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09/12/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Maurice Chevalier's 121st Birthday

“A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth.
Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay,
it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.”

Maurice Chevalier
(12 Sept 1888 - 01 Jan 1972)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Ahhh - another celebrity birthday!

BONUS #1 - - Maurice Chevalier - Valentine, 1925

BONUS #2 - - Maurice Chevalier - Louise, 1929

BONUS #3 - - Maurice Chevalier - Thank Heaven for Little Girls, 1958

BONUS #4 - - Maurice Chevalier - What's My Line, 1965



1.       From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/11/09 - "Urgent Prayer Request for Chris Fisher":

Hi all,

I have an urgent prayer request for Chris Fisher below.  The following was forwarded to me.  Please be aware that the email below is not for the weak stomached.   I cannot even imagine the amount of pain this man must be in.  Please pray now and continue to keep him in your prayers the days and months ahead during his recovery.  

Thank you in advance,

A close friend of mine has a friend that needs our prayers. His name is Chris Fisher. Sunday Chris was working with an auger (attachment to a tractor) & his pants leg got caught in it.  With that it peeled his skin from his legs all the way up to his chin. He is in Baptist hospital in the burn unit b/c of the condition of his open flesh & the high risk of infection. He was initially on a ventilator but that was removed yesterday morning & he has been talking to his family & is conscious but in a tremendous amount of pain. They are going to do the skin graphs tomorrow & are going to do them all @ once. Please keep him and his family in prayer.  
Thank you and have blessed day!  

   GASP! Certainly, Shari!

2.      From Me ('65) of IL - 09/12/09 - "    Rachel Harty of IL":

   My thirteen-year-old granddaughter underwent an emergency appendectomy this morning at 7:30 AM.  She endured the surgery well, but will stay a night or two in the hospital for observation.  Prayers will be appreciated.  Thanks!

3.   From My Friend,  Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 09/12/09 - "arm":

Started Occupational Therapy Thursday and I am so sore. 

I almost  think the break was a breeze compared to tight tendons that complain mightily when you  make them move!!!!!!!!!!!

I go twice a week and then we start strengthening. OH joy!!!

Things will be better in a month or so.


   YOWZERONI! Thanks for the update, Judy!


Friday, September 12, 1969 - Golfer Ángel Cabrera was born in Córdoba, Argentina.

Friday, September 12, 1969 - Golfer Shigeki Maruyama was born in Chiba, Japan.

   Speaking of which.....

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/11/09 - "September 11":

Hi, Carol:

Please permit me to respond to your comment:

"Thursday, September 11, 1969 - Once again, nuffin' - just NUFFIN' - happened this day."
A couple of military events took place.
September 11, 1777 - Battle of Brandywine
September 11, 1814 - Battle of Plattsburg ends.
The color RED was selected to highlight these two dates, since they involved battles that involved the "Red Coats" of the British Army. Brandywine is just south of Philadelphia and the battlefield has been preserved. The latter involved the War of 1812.

Speaking of RED, a pair of RED SOCKS will be required to outfit        2nd LT Brent Harty USA (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of TX) in his new Dress Blues. He is a sharp Officer!!! Of course, they will be worn only during special dining events to show off the "King of Battle" among his comrades.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Wal, YABUT, Major Madagan, these noteworthy events took place on "That Day in History", but I've only been running a recap of "This Day in the Summer of 1969"!   It has always seemed to be to be highly significant and far more jam-packed than most.  I meant to run it all summer, but I forgot it until about July 3 or so, and it will be ending on September 21, the Last Day of Summer.

   Thanks, Adonis!


   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;

18 - Bobby Bell ('57) AND         Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL  AND  The United States Air Force - 1947!

   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!


   Hit #88,500 was made on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 2:29 PM by    Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL! 

   Congratulations, Jimmy! To claim your prize, check the above page and send me your preferences along with your mailing address! I may just behave and pay up before Christmas!

       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 09/11/09 - "Peninsula Dairy pix & info":

  Attached are scans from a book entitled Newport News' 325 Years, which was published in 1946 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the chartering of the city.

I thought you might like to add these items to your Old Stomping Grounds web page.

Bill Lee



   I remember, I remember!! Well, not going inside, because I'm quite certain that I never did, but I DO remember that enchanting building! Thank you so much, Bill! I personally really appreciate the memory restoration, and the page has just multiplied in value!


