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09/03/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Who Can I Turn To?

“Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it,
to accept it, no matter where it leads him.”

Henry Miller
(26 Dec 1891 - 07 June 1980)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I'm sure there's only one good reason why I've never used this song as a Newsletter theme before now.  It's that whole business of ending a sentence with a preposition. It really, really grates on my ears, nerves, and senses.  No, I'm not kidding.  Yes, I am a psycho.

BONUS #1 - - Who Can I Turn To? - Anthony Newley on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1965

BONUS #2 - - Who Can I Turn To? - Sammy Davis, Jr., 1964

BONUS #3 - - Who Can I Turn To? -  Tony Bennett, 1964


"It was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley and published in 1964. The song was introduced in the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd, which struggled in the United Kingdom in 1964 and then made a tour of the United States later that year. Recorded by Tony Bennett, "Who Can I Turn To?" became a hit, reaching number 33 on the U.S. pop singles chart and the top 5 of the Adult Contemporary chart. So fueled, the musical arrived on Broadway for a successful run, and the song became one of Bennett's staples."


Wednesday, September 03, 1969 - Golfer Robert Karlsson was born in Katrineholm, Sweden.

Wednesday, September 03, 1969 - Cricketer John Lester (b. 01 Aug 1871) died (in Philadelphia??) at the age of 98.


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   Happy Birthday today to Morton Binder ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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)
  Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA AND   Patti Johnson Stowe ('62) of FL AND   Cheryl Pless Ramsey ('64) of VA;

09 -   Wayne DeBerry ('65) of VA;

10 -    The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased - 12/23/03) !

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

    From Van Rowell ('65) of NC - 09/02/09:


Hope all is going well and want you to know that I continue to enjoy the “newsletters” that you put together.  Mattie and I are doing great here in NC and enjoying the three (3) grandkids (several pictures attached).  Both of our daughters live close, one actually about 2 blocks down the street.  Mattie has been retired from teaching for about 6 years now and enjoys it a lot, going to the beach about every 6 weeks.

I noticed that    Brenda Rison Price ('65 - of VA) was added to the newsletter list.  We were in the same Home Room together way back when – both last names started with “R”.  Please send Brenda a note saying hello from Van.


   Thanks, Van! I forwarded your note to Brenda!

   Sadly, the images of your grandbabies didn't arrive. Could you send them again, pretty please?

  From Brenda Rison Price ('65) of VA - 09/02/09 - "mailing list":

Thanks for adding me to the list. I would like to add my e-mail also. It is I live in Smithfield, Va.

Thanks for your help . 

Brenda Rison Price

   Thank you, Brenda!   I've done just that!

  From Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA - 09/02/09 - "Peninsula Dairy Store":

Hey Carol

I remember the Peninsula Dairy very well. It was on the corner of 35th Street and Jefferson Avenue. My granny lived at 629 35th Street which was three houses from the dairy. My sisters and I would walk up to the dairy to buy ice cream cones. I'll always remember how good the strawberry ice cream was. There were stools at the counter and I believe they were light green. Those were the days!

   Well, I remember your granny quite well, Carol! Still no luck jogging my memory of this obviously wonderful establishment. I suppose we must have been more of a High's Ice Cream /Dairy Queen kind of family. I did post your memories of it, though!


Does anyone remember Walter? He was an older black man. He would come around in the evening with his little cart selling all kinds of goodies.

Carol Collier Sparrow

   Quite a few people remember Walter Carney and his little cart. He was the topic of much discussion in times past:

    From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/18/05 - "Marshall Courts":

... I remember a very sweet old black man named Walter who pushed a mobile convenience store around every night selling Betty Lewis Bread fresh from the bakery along with penny candy, candy bars and fresh donuts.  My favorites were Mary Janes and Hollywoods. Cool dark nights with the smell of fresh bread and donuts mingling with that of kerosene from Walter's lanterns hanging on his cart is right up there with the morning aroma of coffee and bacon. Yum!


