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08/29/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dream a Little Dream of Me

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're
in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.”

- Bill Watterson
(b. 05 July 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I think I must have dreamed the theme of today's Newsletter.....

BONUS #1 - - Dream a Little Dream of Me - Doris Day, 1957

BONUS #2 - - Dream a Little Dream of Me - Louis Armstrong

BONUS #3 - - Dream a Little Dream of Me - Cass Elliott - sing-along version

BONUS #4 - - Dream a Little Dream of Me - Artie (Kevin McHale) - from Season 1, Episode 19 of "Glee" (no video)

BONUS #5 - - Dream a Little Dream of Me - Zooey Deschanel 


"Dream a Little Dream of Me" is a song with music by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt [1] and lyrics by Gus Kahn.

"Dream a Little Dream of Me" was recorded by Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra with vocal by Nelson on February 16, 1931 for Brunswick Records. That February 18, Wayne King and His Orchestra with vocal by Ernie Birchill recorded the song for Victor Records. "Dream a Little Dream of Me" was also an early signature tune of Kate Smith.

A top 20 success for Frankie Laine, "Dream a Little Dream" was also recorded by traditional popular music singers of the 1940s and 1950s including Doris Day (who during 1957 was the first latter day singer to record it at the slow tempo in which it had been written), Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Carroll, the Nat King Cole trio, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Joni James on her 1962 jazz influenced album I'm Your Girl, Dean Martin, Vaughn Monroe, Jack Owens, and Dinah Shore.


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to      Me ('65) of IL AND    Chuck Springfield ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

02 - Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND    Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA;

03 - Morton Binder ('57)

05 -   Donna Marie Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA AND        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


   Hit # 98,000 was made on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 10:34 AM by someone who accessed the main page from


August 29, 1943 - German-occupied Denmark scuttled most of its navy; Germany dissolved the Danish government.

August 29, 1944 - The Slovak National Uprising took place as 60,000 Slovak troops turned against the Nazis.

August 29, 1944 - During the continuing celebration of the liberation of France from the Nazis, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris.

August 29, 1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur left for Japan to officially accept the surrender of the Japanese.

TODAY IN 1965:

Sunday, August 29, 1965 - Basketball player Will Perdue was born in Melbourne, Florida.

Sunday, August 29, 1965 - Actress Dina Spybey was born in Columbus, Ohio.

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.

   LAST FEW DAYS - GRACE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!! Vote early, and vote often - or at least cast your allotted daily vote!

  From John "J" Harrison ('58) of GA - 08/28/10, 1:24 PM - "Happy Birthday":

Happy birthday, enjoy your special day, and many, many more to come.  Thanks for all you do to keep us NNHS alums informed, I look forward to each and every newsletter.  Thank you.
J. Harrison

   OHHH! Thank you, J - I really appreciate your kind words!    

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/28/10, 1:38 PM - "YOUR BIRTHDAY":


.....Thanks for all YOUR HARD work


A happy little Pict-o-Gram! Thank you so much, Al!

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 08/28/10, 1:44 PM - "Happy Birthday":

Just wanted to say "Happy Birthday"!  It's been awhile since our last conversation, not to mention a busy summer.  On Good Friday, I had to investigate a fatal accident involving a friend's mother-in-law and then on the Fourth of July Holiday, I had another fatal accident; in fact, in less than a week, we had four such accidents.  This has not been a good year for bad accidents. 

I don't like hot weather, so August is not my favorite month, so to avoid it, I had to have eye surgery on my right eye, (glaucoma), so I haven't worked since August 1st and don't go back until first week in September!  Not to worry, everything went exceptionally well, they give you a Valium; must have worked, half way through the surgery, my blood pressure dropped to 81/50.  He asked if I was OK, told him I was getting warm, they took the blanket off and the bp went back up to near normal.  If you know of anyone facing that kind of surgery, tell them not to give it a second thought, no pain at all, except the cabin fever that follows.  But as long as the AC holds up, that can be dealt with. 

There's a game between the Nationals and your beloved Cardinals next month; hope to be there, too bad, no Strasburg! 

Gotta run, again Happy 39th!  Or was is 29th?

Jay Styles, '68
PS:  In June, went to a funeral of a friend, and the pastor was Thomas Keithley, who was in my class; talk about a small world.

    YOWZERONI-WOWZERONI! Jay Sweetie, you nearly always manage to blow my mind six ways from Tuesday! Thank you so much - and you take care of yourself!    

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/28/10:

My most sincere thanks!! Wonder what happened?
I knew you were going to be away for awhile--doing reunions-- but, after a bit I realized that time SHOULD have passed and went online to the site--I was right!!

