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10/01/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field,
how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:”

- Matthew 6: 28

“Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not;
and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

- Luke 12: 27

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

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

BONUS #1 - - Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo - Leslie Caron and Puppet Friends in 8-minute clip from Lily, 1953 - worth watching!

BONUS #2 - - Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo - Dinah Shore, 1953 - Hmmm, she doesn't sound very sad at all.....

BONUS #3 - - Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo - The Everly Brothers, 1964

BONUS #4 - - Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo - Gene Vincent, 1967

BONUS #5 - - Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo - Richard Chamberlain - OOOH, I think this one is my fave!


   Happy Birthday today to    Jerry Baker Cobb ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to    Wayne Frizzelle ('65) of MD AND Paige Spencer!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

03 - Martha Megann Keesee ('57) AND Mary Megann Peters ('57);

04 -       My Former Brother-in-Law, Rennie Dick ('54) of VA AND  Jimmy Mooney ('57) AND   Brenda Eakes Insley ('66) of VA;

05 - George Pipkin ('57) AND    Butch Ragland ('63) of CO;

06 - Nancy McCormick Nicholson ('57) AND   Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA;

07 -Dale Parsons ('69) of HA;

08 -          Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 1, 1938 - German forces enter Czechoslovakia and seized control of the Sudetenland. The Munich Pact had been signed two days before.

October 1, 1943 - Naples was captured by the Allied forces during World War II.

October 1, 1946 - The International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg sentenced 12 Nazi officials to death, 7 others were sentenced to prison terms and 3 were acquitted. The trial began on November 21, 1945.


Thursday, October 01, 1964 - Three thousand student activists at University of California, Berkeley surrounded and blocked a police car from taking a CORE volunteer arrested for not showing his ID, when he violated a ban on outdoor activist card tables. This protest eventually exploded into the Berkeley Free Speech Movement.

Thursday, October 01, 1964 - Japanese Shinkansen ("bullet trains") begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.

Thursday, October 01, 1964 - Comedian Harry Hill was born in Woking, Surrey, England.

Thursday, October 01, 1964 - Record producer Max Matsuura was born in Yokohama, Japan.

Thursday, October 01, 1964 - Chess player, scientist, and author Jonathan Sarfati was born in Ararat, Victoria, Australia.

From Aderon Gibbs ('66) of VA and    Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 09/30/09 - "Aderon Gibbs & Chuck Jones have invited you to a party - The Stokes Rebellion!":

In tribute to our good friend       Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA) whose quite understandable decision to never attend another CNU football game, those of us who attend the tailgate but not the game will from this moment forward be known as members of The Stokes Rebellion. Thank you Wayne for leading the uprising!


You have been invited to NNHS Adhoc Tailgate Party, hosted by Aderon Gibbs & Chuck Jones.

See you this Saturday at CNU parking lot N. BYOB, we have confirmed that those 21 or over are allowed to consume alcohol at the tailgate party! - R.S.V.P. online!

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Guys!

     Y'all be sure to R.S.V.P.!


        From Bill Lee ('Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 09/30/09 - "Supplementing POW memories with statistics":

The German and Italian POW presence on the Virginia Peninsula was far more extensive than generally known at the time, or seen by any of us 'kids' of that era.
Much was written shortly after the end of WW II to document this activity, along with all that went on in the C&O port area, elsewhere in Newport News (and what was then Warwick County). Here's a very brief summation, borrowed from a variety of sources, along with a couple of illustrations:
Between 9/16/42 and 5/13/45, 134,292 POWs (88% German - the rest Italian) were disembarked at the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation (the Army's name for the C&O piers). Most of them were sent to inland POW camps in the Southwest. But a fairly large number stayed in Hampton Roads and were put to work doing such things as KP, laundry and other chores. The first POW work camp in this country to be located at a port of embarkation was in Newport News. 
Unseen, at one time, there were as many as 6,000 German POWs at Fort Eustis. Another 2,300 Germans (and 185 Italians) were a permanent part of the service workforce at Camp Patrick Henry.
After Italy switched sides in the war, more than a thousand Italian POWs, housed in Camp Hill - not to be confused with much larger Camp A. P. Hill, near Fredericksburg (see map, below) were re-designated as 'Italian Service Unit Personnel' and employed in the port area. Hundreds more worked on farms in Warwick County, and in 46 businesses (not identified) on the Peninsula.
Camp Hill and associated military facilities were bounded to the south by the temporary wooden railroad overpass at 58th street, the James River Bridge/Military Highway railroad overpass to the north, Jefferson Avenue to the east, and the railroad yards to the west. The most visible, to the public, of the prisoner enclosures was a barbed wire enclosed area on the north side. Although isolated from the rest of the military complex, anyone riding over the railroad overpass could literally look down into that encampment and 'see the enemy'. 
Camp Hill also included barracks for Military Police, a training facility for stevedore trainees and had a number of service-related facilities there, including a laundry [Run by HRPE civilians that were under the supervision of the father of June Bailey, WHS, Class of 1954]. Some his 'employees' were Italian POWs. There was also a chapel, USO, theatre and gym at Camp Hill. Some of the Camp Hill structures remained in place and were put to local civilian use long after the war ended.
[During the Christmas holidays, before shipping out on the USS WEST POINT, comedian-turned-army private Red Skelton entertained at Camp Patrick Henry and Camp Hill. After embarking in the WEST POINT, he continued to entertain, non-stop all the way to Europe - see photo of him on the ship, below] 
At the end of the war, there were still 4,100 Germans and 1,300 Italians on the Peninsula. Almost totally forgotten is the fact that a secret experiment took place at Fort Eustis in 1945/1946 to re-educate Nazi prisoners. The purpose of this was to create a core of cooperative and pro-American Germans to be repatriated and then help rebuild in the American zone of occupied Germany. In all, 20,000 POWs from all over the United States were processed through a six-day course at Fort Eustis before returning home!  

