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08/25/10 - NNHS Newsletter
When I Grow Too Old to Dream

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more
credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those
occurring in dreams.... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.”

- André Breton,
Manifesto of Surrealism,” 1924
(09 Feb 1896 - 28 Sept 1966)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's Newsletter theme is being revisited from exactly five years ago today:

BONUS #1 - - When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Vera Lynn

BONUS #2 - - When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Nat King Cole

BONUS #3 - - When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Linda Ronstadt with Kermit the Frog


"When I Grow Too Old to Dream" is a popular song with music by Sigmund Romberg and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, published in 1934. The song has become a pop standard, recorded by many artists, most notably Gracie Fields.


  From Charlie Hilling ('56) of FL - 08/23/10 - "Status of Nelson Ellis":

Does any know the status of Nelson Ellis?  I understand that he is very ill.
Thanks for your help.
Charlie Hilling

   I'm so very sorry to hear this, Charlie! I do not know, nor do I know who might.



      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 -

        - 30 slots left! - updated 08/22/10! 


   Happy Birthday this week to:

27 - Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND     My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ;

28 -  the late Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09);

29 -    Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND    the late Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) - 1948 (deceased 09/17/08);

30 -      Me ('65) of IL AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA;

31 -     Pat Beck Letzinger ('57) of VA AND      Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA AND    Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA AND    My Grandson, Jacob Harty of TX;

01 - Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 24, 1942 - The Battle of the Eastern Solomons: U.S. forces sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō, and US carrier USS Enterprise was heavily damaged. During this battle the "coastwatchers," volunteers that reported on Japanese ship and aircraft movement, were a key to American success.

August 24, 1944 - Allied troops began the attack on Paris.

August 24, 1949 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) went into effect. The agreement was that an attack against on one of the parties would be considered "an attack against them all."


August 25, 1939 - Britain and Poland signed a Mutual Assistance Treaty.

August 25, 1940 - British air raids on Berlin began.

August 25, 1941 - Allied forces invaded Iran. Within four days the Soviet Union and Great Britain controlled Iran.

August 25, 1942 - Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea

August 25, 1942 - Second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons: A Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal was turned-back by an Allied air attack, losing one destroyer, sinking one transport, and leaving one light cruiser heavily damaged.

August 25, 1943 - U.S. forces overran New Georgia in the Solomon Islands.

August 25, 1944 - Paris was liberated by the Allied, ending four years of German occupation.

August 25, 1944 - Romania declared war on Germany.

August 25, 1967 - George Lincoln Rockwell, founder and leader of the American Nazi party, was assassinated by John Patler, who was born Yanacki Christos Patsalos.


Tuesday, August 24, 1965 - Actress Marlee Matlin was born in Morton Grove, Illinois.

Tuesday, August 24, 1965 - Basketball player Reggie Miller was born in Riverside, California.

Tuesday, August 24, 1965 - Cricketer Brian Rajadurai was born in Sri Lanka.

TODAY IN 1965:

Wednesday, August 25, 1965 - Singer Mia Zapata (The Gits) was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She was murdered on July 7, 1993 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 27.

Wednesday, August 25, 1965 - Cricketer Sanjeev Sharma was born in Delhi, India.

Wednesday, August 25, 1965 - Football player Cornelius Bennett was born in Birmingham, Alabama.

Wednesday, August 25, 1965 - Baseball player Moonlight Graham (born Archibald Wright Graham on 10 Nov 1879 in Fayetteville, North Carolina) died in Chisholm, Minnesota at the age of 85.

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 Suzanne Pearson, Media Relations Manager, Newport News Tourism Development Office, to        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/24/10 - "Book Signing with Newport News High School Ties":

Dear Mr. Spriggs,

I found your name and e-mail address on the Newport News Public Schools website. I’m hoping that you might be able to assist me in getting the word out to your alumni about a book signing coming up this Saturday at the Newport News Visitor Center. Newport News native William A. Fox will be signing copies of his new book, Downtown Newport News, which includes several pictures of Newport News High School. I have attached a copy of the media release that gives all the details and below is a shorter version of that release. Anything that you would be willing to do to help get the word out to your alumni would be greatly appreciated.

Suzanne Pearson

Newport News Visitor Center to Hold Book Signing for Local Author


Take a trip down memory lane and save some green at the same time! Newport News native William A. Fox will be signing specially-priced copies of his newly-released book, Downtown Newport News, at the Newport News Visitor Center on Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, the first 25 visitors who purchase a copy of Downtown Newport News will also receive a VIP Passport, valued at over $120.

