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09/24/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Careless Hands

“I prithee send me back my heart,
Since I cannot have thine;
For if from yours you will not part,
Why, then, shouldst thou have mine?”

- Sir John Suckling
(19 Feb 1609 - 1 June 1642)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's theme is being rerun from exactly three years ago today:

BONUS - - Careless Hands - Sammy Kaye with Don Cornell, and the Kaydets


  From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 09/21/08 - "Final Flyer for Sock Hop":

Here is the final version of the Sock Hop flyer.  Please emphasize significant changes. We are no longer providing bus transportation from the Omni for anyone other than Class of 63 reunion attendees.  A specified downtown parking lot is available for all others.  We also will require a signed release of liability form which is on the bottom of the flyer.

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks for everything, Barbara! See you then!

The NNHS Class of 1963
is planning its 45-Year Reunion on
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008.

We’re Going Back!!!! 

The NNHS Class of 1963 invites all former NNHS students and their guests to join them
at an upcoming class reunion event:

A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School Gym!!! 

Names of all members in your party must be provided with payment. 

What:  A 60’s Sock Hop in the NNHS High School!!!
Where: Huntington Hall (former Newport News High School)
3100 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA
(Entry through right front door only)
When: Friday night, October 17, 2008   Time:  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:  $15 per person

TICKETS.  Capacity is Limited. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  Send check or money order payable to: Barbara Barnes, 4891 Parthenon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA  23462
Contact: or 495-2022. Include signed/dated release of liability form.
Event parking in lot at 29th & 30th Street (Between Huntington Avenue/Warwick Boulevard)

Socks only, (no shoes of any kind or bare feet) will be permitted in the gymnasium.  

Soft drinks & snacks will be sold at the event. 
No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises, (some things never change).




The NNHS Class of 1968
is holding its 40-Year Reunion this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008.

There will be a get-together on Friday evening, a tour of the school on Saturday afternoon,
a Dinner-Dance on Saturday night, and Brunch on Sunday.


Friday, September 26, 2008, 7:00 PM - R.J.'s Sports Pub (intersection of Jefferson and Denbigh Boulevard)

Saturday, September 27, 2008, 1:00 PM - a tour of
NNHS (now Huntington Hall);   
ANYONE who ever went to NNHS in any class is WELCOME to join them as they go "down memory lane."

Saturday, September 27, 2008, 6:30 PM - ??? - Dinner and dancing at Hampton Marina (old Radisson), downtown Hampton
Saturday, September 27, 2008, 9:30 AM - Brunch

Please let all NNHS Typhoons know that all events of our class reunion
are open to everyone!

For further information, call Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally at (757) 874-1666 or e-mail her at



Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us
will be held Saturday, September 27, 2008, 2:00 P.M. at the Canepa Cottage, 760 North 1st Street, Buckroe Beach, VA.


   Happy Birthday today to  Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to James Comer ('57) AND Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND  Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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

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

01 -   Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA!

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!

From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 09/22/08 - "NNHS 1968 Reunion":


You are invited to take part in our reunion; Friday night at 7:00 at R.J.'s Sports Pub at the intersection of Jefferson and Denbigh Boulevard, Saturday, at 1:00 tour of NNHS; at 6:30 - ??? Dinner and dancing at Hampton Marina (old Radisson) in downtown Hampton, and 9:30 Sunday morning for Brunch.  Of, course, you would be a guest of the Class of '68.  I think that
     Jean Poole Burton ('64 - of RI) is planning to come on Friday night.

I know that
Evelyn's Party is Saturday, but we hope you can squeeze us in also.  Let me know.  I do hope that you are feeling better.


   Thank you so much, Elizabeth! I am planning to feel just fine and dandy by then! And being the Super Brat that I am, I tend to get my own way in such matters!

   But of course, I'm not altogether certain that I can convince the other two people in the car of this plan.  I still have a day or two to twist their pretty arms..... I'll let you know as soon as I'm able!

From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 09/22/08 - "Deaths for Class of 1968":

Thought this might help you with your Memorial page for the Class of 1968.

Larry Lee Bridgers - lupus
Sandra Dye Creasman - cancer
Jerry Phillip Driver
Ralph Edgerton
Ronald Grier Fields - heart attack
Mary Alice Haynes - cancer
Clifford Alex Hendricks
Jerry Thomas Hicks - accident
Ernest Neil Jones
B. W. “Wayne” Langford, Jr.
Ralph Wayne Pressley
Paul Joseph Randolph – heart attack
Larry Frederick Reavis
Dennis Keith “Bill” Rose - ____
Cynthia Gail Sawyer Wren - cancer
Jerry Charles Smith - cancer
Douglas Glen Spahr - _______
Donald Gale Swartz – cancer ( I believe)
Marcia Wasserman Lawrence - cancer
Willie Rayvone Williams – cancer (I believe)

   Sigh. Thank you again, Elizabeth! This was a mighty sad lot to digest all at once..... I've added their names to the In Memoriam page for the Class of 1968:

   I'll try to scan their junior portraits as soon as I'm able, and perhaps a few random school activities which I might be able to gather.  I'll have an even better shot in the next couple of days of running their names through the SSDI for birth and death dates, and perhaps even locating some obituaries.

