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11/18/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Beautiful Goodbye

“Never part without loving words to think of during your absence.
It may be that you will not meet again in this life.”

Jean Paul Richter
(21 Mar 1763 - 14 Nov 1825)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The theme song for today's Newsletter just kinda popped into my head.....

BONUS - - Beautiful Goodbye - Amanda Marshall, 1996


1.   Diane Williams McLaughlin ('62) of __ via   Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - 11/18/10 - "another addition":

Good Morning Carol,

Hope all is going well with you. I am so grateful you have just added a new Typhoon (  Debbie Rozzelle DeHart - '70 - of NC), because that jiggled my awful memory, causing me to realize I had failed to ask you to add another of my classmates to your growing list.

Please add:         Diane Williams McLaughlin  '62
I have forwarded your most recent newsletters to her so that she would get a "head start" on your goodies.

Take care and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and just remember:  All Typhoons are so thankful that you do what you do for us!

Fran(ces)  Heath Scott

  Thank you so much, Fran! I was just thinking about Diane last week - which is weird (even for me!), considering I never knew her in high school. No matter; we'll all know each other soon enough!

   Welcome aboard, Diane!

   If you and Debbie will send me your birthdays, I'll add them to our list:


   Happy Birthday today to   Joe Drewry ('58) of VA AND    Jane Coltrane Leonard ('64) of VA AND   Ann Allen ('65) of NC!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

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)!

24 -     Sharon Hilsdon Bryant ('68) of VA;

25 -   Donnie Satisky ('56) of OR AND    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


November 17, 1939 - Nine Czech students were executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. In addition, all Czech universities were shut down and over 1200 Czech students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students' Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.

November 17, 1941 - Joseph C. Grew, U.S. ambassador to Japan, cabled the U.S. State Department that he had heard that Japan had prepared a plan to attempt a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor. The attack was "planned, in the event of trouble with the United States."


November 18, 1940 - German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano met to discuss Benito Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Greece.

November 18, 1943 - Battle of Berlin: 440 Royal Air Force planes bomb Berlin causing only light damage and killing 131. The RAF loses nine aircraft and 53 air crew.


Wednesday, November 17, 1965 - Musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer Amanda Brown was born in Australia.


Thursday, November 18, 1965 - Singer and songwriter (Tripping Daisy, The Polyphonic Spree) Tim DeLaughter was born in Dallas, Texas.

Thursday, November 18, 1965 - Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States, under Franklin D. Roosevelt (b. 07 Oct 1888 on a farm near Orient, Adair County, Iowa) died in Danbury, Connecticut at the age of 77.

Thursday, November 18, 1965 - Ann Allen celebrated her birthday.

  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 4245 votes and Dollar had 7015 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 Friend, Judy Bundy Bowermaster (Litchfield HS, IL - '59) of IL - 11/16/10 - "What do you think about this?":

This is an article Val Cordes wrote and is sending to Illinois Moose magazine. She writes a good story!
  Check out Judy Bowermaster's handiwork. In spite of the fact that she has failing eyesight her hands keep busy. Judy is the Recorder in our chapter (Litchfield #581) and finds herself extremely busy just to keep the chapter's finances up to date. She takes an active part in our chapter as well as working in the kitchen during Bingo.

Recently Judy was given a gift of 'bags of colorful yarn' from the family of the former Gabrielle Bishop. Gabby was a dedicated member of our Chapter.  She'd been given a Lifetime Membership from International due to the fact that she'd enrolled more than 300 new members into the Chapter.

Once the yarn from Gabby made it into Judy's hands she transformed it into the soft warm hats and scarves for the special kids at Mooseheart. I'm sure that Gabby would have been just as excited as Judy for the choice that was made to make and send them to Mooseheart.

Judy spent over 2 months crocheting diligently. Before she knew it she had crocheted 71 hats and 30 hat and scarf sets.


I snapped this picture of Judy with her beloved boxer, Annie, and all the hats. Hats on the couch. Hats in the box. Hats in the bin.

Next time you see Judy be sure and let her know what a great job she did.

A heartfelt job well done.

Litchfield Board of Officers

   WOWZERONI-RINI! Congratulations, Judy - that's amazing!

  From Debbie Rozzelle DeHart ('70) of NC - 11/16/10:


You are an angel...  The other        pictures you sent me are priceless....I had not seen them since they were made and had never se
en the Freshman photo....WOW, yet again.

I can't wait to share this with my children and gran'children...

Please let me reimburse you for your time and ....well, how do you put a price on a walk back in time a time when dreams were plentiful and you were invincible?????

I will forever be in your debt and will contribute to your website/newsletter. I will do that this evening!!!

I plan on making a memory quilt for them and would love to have one of the typhoon patches, like the ones some of the students had on their jackets...Do you by chance know where I could get one? If there is one available in the WORLD, I have every confidence you would be the "GO TO PERSON" to locate it.

   "Anyone? Anyone?"

I am sure you have much to do rather than listen to my ramblings....So I will hush for now and sit here in amazement at what you have done for me. You have NO IDEA!!!!

