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09/10/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
One After 909

“I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.”

- Yogi Berra
(b. 12 May 1925)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's delightfully inspired theme was suggested for us months ago by our Wizard of Wonderment,        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/26/09 - "Newsletter for 10 September 2009":

Don’t know if you plan so far ahead, but I have a MIDI for the newsletter for 10 Sep:

The Beatles … One After 909.  Get it?  One after 9/09. 


Uber Source:


Video:         From the Let It Be rooftop concert

I’m thinking that we need something frivolous and light hearted on the day before 9-11.

   ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, David! I just found this video while I was testing the page.  I love Beatles videos.  Were we ever all that young?!?

EXTRA BONUS - - 1964 Version


"... a song by The Beatles, written primarily by John Lennon (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and originally released in 1970 on the album Let It Be. The album version is the live performance from the rooftop concert which took place on 30 January 1969. This performance is also included in the Let It Be film. The song was written as early as 1957, and is one of the first Lennon-McCartney compositions.[1]

Origin of title

"In a 1980 interview, Lennon explained, 'That was something I wrote when I was about seventeen. I lived at 9 Newcastle Road. I was born on the ninth of October-- the ninth month. It's just a number that follows me around, but numerologically, apparently I'm a number six or a three or something, but it's all part of nine.' [2]

"The Beatles recorded a version of the song on 5 March 1963 during the same session that produced their third single, 'From Me to You,' and its B-side 'Thank You Girl.' They were unhappy with the result and that version was not released at the time.[3"


Wednesday, September 10, 1969 - Nuffin' - just NUFFIN' - happened this day.  Go figure.....


   Happy Birthday today to    The late Mr. Pete Robinson (deceased - 12/23/03)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to        The late Bobby Hedrick ('58) (deceased 08/31/09) AND     My Grandson, Jimmy Harty of TX!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

14 - Billy Brewer ('57) AND   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA;

16 -   Tena Goodson Hensel ('39) of VA AND    The late Mr. John Huller ('43) (deceased 07/29/09) AND Brian Cooper of SC;

17 - The late Mr. George McIntosh (deceased - 05/04/05) AND Hugh McLawhorne ('57) AND   Ed Nichols ('62) of Northern VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

   Y'all be sure to take a look at that page.  How are we going to wish you a happy birthday if we don't know when it is?!?  Thanks!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 09/06/09:

Hi Carol,

I hope you are better. I hate it when you are sick. You mean the world to me.....

Lots of love, Carol,

Linda May ' 66

   Thank you so much, Linda May! I think I'm over the worst of it now.  I awoke with it last Tuesday morning, so it's been nine days now.  It must have been the 72-hour flu; I always was a little slow.....

AS PROMISED - Hurricane Hazel: - brand new page!  Read all the exciting accounts of Friday, October 15, 1954 and the day before and after!

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 09/03/09 - MISPLACED BY DITSY WEBMISTRESS      ('65) of IL until     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL asked me about it on 09/09/09 - "Fourth Grade at Walter Reed":

Hi, Carol:

Maybe my computer skills are failing, but I could not find the photograph of the NNHS Class of 1961 taken of some of the students in the class while attending Walter Reed School in the contribution submitted by Norm Covert ('61) of MD or maybe I was staring at it and did not recognize my younger sister Nancy Madagan Van Orden ('61) of FL who was mentioned by Norm. I wanted to forward it to her daughter, Dr. Kimberly Van Orden and give here a big surprise.

Today I checked the Website to see if the photo was posted under Walter Reed School but did not find the submission photo posted.

Do I need to be recycled through computer classes or just have my eyes checked?

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Neither one! I am so sorry, Gentlemen!

   Norm's wonderful treasures arrived on the day when I was probably the sickest - and I've been totally trashed all week.  I remember looking at both images, snuffling through many OOOHS and AHHHS, processing the first picture, falling into my beddie-bye, and waking up wondering if perhaps I may have forgotten something.....


As in my previous photo submission, apologies for the incomplete listings and hope someone else (who can actually open up your wonderful site) may be able to complete the listing. A couple names came to me as I typed this and I hope my stab at the name is correct.

I equated my image as that of Beaver Cleaver in a previous note, but this photo has me more like Alfred E. Neuman (“What, me worry?”) of MAD magazine infamy.

  All of the guys prove that no one manufactured pants to fit boys until some years later. We also may have been wearing our brothers hand-me-downs. No question the girls certainly make up for the boys' lack of sartorial splendor.

