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10/18/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Ships

Like two doomed ships that pass in storm we had crossed each other's way:
but we made no sign, we said no word, we had no word to say.

- Oscar Wilde
(16 Oct 1854 - 30 Nov 1900)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's Newsletter theme is a first for us today.

BONUS - - Ships - Barry Manilow, 1979


   Happy Birthday today to Lou Kressaty (Butler HS, NJ - '57) of VA  AND   Carol Faith DeArment Blankenship ('61) of VA  AND Jimmy Crank ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Danny Coleman ('63) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to: 

20 - Vera Lee Cutchins Hinnant ('57) AND    John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA;

21 -
  Mr. Julius Conn - 1904 - (deceased - Sept 1983)  AND Marlin Eby ('57) AND       Albert Dorner ('66) of VA AND    Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA;

22 -       Herb Hice - 1924 (deceased 18 Apr 2008)  AND   Sharron Wanderer Dawes ('61) - (deceased 22 Sept 2007) AND   Annette Funicello of CA  AND    Craig Miller ('63) of FL AND   Al Farber ('64) of GA;

23 -   Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA;

24 - Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA;

25 - Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND  Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 18, 1942 - Vice Admiral William F. Halsey replaced Vice Admiral Robert L. Ghormley as commander in the South Pacific.

October 18, 1944 - Czechoslovakia was invaded by the Soviets during World War II.


Sunday, October 18, 1964 - The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair closed for its first season after a six-month run.

Sunday, October 18, 1964 - Speculative fiction author Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England.

      From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 10/16/09 - "45-Year High School Reunion":


Please pass on to the 45-Year 1964 reunion committee a special thank you for doing such a great job.  I know it was a lot of hard work putting it all together, from the memorial display, the memorabilia, pictures, slide show and much more.  They paid attention to every detail with heart and soul.  They even made home made wine, a DVD, a keychain and really cool nametags with our HS picture for each of us.  I look forward to seeing the pictures.  I can only hope I do not look like a fool after the tequila shots.  It was great seeing friends may friends and to name a few: Billy Crosley (of MD), Larry Boyles (of VA),   Cookie Phillips Tyndall (of VA),   Ronni Green Cristol (of MD),   Sandi Williams Patrick (of VA),    Jane Coltrain Leonard (of VA), Alice Pipkin Parker (of VA) and Donna Pipkin Brickner (of SC) , Orville Calhoun (of VA), Bill Ward (of VA), and especially   Angie Ray Smith (of VA), and many more. 

    Sylvia (Hall Hammond - '66) and I had a great time, and worth the travel from Utah via Jacksonville.  I took a camera but forgot to take pictures except for the two attached of our table.

Once again hats off to the team!

Phil Hammond

Pat Williams Boyles ('68) and
Larry Boyles of VA
Bill and Laurie Crosley of MD

   Thank you, Phil! Your Reunion Committee is legendary!  By the end of the day, I will have posted your images where they belong:

From My Friend, Cheryl, of NC - 10/17/09 - "And Then It's Winter":

No matter your season, this will touch your heart.

   Amen to all that! Thank you, Cheryl!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 10/17/09 - "Liver and Cheese":

Liver and Cheese

Three handsome male dogs are walking down the street when they see a beautiful, enticing, female Poodle.  The three male dogs fall all over themselves in an effort to be the one to reach her first, but end up arriving in front of her at the same time.

The males are speechless before her beauty, slobbering on themselves and hoping for just a glance from her in return.

Aware of her charms and her obvious effect on the three suitors, she decides to be kind and tells them, "The first one who can use the words 'liver' and 'cheese' together in an imaginative, intelligent sentence can go out with me."

The sturdy, muscular black Lab speaks up quickly and says, "I love liver and cheese."

"Oh, how childish," said the Poodle. "That shows no imagination or intelligence whatsoever."

She turns to the tall, shiny Golden Retriever and says "How well can you do?"

"Um. I HATE liver and cheese," blurts the Golden Retriever.

"My, my," said the Poodle. "I guess it's hopeless. That's just as dumb as the Lab's sentence."

She then turns to the last of the three dogs and says, "How about you, little guy?"

The last of the three, tiny in stature but big in fame and finesse, is the Taco Bell Chihuahua.

He gives her a smile, a sly wink, turns to the Golden Retriever and the Lab and says ..

(ok this is good)


"Liver alone. Cheese mine."

   Thanks, Judy!

     From Me ('65) of IL - 10/12/09 - "It's That Time Again! (Nag #7)":

   Halloween is almost here.  Thanksgiving isn't far behind.  You know what that means, doncha? 

   That's right, it means it's time to schedule the Holiday Parties!

   How many of y'all are planning class or multi-class events?  The Class of 1962 usually has one.  The Class of 1958 almost always has one.  Wouldn't the rest of ya'll like to get together, some day, somewhere - soon?!?  Lemme know.  No, I cannot make it, so I don't even have a vested interest.  I just like to live vicariously and pretend a lot.


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 10/17/09:

Pompous Colonel

Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new colonel was sitting at his desk when an airman knocked on the door. Conscious of his new position, the colonel quickly picked up the phone, told the airman to enter, then said into the phone, "Yes, General, I'll be seeing him this afternoon and I'll pass along your message. In the meantime, thank you for your good wishes, sir."

"Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed the young enlisted man, he asked, "What do you want?"

"Nothing important, sir," the airman replied, ... "I'm just here to hook up your telephone."



A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to take pictures of a great forest fire. He was advised that a small plane would be waiting to fly him over the fire.

The photographer arrived at the airstrip just an hour before sundown. Sure enough, a small Cessna airplane was waiting. He jumped in with his equipment and shouted, "Let's go!"

The tense man sitting in the pilot's seat swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air, though flying erratically.

"Fly over the north side of the fire," said the photographer, "and make several low-level passes."

"Why?" asked the nervous pilot.

"Because I'm going to take pictures!" yelled the photographer. "I'm a photographer, and photographers take pictures."

After a long pause, the "pilot" replied: "You mean, you're not my instructor?"


1. 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

2. 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 10/12/09

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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Recorded by
Barry Manilow, 1979

We walked to the sea.
Just my father and me.
And the dogs played around on the sand.
Winter cold cut the air.
Hangin' still everywhere.
Dressed in gray, did he say.
Hold my hand.
I said, love's easier when it's far away.
We sat and watched a distant light.
We're two ships that pass in the night.
We both smile and we say it's alright.
We're still here.
It's just that we're out of sight.
Like those ships that pass in the night.
There's a boat on the line.
Where the sea meets the sky.
There's another that rides far behind.
And it seems you and I are like strangers.
A wide ways apart as we drift on through time.
He said, it's harder now, we're far away.
We only read you when you write.
We're two ships that pass in the night.
And we smile when we say it's alright.
We're still here.
It's just that we're out of sight.
Like those ships that pass in the night.
We're just ships that pass in the night.
And we smile when we say it's alright.
We're still here.
It's just that we're out of sight.
Like those ships that pass in the night.

"Ships" midi courtesy of - 10/17/09

"Ships" lyrics courtesy of - 10/17/09

Image of Ships on the Horizon at Jones Beach, NY (Labor Day 2009) courtesy of - 10/17/09

Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/13/08

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

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 USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Image of Annette Funicello courtesy of - 10/21/06

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!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Thanks, Billy Turner!

Animated Ringing Gold Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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