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10/26/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Come in from the Rain

“May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.”

- Irish Blessing

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Perhaps it's dry where you are. Here near St. Louis it's rather wet and soggy - which prompted today's Newsletter theme.

BONUS #1 - - Come in from the Rain - Melissa Manchester with the Boston Pops - The audio quality really isn't up to par (unless my speakers are beginning to break), but it's worth it just to see her Big Hair..... and Big Sleeves.....

BONUS #2 - - Come in from the Rain - The Captain and Tennille on the Tony Orlando Show - with an interesting introduction

BONUS #3 - - Come in from the Rain - Lani Misalucha - and a really nice slide show


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 10/25/09, 10:32 PM - "My Dad":


We just got the doctor's report on my dad, Bill Reece (sister Kathy Reece Burke, Warwick '72 and brothers Billy Reece '68 and Garland Reece '70). He has been in the Newport News Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1954 and was active in scouting and karate until a few years ago. He has untreatable cancer that is very wide spread. They are releasing him from the hospital into the care of Hospice. I am flying up on Tuesday and stay for a while. Please keep us in your prayers. This is not going to be easy.

On the good side Harry (Horace) is healing well and his heart condition is under control. He wants to go with me but his back won't take the takeoff and landings.
My love to you and everyone,

   Oh, Ruthie, I'm so very, very sorry to hear this sad news!  Your family was one of the first we met when we joined the church in Newport News in early 1967. We'll certainly keep you all in our prayers. 


  From My Friend, Judy Cress Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 10/25/09, 11:12 PM - "Erin":

(My great-granddaughter) Savannah Violet Roach arrived at 9:47 P. M. Oct 25 by Cesarean section.

She weighed 4 lbs., 15 oz., is 17 1/2 inches long and has RED hair! Momma and baby doing fine, grandma is ready to collapse!
(My granddaughter) Erin is NOT allowed to have any more children UNLESS she moves back to Litchfield!!!!!!!!

Thanks for all your prayers and support.

   WHOO-HOO! Congratulations to all, Judy! Give Erin my love, and we'll await the pictures!


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

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to   Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA AND Kermit Whiteside ('57) AND        Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC AND   Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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;

02 -   John Clark ('57) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


October 26, 1942 - The U.S. ship Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz during World War II.

October 26, 1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf ended. The battle was won by American forces and brought the end of the Pacific phase of World War II into sight.


Monday, October 26, 1964 - Serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke (b. 25 Feb 1931), nicknamed The Night Caller, became the last person in Western Australia to be executed.


  From Ed Olshansky ('69) of VA - 10/25/09 - "I Have A Question?":

Hi Carol!

For the last four NNHS Newsletters I have received them in my Spam Box, but before I was getting them in my normal e-mail box. Since you appear to be computer savvy can you tell me why I might be getting the last four NNHS Newsletters in my Spam Box which I check all the time for exactly that reason and is there anything that I can do to receive these wonderful Newsletters back in my Inbox? You work so hard and diligently keeping all of us Typhoons informed and I do not want to miss one mailing.


   AH, the Spam Filters strike again! Thank you, Eddie! I appreciate your confidence in me, but this is so far over my head it's pathetic. My personal theory is that servers tighten their spam filters every six weeks or so, and they decide I'm an Evil Spammer and ditch my mail.  I don't know how to stop it. I send two large mailings a day, one from gmail to 500 names, and one from Yahoo with the other 100 or so. The funny thing is, MY OWN mail FROM Me TO Me sent from Yahoo goes directly into my Yahoo spam folder - as though I'd want to spam myself!

   I dunno. I think there's someway to "tell" your mail that you want my announcements to go through, but obviously I don't know that Glorious Secret.....

      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 10/25/09, 8:10 PM - "Spam at last":


Four of your NNHS Newsletters were hiding in my spam folder. You told me this could happen. I found them because I set up the spam folder as you recommended.....

I miss you.


  Thank you, Eleanor - that's GOOD bad news! A spam folder can a least be read!

    I miss you, too, Lady!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/25/09 - "Military Records":

Greetings, Norm and Carol:

Please find a copy of         Bill Lee's (Warwick HS - '54 - of NC) message to me. There is a link that is most helpful. I use it almost daily when veterans ask me how they can secure a copy of their Military Records.

Thanks, Bill!!!

Here is the text and the link:


I would expect that you already know how to access military records for people like Hank Maloney, but just in case...

I assume, based on what was reported in Carol's latest posting, that either you or     Norm Covert ('61 - of MD) have Hank's SSN - as well as dates of birth and death. Using that info, and whatever else you might be able to add, you can send a written request to our government - see:

I have used SF 180 numerous times, and even with a minimum of info provided, have received very useful information in return. Filling in as much as you know in the remarks column seems to help, as well.

Regards - Bill Lee 

PS - I don't have Norm's email address, so if you do, and if you think he would want this info, pass it on! Also, it might be useful to others for Carol to post this on her web site (for all I know, she may already have done so - her web pages are so voluminous, now, its hard to tell!).

