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10/22/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Angel

“The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand;
the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.”

- George Eliot (a.k.a. Mary Anne Evans)
(22 Nov 1819 - 22 Dec 1880)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I suppose the theme of today's Newsletter just popped into my head after looking at the pretty images of yesterday's for so long.

BONUS - - Angel - Sarah McLachlan


  From My Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 10/22/10 - "I did it again":

Just a short note to let everyone know that I only walked 2-1/4 miles this week as I tripped over my own feet or else caught my toe on the area rug in the middle room last night and ended up on the floor with my left arm across my chest. I know I broke at least 1 rib and probably 2. No, I didn't go to the doctor as he will only say, "You did it again and ribs are like toes, they just hang around and hurt till they heal."

I'm OK. Just very sore. I crawled to Annie's chair so I could sit up and my knees are really sore today as well as my right shoulder which is giving me fits but that will pass soon.


   YIKESARONI-RINI!!! Judy, I've told you and told you - there's nothing left for you to break! Sigh. Try to take it easy, Lady! We'll keep you in our prayers!


   Happy Birthday today to       the late Herb Hice - 1924 (deceased 18 Apr 2008)  AND   the late 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!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Jimmy Hines ('64) of Northern VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

26 -    Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND   Randy Tate ('66) of DE;

27 -   Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND        Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND   Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA;

28 -   Nancy Bigger Alligood ('56) of VA;

29 -   Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 22, 1941 - French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages were executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.

October 22, 1943 - In the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducted an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.

October 22, 1944 - Battle of Aachen: The city of Aachen fell to American forces after three weeks of fighting, making it the first German city to fall to the Allies. Hey! My daddy was there! He took the most amazing photos of the aftermath. I wish I knew where they were now.....

TODAY IN 1965:

Friday, October 22, 1965 - Musician John Wesley Harding was born Wesley Stace in Hastings, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Friday, October 22, 1965 - Football player Otis Smith was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Friday, October 22, 1965 - Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek, frontman of the Polish deathmetal band Vader, was born in Olsztyn, Poland.

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":

  This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag of dog food.

Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.

   Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace!  OH, NO!

Grace is #1 in pet of the month:

and #3 in pet of the year: 

  WOWZERONI!!! That's fabulous, Norris! 
 YIKESARONI-RINI!   Grace's ratings have dropped considerably since I've been gone and stopped nagging you!!! Y'all "git back to work!"

   Vote early, vote often (or at least cast your allotted daily vote) - and don't drop your guard now!


4.      From Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA - 10/16/10 - Q.: "Why don't you cut back to publishing a Newsletter every other day?"

A.: That's a great idea; as soon as I catch up on my backlog, I'll try that.

   Although --- trying to squeeze too much content (especially images) onto one page makes it hard to open for some users.  Revisiting previous Newsletter themes whenever possible will cut back on my time considerably.  On the other hand, December's coming, and - oh, dear.....

   Thanks, Jimmy-Jimmy!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/12/10 - "WOMEN WANTING TO VOTE":



  This is the story of our Grandmothers and Great-grandmothers; they lived only 90 years ago.

Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote.


The women were innocent and defenseless, but they were jailed nonetheless for picketing the White House, carrying signs asking for the vote.  And by the end of the night, they were barely alive.

Forty prison guards wielding clubs and their warden's blessing went on a rampage against the 33 women wrongly convicted of 'obstructing sidewalk traffic.'

They beat Lucy Burns, chained her hands to the cell bars above her head and left her hanging for the night, bleeding and gasping for air.


They hurled Dora Lewis into a dark cell, smashed her head against an iron bed and knocked her out cold. Her cellmate, Alice Cosu, thought Lewis was dead and suffered a heart attack. Additional affidavits described the guards grabbing, dragging, beating, choking, slamming, pinching, twisting and kicking the women.

Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote.

For weeks, the women's only water came from an open pail. Their food--all of it colorless slop--was infested with worms.

When one of the leaders, Alice Paul, embarked on a hunger strike, they tied her to a chair, forced a tube down her throat and poured liquid into her until she vomited. She was tortured like this for weeks until word was smuggled out to the press.

So, refresh my memory. Some women won't vote this year because- -why, exactly? We have carpool duties? We have to get to work? Our vote doesn't matter? It's raining?

Last week, I went to a sparsely attended screening of HBO's new movie 'Iron Jawed Angels.' It is a graphic depiction of the battle these women waged so that I could pull the curtain at the polling booth and have my say. I am ashamed to say I needed the reminder. 

All these years later, voter registration is still my passion. But the actual act of voting had become less personal for me, more rote. Frankly, voting often felt more like an obligation than a privilege. Sometimes it was inconvenient.

My friend Wendy, who is my age and studied women's history, saw the HBO movie, too. When she stopped by my desk to talk about it, she looked angry. She was--with herself. 'One thought kept coming back to me as I watched that movie,' she said. 'What would those women think of the way I use, or don't use, my right to vote? All of us take it for granted now, not just younger women, but those of us who did seek to learn.' The right to vote, she said, had become valuable to her 'all over again.'

HBO released the movie on video and DVD. I wish all history, social studies and government teachers would include the movie in their curriculum I want it shown on Bunco night, too, and anywhere else women gather. I realize this isn't our usual idea of socializing, but we are not voting in the numbers that we should be, and I think a little shock therapy is in order.

It is jarring to watch Woodrow Wilson and his cronies try to persuade a psychiatrist to declare Alice Paul insane so that she could be permanently institutionalized. And it is inspiring to watch the doctor refuse. Alice Paul was strong, he said, and brave. That didn't make her crazy.

The doctor admonished the men: 'Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.'

Please, if you are so inclined, pass this on to all the women you know. We need to get out and vote and use this right that was fought so hard for by these very courageous women. Whether you vote democratic, republican or independent party - remember to vote.

