09/14/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Sherry

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Time is drawing nigh to make your confirmations to Dave Arnold ('65) of VA to come to the great Reunion! 
Tomorrow is the deadline for the cheaper rate. If you hustle, you can mail it today!  But if you don't, that's fine, too;
just pay a little extra and come anyway.  You really don't want to miss it!

   We should have saved this song for Sherry Mitchum Baker's ('65 - of VA) birthday - except I don't know when
it is!  Now, Sherry, how are we gonna annoy the bee bees out of you on your birthday if you don't tell us when it is?!?

   Today is, however, the birthday of Jeanette Parrish Houston ('64) of VA!  Have a great one, Jeanette!  See
you in October, yes???



The 40-Year Reunion of the Class of 1965

will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2005
at the Point Plaza,
950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard,
Newport News,
and is open to all NNHS Alumni.








From John Patterson ('59) of Northern VA - 09/13/05:


I found a pile of your terrific newsletters awaiting me when my wife (Aretie Gallins -
NNHS - '59)
and I returned from vacation. It was great catching up with the latest and
recalling some fond memories of the past.

Years ago, in the pre-cable TV days, I lived in Dover, DE where the Philadelphia Flyers
was the only NFL team available to watch. There were a number of lean years, but
eventually Bobby Clarke and the Broad Street Bullies won the Stanley Cup. Whenever
they were faced with a critical playoff game, the Flyers brought in Kate Smith, who would
walk out onto the ice and sing "God Bless America". She became their good luck charm as
the Flyers always seemed to win those crucial games.

I took the
Rock N Roll Trivia Quiz and amazed myself by getting 66 correct answers! It's
astounding how many of those songs remain embedded in our brains . . . even those that
aren't often played on the oldies stations. I had expected a lot of questions involving
one-hit-wonders, like which group did "96 Tears" (answer below).

I agree that the NNHS Class of '59 hasn't had many reunions. There was a 10th (which
many of us didn't even know was happening), a 30th (which was well attended and where
I was reacquainted with the lady who was to become my wife), and a 35th (which was not
well attended for some reason). Aretie and I are willing to help get the ball rolling towards
a 50th reunion. I've started building a database beginning with every name in our yearbook
but have very few current e-mail addresses, snail-mail addresses, or phone numbers. If we
can get enough addresses to reach critical mass, we'll initiate a newsletter. We would very
much like hearing from our classmates and would appreciate any information you could share. 

Contact us at:


10089 Greenleaf Drive
Manassas, VA 20110-6633

Phone (703) 257-1249

Many Thanks,
John Patterson (NNHS-'59) of Manassas, VA
("96 Tears" was by ? and the Mysterians . . . no kidding!) 

WOWZERONI!!!  That is super!  I just love it when people step up to the
plate - especially if it involves a reunion!  If there's anyway I can help you, I'd be more than happy to do so.  I'll
start by giving you your own space:



   Thanks so much, John and Aretie! 

   And until then, I'm hoping we'll see y'all in October at '65's OPEN TO ALL CLASSES REUNION - yes???

From Bill Black ('66) of GA - 09/13/05- "Coquina, Take Two":

Okay, this way, and as an attachment.  Again...

   AHA!!!  Okay, this time your image came through loud and clear!  And I'm saving it for the 09/21/05 -
"Surf City"
edition, for obvious reasons.  I started to say I'd stick it on that page right now, but it appears I
haven't quite made that page yet......  Hmmm....  Well, I will, I will!

   Thanks so much, Bill - and y'all stay tuned!

From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 09/13/05:

Please change "Suzanne" to Susanne Stenner Gabriel ('65 - of VA) on the confirmed list.
Thanks, Cuz.

Dave Arnold

   YIKESARONI!!!  To find that I, who object to misspelled names more than most people..... ARGGHHH!!!!!

   (Okay, that settles it.  You and Susanne can both biff me a good one in October!)

   I'm so sorry.  I fixed it now:




From Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson of VA - 09/14/05:

Dear Carol,
Thank you so much for including my father in your Famous Soldiers page.  I'll try to send you 
a picture of him in his uniform.  Thanks, too, to Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) for suggesting the
inclusion and sending the information to you.  Both of you are so thoughtful, and I enjoy reading
your newsletters so much.  You were certainly missed while your computer was down!  So nice
to feel "connected" once again. 
Typhoon blessings,
Wilma Robinson (Mrs. Pete)
Faculty 1956-57

   Oh, you're so very welcome!  I'm always delighted to add people to those Famous Military pages, because it's
the only way I have of paying homage to them!  Often the title worries people - they say they were not famous and
shouldn't be there.  I have to remind them that fame comes from many sources and in many ways.  Everyone is
"famous" for something.  Many of those included on those pages are "famous" for being our friends and family
members.  Many have achieved great and wonderful things in various walks of life.  Many are "famous" simply
because we love them.

