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11/16/10 - NNHS Newsletter - It's Not for Me to Say

“Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell
is necessary before you can meet again. And
meeting again, after moments or lifetime,
is certain for those who are friends.

- Richard Bach
(b. 23 June 1936)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's Newsletter theme is being rerun from exactly three years ago today partly because it's easy, but primarily because I love this song!

   Mmmm - this is dreamy - it always makes me want to dance! 

BONUS - - It's Not for Me to Say - Johnny Mathis, @ 1957


"It's Not for Me to Say" is a 1957 popular song with music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman. It was written for the 1957 movie Lizzie (starring Eleanor Parker), and was sung by Johnny Mathis.

A recording by Johnny Mathis, arranged by Ray Conniff was the most successful version of the song, reaching #5 on the Billboard Top 100 singles chart.


1.   Debbie Rozzelle DeHart ('70) of NC - 11/15/10, 7:33 PM - "Pictures for the NNHS gallery":

Good evening,
Please excuse me for imposing...I am not the class of 1965 rather I was in the 1970 class. I am however looking for the yearbook from 1966-1967. If you have any idea where I might be able to find one, I would be so appreciative. If you could just point me in a direction.
I have been out of the area for 40+ years and have no contact with any of my previous classmates. I find myself getting more "homesick" as the time goes by. There is no chance I will ever be able to visit but seeing the yearbook would be the next best thing...Anxiously awaiting your reply.
Deborah DeHart

   Hey, Debbie!   It's no imposition at all; I'm just not sure exactly what you want. Are you trying to buy that yearbook, or are you looking for specific images from it - something I might be able to scan for you??

I still have         David Whitley's ('67 - of VA) '67 Anchor which he graciously loaned me four years ago. I've been trying to scan everything I might conceivably want for the site before I mail it back to him, but I haven't made much progress this last month.....

   There are more than 650 people from all NNHS classes on my mailing list. I think we're all homesick; I know I am. If you'd like to join us, I might be able to put you in touch with your old friends.

Just let me know!

Hi Carol,


I am in awe that you have replied to my message... and in such a timely manner is amazing.

   JA! You caught me at a weak moment; "alls God's chillens knows" I rarely if ever answer personal emails; that's how I started writing those daily Newsletters in the first place!

I would love to have the pictures of the class of 1970 from that would be the 1965-1966 school year...I was in the 8th grade. I can't remember if there was a listing of names in the back of all the students or not. If there was, my name was Deborah Rozzelle. There would have been some in the 1966-1967 yearbook also. I moved before the end of that year, but my fondest memories are still there.

I remember 1 particular picture I was stooped beside the desk of my math teacher...the caption read, "humble yourself before the seat of knowledge". Strange what the mind remembers. (Seems like it was on the left side of the page...maybe not....I had shoulder length blonde hair).

I would love to buy either of the books...but if that is not a possibility, I will gladly pay you for your time and expense for the scanned images....WOW....

I have goose is the find of a life time. I am speechless and that doesn't happen often... I have absolutely nothing I can hold or touch from those years...and maybe that now might change...nothing to share with my children....WOW, yet again..


Thank you ever so much again:
Deborah Rozzelle DeHart

    I found it! It's on page 24 of the '66 Anchor. The teacher appears to be  Mrs. Marilyn Riddle - and naturally, I never made her teacher page.  So I did:

      - Brand new page!

Debbie Rozzelle ('70)
and Mrs. Riddle
1966 Anchor, p. 24


Yes, I had
  Miss Kelly, I seem to remember a Mr. Christian for English, a Mrs. Womack for Science???? I had Ms. Cannon for gym (PE).....and I had Mrs. Riddle too. I would NEVER have remembered her name....

I so CANNOT believe I found ran smack dab into you might be a better way to put it. Thank you ever so much for your time AND loss of sleep....Trust me, it is very much appreciated....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Debbie" Rozzelle DeHart

   You're very welcome (what are the chances that MOST of your teachers are ones for whom I've never made their pages?!?)!

  Welcome aboard, Debbie!