History is being made.

   Thank you so very much, Norris Sweetie! How easy it is in our comfortable lives to forget the tremendous sacrifices made by so many so that we - all of us - could enjoy the freedoms we have today.

   From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 10/21/10 AND Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/22/10 -"Small Request Before Friday":

Friday is world cancer day - we'd appreciate it if you will forward this request.

  Sadly 93% won't forward.
A small request…  Just one line.

Dear God, I pray for a cure for cancer.  Amen.

All you are invited to do is keep this circulating, even if it's only to one more person.
In memory of anyone you know who has been struck down by cancer, or is still living with it.

A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle…
Please Keep This Candle Going!

   Certainly, Gentlemen! Thank you!

     From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 10/13/10 - You Are Mine":


I just thought you may wish to hear    Eleanor Milne Kenitzer ('66) and    Charles Milne ('64) sing the song they sang at their mother's (    Mrs. Martha Jo Milne) memorial service.  I was unable to attend this service in North Carolina; however, I was present for the graveside service in Newport News. Eleanor and Joann Moren Viars ('67) sang, "It Is Well With My Soul" at the graveside and Charles sang, "Precious Lord, Take My Hand".  The Milnes are truly gifted people.  There was a reception at Orcutt Baptist Church after the graveside. Rev. Milne had served as pastor at Orcutt from 1958 - 1966, where he died in the pulpit.  There were quite a few Typhoons at the graveside.  It was a beautiful service and was conducted by Dr. R. Furman Kenney.  

Charles seems so happy with his wife, Monica.....who has been just what he needed, it seems. Eleanor is certainly a sweetheart, as she always was.

Take care, Miss're the best.

Fred Mays ('60) of Newport News, VA

   Thank you so much for sending me this file, Fred! It's so very moving!

   I think there is no way I can attach it to the Newsletter; however, I'd be glad to forward this to anyone who would like it.

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 10/13/10 - "Remember Woolworth":

Carol....don't know if you have a copy of this or not....but thought it would be an interesting item in the "remember when" section of NNHS......goodness knows how many lunches and after school treats we've had there....starting in the 7th grade when we would catch the bus after school and go to the  girls club (Y-Teens)....
Remember Woolworth

Woolworth and Kresge...two of the "5 and 10 cent" stores...both had lunch counters....this is a typical menu we would look at and try to see if we had enough money!!!!!! Some of you will remember this.   

   1957 Sandwich Menu from Woolworth.... 

If any of you have a doubt about what we paid for a coke and a sandwich at Woolworth in the 1950's,
here's proof of the era in which we lived.

I wondered who to send this to - who would actually remember eating at a Woolworth's. 
Isn't it fun just to receive an e-mail that doesn't make you crazy but just brings back good memories?

Can you believe it was in ENGLISH ONLY?

  Thanks, Janice! We actually do have a copy of this posted, but it's on the Woolworth's page itself in Our Old Stomping Grounds, so I added your comments there:


  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 10/13/10 - "NNHS Class of 1958 - Our Music, The JukeBox":

It's the JukeBox...
I, of course, selected 1958 - but most other years are available.

   This is so much fun! Thanks, Joe!

   From Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia - 10/15/10 - "One more thank-you to all who helped I.D. Mrs. Margaret Ransone!":

Got a bit side-tracked there for a while, but I do want to thank y'all again 'cos I so appreciate all the help and trouble folks went to over this. It was real nice to hear other folks' good memories of her, too.

I hope the reunion is/was great! "Oz" is just a little too far away these days, but good onya (as they'd say here) for keepin' it goin'!

Warm regards,


   Thanks, Carla! I think everyone had fun with that one! And yes, the reunion was great!

  From Chuck Jones ('66) of Northern VA - 10/15/10 - "Something to watch/AWESOME":

You're gonna love this.


Here is a guy that does a juggling act to the rhythm of music and the beat of the music.
Fascinating to watch the whole thing.
The guy gets a standing ovation from the audience.

   WOWZERS! That is amazing! Thanks, Chuck!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/12/10 - "Better than a flu shot!":


"In the end, it's not the years in the life, it's the LIFE in the years."

~ Abraham Lincoln

Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all. One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea. 

As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cut glass bowl sitting on top of it. The bowl was filled with water, and in the water Floated, of all things, a condom! 

When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist. 

'Miss Beatrice', he said, 'I wonder if you would tell me about this?' pointing to the bowl. 

'Oh, yes,' she replied, 'Isn't it wonderful? I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know I haven't had the flu all winter.'   

     Thanks, Norris!


  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS: 

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


1. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at and SEE: -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - - - CLASS OF 1964

2. Thursday, November 4, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.

3. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

4. Sunday, December 12, 2010 - Noon to 4:00 PM - Holiday Open House at the Chamberlin Lobby - Go see Brownie!

5. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella ( - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher ( - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson ( - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954

6. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at - CLASS OF 1971

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BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                   Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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 Written and recorded by Sarah McLachlan, 1997/8
(b. 28 Jan 1968)

Spend all your time waiting
For that second chance
For a break that would make it okay
There's always some reason
To feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day

I need some distraction
Oh beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins
Let me be empty
Oh and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight

In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear

You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight line
And everywhere you turn
There's vultures and thieves at your back
The storm keeps on twisting
Keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack

It don't make no difference
Escaping one last time
It's easier to believe
In this sweet madness
Oh this glorious sadness
That brings me to my knees

In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear

You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

"Angel" midi courtesy of -10/23/10 (sic)

"Angel" lyrics courtesy of - 10/22/10

Animated Angel Kisses Title clip art courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 09/22/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Blue Flower Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/08/09

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!

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

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 Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

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 Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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