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10/25/10 - NNHS Newsletter
The Shadow of Your Smile

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are
to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure;
but, scattered along life's pathway,
the good they do is inconceivable.

-  Joseph Addison
(01 May 1672 - 17 June 1719)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's Newsletter is being revisited from exactly four years ago today:

BONUS #1 - - The Shadow of Your Smile - Peggy Lee

BONUS #2 - - The Shadow of Your Smile - Johnny Mathis

BONUS #3 - - The Shadow of Your Smile - Barbra Streisand


"The Shadow of Your Smile", also known as "Love Theme from The Sandpiper," is a popular song. The music was written by Johnny Mandel, the lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. The song was introduced in the 1965 movie The Sandpiper with a trumpet solo by Jack Sheldon and later became a minor hit for Tony Bennett (Johnny Mandel arranged and conducted his version as well). It won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.


   Happy Birthday today to Kitty Taylor Hanrahan ('57) AND  Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) AND     Bobby Turpin ('58) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Terry Hunsucker ('65) of KY AND   Randy Tate ('66) of DE!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

31 - Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA;

01 -     Russ Stephenson ('57) of MD AND   Colin Faison ('58) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 25, 1944 - Heinrich Himmler ordered a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.

October 25, 1944 - The USS Tang under Richard O'Kane (the top American submarine captain of World War II) was sunk by the ship's own malfunctioning torpedo.

October 25, 1944 - The Romanian Army liberated Carei, the last Romanian city under Axis Powers occupation.

October 25, 1944 - The Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, took place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets. During the battle, the Japanese deployed kamikaze suicide bombers against American warships for the first time. More than 1,321 Japanese aircraft would be crash-dived into Allied warships during the war.  

October 25, 1945 - The Republic of China took over administration of Taiwan following Japan's surrender to the Allies.

TODAY IN 1965:

Monday, October 25, 1965 - Actor Þorsteinn Bachmann was born in Iceland.

Monday, October 25, 1965 - Professional wrestler 2 Cold Scorpio was born Charles Scaggs in Denver, Colorado.

Monday, October 25, 1965 - Eduard Einstein, son of Albert Einstein, (born 28 July 1910 in Zürich, Switzerland) died in Psychiatric Clinic Burghölzli, Zürich, Switzerland of a stroke at age of 55.

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 was 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!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/22/10 - "Whispering Grass":

Hi, Carol:

It is sure nice to receive the regular edition of your Newsletter, and your selection of the quote by
C. S. Lewis was particularly nice and greeted me with great joy this day. He is among my favorite authors as well.

Your hard work is most appreciated, and never taken for granted. (Phil. 1:6)

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you so much, Adonis! As I've not been able to figure out a way to clone myself so that I can always be in two places at once, I must say that it's good to be back in the groove!

   Not really being the scriptorian I would wish to be, I checked your New Testament reference - but I wasn't really sure whether the abbreviation was for Philippians or Philemon, though I rather like them both!

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

   - Philippians 1: 6

That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

   - Philemon 1: 6

   From Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY - 10/22/10 - "Come mingle with singles. This is another venture.":

Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 7:30 to 8:30 PM - Grape D'Vine, 99 Main Street, Tappan, NY - Pairing Single People with Wine:

   OH, WOW! Thanks, Rochelle - and Best Wishes!

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 10/22/10 - "Buddy Lex of NNHS":

I don't know when Buddy Lex graduated from NNHS.  He will be inducted into the Lower Peninsula Athletic Hall of fame at the banquet to be held 5/15/2011.  I have attached the news release generated by the Hampton City Dept that maintains the records and manages the Hall. 
I don't know if you keep a record of the NNHS members, but here is the link:


Lex graduated from Newport News High School and the College of William and Mary, where he was a triple-threat tailback. In 1949, Lex threw 18 touchdown passes, a national record at that time. Also in 1949, Lex was runner-up to Sam Snead as the state’s athlete of the year. Lex also played basketball in high school and was a two-year starter at William and Mary.

   Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention, Joe! I don't think I have an appropriate place to house this on the site right now, but when I manage to ditch this heinous case of the flu that caught me (I surely didn't seek to catch it!) and my thinking clears, perhaps I can create one.

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/22/10 - "Elder Banking":

True? In any case it is worth the read because it covers, I think, the issues we all feel.

86-year Old Lady's Letter to Bank 

Shown below is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86 year old woman. T
he bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times. 

Dear Sir:

I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it.

I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.

You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways.

I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and letters, --- when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.

From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.

My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.

Be aware that it is an OFFENSE under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope.

Please find attached an Application Contact which I require your chosen employee to complete.

I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.

In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.

I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service.

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Let me level the playing field even further.

When you call me, press buttons as follows:


#1. To make an appointment to see me

#2. To query a missing payment.