The NNVC is located at 13560 Jefferson Avenue, at the entrance to Newport News Park. Published by Arcadia Publishing, Downtown Newport News is part of their Images of America series. For more information about the book signing or to purchase signed, specially-priced copies of  Downtown Newport News, call the NNVC at 757-886-7777 or go online at

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/24/10 - "RE: Book Signing with Newport News High School Ties":

Ms. Pearson,

By this e-mail, I am forwarding your request to 
     Carol Buckley Harty. She is the webmistress of a website and a frequent newsletter, which reaches hundreds of NNHS alumni as well of many members of other City of Newport News high schools.

Her inclusion of your announcement in one or more of her newsletters will reach the maximum number of potential attendees of Mr. Fox’s book signing.

TYPHOON Regards,

Dave Spriggs NNHS Class of 1964

   Certainly, Dave - and Suzanne! How exciting!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/24/10 - "Tuesday--Good To Know & More":

Won't be back on til the weekend.....

((Good To Know))


Washing your hands may seem rather unsophisticated compared to today’s medical advances, but it works. Washing your hands reduces the rate of bacterial and viral infections by 1/3 to 1/2, and gastrointestinal infections by 80%. “Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infectious disease,” say the Centers for Disease Control.

You should wash your hands before, during, and after food preparation; before eating; after using the bathroom; and after touching pets, animals, or waste of any kind. To wash your hands: apply soap and rub your hands together vigorously for 10-15 seconds not forgetting under your fingernails, rinse and dry your hands after.


Anxieties Make a House Call

This morning at 2:00 a.m. my anxieties decided to pay me a visit. They came as a group. They didn't even bother to knock at the front door, but let themselves right in. They marched right up to my bedroom and woke me up.

One by one, they began to scream at me, "What are you going to do about this and that? Isn't it terrible? There's no way out. You're surely done for, aren't you? Have you thought about this?"

It was at this moment that I knew I had one of three options. I could continue to lie on my bed and entertain these intruders, passing out bits of crumpets and cookies. This of course would only fatten them up and enliven them to voice even more opinions.

Option number 2 was to simply try to escape them by way of fantasy. I could pretend that they didn't exist and never had. I could enter the realm of fantasy by way of my imagination. I could dream away my present circumstances. I could be young, thin, rich, living in a different time, living with different people, and romantically sought after. What would that avail? My intruders would still be waiting for me when I awoke.

Option 3: I could get up and seek the Lord. I could then commune with the Living God of all power, wisdom, and glory. I could cast all my care upon Him and allow Him to undertake in every circumstance.

By the grace of God, I was empowered to take option number 3. Rising up, I spoke for a lingering time with the Lord. I poured forth all my stresses. Then I opened His Word to my devotional Psalm. There in verse 19 of Psalm 94 I read, "In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul."

It was then that the Divine exchange took place. I gave God every anxiety and took upon myself His delightful comforts. I even numbered them.
God will perfect that which concerns me.

God sees everything and nothing is hidden from His sight.

God is at work.

God loves me. I am His beloved, and He is mine.

Immanuel, God, is with me and will NEVER leave me nor forsake me.

God is good and does good!

God will deal with the evildoer, the reviler, the slanderer, gossip, the gainsayer, the complainer.

God does not condemn me. God is for me.

God will supply my every need according to His riches in glory.

God understands me.

God hears my prayer.

God delights to answer my prayer.

The comforts continued to abound and as they did they ushered my anxieties to the door and bid them leave, unfed and unattended.

~ Cheryl Brodersen ~

Thank you so much, Shari! This arrived at a very timely moment for me!


  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! (#6 in a Series of 15)":

  From the Friends of Irony

      Thanks, Ruthie!



From ArcaMax Jokes - 08/24/10:

To Do List

When I returned home from college for a break, I noticed a paper posted on the refrigerator. It listed some goals my dad had set for himself: Help wife more; lose weight; be more productive at work.

I promptly added: "Send Michelle money every month."

A few days later my brother wrote: "Make payments on car for Jason."

Then my boyfriend joined in with: "Buy Tom a Jeep."

Finally my father added a new goal to his amended list: "Wean kids." 


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 08/22/10

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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When I Grow Too Old to Dream

Lyrics by
Oscar Hammerstein II (12 July 1895 – 23 Aug 1960)

Music by Sigmund Romberg (29 July 1887 – 09 Nov 1951), 1934
From the 1935 movie 'The Night Is Young'

We have been gay, going our way
Life has been beautiful, we have been young
After you've gone, life will go on
Like an old song we have sung

When I grow too old to dream
I'll have you to remember
When I grow too old to dream
Your love will live in my heart

So, kiss me my sweet
And so let us part
And when I grow too old to dream
That kiss will live in my heart

And when I grow too old to dream
Your love will live in my heart

"When I Grow Too Old to Dream" midi (sequenced by Grandpa Frank Schober) and lyrics courtesy
of - 08/18/05 

"Bunny Love" clip art courtesy of - 08/18/05 

Lacy Heart Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/04/04

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

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!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

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