Happy Birthday today to    the late George-Morewitz ('57) (deceased 06/09/08)!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Ronald Creech ('57)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

18 -   Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of NC;

23 -   Sandra Ray ('61) of VA AND   John Howard ('66) of VA AND Peggy Cooke Wolfley ('71) of VA AND the late Fayetta Covert Stansbury (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '72) - 1954 (deceased 06/03/10)! 


November 16, 1940 - In response to the leveling of Coventry, England by Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe two days before, the Royal Air Force bombed Hamburg. Due to bad weather the accuracy of the attack was minimal and 233 German civilians were killed. By the end of the war, the total death toll in Hamburg from British attacks was near 50,000.

November 16, 1940 - Holocaust: in occupied Poland, the Nazis closed off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world.

November 16, 1943 - American bombers struke a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway. 160 bombers were used in the attack.

November 16, 1944 - Dueren, Germany was destroyed by Allied bombers.

November 16, 1945 - Cold War: Operation Paperclip – the United States Army secretly admited 88 German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.


Tuesday, November 16, 1965 - Venera program: the Soviet Union launched the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus; that will be the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.

Tuesday, November 16, 1965 - Footballer Mika Aaltonen was born in Turku, Finland.

Tuesday, November 16, 1965 - Actor Mark Benton was born in Guisborough, North Yorkshire, England.

  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!

   Grace has been named the
September 2010 People's Choice!

   BUT - She's falling considerably behind a dog in California named Dollar!

    The last time I checked Grace had 4207 votes and Dollar had 6901 votes. We cannot allow this to happen! Doncha wanna go shopping and spot Grace's image on a bag of dog food and know that YOU played a large part in placing her there?!?

It only takes about two seconds to cast your allotted daily vote)!!!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/15/10:

Thank you for remembering my b.d.

   But of course, Shari! How could I forget?!? Love you, too!

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 11/16/10 - "Join the NNHS Class of 1958 for a Holiday Gathering and Dinner 12/15/2010":

NNHS Class of 1958 Holiday Gathering and Dinner

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Al Fresco Ristorante

11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA, 23606 (between J. Clyde Morris Blvd. & Pilot House Drive)
The Restaurant is in the Oyster Point Square Shopping center.

NOTE: Al Fresco is considered by many to be the finest Italian restaurant on the Peninsula, and it is very reasonably priced.

Please let Joe Drewry know how many will be in your party so the restaurant will have an estimate of the number of guests to prepare for.

Call or email Joe (, 757-244-4443 ext 4)

  • Social begins at 6PM (cash bar)
  • Dinner served at 7PM
Orders will be placed at the dinner from the limited menu selections listed below. 
Main courses are priced between $15 & $25 and include a salad. 
Desserts are available for about $5 (Tiramisu is the signature dessert of Al Fresco Ristorante). 
An extensive wine selection is available, by bottle or the glass.
Guest will be responsible for their checks payable by cash or credit card.
·         Fettuccini Al Fresco: Shrimp & diced chicken, garlic, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes in a marinara sauce.
·         Vitello alla Marsala: Veal scaloppini sautéed with mushroom finished in a marsala wine sauce.
·         Polo Rustco:  Chicken breast, sausage, sun-dried tomato, red pepper & olives in white cream sauce.
·         Pollo alla Parmigiana - Chicken breast dipped in egg, lightly breaded and finished in the oven with tomato sauce topped with Mozzarella.
·         Salmon salsa Bianca: Sautéed with artichoke hearts, mushrooms & Julian carrots in a white wine sauce.

Since Al Fresco is quite flexible in their ability to accommodate our group, you are encouraged to invite other NNHS alums and friends of our 1958 class to join with us for fellowship and Holiday cheer at this dinner gathering.  Please send an email to Joe Drewry with the names of those expected to attend.  And please pass the word to classmates who may not receive this email.

Typhoons Forever

   Thanks, Joe! I've added this to the main page, the Reunion Page, and at the bottom of every regular Newsletter from now to then.

   Y'all have fun!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 11/14/10 - "baby hummingbird saved":

Guy rescues baby hummingbird after it was attacked. [VIDEO]

I didn't know Hummingbirds could be "tamed".

