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11/28/11 - NNHS Newsletter
Your Cheatin' Heart

“All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating,
and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.”

- Scott Alexander
(b. 1976)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Hank Williams keeps singing this song to me, which is kinda strange (even for me), because I'm not really a wildly rabid Hank Williams fan.  I think I must just be having flashbacks to 1953 when this was released posthumously.  It played on the radio practically all the time - so much so that I memorized it and sang it all the time myself - a rather interesting choice for a five-year-old, I must say.....

BONUS - - Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams


"Your Cheatin' Heart" is a song written and recorded by the American country music singer and songwriter Hank Williams in 1952, but released after his death in 1953.[1]. It is often considered one of his greatest songs, and one of the great songs of country music. The song is a slow blues ballad, telling an unfaithful lover of the guilt that she will feel for cheating on the singer.

The story goes that Williams was prompted to write the song when thinking about his first wife, Audrey Williams,[1] while driving around with his second, Billie Jean Jones; she is supposed to have written down the lyrics for him in the passenger seat. Williams collaborated with Nashville songwriter Fred Rose to produce the song's final draft before recording the song in his last ever recording sessions, on September 23, 1952.[2] It was released the following year, shortly after he died, by MGM Records as catalog number 11416[2] and occupied the No. 1 slot in the US country music chart for six weeks. Rolling Stone ranked it #213 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time...


    Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jimmy Key ('57) AND    Randy Bearor ('64) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

30 -      Rip Collins ('65) of TN AND      Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA;

01 - My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of NC;

02 -   Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND    George Konstant ('65) of VA;

03 - The late  Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88);

04 - William D. Dangler ('57) of VA AND  Howard Williamson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA;

05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late    Gene Peters ('57) (deceased - 07/24/09) AND      Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA! 

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


1. Donald Fail ('69) of VA -11/27/11:

Sunday 11/27/2011 8:17:43pm
Name: Donald Fail
Marital Status Married
City/Country: Newport News, Va.
Favorite Teachers Mrs. Thomas
Comments I retired from the Army February 1992, after 20 years of service. I got to visit several countries during my Army career. It was a wonderful experience.

   Thanks, Donald!



Thursday, Nov. 28, 1861

None of the border states had an easy time of it during the War of Southern Independence, but the problems of Missouri were even more complicated than most. For one thing, there was no generally understood agreement on its status in the rebellion. The last meeting of the regularly elected legislature had voted against secession. The Governor, Claiborne Jackson, was pro-secession, but before the matter could be resolved the St. Louis Riots and subsequent pursuit of Jackson and his followers by Gen. Nathaniel Lyon threw the entire state into chaos. The Confederate Legislature “accepted” the admission of Missouri into the Confederacy today and ordered a star added to the flag in her honor, but in fact the major cities and Mississippi River banks were firmly in control of the Union.

Friday, Nov. 28, 1862

A year later the situation in Missouri was no nearer to resolution. The fighting ranged back and forth across the Arkansas border. Today there was an engagement at either Cane Hill or Boston Mountains, Ark., depending on whose name you prefer. In this encounter, Union troops under James Blunt attacked Confederate forces under John Marmaduke. On this occasion it was Marmaduke’s men who were driven back, losing quite a few men to wounding and capture. In other actions there were ongoing skirmishes near Holly Springs, Mississippi, where Union Gen. U.S. Grant was hoping to establish a major supply depot. This would provide provisions for an anticipated attack on Vicksburg, the last Confederate city of consequence on the Mississippi River.

Saturday, Nov. 28, 1863

It was only three days since the Battle of Missionary Ridge had made the Union hold on Tennessee complete. The magnificent fighting force known as the Army of Tennessee, which had smashed the Union armies at Chickamauga and bottled them up in Chattanooga, had been left sitting ever since. Atop Missionary Ridge east of the city they had been given no orders to fortify properly, and when the attack came the cannon could not be properly aimed, and were swept away. Today the man responsible for this sorry situation, Gen. Braxton Bragg, finally seemed to see where the problem lay--in his own hands. With this he wrote to Jefferson Davis asking to be relieved of command, and requesting “an investigation” into the causes of the defeat. This was tantamount to requesting his own court-martial.

Monday, Nov. 28, 1864

Once again, a situation that had seemed settled a year earlier was once again a scene of fighting. The Army of Tennessee, which had seemed broken and doomed in the aftermath of Missionary Ridge, was again on the march. Today elements of the army, now commanded by Gen. John Bell Hood, entered the town of Columbia, Tenn. They did not do so very loudly, however, as most of the city was occupied by Union troops under John Schofield. The true commander of the Army of Tennessee, however, was in the process of arriving on the scene as well. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest was leading his horsemen across the Duck River to prepare for an attack on Schofield’s forces from the north. All of this action was motivated as much by a hope of forcing a recall of Gen. Sherman’s troops who were currently heading for Savannah, as by any military importance that Columbia might have held.