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart....

Debbie Rozzelle DeHart

ps: I noticed there was a teacher named would have thought??? Oh, I am near Asheville NC now.

   You're certainly welcome, Debbie!

       From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 11/17/10 - "  Debbie Rozzelle":

I went to grammar school at Briarfield & also the 8th grade at N.N.H.S. with Debbie Rozzelle.  I would love to hear what she has been doing for the last 44 years.  Please pass my email address to her if you would.  Please ask her to put her name in the subject line. I don't open emails if I don't recognize the email address.
Thanks, Carol  NNHS '70

   Thank you, Carol! I sent you note on to Debbie; hopefully y'all are having fun reconnecting by now!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 10/16/10 - "Johnny Mathis makes me want to dance too...":

Interesting the way some songs just take us back...

Love, Jean

   OH, BOY HOWDY! Thanks so much, Lady!

    From Jerry ('65) and    Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 11/17/10 - "Footloose Melange":

If you don't feel like exercising in the morning, but want to get your blood going, watch this!
Watch this dancing mix and see if you can identify the films they used.
Great editing! Plenty of good memories, too... - Dancing at the Movies - Music Video

   WOWZERONI! That's absolutely delightful, and makes me wanna dance even more! Thank you so much, Sweetie-Pies!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/17/10 - "Affirmations & Sum":

No links today. Too little time to find anything worthwhile.

Have a nice week.


A Grave Tragedy

A man placed some flowers on the grave of his dearly departed mother and started back toward his car when his attention was diverted to another man kneeling at a grave. The man seemed to be praying with profound intensity and kept repeating, "Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die?"

The first man approached him and said, "Sir, I don't wish to interfere with your private grief, but this demonstration of pain is more than I've ever seen before. For whom do you mourn so deeply? A child? A parent?"

The mourner took a moment to collect himself, then replied... "My wife's first husband."


The Truth

"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell."

~former U.S. President, Harry S. Truman commenting on the famous "Give 'em hell Harry" slogan shouted at his speeches.~


Bunch O' Honey

Honey just might be the pre-exercise energy source. Honey has been found as a better pre-exercise carbohydrate than other sweet treats used to energize, such as candy and soft drinks. Studies show that eating as little as 3 tablespoons of honey an hour before you workout can keep you from losing steam during your workout. Honey seems to give you more energy flow than other sugars do.


Random Fact:

The first pop video was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, released in 1975.


"A family in Brooklyn found a boa constrictor in their couch. They were beginning to get suspicious because they were the only apartment in New York that didn't have rats."

-David Letterman


Wisdom Tip

Hmm.. I did not know this.

Don't mix cut daffodils in with other cut flowers as the daffodils produce a toxin that kills off the other flowers.


In Love

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery



"We may not always be aware of it, but we all create and repeat affirmations constantly. The problem is, we typically don't pay attention to exactly what those affirmations are saying. Often we go through the day giving ourselves all sorts of contradictory, or even negative messages. We may project confidence to the world around us, while our inner dialogue says... I hope this works. I am so nervous about this. I hope I don't blow it. Affirmations are self fulfilling prophecies. If we say, This is never going to work... then chances are excellent it never will."

- John Assaraf
   Thanks, Shari!

      From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of IL - 11/17/10 - "Wouldn't You Know?":

Another Dream shattered!
Someone has finally managed
to photograph the 
at the end of the rainbow!!! 
Wouldn't you know it!

     Thanks, Dools!


From - 11/17/10 - "Which Road Will You Take?":

Life Choices and the Decisions We Make

By Jim Moore

Life is like a road. There are long and short roads, smooth and rocky roads, crooked and straight paths. In our life many roads will come our way as we journey through life. There are roads that lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and religious vocation. There are also roads that lead to fame and fortune on one hand, or isolation and poverty on the other. There are roads to happiness as there are roads to sadness, roads towards victory and jubilation, and roads leading to defeat and disappointment.

Just like any road, there are corners, detours, and crossroads in life. Perhaps the most perplexing road that you would encounter is a crossroad. With four roads to choose from and with limited knowledge on where they would lead you, which road will you take?

What is the guarantee that we would choose the right one? Would you pick just any road, or just stay where you are: in front of a crossroad confused?

There are no guarantees in life.

You don't really know where a road will lead you until you take it. There aren't any guarantees. This is one of the most important things that you need to realize about life and the choices you will make. Nobody said that choosing to do the right thing all the time will always lead you to happiness. Loving someone with all your heart does not guarantee that it would be returned from the other person. Gaining fame and fortune does not guarantee happiness. There are too many possible outcomes, which you really can't control. The only thing you have power over is the decisions that you will make, and how you will act and react to different situations.

Wrong decisions are always at hindsight.

Had you known that you were making a wrong decision, would you have gone along with it? Perhaps not, why would you choose a certain path when you know it would get you lost? Why make a certain decision if you knew from the very beginning that it isn't the right one. It's only after you have made a decision and reflected on it that you can realize its soundness. If the consequences or outcomes are good for you, then you have decided correctly. Otherwise, your decision was wrong.