   Ja, but not for THAT long!

I do hope all is well.

   Yes, Wayne Honey, we're just having way too much fun here! I hope my notifications are making their way through the jungles of cyberspace to you by now!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/10 - "Watch the bear.":


How on earth did they film this one?

   Thanks, Glenn!         David Whitley ('67) of VA sent this amazing -  and charming - video to us a few weeks ago, but we've picked up several Newbies since then, and I wouldn't want anyone to miss it!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/28/10 - "Murphy's Other Laws":

Murphy's Lesser Known Laws

1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

2. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

3. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

4. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

5. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

6. If you lined up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them, five or six at a time, on a hill, in the fog.

7. The things that come to those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first.

8. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day, drinking beer.

9. Flashlight: A metal tube used to store dead batteries.

10. The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

11. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

12. When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 08/28/10 - "It has really been a hot summer!":

  Just wanted Y'all to see how hot it is !!!!

      Now that's hot! Thanks, Ruthie!



       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 08/27/10 - "Lost Memories of Grandview":


The 8/27 entry about Grandview triggered a story from long ago...

  When my father brought home a particular Shipyard Bulletin in 1947 (photo was entitled 'old grandview light'), our next-door neighbor, a lovely elderly lady named Estelle Duncan, happened to see it and excitedly told us that when she was a girl, her father was the keeper of the Grandview light.

She also said she and her husband (Marvin Duncan) were married in either her home (which I think may have been the house further inland that has that neat little model of the lighthouse in front of it - at least I hope its still there!) or the lighthouse itself.

I don't remember which she said, but lighthouse seems more romantic, even if not logistically logical). Besides, why would a lad of 11 be impressed with the story, unless the lighthouse was involved???


The Duncans owned a dry cleaners in NN in the 40's, but I don't recall the name...gee, I was just a kid then, and such things were of no interest to me. But I do recall that Mr. Duncan often took our clothes 'to work' with him and brought them back, when dry cleaned.

With the memory of her recollection fresh on my mind today, I did a little
       Dave Spriggs-like ('64 - of VA) research, and came up with the following:

The official name for that lighthouse was the Back River Light, located south of the mouth of the Back River on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, several miles north of Fort Monroe. Plagued by erosion for most of its existence, it was destroyed in 1956 by Hurricane Flossy.

This light was constructed in 1829, a conical masonry tower similar to others further up the bay. A hint of its coming travails was given by the need for a 144-foot long footbridge to carry the keeper over the marshy land between the tower and his house.

The light was damaged by Confederate raiders in 1862, but was back in action the following year. But the remainder of the century saw a continuing battle against erosion, and riprap was laid around the base of the tower several times between 1868 and 1888. In 1894 a second story was added to the keeper's house, but this served only until 1914, when the house was demolished, with the light being automated the following year. It was discontinued in 1936 and twenty years later the tower collapsed under the force of Hurricane Flossy, leaving only a pile of rubble to mark the spot.
  Here's what it looked like while still in service (USCG photo, undated).

I like to imagine that's Marvin and Estelle in the lower left-hand corner of the image (of course, I never dared address them by their first name...nor did I even think of such a thing!).



As best as I can tell, this photo (found on the Internet, undated) depicts what I think is likely to be the site of the light house, many years after its collapse.

How to get there is spelled out on the following link:

Bill Lee
   WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Bill! I've posted this where it belongs:




  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! (#9 in a Series of 15)":

  From the Friends of Irony

      Thanks, Ruthie!



From ArcaMax Jokes - 08/28/10:

Job Candidate

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young engineer fresh out of MIT, "And what starting salary were you looking for?"

The engineer replied, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."

The interviewer said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years - say, a red Corvette?"

The engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow! Are you kidding?"

And the interviewer replied, "Yes, but you started it."


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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Dream a Little Dream of Me

 Music by Fabian Andre (08 Jan 1910 – 30 Mar 1960) and Wilbur Schwandt [1] (28 June 1904 – 23 July 1998)

Lyrics by Gus Kahn (06 Nov 1886 – 08 Oct 1941), 1931

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper, "I love you"
Birds singin’ in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me

Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me
While I’m alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I’m longin’ to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

(instrumental break)

Stars shining up above you
Night breezes seem to whisper "i love you"
Birds singin’ in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

Yes, dream a little dream of me

"Dream a Little Dream of Me" midi and lyrics courtesy of midi and lyrics courtesy of - 08/28/10

 Dream / Reality Image - - 08/28/10

Animated Divider Bar 116 clip art courtesy of - 01/25/10

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!

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

Animated Big Hugs Smiley clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 06/19/09
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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!

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

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

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