         From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 11/26/11 - "Wilson rental property in Smith Mountain Lake!"

Ok - Here it is the site:

Don (Wilson - John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) wants you to check out this vacation rental property at:

Also, this is the personal website:

Love, me
   COOL BEANS! It is so incredibly beautiful there; much success to y'all in this new venture!

      From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 11/27/11 - "FUNNY!":

This commercial is soooo funny! - Duluth Trading "Buck Naked" Underwear

     Thanks, Eleanor - you're right!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 12/28/11 - "Speaking of        Cheryl and        Eleanor...":

   Cheryl's coming back down from the Sacred Soil to visit us for a few days on 12/07/11.  There will be much rejoicing and plenty of crazy, raucous laughter - and precious little work being done!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 11/27/11 - "Old Buckroe Pictures":

Thought you might enjoy looking at some oldies!! I don't recognize anyone...

   Thank you so much, Norris Sweetie! I didn't recognize anyone either, but the trip back in time was delightful! We have these pictures archived, but visiting them is always a treat!


  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 11/27/11 - "MAN AND BEAR VIDEO":


The guy shooting this video is deer hunting from his tree stand, when an adult-aged black bear moseys into the clearing directly below his tree.

What the bear does when it looks up the tree and sees the hunter may surprise you. I personally think its an "oh !@#$!" moment, but this guy has got to be one cool customer ... either that, or he had a video camera in one hand and a .44 magnum in the other!

The moral of this story must be ... "if confronted by an adult-aged black bear, just be calm and act cool ... then merely ask the bear a question."

Ya gotta turn your audio up so you can hear this. Ya just won't believe it unless you hear it for yourself!! 

   YOWZERONI! That's amazing! Thanks again, Norris Sweetie!

  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA -  11/27/11 - "Early Morning Police Stop":

A Police STOP at 2 AM

An elderly man is stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night.

The man replies, "I am on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late."

The officer then asks, "Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?"

The man replies, "That would be my wife."
     Thanks again, Norris Sweetie!

From - 11/27/11 - "Finally Loving Yourself means Decluttering":

..... FlyLady here: It is not easy to declutter the negative toxic people in your life. It is even harder to recognize who they are when you are living through this. Many times these people are the ones who make you think you are nuts! We aren't!

We deserve to live in peace! The peace that we make for ourselves. Not peace that comes from someone else making us happy. We are the only ones who can find joy and peace for us.

CROSS STITCH PATTERNS: - Connie G. Barwick's Christmas Hearts - Connie G. Barwick's Merry Christmas Blocks - Connie G. Barwick's Noel - Connie G. Barwick's Peace - Connie G. Barwick's Silent Night


From - 11/27/11:
One afternoon a man came home from work to find total mayhem in his house. His three children were outside, still in their P.J.'s, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers thrown all about the front yard. The door to his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess.

A lamp had been knocked over, and a throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand lay piled up by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and other piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried that she might be ill, or worse!!

He found her lounging into the bedroom, still in her pajamas, reading a novel.

She smiled, looked up at him and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?"

She again smiled and answered, "you know everyday when you come home from work and ask me what in the world did I do today?"

"Yes", he replied reluctantly.

She answered, "We'll, today I didn't do it!!"

1. Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 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. Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 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 friends in that year, go visit with them.

4. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 10/22/11

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Your Cheatin' Heart

Written and recorded by Hank Williams (17 Sept 1923 – 01 Jan 1953), 1952/1953

(Your cheatin' heart will tell on you)
Your cheatin' heart will make you weep
You'll cry and cry and try to sleep
But sleep won't come the whole night through
Your cheatin' heart will tell on you
When tears come down like falling rain
You'll toss around and call my name
You'll walk the floor the way
I do
 Your cheatin' heart will tell on you
When tears come down...
Your cheatin' heart will tell on you

"Your Cheatin' Heart" midi courtesy of - 11/29/11 (sic)

"Your Cheatin' Heart" lyrics courtesy of - 11/29/11 (sic)

"Your Cheating Heart" Image courtesy of - 11/29/11 (sic)

Animated Dripping Red Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 07/11/09

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

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!

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of - page 14 - 11/14/09

Animated Cheering Smiley clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Thanks, Al!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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