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09/01/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
I Didn't Know What Time It Was

I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed.”

- Robert Frost
(26 Mar 1874 - 29 Jan 1963)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's Newsletter theme was first used exactly five years ago today:

DOUBLE BONUS - - I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Frank Sinatra (1957) and Nat King Cole (1955)


"I Didn't Know What Time It Was" is a popular song. The music was written by Richard Rodgers and the lyrics by Lorenz Hart for the musical Too Many Girls (1939). Early hit versions included Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. The Crampton Sisters 1964 revival for the DCP label was a Hot 100 entry.

The song was introduced by Richard Kollmar and Marcy Westcott in the musical Too Many Girls. It was performed by Trudy Erwin – dubbing for Lucille Ball in the 1940 film version produced by RKO – and interpolated into the score of the 1957 film Pal Joey, where it was sung by Frank Sinatra.


      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 7:00 PM 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 09/01/10! 

   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 Ellen Overton Weiss ('68) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Frances Adams Smith ('57) AND    Dustin Baker (Norview HS - '65) of MA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

03 - Morton Binder ('57)

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

06 -    Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA;

07 -   The late Kathy Pilgrim Clark ('63) (deceased - 03/08/06);

08 - Carroll Elliott ('57) AND   Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND   Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 01, 1939 - Nazi Germany invaded Poland, beginning the war in Europe.

September 01, 1939 - George C. Marshall became Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

September 01, 1939 - The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers was instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross was also instituted on this date.

September 01, 1939 - Switzerland mobilized its forces and the Swiss Parliament elected Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).

September 01, 1942 - A federal judge in Sacramento, CA, upheld the wartime detention of Japanese-Americans as well as Japanese nationals.

September 01, 1945 - The U.S. received official word of Japan's formal surrender that ended World War II. In Japan, it was actually September 2nd.

TODAY IN 1965:

Wednesday, September 01, 1965 - Politician Ľudovít Kaník was born in Hnúšťa, Slovakia.

        From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 08/31/10 - "Buckroe Beach":


My sister (Donna) sent me this copy of a poster she has. Hope you can use it.

Jerry Blanchard (Class of 62) of Va.

   Thanks, Jerry - and Donna!

    Our Wizard of Wonderment,        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, beat y'all to the punch on this one almost five years ago, but I always enjoy reminders of Buckroe!

1950 Advertising Flyer
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/27/05


      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 08/31/10 - "2 pictures for you":

  Carol Darlin' -

Since we seem to be doing a 'Grand View Beach' Review - here are a
couple more for your approval.

Again, stop me before I kill agai .. er, stop me when I bore you.

Your #1 fan - 'John Darlin'
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Grandview Beach, Hampton, VA

   John Darlin', there is zero probability of that's ever happening! Thank you so much for these breathtaking images! 


     From Me ('65) of IL - 08/31/10 - "Recipes":

   The fact that I have six recipes listed on this blog from the gals at my church (ya hafta push the "Older Posts" button a coupla times) strongly implies that I actually cook and bake - which is not really the case any more - but I did in years past! 

From - 08/30/10 - "Power of Completion":

The 3 Steps To Having The Power of Completion

By Dwayne H. Klassen

What is incomplete in your life? What part of YOU are you ignoring?

So many people focus on getting their goals listed and strive very hard to achieve them. This is both admirable and encouraged behavior to help move you forward. We all know the power of setting and achieving goals. However, something often gets missed out. We brush over or ignore the behavior patterns that hold us back from getting those goals in the first place. It is very difficult to truly move forward if we still have parts of ourselves still stuck in a lower vibration.

Throughout our lives we experience cycles of experiences; cycles of good times and bad, lack and abundance, fear and love. These also can be seen as cycles of completion if they are processed properly.

To truly get complete with these cycles it requires the will and desire to do so, or you are destined to repeat them.

Let's dig a little deeper and I'll explain a little more. You are on a journey in this life time to get complete on the lessons you are meant to learn. Take a look at your life right now. Is there an area of your life that you are not thrilled with that tends to revisit you over and over again? It could be poor relationships - attracting the same type of people that do not appreciate you. It could be your financial world - perhaps dept and financial struggle has dogged you most of your life. Maybe it is in your business world; you are a serial entrepreneur launching failed business after failed business. There are many more examples you can add here but this gives you an idea of the incompletions that are common.

Do you wonder why the Law of Attraction doesn't seem to work for you? It's not enough to goal set, visualize and affirm your way out of these patterns. These patterns are too deep in the subconscious for that. It is like if you were in a boat and lazily skimming your hand over the surface of the ocean expecting the deepest depths of the great blue sea to feel your desire for change.

The Power of Completion is about cleaning up the habits and thoughts that do not serve you. It is about going to the depths of who and what you truly are.

