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09/18/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
59th Birthday of the United States Air Force

“No one comes close"

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   If this date didn't immediately jump out at you (or even if it did), it's time for your homework again:


   And considering that she's been a civilian employee of the United States Air Force for lo, these many years, it's only appropriate that    Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL was born on the very same day!  How'd you arrange that anyway, Lady?!?

   Well, no matter!  Many Happy Returns, Gloria!



1. I'm asking everyone to please quit sending my mail to either of these email addies: and I have come to believe that Outlook is Evil Incarnate because of all the trouble it causes me.  When anything is sent there, I now must first forward it to a Yahoo account before I can even process it.  Otherwise, it simply shuts down my Front Page as I'm working on the website and Newsletters, causing me unbelievable consternation.  Twice recently it has caused to think that I've lost important documents.  (It actually just erased them from my desktop links, while leaving them intact in my files.)  It was also the initial cause of all my computer woes last year.

   So effective immediately, please change your address books and delete those horrendous accounts!!!  Use either or in fact any of the other Yahoo accounts of mine that you may have.  Thank you soooo much!

2.   If anyone knows where to locate Jean Hooker Hanson (Hampton HS - '64), we've received an inquiry concerning her.  She was last known to have been somewhere in TX.  She had a brother, Richard Hooker, who attended NNHS; I do not know if he was younger or older than she, as I cannot seem to find him in the 1955 - 1966 Anchors.  (That proves absolutely nothing, of course.  We all know I could be staring directly at his photo and not see it).

   If you know where to reach either of them, please contact me so that I may relay that information.  Thanks!



   Since it first appeared, several responses have arrived.  YEA!!!!  

    From My #5 Son, Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) - 09/07/06 -
"Suggestion for your site":

Hey, I was just looking at a site that someone at one of the message boards I visit set up. Essentially, it is a map of the world, and users enter a bit of information to indicate where they live. Then, you get a map that looks kind of like this:

I thought you and your classmates/viewers of your site would get a kick out of one for your site.

Love ya, talk to ya later.

   WOWZERONI-ROONI-RINI, Nathaniel!  This is sooooo cool!  Thanks for setting it up for me as well!

   Okay, Sweetie-Pies, where are those herald trumpets?!?  This represents the first of several interactive sites we have in mind for the site - other than the Guest Book, of course.   Check it out, check in, and let's fill that map - 'cause so far, I'm the only one there!  (And I haven't created a profile yet, myself!)


  From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC of NC - 09/13/06 - "Our Patriots":

Dear Carol,

I trust this note finds you in good spirits and great health.

My purpose in writing today is to share an idea with your readers. I believe we all will agree that regardless of our political leanings, we owe our troops a deep debt of gratitude for defending America across the globe. As I read    Pam Smith Arnold’s ('65 - of VA) comment about her daughter Laura and Laura’s husband George, I felt like we could/should find time to communicate our support directly to these two dedicated professionals as well as any other soldiers that other classmates may suggest. It seems so little but means so much. I have already had the honor of communicating with Laura and the question she says her troops ask most often is “Do you think people back home really care about us”. That’s a question these young folks should not need to ask.

You might say it’s Pam’s place to ask this, not mine. I know she is hesitant to ask for the obvious reason of it’s her family. So, here I am. How about the Class of ’65 adopting Laura, George, and all the other troops we can identify and begin to show them just how much they all mean to us by emailing them on a regular basis. Words of comfort and support directly from the homeland. And don’t worry, as    Dave Arnold ('65 - of VA) told me, just identify yourself as “Class of ‘65” and Laura will know who you are!! But the important thing it seems to me, is simply to convey our support, no matter if they know us or not. After all, we are ALL Americans and that ought to be enough introduction!

If any one else has family serving in the military and would like them to receive more words of thanks and support, please forward me their email address and I assure you they will hear from me.

God Bless America and God Bless our Troops

Take care, Carol

Joe Wingo

   What a sweetie-pie you are, Joe!   Here is your excellent - and characteristically, very thoughtful - suggestion!

   As so many of our group are from other classes - and indeed, other schools, if y'all would care to participate in this as well, I might suggest you identify yourselves as "NNHS Class of '57" or "HHS Class of '63" or whatever.

   Thanks so much, Joe Honey!