   Who is to say one is more important than another?  Anyone who has devoted a portion of life in the service
of our country should be there.  I really like the juxtaposition of celebrities with those we know and love.  I think it's
a great equalizing device.

   If there is any way I can encourage the rest of you to add your parents, siblings, children, and
especially yourselves to these pages, I would be thrilled and honored to do so!
  All we need is a full name,
full place and date of birth (and death, if applicable) and any other occupations or claim to fame.  Images are always
a joy.  If we're talking about Marines, any and all images are great, from birth on up - and portraits in dress blues are
an extra bonus!  For all the other branches of service, I'm only accepting photos in uniform.  (Yes, I like making up
goofy "rules"!)

   And thank you, Major Madagan ('57 - of FL) and Captain Spriggs ('64 - of VA), for all your help and expertise
in designing and expanding those pages.  They began with one small page of Famous Marines.  See how they have













   I do have an apology or two to make concerning the pages.  When they became so large that it was necessary
to break them into smaller sections, I never finished.  The Famous Sailors were never begun, And the Famous
Soldiers is bit hard to follow.  One section of Famous Marines is still quite unstable, and must be completely
redone, which will require about three hours, if I recall correctly.  The main problem I'm having is that it requires
my brain to be absolutely functioning at its best or I break it and get a throbbing headache in the process as well.

   Unfortunately, my brain hasn't been operating at its peak for some time now - least of all today.....

   The other problem is that Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA had graciously (and magically!)
provided me with a wealth of biographical information on many of those people.  I became backlogged and
had postponed adding much of it until my head cleared, and now it is irrevocably lost to me.  I cannot begin
to tell you how sick that makes me!

   Okay, there's nothing I can do about that now, so lest I continue to mourn its loss (and further exacerbate
the headache I already have at the moment....)
, I'm just going to make another plea for more of you to contribute
names to these pages.

   As John Adams said in 1776 (one of my favorite movies and most treasured possessions), "It's your duty, man!"

    I think just for the heck of it, I'm gonna go lie down now - just in case.  I really dislike those mini-strokes. 
They do cramp my style so...... Please ignore the errors which are almost surely to be rampant.

    Y'all have a good day - and take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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(Frankie Valli)

Sherry, Sherry baby
Sherry, Sherry baby

She - e - e-e-e-e-ry baby
She - e - rry, can you come out tonight
She - e - e-e-e-e-ry baby
She - e - rry, can you come out tonight

(Why don't you come out) to my twist party
(Come out) Where the bright moon shines
(Come out) We'll dance the night away
I'm gonna make-a you mi-yi-yi-yine

She - e - e-e-e-e-ry baby
She - e - rry, can you come out tonight
(Come, come, come out tonight)
(Come, come, come out tonight)
You-oo-ooh better ask your mama
Tell her everything is all right

(Why don't you come out) with your red dress on
(Come out) Mmm, you look so fine
(Come out) Move it nice and easy
Girl, you make me lose my mind

She - e - e-e-e-e-ry baby
She - e - rry, can you come out tonight
(Come, come, come out tonight)
(Come, come, come out tonight).....

"Sherry" midi courtesy of http://www.punkin.net/sherry.htm
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/03/05
and extracted with the gracious assistance of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 09/13/05
Thanks, Dave - and Nathaniel!

"Sherry"  lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdownload.com/valli-frankie---four-seasons-sherry-lyrics.html
 also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/03/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Dave also came to my rescue with the graphics for today's Newsletter:

"And that whole business about 'Won't you come out tonight ....' caused me
to flash on the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet.

".... here is the reputed "actual" balcony in Verona:

"Source: http://www.primetimequartet.com/archive/veropics.htm

Hope that helps some ............"

Yes, indeed it did!  Thank you so very much, David!

Animated Celtic Panel Design Divider Line clip art, copyright Bradley W. Schenck, 1997 & 1998,
courtesy of http://www.webomator.com/bws/data/freeart/celtic/panels.html - 01/08/05

Animated Yehaa Typhoon and Applause clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

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