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10/26/10 - NNHS Newsletter
In Your Eyes

ďNo eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight.Ē

- Jean Toomer
(26 Dec 1894 - 30 Mar 1967)

ďThine eyes are springs in whose serene
And silent waters heaven is seen.Ē

- William Cullen Bryant
(03 Nov 1794 - 12 June 1878)

ďThe eyes shout what the lips fear to say.Ē

- William Henry

ďThe eyes say a lot more than anything.Ē

- Mark Wahlberg
(b. 05 June 1971)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   I was running through my files looking for old Newsletter themes to revisit when I came across this one.  Apparently I planned it four years ago, but for some reason abandoned the project before it was through.  I started to offer it as a contest to see who could identify all these beautiful eyes, but it would just be too easy; there are far too many clues in the naming of the images, and the first one is a total freebie. 

   Besides, then I'd have to come up with some kind of appropriate prize for the winner, and you know what a slacker I am.

BONUS #1 - - In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel, 1986

BONUS #2 - - In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel, um, more recently...


"In Your Eyes" is a song by musician Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So. It reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986.[1] It was not released as a single in the UK. Gabriel later released an extended version of the song which was nearly 9 minutes in length (as compared to the original 5:29 version that appears on the album). Like many of his songs, "In Your Eyes" contains significant African influences, even more so when performed live (on the So tour) as an extended vocal duet with Youssou N'Dour.

The song was the finale of the Secret World Tour, and is the final track on the Secret World Live album.

In 1993, Gabriel performed the song on Saturday Night Live.[2]

The song was included on the US version of his 2003 compilation Hit, but not on the European or Japanese versions.

In 2005, after 19 years of accumulated sales, the song brought Gabriel his first Gold single, certified in the U.S. by the RIAA.[3]


   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!

  Hit # 99,500 was made on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 just after the stroke of midnight by    Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA after she read

   Congratulations, Kay!


October 26, 1942 - In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier, Hornet, was sunk and another aircraft carrier, Enterprise, was heavily damaged.

October 26, 1943 - The first flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".

October 26, 1944 - The Battle of Leyte Gulf ended. It was an overwhelming American victory, and brought the end of the Pacific phase of World War II into sight.

TODAY IN 1965:

Tuesday, October 26, 1965 - Singer Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing (郭富城) was born in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, October 26, 1965 - Actress and producer Kelly Rowan (Kirsten Cohen on The O.C.) was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday, October 26, 1965 - Sylvia Likens (b. 03 Jan 1949 in Lebanon, Indiana) died in Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of 16 a brain hemorrhage, shock, and malnutrition.[5] as a result of being tortured by Gertrude Baniszewski (nťe Van Fossan), Gertrude's children, Paula and John, and two other young people from their neighborhood, Coy Hubbard and Richard Hobbs. Her torture and murder were described by the prosecutor in Baniszewski's trial as "the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana."[1]

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!


 YIKESARONI-RINI!   Grace's ratings have dropped considerably since I've been gone and stopped nagging you!!!  The last time I checked Grace had 3912 votes and Dollar had 5564 votes. This just cannot be allowed to continue!!! Y'all "git back to work!"

   Vote early, vote often (or at least cast your allotted daily vote)!!!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 10/24/10 - "ADJUSTING CAR MIRRORS...not a joke":

If you've seen this--you were ahead of me! Seriously, there is always something that you think you know (including yours truly) which can be improved upon--take a few seconds and learn.

This is honestly very important


After years of driving, I NEVER thought of doing it this way. I always thought I needed to see just a little of my own car on each side, but I'll readjust the mirror on my car today. Watch this & I'll bet you do too!! Watch & learn....

R. Wayne Stokes, Esq.
P.S. Do you know what esquire (Esq.) means? Does it have to do with being an attorney? Now I'm being hard to get along with--the guy you all know and love is back in character :-)

    It's good to know you're feeling better, Wayne Honey!

   As for the meaning of the title "Esquire," well, that would depend on where you lived!


From Law Encyclopedia: Esq.:

An abbreviation for esquire, which is a title used by attorneys in the United States. The term esquire has a different meaning in English law. It is used to signify a title of dignity, which ranks above gentleman and directly below knight.

In the United States, Esq. is written after a lawyer's name, for example: John Smith, Esq.