  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 09/13/06:

I haven't inquired lately about your health and well being.  I do hope you'll inform us if  another financial crisis is looming.  Don't wait until the last minute.

   Thanks to the truly amazing outpouring of support from all of you wonderful people, I'm still holding - on both counts, Gloria!  Thanks very so much!

My 93-year old mother fell two weeks ago and broke the second vertebrae in her neck.......OUCH!!!  She's now in a convalescent home for therapy.....gotta get her up walking again, so she can go home.......using prayers and crossed fingers.  I'm heading out tomorrow for, as you say, Carol, "the sacred soil of VA."  I won't have computer access, so I'll have to catch up on the news when I return on the 25th.   
Be well and safe!

   YOWZERONI!!!  I do hope all goes well for both of. you, Lady!  You'll be in our thoughts and prayers!


  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 09/13/06:

<< This gets weirder and weirder.  I was just about to write you to tell you that I've recently learned that AOL will not send its subscribers emails when they're bundled within batches of 50-60 --- which, of course is how I send mine.>>
I had someone else who sends a lot of email tell me that too but I get all of yours and also all of hers and I use AOL email.  There are individual spam settings that each member has and I suspect that is the problem rather than the general filters.  I have mine wide open to accept all email that the general filters don't stop and ALSO and this may be important is in my address book.  That last may be the key thing as I think that it will not stop the email if the address is in your address book.
Al Simms

   WOWZERS!!!  That's it!  That's why   Joe Drewry ('58) of VA isn't getting my announcements of the Newsletters!  He has the wrong addie saved in his address book!

   Thanks so much, Al!!!


  From Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA - 09/13/06 - "Australia":

Hi Carol,
I just wanted to comment on the article about Australia sent by 
  Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63 - of MD). In it, the Prime Minister, John Howard stated that the country was founded on Christian values by Christians. Not to say they weren't Christian, but it was established as a penal colony by England and was inhabited by criminals and undesirables from England.

   You know, Linda, I thought the very same thing when I read that.  First of all, I was struck by the fact that he said "Christian values" rather than "Judeo-Christian values", which I thought was far more accurate.  As I'm not in the habit of correcting prime ministers, I thought I'd just ignore it, but it continues to trouble me.  I'm glad you mentioned this.

   I'm not sure why he chose to omit those things; indeed, some of those "criminals" were not criminals as we would call them.  I seem to recall that Australia as a whole would rather downplay certain part of its history and pretend they never happened, much as we see now in other parts of the world - our own, included.

Thank you so much for everything you are doing. I love to read everyone's comments and news. Thank you, thank you.

Linda Walker (61)    

   Oh, thank you, Lady - for everything!


  From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 09/13/06 - "Re: VISA Scam":

I think it is mostly a SPAM email

Richard Dawes

  AHA!!!  So while technically possible, it is quite improbable.  Thanks, Dicky

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/13/06 - "NNHS 64/60 CONFIRMED ATTENDING":




   Thank you, David!  I posted them for you:

  From Richard Dawes (NNHS/HHS - '62) of VA - 09/13/06 - "I'm still Rock'n":


I have started back playing Rock music. I got some of the old group back together and thought I would send you a clip.

Just can't stop Rock'n.

Richard Dawes

   Dicky, I've only mostly figured out how to attach wav files to the middle of the Newsletters,  and can't seem to remember  how to do even that at the moment, But I want you to know I bit for this hook, line, and sinker.  I was soooo excited!  I mean, it was certainly plausible; it coulda happened!

   But thanks so much for the big laugh!  Maybe I'll remember how to attach this in the next few days so that everyone can enjoy it as much as I did!


  From Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('54) of VA - 09/15/06 - "This is so good.":

This one will make you stop and think. has the most beautiful pictures, and the most meaningful words I've read in a long time.

    I've got to go think about my 'dash'.

   Your "dash" is just fine, Cookie!  

   We've run this several times before, but it is both beautiful and thought provoking, so I couldn't resist giving it again.  Thanks, Lady!


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/16/06 - "NNHS 64/60 BIRTHDAY PARTY":

The NNHS 64/60 Birthday Celebration Committee are pleased to announce that our Class Co-Sponsor, Miss Ettalea Kanter, will be joining us for our 60th Birthday Celebration.  We have also spoken with our Class Co-Sponsor, Mr. Warren Reed.  Unfortunately, he currently has a schedule conflict and will be unable to attend. He explained that his schedule may clear, which would permit him to be there.  We are keeping our fingers crossed. 