 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 09/11/09 - "Hurricane Hazel":


Thanks for the birthday wishes.....yes, I am just catching up on my email. I'm behind on practically everything these days since moving

Regarding Hurricane Hazel - my memory is watching it from my bedroom window in the Shipyard Apartments at 6 am and my dad telling me to go back to bed.  Then him driving us through Huntington Park and seeing the pond (?) there that had risen so high it was over the little bridge.  Going back to school (Stonewall Jackson) we teased this little second grader who's name was "Hazel" about the hurricane!  I think  I was in Mrs. Roundtree's classroom - not my favorite teacher!!

Have a great day!


   Thanks, Sarah Sugah! I added your memory to our new page:

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 09/11/09 - "Let it be !":


When I was born, October was the 10th month....I think it still is !  I'll bet Yoko handled the money !


   WILD GIGGLES! Could be! Thanks, Dimples!

    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 09/11/09 - "Immigration Gumballs":



   YOWZERONI-RINI! Thanks, Dicky!

        My Daughter, Adrienne (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of IL) - 09/09/09 - "cat video":

        Thanks, Adrienne!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 9/11/09 - "Cherokee Legend":

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indians rite of passage? The father takes his son into the woods, blindfolds him and leaves him all alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him.

Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man!

Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm. We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, Sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.

If you liked this story, pass it on. If not, you took off your blindfold before dawn.

Moral of the story: Just because you can't see God, doesn't mean He is not there. ' For we walk by faith, not by sight.'

*Exercise Daily, Walk with God*

   Thank you, Dearest Judy!


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 My Niece, Shari, of VA - 09/11/09 - "The Harried Pharmacist":

The Harried Pharmacist

Upon arriving home, a husband was met at the door by his sobbing wife. Tearfully she explained, "It's the pharmacist. He insulted me terribly this morning on the phone."

Immediately the husband drove downtown to confront the pharmacist and demand an apology.

Before he could say more than a few words, the druggist told him, "Now, just a minute, please listen to my side of it...

"This morning the alarm failed to go off, so I was late getting up. I went without breakfast and hurried out to the car, just to realize that I locked the house with both house and car keys inside. I had to break a window to get my keys. Then, driving a little too fast, I got a speeding ticket.

"Later, about three blocks from the store, I had a flat tire. When I got to the store there was a bunch of people waiting for me to open up. I opened and started waiting on these people, and all the time the darn phone was ringing off the hook."

He continued, "Then I had to break a roll of nickels against the cash register drawer to make change, and they spilled all over the floor. I got down on my hands and knees to pick up the nickels; the phone was still ringing. When I came up I cracked my head on the open cash drawer, which made me stagger back against a showcase with bunch of perfume bottles on it... all of them hit the floor and broke.

"Meanwhile, the phone is still ringing with no let up, and I finally got to answer it. It was your wife. She wanted to know how to use a rectal thermometer... and, honest mister, all I did was tell her!"

   Thanks, Shari!


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 09/12/09

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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Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, 1958
(31 Aug 1918 – 14 June 1986)

Music by Frederick Loewe
(10 June 1901 - 14 Feb 1988)


Gigi . . . am I a fool without a mind
Or have I merely been too blind to realize?
Oh. Gigi . . . why you've been growin' up
Before my very eyes!

Gigi . . . you're not at all the funny
Awkward little girl I knew
Oh. no, overnight there's been a breathless
Change in you!

Gigi . . . while you were tremblin' on the brink
Was I out yonder somewhere blinkin' at a star?
Oh. Gigi . . . have I been standin' up too close
Or back too far?

When did your sparkle turn to fire
And your warmth become desire?
Oh, what miracle
Has made you the way you are?

< instrumental break >

Oh. Gigi . . . have I been standin' up too close
Or back too far?

When did your sparkle turn to fire
And your warmth become desire?
Oh, what miracle
Has made you the way you are?

"Gigi" midi courtesy of - 09/11/09

"Gigi" lyrics courtesy of - 09/11/09

First Image (WWI) of Maurice Chevalier courtesy of - 09/11/09

Second Image of Maurice Chevalier courtesy of - 09/11/09

Pansy Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 05/05/07

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

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!

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

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

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

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

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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

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

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