#3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.

#4. To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.

#5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.

#6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.

#7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is required. Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.

#8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7.

#9. To make a general complaint or inquiry. The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.

#10. This is a second reminder to press* for English.

While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.

Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.

May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year?

Your Humble Client

And remember: Don't make Old People mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off.

     BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Wayne Honey!

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 10/23/10 - "Messick Shoot":

I will let you decide if this is off-topic, Carol Darlin', but I thought you might like to see part of my recent shoot at the Messick (Old Poquoson) region of The Sacred Soil.

One arrives at Messick by navigating to Poquoson (no small task in itself) and taking a left. :D

Messick is a fishing-crabbing-oystering community. I met some really nice folks (watermen) on this trip.

The old building was a hunting lodge/shack and screamed 'take-my-picture' to me.

I took my son with me on this trip b/c he said he wants to learn more about photography. But then he says that I don't know anything anyway, to which I replied that his little dinky so-called camera was made by Mattell. And it went like that all day.

We had a GREAT father-son day - I enjoyed it so much!

As always, Carol, you do such an amazing job!

John Darlin'
Friday, October 15, 2010


Friday, October 15, 2010
   John Darlin', how on earth could any of your gorgeous photographs possibly be considered "off-topic"?!? Thank you so much for sharing them! (Please forgive me for resizing and compressing them!)  

   I'm so happy that you and your son had such a delightful day together!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/20/10 - "What Do You Mean 'If?'":

(A Good Message From Mountain Wings)

What Do You Mean "If?"

I remember someone asking my father, the owner of a successful business, "What will happen to the business if you die?"

"What do you mean if?" my father replied. "I am going to die; it's just a question of when, not if," he stated.

So he began the preparation of his sons to handle and carry on the business. After his passing at nearly 80, the business not only survived but grew.

There were no succession squabbles, there was no contesting or arguing over the will; Daddy had taken care of all of that.

When my brother unexpectedly died in 2000 at the age of 38, he did not have a will. We learned the hard way of the turmoil and unnecessary hardship on surviving family members when there is no will.

70% of American adults don't have a will. They have the immortality complex: that they will live forever or surely not die within the next 50 years. No one thinks they will die next year or this year.

You may live forever, but not in these bodies. You may live another 50+ years but maybe not.

A will is usually quite simple and inexpensive.

If you are worth less than a million dollars, you really don't need a lawyer. Use software such as Quicken® Willmaker Plus. It's around $40 from You can have your will filled out and printed in less time than it takes to watch a television program; and that small amount of time and money will save people whom you love a whole lot of hassle, extra taxes, and possibly peace.

If you feel more comfortable going to a lawyer, great! Just get it done one way or the other.

Many of us read the Bible regularly. The Old Testament and New Testament is in essence, the Old Will and New Will. That's why we often call our wills our Last Will and Testament.

We read the wills but most have not followed the example of writing our wills.

Take a few minutes, get the software or go to your lawyer.

Many dread doing it because it reminds them that one day they will die. Duh!

Do the right thing because it's not a question of if.

~A MountainWings Original~

"Five Reasons Why I Don't Have A Will"
by Wayne Patterson (comical but often true)

One: I hate my children and want them to never speak to each other again after the battle over my estate.

Two: I hate my spouse and want him or her to suffer the agony of attempting to probate my estate without a will.

Three: I think foster care is great, and I want my minor children placed there while a court decides which greedy relative will get custody.

Four: My family doesn't need the money so I want the government to take as much of my estate for taxes as possible.

Five: I have reliable information that I am never going to die.

Read a good article on wills here:

 Thank you so much for this valuable information, Shari!

   From My Grandson, Jacob Harty of TX - 10/22/10 - "Made an idiot on TV":

  Look at this funny pic I found.

seeeeeee yaaaa

   OH, DEAR! I've never liked name calling or passing judgment on others, but - but - oh, dear.....

   Thanks, Jacob!



  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. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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

5. 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

    or just mail it directly to my home (address available upon request). Thanks!

The Shadow of Your Smile

Music by Johnny Mandel (b. 23 Nov 1925)

Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster (20 Dec 1907 – 18 Mar 1984), September, 1965

The shadow of your smile
When you are gone
Will color all my dreams
And light the dawn

Look into my eyes, my love, and see
All the lovely things, you are, to me

Our wistful little star
It was far, too high
A teardrop kissed your lips
And so, so did I

Now when I remember spring
All the joy that love can bring
I will be remembering
The shadow of your smile

"The Shadow of Your Smile" midi courtesy of - 10/23/06

"The Shadow of Your Smile" lyrics courtesy
of - 10/23/06

Smile Images gathered from Hither and Thither and Yon (well, okay, actually from the 1961-1967 Anchors) - 10/23/06

 Animated Smiley Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/05

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

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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