If you are seriously sick and tired of being sick and tired, fed up, at your wits end and desperate for change, then here are 3 steps you can take to get the Power of Completion working for you:

1) Get real and take full responsibility for where you are at in your life right now.
Nothing outside of you, no not your family, your genetic makeup, or your circumstances are to blame for where you find yourself. At a subconscious level you are getting something out of it. You have to go deep and find out why your ego has put your here. Suspend judgment if you can and write down what comes up for you. Write out a, "How I Limit Myself" list. In this list write down your justifiers and behaviors that you know limit your growth, but more than that, how you have benefited from the limitations you have put on your life. I know it sounds odd, but try it. You may be surprised at what truths can come out.

2) What part of you is not being heard?
We all have aspects of the personality that we prefer to ignore or suppress: there's the angry self, the lonely self, the not worthy self, the pompous self, the happy self, the fearful self, the loving self and so on. We tend to float in and out of these selves often staying in one area or another to both our benefit and our detriment. If you know you are unhappy, angry or fearful and you try to go on without truly processing the energy and learn the lesson it is trying to teach you. You will continue to repeat it. The self wants to be heard! Take some time to get quiet and breathe into the self that you have identified you are most troubled with. Ask that self, "What do you need to express?" You may need a pillow or cushion and a box of tissue because your emotions will be encouraged to express freely. You may feel the need to rage, scream and beat it out of the pillow. Do not censor or filter your feelings and expression. These selves have waited a long time to get out what needs to be said. Once you have exhausted your expression of that self. Ask yourself, "Am I complete?" If nothing more comes forth then that self is complete and you can move on to the next self you need to clear out.

3) Love and forgiveness are a very important aspect in the Power of Completion.
You have not loved yourself to the degree your soul cries out for. You are so busy wondering why you can't find love, money or friends yet it has been within you all along. All of what you desire comes from a strong sense of self love. You have to love yourself first before you can share it with another. I am not talking about romantic love here. I am talking about a spiritual, all encompassing love. A love you feel at the core of who you are.

You have punished yourself for too long. It is time to let go and forgive yourself for all you have endured. Forgiveness is the kindest act you can do for yourself and for another. This exercise will not be easy for some, but it is truly is powerful. Stand in front of a mirror; Look deep into your own eyes; Say to yourself-with all the sincerity and love you can muster, "I forgive you!" That's right! "I forgive you" Now start playing the tape of your life where you feel you messed up, hurt someone, were not in your truth, or limited your life in any way. Forgive yourself...say, "I forgive you" every time a hurtful or troubling memory is triggered. This can be a very trying experience, but very freeing. You are starting the process of letting go of all the old selves that you have been a prisoner to for all these years. It won't happen overnight but it is a beginning.

The Power of Completion can go into all areas of your life; do you have a song inside you, a canvas to paint, a relationship to heal, or a destiny to follow? When you get complete with that which is still left undone in your life, it frees you up to explore the passion and possibility that is out there for you.

The Power of Completion is a simple and very effective process, but it is not easy as painful emotions and memories can be triggered. It is highly recommended that you seek a qualified coach to guide you through the process of completion.

We are at an epoch in human history. The Power of Completion is occurring on a planetary level. 2012 is about the completion of a grand cycle and the beginning of a new and empowering cycle. A new age of consciousness and awareness is coming. Getting complete with the cycles in your life that hold you back now will better prepare you to manifest the life you deserve and desire.

Show Up for your life and life will Show Up for you!

About the Author:

Dwayne H. Klassen is a certified trainer, transformational speaker writer, coach, inventor, and entrepreneur with a passion for ancient wisdom, spirituality, new science and helping people "Show Up" in their lives...


  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! (#12 in a Series of 15)":

  From the Friends of Irony

      Thanks, Ruthie!



From ArcaMax Jokes - 08/31/10:

New Game

Back in the days of the Roman Empire, the famous Emperor Nero instituted a new game. The players would take those little disks you set your glass on in order to protect the furniture, and see who could get the most distance rolling them across the floor.

They were the first roller coasters.

Back in those days, the disks were made of iron, and they would bet on whose disk would roll the farthest.

They called them ferrous wheels.


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

    or just mail it directly to my home (address available upon request). Thanks!

I Didn't Know What Time It Was

Lyrics by
Lorenz Hart (02 May 1895 – 22 Nov 1943)
Music by
Richard Rodgers (28 June 1902 – 30 Dec 1979)

- From the Show:
Too Many Girls (1939)
- From the Film:
Pal Joey (1957)

I didn't know what time it was, then I met you
Oh what a lovely time it was, how sublime it was too!
I didn't know what day it was, you held my hand.
Warm like the month of May it was and I'll say it was grand.
Grand to be alive, to be young, to be mad, to be yours alone!
Grand to see your face, feel your touch, hear your voice say I'm all your own!
I didn't know what year it was, life was no prize.
I wanted love and here it was shining out of your eyes.
I'm wise and I know what time it is now.

"I Didn't Know What Time It Was" midi courtesy of 
 brilliantly located for us by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/25/05
Thanks so much, Dave!

"I Didn't Know What Time It Was" lyrics courtesy of - 08/24/05

 Chris White's "Hands of Time" Image courtesy of - 08/29/05

Six Clocks clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy of - 08/31/05

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!

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

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