Without further comment, here are the lucky students in Mrs. Burton’s Fourth Grade Class, Walter Reed Elementary School, fall 1952:

Front Row: ?, Bradley Ewell, ?, ?, Diana Merrill, ?, the late Eugene Turner.
2nd Row
:  ?, ?, Linda Strickland (?), Lucille Ritenour, Linda Ramsey, Janet Moore, the late Beryl Barkley (?), Nancy Madagan.
3rd Row: ?, ?, ?, Norman Covert, ?, ?, ?.
4th Row: Robert Reese, Roger Wheeler (?), Lloyd Nelson, ?, Lewis Matthews, the late Glenn Barkley, Steve Thomas, Billy Hunt (?), Mrs. Burton.

(Note: Farabees Studio photo)

Norm Covert (’61) MD

Fall 1952
Mrs. Burton's Fourth Grade Class

   Here we are - posted at last!

   Thanks so much, Norm - and Joe!

      From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL to June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA - 09/09/09 - "RE: Armstrong Elementary School - WOW!":

WOWZERS is right!  Thanks, June, for that picture.  I recognized Mrs. Blake, not sure about Miss Naff, and my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Hubbard, must have come later.  This is the push I needed to unpack those boxes in my garage to find my Memory books! 

  From June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA to       Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL- 09/09/09 - "RE: Armstrong Elementary School - WOW!":

It is fun looking at all the pictures of our classmates when they were much younger.  I remember most how my friends looked in high school - and when I see so many in the elementary books it sure makes me smile!
Thank you Carol for helping us reminisce!

   My pleasure! Thanks, June - and Gloria!

  From Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA - to        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/09/09 - "RE: Patsy Cline Lip Sync At High School Reunion":

You are so kind to make such a suggestion BUT ...
1.  I would have to have at least five drinks and everyone who knows me knows that I'm a one drink girl (maybe two).  AND . . . .
2.  I don't own a dress that would hold that much stuff!!  AND . . .

3.  I don't even do Karaoke.  I'm not sure I can even spell it.
Feel free to suggest someone else.  Oh - and payback is What? 

   Thanks, Jeanette!

        From David Whitley ('67) of VA -  09/08/09 - "PROOF READING IS A DYING ART":

These have been around a time or two before, but I think they’re good enough for one more go.

These are actual headlines in various newspapers across the country.  Inexcusable sloppiness, indifference and carelessness exhibited by "professionals."

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

        This one ran in the SGV Tribune; it took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!!  They put in a correction the next day. 

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

      Ya think?

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers 

     Now that's taking things a bit far!

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

     What a guy!

Miners Refuse to Work after Death

     No-good-for-nothing lazy so-and-so's!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

    See if that works any better than a fair trial!

War Dims Hope for Peace 

     I can see where it might have that effect! 

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile

     Ya think?!

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

     Who would have thought!

Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

     By Jove, they may be onto something! 

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

     You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge 

     He probably IS the battery charge!

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

     The first group was not fat enough?

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft!

     Honesty is the best policy - even in space?

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

     Do they taste like chicken?

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half 

     Here we go again, another Chainsaw Massacre!

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

     Now, those are some tall doctors!

And the winner is....

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead 

Uh, say what?

    Thanks, Gorgeous!

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 Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 09/09/09 - "Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store":

..... this was so funny and is clean funny so you can share with anyone. Please watch and get a laugh for today. Funny Stuff!

   Thanks, Glenn - this was hysterical!


1. 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

2. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion - For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

  3. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. 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

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 09/09/09

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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One After 909

Written by John Lennon, possibly as early as 1957

Recorded by The Beatles, 1970

My baby says she's trav'ling on the One after
I said move over honey I'm traveling on that line.
I said move over once, move over twice,
Come on baby don't be cold as ice.
I said I'm trav'ling on the One after Nine-O-Nine.
I begged her not to go and I begged her on my bended knees,
You're only fooling around, you're fooling around with me.
I said move over once, move over twice,
Come on baby don't be cold as ice.
I said I'm trav'ling on the One after Nine-O-Nine.
I've got my bag,
Run to the station.
Railman says you've got the wrong location.
I've got my bag.
Run right home.
Then I find I've got the number wrong,
Well I said I'm trav'ling on the One after
I said move over honey I'm traveling on that line.
I said move over once, move over twice,
Come on baby don't be cold as ice.
I said we're trav'ling on the One after
I said we're trav'ling on the One after
I said we're trav'ling on the One after

"One After 909" midi courtesy of - 09/09/09
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/26/09
Thanks, Dave!

"One After 909" lyrics courtesy of - 09/09/09
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/26/09
Thanks again, Dave!

Green Train clip art courtesy of - 08/24/05

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Amtrak Train Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated USMC and Army and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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 Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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!

Embarrassed Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/01/09

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of - 05/15/08

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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