From Willard Weaver ('55) of VA - 09/22/08 - "Correction to NNHS'65 Webpage":


I'm on the reunion planning committee for NNHS55.  We noticed an error on your web site.  Our monthly luncheon is now held at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard. Thanks for correcting this discrepancy.  

I think your  web site is wonderful.  Keep up the good work.

Willard Weaver
NNHS 1955


   Thank you so much for this important correction, Willard. I took care of it right away! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the site, and I wish you continued success with your monthly luncheons!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 09/22/08:

..... "People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel."

   So true! Thanks, Norris!

    From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 09/22/08 - "Rain Gardens of West Michigan - Rain Garden History":

I recently discovered the idea of rain gardens.  I love Japanese rain chains, too.  Beauty and practicality.  Imagine that.

   WOWZERS!!! This is fascinating! Thanks, Frances, I love gardens!

  From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ - 09/23/08 - "Talk Like a Pirate Day...":

Look like one too...  Such are the colors and markings of VF-84 (now 101) at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach.  This photo is from 1979 on the busy Oceana ramp when the squadron flew the F-14A Tomcat.  Very distinctive and easily recognizable from the beach as they thundered overhead.

   WOWZERONI!!! It's simultaneously gorgeous and fun - just like some people I know!


   Thanks so much, Jim! It's great to hear from you! Give Jody and the boys my love!

From My Friend, Judy, of IL - 09/23/08 - "Hair Bands ~ Scary! (to all with daughters and granddaughters, and sons with long hair)":

O M G!!!!!!! How gross can they get? I try my best to NOT buy ANYTHING made in China! If it says China on the label it goes back on the shelf. I checked it out at and they say it's true.:

Status: True

 Oh My Goodness, what will they think of next! This needs to be passed on to all wives, sisters, daughters granddaughters, (and nowadays, sons!) and especially to those who do hair! We all have loved ones, THEY are are our  RESPONSIBILITY.
According to Snopes this one is true!  Yuck! 

When are we Americans going to get fed up ? We should be writing our Senators and Congressmen insisting that manufacturing plants be brought back to America.

Do NOT put these things in your mouth while gathering up your hair.  SO DISGUSTING!!!! 


Be cautious of hair bands at open markets around the city too - they are probably from 
China as they are purchased in bulk very very cheap !!!!  
Take a good look before buying hair bands in future - especially like the following kind...


These Hair bands were made from used condoms and threads. That was so disgusting, I would not want to use them!!

BEIJING (AFP) - Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday.
In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found
 in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said. 

These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ..... threatening the health of local people,'
 it said. Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said. 

'People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns,' the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying. A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just 25 sen (three cents), much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said. 

A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal. China 's manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets. 

In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems. Check your kids' hair bands and make sure they do not put them in their mouth while trying to plait or tie their hair.

   EWWWW!!! Thank you so much, Judy!

  From Kathy Cooper ('70) of VA - 09/23/08 - "Death of   Alfred Lee Mays, Jr.":

My cousin, Alfred Lee "Junior" Mays, Jr., Class of 1970, died Sunday, September 21, 2008.  Burial is Wednesday, September 24, 2008, in Castlewood, Virginia.

Kathy Cooper

   Oh, Kathy! I'm so sorry to hear this! I'll begin a Memorial Edition for him as soon as I locate a bit more information. You and your family have my deepest condolences.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 09/19/08

   Hopefully, this will help address the problem in a number of ways. Just don't forget to click on it each time!

NNHS BLOG: - updated 09/24/08


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 26 - 28, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1968 - OPEN TO ALL TYPHOONS: - 03/31/08

2. Saturday, September 27, 2008 - EVERYONE:

     Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us


4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 17 - 19, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1963 - AND ALL TYPHOONS ON FRIDAY NIGHT (if pre-registered):  - 08/29/08

   Y'all take good 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
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Careless Hands

 Music and lyrics by Bob Hilliard and Carl Sigman, 1949

(Mel Torme)

I let my heart fall into careless hands
Careless hands broke my heart in two
You held my dreams like worthless grains of sand
Careless hands don't care when dreams slip through
I brought you joy
And girl I loved you so
But all that sunshine didn't make the roses grow
If you don't change
Someday you'll know the sorrow of careless hands
That can't hold onto love


I let my heart fall into careless hands
Careless hands broke my heart in two
You held my dreams like worthless grains of sand
Careless hands don't care when dreams slip through
I brought you joy
And dear I loved you so
But all that sunshine didn't make the roses grow
If you don't change
Someday you'll know the sorrow of careless hands
That can't hold onto love
Careless hands that can't hold onto love
Talking 'bout those hands
That can't hold onto love
Talking 'bout those hands
That can't hold onto love

"Careless Hands" midi (sequenced by Harry Todd) and lyrics courtesy
of - 09/15/05

Image of Girl Covering Her Eyes courtesy
- 09/19/05

Hand clip art used to form Divider Line courtesy of - 09/20/05

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

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

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

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