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09/21/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Come Monday

“On Monday, when the sun is hot,
I wonder to myself a lot:
`Now is it true, or is it not,
That what is which and which is what?'

- A. A. Hodge
(18 July 1823 - 12 Nov 1886)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme would seem to be a couple of weeks late, but, ah, well, ah, you know.....!

BONUS - - Come Monday - Jimmy Buffett, 1974 with a more recent introduction


  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 09/21/09, 8:22 AM - "me":

Hi All

I saw the eye doctor Friday and my eyes are holding steady. No Braille yet! Goody Goody.

My wrist and hand are doing much better; in fact, I'm ahead of what the therapist thinks I should be. I told her I'm a bit of an overachiever when it comes to putting my body back together. :-) In fact, she is calling Dr. Payne to see if we can start strength training this week. That's at least 3 weeks early. Again, Goody Goody. I still can't drive till I see him again in OCT! Darn. I hate having to ask every one for rides!

Hope all of you are doing well.

All my love


   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks, Judy - hang in there!


   Happy Birthday today to Maxine Petty Ramey ('57)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Curt Overman ('59) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

23 -       My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL;

24 -   Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA;

25 - James Comer ('57) AND Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND   Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA;

26 -   Tommy Scott ('61) of VA;

27 -  Judy McCall Nesbitt ('65) of NC;

28 -     Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


Sunday, September 21, 1969 - On this, the last day of the momentous summer of 1969, nothing particularly noteworthy happened - EXCEPT  that in an American Football League game between the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos, punter Steve O'Neal (b. 04 Feb 1946) of the Jets kicked a 98 yard punt that is still the professional football record.  (Thanks, Sydney!)

So ends this seasonal feature of our Newsletter - "Not with a bang, but a whimper."  ( - TS Eliot, The Hollow Men, 1925)

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 09/19/09 - "Daniel School Class Picture":


We keep saying goodbye to friends and classmates like     Harriet Nachman Storm (’60), with whom I also worked at the Daily Press. I am indebted that as Society Page editor, she ensured my fiancé/bride Loretta M. Lynn Covert (’68, Ludwigsburg, Germany, American High School) was announced properly in the Sunday edition in April 1969. May she rest in peace.

   Thank you, Norm! I added this to Harriet's Memorial Newsletter: 


With that remembrance, I offer you the final installment of Our Gang as pre-teens from both sides of the tracks -- Orrsville, downtown and North End.

Here is     Miss Ellena Armistead’s seventh grade class at John W. Daniel School, spring 1956, taken on stage, third floor. Again, apologies for the brain glitch that prevents further identification of kids that I really know – believe me.

Front Row:  Robert (Buddy) Helterbran, William Mingee, James Sawyer (?), Norman Covert, _?_, Larry Zimmerman.

2nd Row:  __?_, Diane Hunt, Shirley McMahone, Kathy Solomon, Mamie Stanfield, _?_, David Woodard.

3rd Row:  Betty Marshall, Linda Ramsey, Patricia Gabriel, _?_, _?_, Shirley ,  _?_, Miss Armistead.

4th Row __?__, __?__, James Lovedahl, James Roland, Richard Lovelace, _?_, _?_.


Continued thanks and appreciation for all you do to keep us forever young.

Norm Covert (’61) MD

   AWWW! Thanks again, Normie! Some of these faces were immediately recognizable -   Buddy Helterbran,   Bill Mingee, Kathy Solomon, Jimmy Lovedahl, and you yourself; others I could see after you told me who they were.

   Any help from the class???

   I posted this on the John W. Daniel School page:

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 09/20/09 - "WHS class of 1959 Reunion":

We met each other and had a great time.  There were 390 in the class.  40 have passed away. 100 were not located or did not want any connection with these events.  About 146 attended the Sat nite dinner dance and good times were had by all.  Another reunion is planned in the future for any existing survivors.

   Thanks so much for your report, Norris - we were thinking of you!

     From Me ('65) of IL - 09/21/09 - "Blue Star Diner":

   While creating the Memorial Newsletter for  Fannie Blentson this morning, I took the opportunity to update the page for the Blue Star Diner which she owned: 



  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 09/20/09 - "Enjoy the Ride":

Even if you have seen it before, it will make you feel good to watch and listen.....then think about it.
God Bless!

Every new day is a gift-- all you have to do is untie the ribbon  ;-) 

I got goose bumps when I watched this - maybe it is the music?

   OOOH! Wonderful advice, beautiful presentation! Thanks so much, Dearest Judy!

  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 09/12/09 - "Worth Sharing... These will make you smile (and I did, they are cute) - (#8 in a Series of 9)":

  Thanks, 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 ArcaMax Jokes - 09/20/09:

Paying Bills

My wife and I, both graduate students, recently celebrated the arrival of our first child. At my wife's insistence, we had paid our entire medical bill and were now worried about meeting other payments.

We were discussing our sad financial situation one evening when our son demanded a diaper change.

As my wife leaned over the baby's crib, I heard her mutter, "The only thing in the house that's paid for, and it leaks."


1. Saturday, October 3, 2009 - An ad hoc tailgate party for Typhoons will be held in “Alumni Alley” at the Christopher Newport University (CNU) football game.  Actually going to the game is optional.  Tailgating begins at 10:00 AM.  Game starts at 1:00 PM. Expect great food, special surprises and an outstanding pre-game experience.  Contact Aderon Gibbs ('66) (telephone number available upon request).  Bring food and drink.  A grill will be provided. - ALL TYPHOONS WELCOME

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 09/21/09

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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Come Monday

Written and Recorded by Jimmy Buffett, 1973/1974
(b. 25 Dec 1946)

Headin' up to San Francisco
For the Labor Day week-end show
I've got my hush-puppies on
I guess I never was meant for glitter rock and roll
And honey I didn't know
That I'd be missin' you so


Come Monday, it'll be all right
Come Monday, I'll be holdin' you tight
I spent four lonely days in a brown L. A. haze
And I just want you back by my side

Yes, it's been quite a summer
Rent-a-cars and west-bound trains
And now you're off on vacation
Somethin' you tried to explain
And darlin', since I love you so
That's the reason I just let you go


Come Monday, it'll be all right
Come Monday, I'll be holdin' you tight
I spent four lonely days in a brown L. A. haze
And I just want you back by my side

I can't help it honey
You're that much a part of me now
Remember that night in Montana
When we said there'd be no room for doubt

I hope you're enjoyin' the scen'ry
I know that it's pretty up there
We can go hikin' on tuesday
With you I'd walk anywhere
California has worn me quite thin
I just can't wait to see you again

Come Monday, it'll be all right
Come Monday, I'll be holdin' you tight
I spent four lonely days in a brown L. A. haze
And I just want you back by my side

"Come Monday" midi courtesy of - 09/20//09

"Come Monday" lyrics courtesy of - 09/20/09

"Is It Monday Already?" Image courtesy
of - 09/20/09

Gold Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 10/08/05

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

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

Collinsville High School Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05
Thanks, Cheryl!

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!

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

Big Grin Smiley courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Thanks, Domi!

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