      From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 02/16/06 - "Marshall Courts":


When I lived in Marshall Courts there was a black man that came through in the evenings pushing a cart with sundries on it. Does anyone else remember him, and what was his name? I think he had the best donuts in the world. I could only buy them one night a week. I used to buy two of them, and my mom would buy one for each of my brothers (2) and sisters (2). I do not know where he got them, but I can close my eyes and if I think real hard, I can still taste them. 

Jerry (62) TYPHOON


    From Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC - 02/21/06 - "Walter"

Hi Carol,

You are right, the black man who pushed the cart around Marshall Courts was indeed named Walter.  I seem to remember he blew a whistle or is that something I dreamed up?  I think someone told me he was nearly blind because I always marveled that he could tell how much money we gave him.

  From Carol Moell Marcella ('56) of VA - 02/22/06 - "Walter Carney":

Dear Carol:
Regarding Walter the bread/bun man, this article was written about him in the Shipyard bulletin. 
    Mickey (Marcella -'54 - of VA) and I remember him well as I grew up in Seven Oaks and Mickey on 35th Street:

WALTER CARNEY - Itinerant Salesman (In Shipyard bulletin in 1947)

Walter is a familiar figure to Yard employees as well as to thousands of others who lived in NN.  He is Walter Carney, widower, born in Norfolk County, VA.  In 1912 he came to work for C.H. Fraley in the Coppersmiths Dept. and remained there until 1923 when he went into business for himself.  He had a pushcart made to his own specifications, a 1-man-power job that carried pies, cakes, buns, doughnuts, bread and candy. Every weekday at 6:15 am, Walter went to the Shipyard and down to the old bicycle shed.  At 7:15 am, he was on his way out to leave his cart at the parking lot beside the supermarket.  At 8:30 am, he breakfasted in a restaurant on Jefferson Avenue.  He  was back through the Main Gate at 11:30 am and out again at 1:15 pm.  During the afternoon, he replenished his stock of candy.  Around 5:00 pm, he left a bakery with 200 loaves of bread to be delivered personally to selected customers in East End.  Around midnight he pushed his almost-empty cart back over the 25th Street bridge and went back to the bakery shortly thereafter.  From then until 5:00 am, he had nothing to do but get ready for a repeat performance.

(This info. was compiled by Bobby Armstrong Class of '51 and Mickey Marcella Class of '54.)  This gentlemen belongs in the Newsome House, which is our black history museum in East End.)

   There is now a section at the bottom of the Marshall Courts page called, "Remembering Walter Carney" to house all these memories.

   Thanks so much, Carol!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/02/09 - "Orrsville and Peninsula Dairy Store":

Hi, Carol:

    Norm Covert ('61) of MD has the same God-given talent of writing as his dear brother      Harry Covert ('57) of (Northern) VA and it is always exciting to read their messages.

   AMEN to that!

Orrsville was a section of East End just east of Marshall Courts and Seven Oaks. The "Mystical" boundaries of this neighborhood were never clearly defined to my understanding, but that did not keep those interested in Basketball, Baseball, and Softball from naming their teams Orrsville.

Several years ago when a few exchanged messages in your Newsletters managed to get on the topic of recreational teams several TYPHOON Nation subscribers contributed their memories of Orrsville.

   Oh, I remember this discussion! Well, sorta... I remember the Little O's little league baseball team, anyway. Orrsville? Not so much.....

Before writing my recent message regarding the Peninsula Dairy Store I could have saved myself some embarrassment about missing the location of this Old Stomping Ground by simply reading my earlier message on this topic which is posted on your website showing the address as: 3500 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.

I suppose this dairy business was acquired by a competitor and lost its identity, or it may have just closed it doors and entered the dust bin of history on the Peninsula. They managed the transition from horse-drawn delivery wagons to trucks before ceasing operations. The horse-drawn home delivery wagons gave many a thrill to me in my youth, for they were well cared for and well trained.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

  Thanks, Joe! That might have been easier for you had I remembered that such a page already existed - and found it!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/02/09 - "Shipwrecked":

Hi, Carol! 