"Hey, Warren, it wouldn't be the same without ya."

   SUPER!  Thanks, Dave!   Post it, I did:


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/16/06 - "NNHS 64/60 CONFIRMED ATTENDING":




   Thank you, David!  I posted that for you:

  From Steve Burns ('65) of MN - 09/16/06 - "new email address":

Hello to all:
I have a new email address:

   Thanks, Steve!  I changed it on both of my address lists.  Apparently I never received permission from you to post it on the Contact Page for the Class of 1965.  Let me know if you'd like it added there as well:


  From the Valedictorian of the Class of 1965, Charles Braslow of the Virgin Islands -
09/17/06 - "new email address":

Hi Carol, 

Please note my new email address.  Hope you are well.
Things are great here in the Virgin Islands.     

Charles Braslow <

   Thank you, Charles!  I changed it on both of my address lists too, and as you had previously given me permission to post it, I did so:



  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 09/16/06:

I just could not resist after all those yummy recipes in the last newsletter. Here is one that is hundreds of years old...  and my Grandmother used to make it! I am sure your mouth will water...and you will rush to try it! hee hee My brother and sister resisted the temptation, but alas I did indulge as a child.
Peace & Blessing,

Margie Massie Harvey’s Hog Head Pudding

Amherst County, Va.

Grandmother of     Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58),    Frederick Mays ('60) and     Cheryl Mays Howard ('66)

         No eggs or milk were used as there was no refrigeration at the time.

        This is made from the feet and meat from the head of the hog.

        Cook hoghead (Jowl) and feet until all meat drops off the bone.

        Make a pudding; ( this one was adapted for our generation)

       Cut meat fine and add enough water to make 1 quart

       Add seasoning;

       Sage, salt, pepper, bay leaves (optional) to meat and bring to slow boil

      Add 1 ½ cups corn meal slowly

      (can add 2 pkg. unflavored gelatin to make gel)

      Cook until thick, about 10 min.

      Pour into wax paper lined loaf pans

      Pat down into a firm flat cake

      Refrigerate (may be frozen) firm patty then slice in rectangular strips

      Fry in butter

      This is liked better by our family than the Souse below.


      You can add vinegar to the meat, this is called Souse.


                    Serve with eggs….breakfast will never be the same.


   Cheryl.  Honey.  I will admit to having been a picky eater all my life.  I didn't even eat pizza or spaghetti until I was 20 years old, and probably would not have done so then unless    Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) had not somehow cajoled me into doing so.

   And there have been a few times in my life when I had no food to eat at all, and quite a few more when I had very, very little to eat.  But I must say, I have never, ever been hungry enough to eat this, uh, "pudding".

   But thank you so much for sharing this delightful, time honored recipe with us!


  From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky of NC - 05/08/02 (sic):

Bread Pudding. If you don't HAVE dessert, just admit it.

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Lady!

    From My #6 Son, Dale (Harty - American School, IL - '02 - of VA) -
09/16/06 - "Re: Food Glorious Food":

mmmm Duffy Moons....

   GIGGLES!!!  Maybe I'll suddenly turn into one of those "nicey-nicey" mamas who sends packages of home-baked cookies up to her son.  Hey - stop that crazy wild laughing!  It could happen!

   I love you, Sweetie-Weetie!


  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 09/16/06 - "Re: Food Glorious Food":

Carol -- Most of us reading this newsletter are old enough to remember hearing lots about Mahatma Ghandi, of India, who died in 1948.  Most of us probably remember seeing pictures of him walking all around India (& all over the world, for that matter) without shoes. I'm sure he had massive calluses for soles of his feet. ;-) He was one of the leaders of the nationalism movement in India, and also was some kind of spiritual leader or guru.

Here are some other facts about him: he only ate one meal a day, of rice & vegetables. Needless to say, he was a skinny little runt. And, his weird diet caused constant bad breath. As a result, he is forever known as the "super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis".

   OHHHHH - good one, Ronnie!  Thanks!