From WordNet: Esq.

The noun has one meaning:
Meaning #1: (British) a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name.

   Thanks, Wayne Honey!

  From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 10/25/10 - "Congress":

Just a brief response to the 10/23/10 newsletter-- Congress DOES participate in Social Security, and has for years.
   Thanks so much, Domi! I don't know whether I was already becoming ill with this stoo-pid flu that I'm currently "enjoying" when I posted that, or if I just "wasn't holding my mouth right," but I spent several minutes trying to track down the truth of that article and inexplicably could locate absolutely nothing.  I figured the fastest way to find it would be to print it and wait for a correction - and I was right!

  From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 10/25/10 - "Blue and Gold":

Although I donít know the exact year Blue and Gold became the colors for NNHS, I do remember my grandfather, Alfred M. Monfalcone, talking about being in high school and voting on the colors. (I really donít know whether he voted for or against.)

Since he was born in 1890, he would have been in NNHS around 1905ish. I donít have any confirmation on this, just family stories handed down. Maybe someone can go from there.

Blessings to all, Jane Monfalcone Simmons

   COOL BEANS! That would have been the original actual blue and gold - which continued to be used in reality - as well as in name only - at least until 1932.

   At some point after that time, one of the most highly influential members of the faculty arranged for the colors to quietly change shades to navy and burnt orange all the while retaining the names of blue and gold - as I recall in honor of his college Alma Mater - but I'll wait for someone else to finish this story for us.....

   Thanks, Jane!

  From Ronni Green Cristol ('64) of MD - 10/24/10 - "Re: Sunday":

HI Carol,
Just a quick note for you.
As always, I love the newsletter and read it diligently.
You probably know that Bobby Ruben ('65 - of VA) is my first cousin so when I read that      Frances (Goodson Wang - '65 of MD) and      George (Fenigsohn - '65 - of VA) encouraged people to visit him I thought that was wonderful.  I think he would appreciate the company.
Also, Frances said she can't wait to return to NN and the Hilton area. 
Please tell her that my mom's (the late   Mimi Weger Green - Valedictorian of the Class of February  1940) (18 June 1923 - 15 Mar 2010) home is for sale in Brandon Heights and we'd love to have her move back.
I know you aren't a realtor (but that may be one of your hidden talents we don't know about) and if she is interested I would love to talk to her!
You are such a valuable resource to all of us.
Ronni Green Cristol

   WOWZERONI!!! How cool would that be?!? Thank you so much, Ronni! I forwarded your note to Frances.

   Bobby and I were often in the same classes at NNHS.  In fact, we were in the same first grade class at Magruder - Mrs. Hatcher's.  Does anyone remember her first name?? We had such success with Mrs. Margaret Ransone, I thought I'd give it a whirl. I started school in the middle of that school year, and I'm not sure that I ever knew her first name (which is wreaking havoc with my first grade album, I must tell you...).

From Joan S. Hott of WV - 10/26/10 - "Re: Sunday":

Hello Carol,

Just to make a little correction, Coach (Harlan) Hott  is now residing in Moorefield, WV - not Warfield. Thanks, this correct the records.

Joan S. Hott

   Thank you, Joan! I saw that one account listed one town and the other account in the Teachers Section a different town, but I thought perhaps you had two homes!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 10/25/10 - "Puns N Stuff":
McDonald's cute commercial


Army of the Lord...

Jack was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands.

The preacher grabbed Jack by the hand and pulled him aside.

The Pastor said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!"

Jack replied, "I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor."

The Pastor questioned, "How come I don't see you except at Christmas and Easter?"

Jack whispered back, "I'm in the secret service."



After 30 years of marriage to Florence, Jim the plumber left his wife. The note on the kitchen table simply read "It's over, Flo".

She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.


Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
- Mark Twain



Little Johnny refused to eat. So his mother, in desperation, took him to the psychiatrist, who tried many methods, to no avail. The psychiatrist asked, "What would you like to eat?"

"Worms," Little Johnny said. The psychiatrist was gleeful as he sent his nurse for a cupful. Placing them on a plate, he said, "Here they are."

"I want them fried" was the response.

The nurse took them and had them fried.

When presented with them, Little Johnny replied that he only desired one. The psychiatrist took one and in a strong voice said, "Here is only one. Now eat it."

