy.

1. Laugh often.
Emotional benefits of laughter include feeling a sense of contentment and joy, shifting your perspective to a positive outlook, giving you more courage and hope, dissolving tense situations, and improving overall mood.

2. Do frequent feelings checks.
Determine how you feel when you wake up in the morning. If the feeling is negative, figure out what's causing it and take steps to resolve the unsettling situation. Reorient your emotions with affirmations and confidence to set a new tone for the day. Recognize any physiologic clues your body gives off as evidence of emotional stress.

3. Focus on the positive.
Admit any negative feelings you may have, deal with them, and move on. Do not dwell on circumstances from the past or those you cannot control. Say positive affirmations and keep inspirational quotes handy. Remember that what you focus on is what you will attract in life, so put your energy toward that which you desire, not what you don't want.

4. Take care of your physical self.
The mind/body connection refers to how your body responds to the way you think, feel, and act. If you are physically healthy, your emotions will tend to be high. Bodily dis-ease or illness can create a slippery slope of negative emotions which self-perpetuate other physical problems, such as insomnia, upset stomach, and general aches and pains. Respect your body by exercising, eating nutritious foods, and getting proper rest.

5. Perform relaxation exercises.
Dealing with emotional ups and downs can be exhaustive and confusing. Allow your body and mind to create a blank slate so that your intentions to heal the situation can come from a place of clarity, insight, and faith instead of fear or despair. Invest time and energy into practices such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing, Reiki, sea salt baths, and massage.

6. Stay socially connected.
Involving yourself in projects and activities with family, friends, or the general community is a strong aspect of wellness at any age. Pick an interest that you would like to learn more about, join a club focused on that particular hobby, and form connections with those involved. Social networking websites also offer an outlet for creating relationships based on similar interests.

7. Practice mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the state of being fully aware of your thoughts, feelings, and actions at any given wakeful moment. Living in the here and now is a powerful self-growth tool. You begin to learn that the feelings you experience are ever-changing, you discover underlying destructive patterns that you may not have noticed before, and you evolve by changing those fixed patterns into more dynamic approaches.

8. Channel your feelings productively.
If you feel acutely angered or overwhelmed, instead of harboring negative emotions, release built-up tension through activities such as running, writing in a journal, or transforming stress into motivation to achieve your goals.

9. Avoid all or nothing thinking.
Thinking in terms of black and white absolutes instead of shades of grey is a common element of depression. Words like disastrous, terrible, ruined, and never should be red flag signs that you may be thinking catastrophically. Situations may be unfortunate, but not a complete end-of-the-world disaster. Consider the point that even smart people don't always make the best choices. You can learn from your mistakes and consciously choose a healthier path next time.

10. Begin a personal development journey.
If you are ready and willing to heal your life, realize that you are in the driver's seat. Think of ways to improve yourself, your relationships, and your overall life every day. Choose thoughts, feelings, and actions that are aligned with truth, love, and power.

Emotional health ties into physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Consider Dr. Ben Kim's answer to the question, "What is the most powerful step you can take to dramatically improve your health?" Learn how to effectively manage emotional stress.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational use only and is not intended to replace medical advice. Contact a physician if you have any questions or concerns about your physical, mental, or emotional health.

About the Author:

Alice Landry is featured at as the New Orleans Holistic Wellness Examiner. She is also a contributing writer for As a registered nurse with holistic certifications in Reiki energy healing, medical intuition, meditation, and angelic guidance, Alice writes articles that she feels will educate readers and guide them on their personal growth journey to heal their lives.

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/04/11 - "Some Thought Provoking Signs (#7 in a Series of 16)":

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


From - 08/17/11:

Man: Is this seat empty?

Woman: Yes, and this one will be if you sit down.

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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Do It Again

Written by Brian Wilson (b. 20 June 1942) and Mike Love (b. 15 Mar 1941)

Recorded by The Beach Boys, 1968

It's automatic when I
Talk with old friends
The conversation turns to
Girls we knew when their
Hair was soft and long and the
Beach was the place to go

Suntanned bodies and
Waves of sunshine the
California girls and a
Beautiful coastline
Warmed up weather
Let's get together and
Do it again

With a girl the lonely sea looks good [and bright]
Makes your nighttimes warm and out of sight

Been so long
(Hey now hey now hey now hey now hey now)
(Hey now hey now hey now hey now hey now)

Well I've been thinking 'bout
All the places we've surfed and danced and
All the faces we've missed so let's get
Back together and do it again


"Do It Again" midi courtesy of
 at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Do It Again" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/12/06
Thanks again, Dave!

"Surfing USA - Malibu, California" Poster Image courtesy of - 08/29/05

"Surfing Guide to Southern California - 1963" Image courtesy of - 08/29/05

Animated Multi-Colored Bar Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/17/06

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!

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 Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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