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10/23/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Windy

“Only those in tune with nature seem to pick up on the energy in wind. All sorts of things
get swept off in the breeze - ghosts, pieces of soul, voices unsung, thoughts repressed,
love uncherished, and a thousands galore of spiritual ether. Wind is an emotional rush
because emotions are rushing by.”

- Terri Guillemets
(b. 1973)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Today's Newsletter theme must have been inspired by the weather.

BONUS - - Windy - The Association - live, 1967


"Windy" is a pop music song written by Ruthann Friedman and recorded by The Association. Released in 1967, the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of that year. Later in 1967, an instrumental version by jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery became his biggest Hot 100 hit when it peaked at number forty-four. "Windy" was The Association's second U.S. number-one, following "Cherish" in 1966.

According to rumor, the original lyrics by Ruthann Friedman were about a man, and The Association changed them to be about a woman.[1]

"There are many explanations of who Windy actually was in Ruthann's life. She would have you know, she being me, Ruthann Friedman, that none of them are true. Windy was indeed a female and purely a fictitious character who popped into my head one fine day in 1967...

During the recording session the Association members, sure that they were in the middle of recording a hit, called the song writer, me again, in to sing on the fade at the end. I can be heard singing a blues harmony as the song fades out..."

Session musician Hal Blaine was brought in to play drums. [2]


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Agnes Dick Kump ('57) AND   Mark Friedman ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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 23, 1942 - The Battle for Henderson Field began during the Guadalcanal Campaign; it ended on October 26.

October 23, 1942 - The British began a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein, Egypt.

October 23, 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf – The largest naval battle in history began in the Philippines.

October 23, 1944 - The Soviet Red Army entered Hungary.

October 23, 1998 - Japan nationalized its first bank since World War II.  

TODAY IN 1965:

Saturday, October 23, 1965 - Vietnam War: The 1st Cavalry Division (United States) (Airmobile), in conjunction with South Vietnamese forces, launched a new operation seeking to destroy North Vietnamese forces in Pleiku in the II Corps Tactical Zone (the Central Highlands).

Saturday, October 23, 1965 - Writer Augusten Burroughs was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, October 23, 1965 - Baseball player Al Leiter was born in Toms River, New Jersey.

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!


5. From George Konstant ('65) of VA - 10/16/10 - Q.: "When did 'blue and gold' acquire the actual shades of 'navy and burnt orange' - and who was responsible?"

A.: This question has been discussed several times before, and while I don't believe I ever heard the time frame, I do think I know who did engineered it and why. 

   I also think I know who knows for sure. Unfortunately, I cannot locate it at the moment, and I don't really want to give you my so-called version of the truth.  So let's just turn it over to the class.

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

   Thanks, George!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/15/10 - "In the Dark Streets Shineth":

Hi, Carol:

My favorite historian David McCullough just released another book entitled IN THE DARK STREETS SHINETH and you and your subscribers probably are aware of this fine work, but just in case you have not heard of it let me give you a glimpse of the story.

It is a 1941 Christmas Eve Story as told by David McCullough, as only this wonderful speaker can tell a story.

The DVD that comes with the book is First Class, as it is narrated by David McCullough with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The recording of the 2009 PBS television from Temple Square is outstanding.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   As usual, you're one step ahead of me, Major Madagan! Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 10/16/10 - "Old Beacon Entries":

To   Edna (Whitcomb) Harrison ('65 - of VA) and      Carol (Buckley) Harty ('65 - of IL), Sat. Oct. 16
Hello Ladies, 
To Edna:  Attached are the end results of your generous contributions.  Copies have now gone out to those who knew the two subjects.
To Carol:  This may or may not be something you would like to use.  As you can see, the added text focuses on amateur radio.  Probably not more that  a dozen of your many readers would find that part interesting.
On the other hand, it is a rare glimpse of what when into the Beacons of that era.  So do what you wish.  No need to use both in one issue.  Also, feel free to delete anything.
Note that Walt Walker was a classmate of Julie Conn (June '22), whose entry appeared in a recent newsletter.
Nostalgic best wishes,
Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Fred, with as many subscribers and other readers as we have, there are a sizable number who will find this as fascinating as I did! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 10/16/10 - "MY DOCTOR'S VISIT":

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?"

"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."
"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?" 

     Thanks, Glenn!

   From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 10/16/10 - "This will be you tomorrow!":

I figure it couldn't hurt!! 

Sarah Kressaty

This will be you tomorrow!
A little Angel for you......

You have just been sent a Financial Abundance angel!
Pass her to two people, and be rich in four days.

Pass her to six then be rich in two days.

You ARE already rich!!!

I am not joking; you will find an un-expected windfall.
If you delete her, you will never know how she works?

She really does work like magic!
NO Pass Backs. Pay HER forward *** Pass it on

Apparently This is the e-mail that the employee's at ATB in Edmonton passed around before they won the big lottery last year.

