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09/13/10 - NNHS Newsletter
Try to Remember

When I was younger I could remember anything,
whether it happened or not.”

Mark Twain
(30 Nov 1835 - 21 Apr 1910)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

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

BONUS #1 - - Try to Remember - Jerry Orbach, 1962

BONUS #2 - - Try to Remember - Jerry Orbach, 1982

BONUS #3 - - "Law And Order" Actor Jerry Orbach Dead At 69, December 29, 2004


"Try to Remember" is a song from the musical comedy The Fantasticks. It is the first song sung in the show, to get the audience to imagine what the sparse set suggests. Its lyrics, written by Tom Jones, famously rhyme "remember" with "September", "so tender", and "December", and repeat the sequence llow throughout the song: verse 1 contains "mellow", "yellow", and "callow fellow"; verse 2 contains "willow", "pillow", "billow"; verse 3 contains "follow", "hollow", "mellow"; and all verses end with "follow". Harvey Schmidt composed the music.

"Try to Remember" was originally sung by Jerry Orbach in the Original Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. "Try To Remember" made the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart three times in 1965 in versions by Ed Ames, Roger Williams and The Brothers Four.....


From Bill Gross ('49) of VA - 09/08/10 - "NNHS Classes of 1948":

Newport News High School classes of February and June 1948 are planning their 62nd reunion on Sat., Oct. 2nd and Sun., Oct. 3rd at Point Plaza Suites at City Center on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, NN.  There will be a barbeque and dinner on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday. 

For details:  Bill Gross, 757-595-3203.

Bill Gross

   Thanks, Bill!

      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!":

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.

Dave - significantly updated 08/07/10 and 09/02/10!

 - updated 09/12/10! 

   Thank you, Dave!

   Now that everyone knows that       Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and         Cheryl (White Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) and      I ('65 - of IL) will be there, I'm sure your reservations will increase dramatically!  

       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 -

        - 21 slots left! - updated 09/09/10! 

   Thanks, David!


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Billy Brewer ('57) AND   Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA AND   Rick Harman ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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!

20 - Barry Stutt ('57)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 13, 1940 - German bombs damaged Buckingham Palace.

September 13, 1940 - Italy invaded Egypt by crossing the Libyan border.

September 13, 1942 -Second day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge in the Guadalcanal campaign: U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Imperial Japanese Army with heavy losses for the Japanese forces.

September 13, 1943 - Chiang Kai-shek was elected President of the Republic of China.

September 13, 1943 - The Municipal Theatre of Corfu, Greece was destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.

September 13, 1945 - Iran demanded the withdrawal of Allied troops.


Monday, September 13, 1965 - Musician Zak Starkey was born in Hammersmith, London, England to Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Starr's first wife Maureen Cox.

Monday, September 13, 1965 - Poker player Annie Duke was born Anne LaBarr Lederer in Concord, New Hampshire.

Monday, September 13, 1965 - Comedian Jeffrey Ross was born Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz in Springfield, New Jersey.

Monday, September 13, 1965 - Architect Jean B. Fletcher (b. 1915) died of breast cancer at the age of 50.

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/05/10 and 09/03/10 - "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!

   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.


Grace is #1 in pet of the month:

and #3 in pet of the year: 

  WOWZERONI!!! That's fabulous, Norris! 

   Vote early, and vote often - or at least cast your allotted daily vote!

     From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 09/12/10 - "Graveside for    Mrs. Martha Jo Milne":

Hi you have previously posted, Mrs. Martha Jo Milne recently passed away and her memorial service was held in North Carolina.  She was the mother of Billy (who graduated from Ahoskie High School in 1958, just before the Milnes moved to Newport News),   Mary Ann, '60,   Charles, '64 and   Eleanor, '66

There will be a graveside service for Mrs. Milne in Newport News on Wednesday, October 6th at Peninsula Memorial Park, Garden of Devotion.  Her ashes will be buried beside her husband, Rev. William P. Milne.  He was the most devoted pastor of Orcutt Avenue Baptist Church from 1958 - 1966.  The Milne family made an impact in this area and we dearly loved Rev. and Mrs. Milne.  He married   my wife (Patty Andrews, '61) and me in 1965, six months before he passed away. 

I thought if anyone wishes to attend this graveside service, the children would love to see you and it would be a tribute to Mrs. Milne to be there.

Take care, Miss are the best.
Fred Mays of Newport News, VA

   Thank you so much for letting us know, Fred! I'm sure many will attend. I'd love to be there myself, but as my flight will just be landing in Raleigh late that very afternoon, I'm going to "miss it by that much."

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 09/12/10 - "Tom Paxton Tribute to the Firefighters of 9/11-- The Bravest":

    Thank you so much, Domi!

      From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 09/12/10 - "YouTube - Tim Hawkins - Old Rock Star Songs":


    George Fenigsohn ('65 - of VA) stopped by our house Saturday and made the observation it has been fifty years since we were mice roaming the halls of NNHS.  I guess we become so concerned with reunions we fail to remember the start of the process. 


   WOWZERONI-YOWZERONI! Where did it go?!?

   Thanks, Dave - and George! See y'all soon!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 09/12/10 - "~Old Timers~ (#3 of 10)":


Only one a day.

Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says: 'Slim, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're about my age. How do you feel?' 

Slim says, 'I feel just like a newborn baby.'

'Really!? Like a newborn baby!?'

'Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.'

     Thanks, Norris!

  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 Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/05/10 - "Thank You, Lord (#8 in a Series of 8)":

This is a sweet reminder of how blessed we are.
God bless you all!


      Thank you, Dearest Judy; these have been very sweet!



1. 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!

2. < Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, 2010 - The NNHS Classes of February and June 1948 will hold their 62-Year Reunion at Point Plaza Suites at City Center on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in Newport News, VA: a barbeque and dinner on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday.
For details, contact Bill Gross at or 757-595-3203.

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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Try to Remember

Music by
Harvey Schmidt (b. 12 Sept 1929)

Lyrics by Tom Jones (b. 1928)

- The Fantasticks, 1960

Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow.

Try to remember and if you remember, then follow,
(echo) Follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow, follow, follow, follow.

Try to remember when life was so tender
That no one wept except the willow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That dreams were kept beside your pillow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That love was an ember about to billow.

Try to remember and if you remember, then follow,
(echo) Follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow, follow, follow, follow.

Deep in December it's nice to remember it's nice
To remember altho' you know the snow will follow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember it's nice
To remember without a hurt the heart is hollow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember
The fire of September that made use mellow.

Try to remember and if you remember, then follow,
(echo) Follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow, follow, follow, follow.

Thanks to T. Roberts (

"Try to Remember" midi courtesy of - 09/13/04

"Try to Remember" lyrics courtesy of - 09/13/04

Ian Britton's Green Grass image courtesy of - 09/13/04

Ian Britton's Wheat image courtesy of - 09/13/04

Jack Dykinga's Yellow Barley image courtesy of - 09/13/04

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

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

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

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!

Animated 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

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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