From Bobby Hatten (NNHS/FHS - '65) of VA - 09/17/06 - "Re: Food Glorious Food":


Ten years ago my mother, a fabulous cook,  published a cookbook of our family and favorite recipes - co-incidentally it was entitled Food Glorious Food which , of course was not original - as you know it came from the text of Charles Dickens' famous book about a hungry boy, Oliver Twist. If you would like a copy of the book by Mary Lou Hatten I'll be happy to provide it - I look forward to trying the Typhoon recipes - she was a Crabber - but the hungry neighborhood boys in Stuart Gardens all remember those recipes -    David Ellenson ('65 - of NY) , Porter Blakemore ('64 - of DE), Bobby Sears ("66 - of VA), George Hankins, etc.   

All the best to you and the NN High group with whom I spent so many years before migrating to Ferguson,  - and now Gloucester.

   Bobby - how nice to hear from you!  I remember your mama - and her bright smile and beautiful red hair - very well, when she used to attend our class parties at Magruder.
   And I would be absolutely delighted to have a copy of her "Food Glorious Food"!  Thank you so much!
   Wait a minute - "ten years ago"?!?  From time to time I tend to forget that unlike most of my contemporaries, my own parents were old enough to be my grandparents.  Ten years ago my mother was still alive, but she was 88 years old, and quite past her days of assembling recipes, let alone publishing them.

Yes, she was always in the middle of the PTA and frequently brought brownies and cookies to our class. Fortunately, both she (81) and my father, Dr. John Hatten (82), retired OB-GYN – persistent golfer, are still in excellent health.

   It's wonderful to hear your parents are doing so well! Please give them my warmest regards.....   Your mama was certainly a happy presence there at Magruder.


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64 - of RI) - 09/17/06 - "Re: Food Glorious Food - Next time
you are looking for recipes...":

Let me know...I have a few really good ones.  My specialty is dessert but I also have a couple of quick and easy entrees for when unexpected (or expected) guests come so that I do not have to stay in the kitchen too long.  I have learned that my brother Bill and his wife and daughter are coming to NN this Christmas so I will be cookin' again...he has put in his requests...

   Yes, well, had I actually thought about it, I would have done just that.  That was sort of a spur of the moment idea when several items seemed to converge at once.  I had some thought I'd be able to create an instantaneous Newsletter.  I was wrong, of course, but it was fun!

   But it would seem we do need to run a couple more such Newsletters soon.  One early in November will be essential, I should think, with perhaps another to follow in early December.  So y'all start rounding up those recipes now!

   Thanks, Jean!


  From Jean Poole Burton ('64 - of RI) - 09/17/06 - "Re: Food Glorious Food - My secret

is butter.  You could put butter on dirt and it would taste good...

   Oh, my goodness, Jean!  That's hysterical!  We DO lead parallel lives!  I'm famous (or infamous, whichever) for saying whenever asked for a recipe, "You start with a stick of butter"  - whether it's soup, cake, frosting, scrambled eggs, gravy - practically anything!  It's a standard joke around here!

   See you soon, Lady!


    From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 09/17/06 - "new panel truck at Oasis":

Hi Carol ...

As    Dave Arnold ('65 - of VA) mentioned, I have purchased a new hot rod. It's a 1946 Chevy panel truck, with modern V8, auto, power steering, power brakes, and air conditioning. Here are two pictures taken in front of The Oasis at the official release/signing of our Images of America book on Olde Wythe on Friday, September 15th.

  There is some NN history in this truck ... it was owned by a cheese shop on Warwick Boulevard at one time (you eagle eye Typhoons may know where and when this was) and by long time Warwick and Newport News resident Dicky Hamilton.  
Friday, September 15, 2005, 6:32 PM    

WOWZERONI-RINI!!!  How cool is that?!?  Congratulations, Babe!

   I've double-posted these images:

Other goodies obtained since I last wrote .... 1940 and 1941 George Wythe Junior High yearbooks (issues two and three) and a 1943 Krabba.

Will write more soon, Carol ... I promise <wink wink>.

Crabbingly ...

Da babe

   Thanks, Tommee!