      WOWZERONI! Thank you so much, Bill! I love having hard facts to back up our memories!  I've added all this to our new page:

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 09/30/09 - "POW Camps":

I remember my dad pointing out the POW camps in the same area that     Joan (Lauterbach Krause - '60 - of VA) remembers, there were other locations also.  I remember also that Military Personal that were in interracial marriages were put in a trailer camp near the entrance to Patrick Henry Airport or Camp Grounds.  Interracial marriage was forbidden in Virginia, until 1965 !  This included Asians !  How unwelcome they must have felt !  How mature we have become about these things...the freedom to fall in love with one of  another race should be a non-issue !

   Thank you, Dimples! That all seems like a completely different lifetime - and I suppose it really was.....

   I've added your remarks to the previous ones:

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 09/30/09 - "Here's that crash test video I was talking about.":

   WOWZERS! Thank you, Nathaniel! That certainly is not the outcome I would have expected!

  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 09/30/09 AND         From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 10/01/09 - "Bobbitt Family Update":

Hope you enjoy.  

Ivan  `67

* This will only work with those who are familiar with the case of Lorena & John Bobbitt, years ago. If you recall, Lorena found out John was unfaithful & went about removing the "equipment" John was using to be unfaithful.

Bobbitt Family Update

In a recent news broadcast, it was announced that Lorena Bobbitt's sister Louella was arrested for an alleged attempt to perform the same act on her husband as her famous sister had done several years ago.

Sources reveal the sister was not as accurate as Lorena.

She allegedly missed the target and stabbed her husband in the upper thigh causing severe muscle and tendon damage.

The husband is reported to be in serious, but stable condition, and Louella has been charged with ....





A Misdewiener!

You know darn well you're going to send this on to somebody!

     Thank you, Gentlemen!


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 - 09/30/09:


While attending a convention, three psychiatrists take a walk.

"People are always coming to us with their guilt and fears," one says, "but we have no one to go to with our own problems."

"Since we're all professionals," another suggests, "why don't we hear each other out right now?"

They agreed this is a good idea. The first psychiatrist confesses, "I'm a compulsive shopper and deeply in debt, so I usually overbill my patients as often as I can."

The second admits, "I have a drug problem that's out of control, and I frequently pressure my patients into buying illegal drugs for me."

The third psychiatrist says, "I know it's wrong, but no matter how hard I try, I just can't keep a secret."


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 09/30/09

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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Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo

Music by Bronisław Kaper
(05 Feb 1902 – 26 Apr 1983)

Words by Helen Deutsch
(21 Mar 1906 - 15 Mar 1992), 1952

On every tree there sits a bird,
Singing a song of love.
On every tree there sits a bird,
And everyone I've ever heard
Breaks my heart with all the words,
Singing a song of love.

A song of love is a sad song, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo.
A song of love is a song of woe;
Don't ask me how I know.
A song of love is a sad song,
For I have loved and it's so.
I sit at the window and watch the rain, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo,
Tomorrow I'll probably love again, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo.

A song of love is a sad song, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo.
A song of love is a song of woe;
Don't ask me how I know.
A song of love is a sad song,
For I have loved and it's so.
I sit at the window and watch the rain, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo,
Tomorrow I'll probably love again, Hi-Lili----Hi-Lili----Hi-Lo.

"Hi-Lily, Hi-Lo" midi courtesy of - 09/28/04

"Hi-Lily, Hi-Lo" lyrics courtesy of - 09/28/04

Show Lily image courtesy of - 09/28/04

Medieval Avalon divider line clip art courtesy of - 09/21/04

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

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

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

Animated Red Flames courtesy of - 05/19/08

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

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!

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

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