Joseph Madagan
Advisory Group
Together We Served

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Gentlemen! I was unaware of this link. I wrote them an actual snail mail letter once; must have been a while back. Years ago,       Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA gave me this handy dandy link for the Social Security Death Index; I use it all the time. Thanks again, David!

   I'll have to think up a logical place to post both these links - and then try to remember just where they might be!

  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 10/25/09 - "My Cruise":


We just got back from our cruise yesterday morning. We left last Sunday with temps in the mid 40s and mist. The seas were running about 8-10 feet and just enough swaying to rock us to sleep. My fiancé had a knee replacement done several months ago so the walking was a bit much for her; I went to the purser's desk and got her a wheelchair to use on the ship. Problem solved. By Monday we were in the gulf stream and the temps had warmed back up and the seas had subsided. In the main dining room you had a choice every nite of 4-6 appetizers and main courses so finding a nice meal was no problem. If you did not want to eat in the dining room several other options were available. There is a buffet room, deli, Asian window for ordering, a grill for burgers, dogs, and fries, and a 24 hour pizzeria with salad. They also have soft serve ice cream 24 hours a day. You could also order room service. Food was outstanding and you could get refills on anything you wanted. Every night there was a show in the showroom. with Las Vegas style entertainment. There are several lounges onboard with a variety of shows. The ship had a nice casino (very friendly to us) with slots, craps, roulette, and table games. there are bars throughout the ship. We spent about 35 hours in Nassau and about 8 in Freeport. There were many excursions you could choose from or you could sightsee on your own. The waters there were crystal blue. The return home was nice. We had wonderful weather except for those first few hours. For a 6 day vacation you could not beat the price. I highly recommend cruising to everyone. We plan on going again next fall from Norfolk again.  

Ivan Anker `67

   WOWZERONI! How fabulous! Thanks for sharing your fun with us, Ivan!

AS PROMISED (with much more still to come):

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/18/09 - "REUNION FRIDAY NIGHT PHOTOS":

   Thank you for the 20 images, David! Through the magic of PhotoShop I turned them into 23 pictures, and posted them at last:

      - brand new page!

   Y'all go check 'em out!


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

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!


From ArcaMax Jokes - 10/25/09:


A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day... 30,000 to a man's 15,000.

The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men...

The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"


Blonde Convention

80,000 blondes meet in the Kansas City Chiefs Stadium for a "Blondes Are Not Stupid" Convention. The leader says, "We are all here today to prove to the world that blondes are not stupid. Can I have a volunteer?" A blonde gingerly works her way through the crowd and steps up to the stage. The leader asks her, "What is 15 plus 15?" After 15 or 20 seconds she says, "Eighteen!"

Obviously everyone is a little disappointed. Then 80,000 blondes start cheering, "Give her another chance! Give her another chance!" The leader says, "Well since we've gone to the trouble of getting 80,000 of you in one place and we have the world-wide press and global broadcast media here, gee, uh, I guess we can give her another chance." So he asks, "What is 5 plus 5?"

After nearly 30 seconds she eventually says, "Ninety?"

The leader is quite perplexed, looks down and just lets out a dejected sigh -- everyone is disheartened, the blonde starts crying and the 80,000 girls begin to yell and wave their hands shouting, "GIVE HER ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HER ANOTHER CHANCE!"

The leader, unsure whether or not he is doing more harm than damage, eventually says, "Ok! Ok! Just one more chance -- What is 2 plus 2?"

The girl closes her eyes, and after a whole minute eventually says, "Four?"

Throughout the stadium pandemonium breaks out as all 80,000 girls jump to their feet, wave their arms, stomp their feet and scream...



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

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  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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Come in from the Rain

Words and Music by Melissa Manchester (b. 15 Feb 1951) and Carole Bayer Sager (b. 08 Mar 1944), 1975

Recorded by Melissa Manchester, 1983

Well, hello there
Good old friend of mine
You've been reaching for yourself
For such a long time
There's so much to say
No need to explain
Just an open door for you
To come in from the rain
It's a long road
When you're all alone
And someone like you
Will always choose the
long way home
There's no right or wrong
I'm not here to blame
I just want to be the one
Who keeps you from the rain
From the rain
And it looks like sunny skies
Now that I know you're alright
Time has left us older
Wiser, I know I am
'Cause I think of us
Like an old cliché
But it doesn't matter
'Cause I love you anyway
Come in from the rain
And it looks like sunny skies
Now that I know you're alright
Time has left us older
But wiser, I know I am
And it's good to know
My best friend has come home again
'Cause I think of us
Like an old cliché
But it doesn't matter
'Cause I love you anyway
Come in from the rain
Come in from the rain
Come in from the rain

"Come in from the Rain" midi courtesy of - 10/26/09

"Come in from the Rain" lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/09

Image of Rain courtesy of - 10/26/09

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/07

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!

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

Animated BOO-HOO courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Thanks, Glenn!

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!

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

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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

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