   This is so precious! Thanks, Dools!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/15/10 - "The Right Words & More":

Be yourself-every one else is taken!
- Isak Dinesan -


Offend Thy Honor

A defendant in a lawsuit involving large sums of money was saying to his lawyer, "If I lose this case, I'll be ruined."

"It's in the judge's hands now," said the lawyer.

"Would it help if I sent the judge a box of cigars?" asked the defendant.

"Oh no!" said the lawyer. "This judge is a stickler for ethical behavior. A stunt like that would prejudice him against you. He might even find you in contempt of the court. In fact, you shouldn't even smile at the judge."

Within the course of time, the judge rendered a decision in favor of the defendant. As the defendant left the courthouse, he said to his lawyer, "Thanks for the tip about the cigars. It worked."

"I'm sure we would have lost the case if you'd sent them," said the lawyer.

"But I did send them," said the defendant.

"What?? You did?"

"Yes, That's how we won the case."

"I don't understand," said the lawyer.

"It's easy. I sent the cheapest cigars that I could find to the judge, but enclosed the plaintiff's business card."


"According to a new poll, New York City gets low ratings for friendliness. Well, bite me."
-David Letterman


"A company in Seattle just came out with a new bacon-flavored soda. So if you love the taste of bacon and you love the taste of soda, you're about to realize how much you love them separately."
-Jimmy Fallon


The Spoken Word

Along life’s way, be careful what you say.
Make your choice of words soft and sweet.
Because you'll never know which ones you will have to eat.


Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes

While we were working at a men's clothing store, a customer asked my coworker to help her pick out a tie that would make her husband's blue eyes stand out.

"Ma'am," he explained, "any tie will make blue eyes stand out if you tie it tight enough."


Random Fact

Less than 3 percent of the water on earth is fresh water. Approximately 1.6 percent is usable.

   Thanks, Shari!



  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!


From Irene A. Mystery - - 11/14/10:

"Hot Cross Breeds"

The following breeds are now recognized by the AKC:

Spitz + Chow Chow = Spitz-Chow - a bulimic dog

Pekingnese + Lhasa Apso + Peekasso - an abstract dog

Irish Water Spaniel + English Springer Spaniel = Irish Springer - a dog fresh and clean as a whistle

Labrador Retriever + Curly Coated Retriever =  Lab Coat Retriever -the choice of research scientists

Newfoundland + Basset Hound = Newfound Asset Hound - a dog for financial advisors

Bloodhound + Labrador = Blabador - a dog that barks incessantly

Malamute + Pointer = Moot Point - owned by....oh, well, it doesn't matter anyway

Collie + Malamute = Commute - a dog that travels to work

Deerhound + Terrier = Derriere - a dog that's true to the end

1. Thursday, December 2, 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. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 6:00 PM - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its Holiday Party at Al Fresco Ristorante, 11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606. CONTACT: Joe Drewry (, 757-244-4443, ext 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

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 10/21/10

  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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It's Not for Me to Say

Lyrics by Al Stillman (26 June 1906 – 1979); Music by Robert Allen (05 Feb 1927 - 01 Oct 2000)

Recorded by Johnny Mathis (b. 30 Sept 1935), 1957

It's not for me to say you love me
It's not for me to say you'll always care
Oh, but here for the moment I can hold you fast
And press your lips to mine
And dream that love will last

As far as I can see this is heaven
And speaking just for me, it's ours to share
Perhaps the glow of love will grow with every passing day
Or we may never meet again
But then, it's not for me to say

And speaking just for me, it's ours to share
Perhaps the glow of love will grow with every passing day
Or we may never meet again
But then, it's not for me to say

"It's Not for Me to Say" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 02/26/07

Image of Lana Turner and Ricardo Montalban from Latin Lovers (1953) courtesy of - 02/26/07

Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/08/06

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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 Rolling on the Floor Laughing Smiley clip art courtesy of Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 08/13/10
Thanks, Sweetie-Pies!

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

Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

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

Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of - 12/08/05

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