  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA to the Members of the Class of 1962 - 09/11/06 -
"Reunion Meeting September":

I have a place for our meeting; it is Second Street Restaurant in the Kiln Creek Shopping Center. If anyone needs directions I will be happy to email them to you. The meeting is September 19th at 6:30 pm. I hope that everyone is happy with the meeting place, and will try very hard to attend. I would appreciate knowing who will be attending so I can let the restaurant know a little ahead of the date. So an R.S.V.P. would be greatly appreciated, of course by email if you can or you can call me at 757-810-4000. Sure would like to see a big crowd.

Let's get together and make this a reunion better than our last; I know that we can. I would like to share that we have hired a band this time and the roof will be rockin'.

Brenda Williams

   Ahhh - you're meeting on International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  You know what this means, doncha?!?  Ayyyy, matey!  This means y'all can spend the evening punctuating every remark with a well-placed, "ARRR!"  WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Thanks, Brenda!  Y'all have fun, take pictures, and I'll be thinking of you.  ARRR!



   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:

The Great Open Reunion
sponsored by the NNHS Class
of 1966
in honor of their graduation 40 years ago
will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 from 7:00 PM
to 1:00 AM
RJ’s Restaurant, 12743 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.

September 30, 2006, meet at 11:00 AM at Newport News High School
(now Huntington Hall) for a tour of the high school and gym.
Parking is available next to the gym on Huntington Avenue.

Saturday, September 30, 2006 from 7:00 PM to midnight,,
the grand affair will be held
at Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA, 757-599-4460.

NTACT Dee Hodges Bartram at

To Pre-order Photographic Memories of the Event:


The 60th Birthday Celebration
for Members of the NNHS Class of 1964

will be held
on Saturday, October 14, 2006, 7:00 - 11:00 PM at Spirit Events,
12672 Patrick Henry Drive, Newport News, VA 23602.


We all agree that the Class of 1964 throws the best parties, and we really were flattered that so many members of other classes attended our 40-year Reunion.  However, the Committee chose to invite only members of the Class of 1964
to our 60th Birthday Celebration.

But, the good news for all you High School Reunion "Junkies" out there
is that you can look forward to our 45-year Reunion in 2009.

CONTACT Dave Spriggs at


The Grand 50-year Reunion
of the NNHS Class of 1956
will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the James River Country Club, Newport News, VA from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Cost is $56.00 per person, reservations required by September 15.

On Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM, a casual get-together will be held in a Hospitality Room, Country Inn & Suites on Route 17, Newport News, for all classmates
who wish to attend. 

CONTACT Judy Leggette Elliott at
or 757-868-1111

"Dinner" Planning Meetings for
The Class of 1962!

The next meeting will be held at Second Street Restaurant in the Kiln Creek Shopping Center on September 19, 2006 at 6:30 PM. They would certainly like to see a big crowd.

 Please try very hard to attend, and please let Brenda know ahead of time whether or not you can so that she can notify the restaurant. Email her at or call her at 757-810-4000.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:



From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 08/21
/06 - "Dear Carol, Too Cute to keep to myself, Getting along in life"(#10 in a series of 24):

Dear Carol,

The first picture has been around many times before, but ... enjoy the 23 other pictures. Some of the pictures may have been staged or touched up digitally, but they are still interesting to see.

Your Friend, Herbie

     Ohhh - that's just so sweet!

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!


   There's much, much more to come.  Y'all take care of each other! 

   TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol  





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder

  Off we go into the wild blue yonder
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At'em boys, giv'er the gun!
Down we dive spouting our flames from under,
Off with one hell-uv-a roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame,
Nothing'll stop the US Air Force!

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder
Sent it high into the blue
Hands of men blasted the world asunder,
How they live God only knew!
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings ever to soar,
With scouts before and bombers galore,
Nothing can stop the US Air Force!

Here's a toast to the host of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend we send the message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast the US Air Force.
Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the wings level and true!

If you'd live to be a gray haired wonder,
Keep your nose out of the blue!
Flying men guarding our nation's borders,
We'll be there followed by more,
In echelon we carry on!
Nothing'll stop the US Air Force!

"Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder" midi courtesy of - 07/01/04

"Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder" lyrics courtesy of - 07/02/04

1947 Insignia courtesy of - 07/02/04

United States Air Force Emblem courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/04
Thanks, Dave!

Unofficial USAF Motto courtesy of - 09/17/06

Divider Line 802 courtesy of - 09/18/11 (sic)

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

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

American School Logo clip art courtesy of - 09/05/06

Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

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