Take the risk: make a decision.

Since life offers no guarantees and you would never know that your decision would be wrong until you have made it, then you might as well take the risk and decide. It is definitely better than keeping yourself in limbo. Although it's true that one wrong turn can get you lost, it could also be that such a turn could be an opportunity for an adventure, moreover open up even more roads. It's all a matter of perspective. You have the choice between being a lost traveler or an accidental tourist of life. But take some caution that you don't make decisions haphazardly. Taking risks is not about being careless and stupid. Here are some pointers that may help you choose the best option in the face of some of life's crossroads:

Get as much information as you can about your situation.

You can't find the confidence to decide when you know so little about what you're faced with. Just like any news reporter, ask the 5 W's: what, who, when, where, and why. What is the situation? Who are the people involved? When did this happen? Where is this leading? Why are you in this situation? These are just some of the possible questions to ask to help you to know more about the situation. This is important. Oftentimes, the reason for indecision is the lack of information pertaining to a situation.

Identify and create some options.

What options is the situation giving you? Sometimes the options are few, but sometimes they are numerous. But what do you do when you think the situation offers no options? This is the time that you create your own. Make your creative mind work. From the most simplistic to the most complicated, entertain all ideas. Don't shoot anything down when an idea comes to your head. Sometimes the most outrageous idea could prove to be the right one in the end. You can ask a friend to help you to identify options and even make more options if you encounter some difficulty, but make sure that you make the decision yourself in the end.

Weigh both the pros and cons of all options.

Assess each option by looking at the advantages and disadvantages that it offers you. In this way, you will get more insight about the consequences of such an option.

Trust yourself and make the decision.

Now that you have assessed your options, it's time to trust in yourself. Remember that there are no guarantees and wrong decisions are always at hindsight. So choose... decide... believe that you are choosing the best option at this point in time for yourself.

Now that you have made a decision, be ready to face the consequences of that decision: good or bad. It may take you to a place of wealth and happiness or to a land of worry and problems. But the important thing is that you have chosen to live your life instead of remaining a bystander in your life. Whether it's the right decision or not, only time will tell. But don't regret it and dwell on it, whatever the outcome may be. Instead, learn from it and remember that you will always have the chance to make wiser decisions in the future.

About the Author:

I'm Jim Moore of Reprogramming the Mind for Success.

Reprogramming the Mind for Success was written by Dean Whittingham after his parents won the lottery only to become bankrupt 4 years later and part of the 95% of lottery winners who end up with the same fate. The event caused Dean to research the reasons why such a dismal failure rate exists and discovered the real science behind the attraction to failure.

Armed with this knowledge he was able to use this science to change things around and create success instead! He has now created a book and program that not only teaches this science, but also how to Reprogram the Mind for Success. He has helped many, not only in finance, but in health, relationships and many other areas of life. You can read some of the powerful testimonials here:

"If you come to a fork in the road, take it."

- Yogi Berra
(b. 12 May 1925)

  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!



"Things To Do To Liven Up Thanksgiving Dinner"

1. Load your plate up high, then take it to the kitchen, toss it all in the blender, and take your "shake" back to the table.   Announce that It's the new Thanksgiving Weight Loss Shake.

2. When everyone goes around to say what they are thankful for, say, "I'm thankful I didn't get caught." and refuse to say anything more

3. Bring along old recorded football games, pop them in the VCR when Dad's not looking. Make sure it is set to the last two minutes of the game When he comes into the room, turn off the VCR and turn on the regular TV.

4. Bring a date that only talks about the tragic and abusive conditions known to exist at turkey farms.

5. During Mid-meal turn to mom and say, "See Mom, I told you they wouldn't notice that the Turkey was past expiration date. You were worried for nothing.”  

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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Beautiful Goodbye

Recorded by Amanda Marshall (b. 29 Aug 1972), 1996

Fed up with my destiny
And this place of no return
Think I'll take another day
And slowly watch it burn
It doesn't really matter how the time goes by
'Cause I still remember you and
And that beautiful goodbye
We staggered through those empty streets
Laughing arm in arm
The night had made a mess of me
Your confession kept me warm
And I don't really miss you, I just need to know
Do you ever think of you and I
And that beautiful goodbye
When I see you now
I wonder how
I could've watched you walk away
If I let you down

Please forgive me now
For that beautiful goodbye
In these days of no regrets
I'll keep mine to myself
And all the things we never said
I can say for someone else
'Cause nothing lasts forever, but we always try
And I just can't help but wonder why
We let it pass us by
When I see you now
I wonder how
I could've watched you walk away
If I let you down
Please forgive me now
For that beautiful goodbye

"Beautiful Goodbye" midi courtesy of - 11/17/10

"Beautiful Goodbye" lyrics courtesy of - 11/17/10

Candy "Goodbye Adieu" Image courtesy of - 11/17/10

Animated Divider Line 21 clip art courtesy of - 04/19/10

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

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of - 10/04/05

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

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!

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

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of - 06/23/07

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

Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA - 10/29/10
Thanks, Frank!

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

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