Let's hope it works for you.

There are five things that you cannot recover in life:

(1) The Stone...........after it's thrown,
(2) The Word...............after it's said,
(3) The Occasion......after it's missed, and
(4) The Time.............after it's gone.
(5) A person...............after they die

If you delete it - you will beg! - seeing is believing.


This is a money angel. Pass it to 6 of your good friends or family and be rich in 4 days. Pass it to 12 of your good friends or family and be rich in 2 days.

I am not joking. You will find an unexpected windfall. If you delete it, you will beg. Trust me!!!

   Why, Sarah Sugah, of course I trust you! I just sent this to over 650 of my closest friends and family.  In two days I should be a billionaire! Say, I wonder if I could LOOK like the Financial Abundance Angel by then, too?!?

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 10/16/10 - "HERE I AM LORD. BEAUTIFUL":

This was very timely.  To receive this after this weekend with old and new friends, reminds me of how blessed I am.
It was great seeing all of you.
Judy and Jerry

Turn on your sound and enjoy!

   OH, WOW! Thank you, Sweetie Pies!

    From My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS - '63) newly of CO - 10/16/10 - "Congressional Reform Act of 2010":

It will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message if you forward it on.

You can send this to anyone on your e-mail list including conservatives, liberals, and everybody in between; even though we disagree on a number of issues. This is a promotion for a "Congressional Reform Act of 2010."  It would contain eight provisions, all of which would probably be strongly endorsed by those who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.    

I know many will say "this is impossible."  Let me remind you, Congress has the lowest approval rating of any entity in Government. Now is the time when Americans are able to join together to reform Congress - the entity that represents us.  

We need to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the US Senate and a Representative to introduce
a similar bill in the US House. These people will become American heroes.  


Congressional Reform Act of 2010

1. Term Limits.

   12 years only, one of the possible options below

   A. Two Six-year Senate terms
   B. Six Two-year House terms
   C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2.  No Tenure / No Pension. 

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3.  Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately.  All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.  Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI (the Consumer Price Index) or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.  

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all of these special contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators who would serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If you agree with the above, pass it on.  If not, delete this email and remain part of the problem.

   Thanks, Stu!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 10/16/10 - " Bald Eagle video--you won't be sorry you took the time to watch this!":

Challenger is no stranger to many of us.  His story has been around.  The video and song comes at a time to get us ready for serious voting next month.  Think about what is best for saving America as well as the eagle.  Get out and vote for those you feel will protect our heritage.
God bless us all!

I hope you will take the time to watch this one. It is awesome.  

Music video featuring a special free-flying Bald Eagle named 'Challenger' (in honor of the lost space shuttle crew) cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF).

He's a 'human-socialized' bird accidentally raised by the people who rescued him - after being blown from a wild Louisiana nest in a storm as a baby in the late 1980s. Declared 'non-releasable' by federal and state wildlife authorities, he was trained by the AEF to perform educational free-flight demonstrations at high profile public events.

He's the first Bald Eagle in U.S. History that learned to free-fly into stadiums, arenas and ballrooms during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. The celebrity eagle has appeared at numerous major sporting events like the World Series, Pro-Bowl, All-Star game, BCS National Championship, Fiesta Bowl, Men's Final Four, etc.

Challenger has also flown before 4 U.S. Presidents!

His life story is told in a children's storybook titled 'Challenger, America's Favorite Eagle.'

Turn on your speakers and click on link below.

Challenger - Amazing Free-Flying Bald Eagle

   WOWZERONI!!! Thanks again, Sweetie Pies - this one sent chills up and down my spine!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 10/17/10 - "The Streaker is Back...":

The Streaker is Back...

   Norris Sweetie, you are a hoot! Thanks!


  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

PRAYER ROLL : - updated 08/22/10

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 by Ruthann Friedman
(b. 06 July 1944)

Recorded by The Association, 1967

Who's peekin' out from under a stariway
callin' a name that's lighter than air
Who's bendin' down to give me a rainbow
everyone knows it's Windy...
Who's trippin' down the streets of the city
smiling at everybody he sees
whose reaching out to capture a moment
everyone knows it's Windy...

And Windy has stormy eyes
that flash at the sound of lies
and Windy has wings to fly
above the clouds...(repeat)

Who's trippin' down the streets of the city
smiling at everybody he sees
whose reaching out to capture a moment
everyone knows it's Windy...

"Windy" midi courtesy of -10/24/10 (sic)

"Windy" lyrics courtesy of - 10/23/10

Bruno Bisang's 2008 "Windy" Image courtesy of - 10/24/10 (sic)

Gold Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seems to locate that information at the moment.....

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

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!!

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

Animated Laughing Jerry courtesy of Cookie Phillips Tyndall ('64) of VA - 06/14/06
Thanks, Cookie!

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