"I only want half and you eat the other" was the reply.

The psychiatrist swallowed one half and gave the other to Little Johnny. Just then Little Johnny began to cry. The doctor asked what was wrong.

Little Johnny said, "You ate my half!"


If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Let today be a day to visualize walking in the shoes of the less fortunate.


Listening To Our Better Angels

I was driving my daughter home from college for the weekend on a Fall Friday afternoon. The air was warm, the sun was shining, the sky was clear, and Godís paintbrush had just begun to color the mountains of my home. Spectacular reds, yellows, and oranges glowed from the trees and kept a smile glowing on my own face as we drove up the narrow mountain road. As I rounded a curve I saw an old gentleman who I knew didnít own a car walking the way we were going. I was happy then to give him a lift since it was on our way home.

Two days later I was driving up the same road on a Sunday afternoon after taking my daughter back to college. A cold rain was falling from an overcast sky and the fallen leaves on the road were slick and caused me to drive extra slow. As I neared the top of the mountain road I noticed the same old gentleman only this time headed back down the mountain. He smiled and waved as we drove by and at that very moment I heard one of my better angels whispering in my ear. I listened to the gentle voice telling my heart what to do, turned my car around, and gave that kind, old man a ride back down the road. I shook his hand, accepted his thanks, and headed home.

The trip cost me 20 minutes of my time and maybe half a gallon of gas. The peace that filled my heart, though, was worth all the money in the world. I drove home singing along with the radio, wrapped in a blanket of love and joy, and surrounded by all of my better angels.

We all should listen to our better angels. We all should pay heed to those quiet voices we hear in our hearts, souls, and minds. They are a guide for good and the guidance of God. They help us to help others and ourselves. They fill us with the peace of knowing that we are living as Godís Children in this world. How do we recognize these angels? They are always the voices of love and they always lead us to joy. Listen closely then. Heaven may be speaking to your heart.

~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~
[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella Copyright © 2010 ( -- submitted by: Joseph Mazzella ]

   Thanks, Shari!

  From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 10/24/10 - " It's Time to Retire":

It's Time To Retire

        Thanks so much, Eva - I really got a kick out of this one!


  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 10/21/10

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!

In Your Eyes

 Written and recorded by Peter Gabriel
(b. 13 Feb 1950)

Accepting all Iíve done and said
I want to stand and stare again
Til thereís nothing left out, oh
It remains there in your eyes
Whatever comes and goes
I will hear your silent call
I will touch this tender wall
Til I know Iím home again

In your eyes (in your eyes)
In your eyes (in your eyes)
In your eyes (in your eyes)
In your eyes

Love I get so lost, sometimes
Days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
When I want to run away
I drive off in my car
But whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are

And all my instincts, they return
And the grand facade, so soon will burn
Without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

In your eyes
The light the heat
In your eyes
I am complete
In your eyes
I see the doorway (in your eyes) to a thousand churches
In your eyes
The resolution (in your eyes) of all the fruitless searches
In your eyes
I see the light and the heat
In your eyes
Oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light
The heat I see in your eyes

In your eyes
In your eyes

Love, I donít like to see so much pain
So much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

And all my instincts, they return
And the grand facade, so soon will burn
Without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

In your eyes
The light the heat
In your eyes
I am complete
In your eyes
I see the doorway (in your eyes) to a thousand churches
In your eyes
The resolution (in your eyes) of all the fruitless searches
In your eyes
I see the light and the heat
In your eyes
Oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light
The heat I see in your eyes

In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes

Accepting all Iíve done and said
I want to stand and stare again
Til thereís nothing left out, oh
It remains there in your eyes
Whatever comes and goes
Oh itís in your eyes

In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes
In your eyes

I want to stand and stare again
Oh, itís in your eyes.

"In Your Eyes" midi courtesy of - 10/22/10

"In Your Eyes" lyrics courtesy of - 04/20/06

Images of Eyes from Hither and Thither and Yon  (well, okay, actually from the 1956-1967 Anchors
plus a couple of other places) - 04/28/06, 04/29/06,10/22/10,10/23/10,10/24/10 and 10/25/10

Animated Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem 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

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

Laughing Jester Smiley clip art courtesy of Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 10/06/09
Thanks, Bill!

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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