Happy belated birthday!  I hope it was great.  I received this today and it made me think of all the prayers we have had on behalf of "my boys".  It is time for me to THANK everyone again and report on them.  Our grandson and    Jerry's (Allen - '65 - of VA) dad (Howard Hodnett - '45 - of VA) are just fine.  Jerry has been healing and doing well from the early summer knee surgery and getting good reports from all doctors on various parts and conditions.  We had a great summer.

Last week,     Monty (Phillips - '62 - of VA) and I met with the oncologist and left the office smiling.  Dr. Mattern said that Monty's tumor markers have been reduced by more than half, his blood work looks very good and he is pleased with the progress.  He ordered a cat scan which Monty had on Monday.  We should get results in a few days.  Dr. M. was so pleased that he said he might give Monty a "Chemo Holiday" to allow his immune system to build back up some.  With flu season on the way, this would be good.  Monty looks good and has been doing very well  tolerating the chemo.  He has gained 10 pounds.

  Cookie (Phillips Tyndall - '64 of VA) took him for chemo today.  Lab results were even better.  His white cell count is normal and red count only slightly down. We are so thankful!

God bless everyone!

      Thank you, Dearest Judy!


A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agree that they had no other recourse but to pray to God. However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

The first thing the first man prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit..

The other man's parcel of land remained barren.

After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land.

On the other side of the island, there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, more food. The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him.

However, the second man still had not a thing.

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that his wife and he could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island.

The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. He considered the other man unworthy to receive God's blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.

As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from Heaven booming,

'Why are you leaving your companion on the island?'

'My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them,' the first man answered. His prayers were all unanswered, and so he does not deserve anything.'

'You are mistaken!' the voice rebuked him. 'He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings.'

'Tell me,' the first man asked the voice, 'what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?'

'He prayed that all your prayers be answered.'

For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us.

   Thanks again, Lady - great reminder!

  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 09/02/09 - "Only in America...":

Only in  America drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
Only in  America people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.
Only in America banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
Only in  America we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.
Only in  America we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight. 
Only in  America they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.
Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
Why can't women  put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?
Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?
Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
I like this one!!!
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?  

Now that you've smiled at least once, don't you feel better? We all need to smile every once in a while.

Thanks, Renee!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA -  09/02/09 - "Embrace The Inner Child In You":


Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold the vegetables while you chop.

Avoid arguments with women about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.

For high blood pressure sufferers - simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure on your veins. Remember to use a timer.

A mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives. You'll be afraid to cough.

You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and it does, use the duct tape.

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

Daily thought: Some people are like Slinkies...not really good for much but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.


   GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!


1.    From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":


You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!


From ArcaMax - 09/02/09:


Most people hate to parallel park. The other day, I saw this woman trying to get out of a tight parking space. She'd bump the car in front, then back-up and strike the car behind her. This went on about 2 minutes.

I walked over to see if I could somehow help. My offer was declined though. She said, "Why have bumpers if you're not going to use them once in a while?"


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact - WHS CLASS OF 1959
3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion
- For details, see: -

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at or visit the reunion website at - CLASS OF 1970

5. Friday , Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at  kwitte@tampabay, - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/03/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

Music by Anthony Newley
(24 Sept 1931 – 14 Apr 1999)

Lyrics by
Leslie Bricusse
(b. 29 Jan 1931)

- From The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd (1965)

Who can I turn to when nobody needs me?
My heart wants to know and so I must go where destiny leads me
With no star to guide me and no one beside me
I'll go on my way and, after the day, the darkness will hide me

And maybe tomorrow I'll find what I'm after
I'll throw off my sorrow, beg, steal, or borrow my share of laughter
With you I could learn to, with you what a new day
But who can I turn to if you turn away?

With you I could learn to, with you what a new day
But who can I turn to if you turn away?


 "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" midi courtesy of - 09/02/09

"Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" lyrics courtesy of - 09/02/09

 Image of Sad Kitten courtesy of - 09/02/09

Cat Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/13/09

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!

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 Cheering Smiley and Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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