02/22/11 - NNHS Newsletter
yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation.
- George Washington
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This birthday celebration is one that - naturally - we repeat each year:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HOc9WVZbts -Yankee Doodle - Fife and Drum (The Awesome Towpath Volunteers), 2007
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Richard Prince ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA;
25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND The President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC;
27 - Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND Phil Hammond ('64) of UT AND My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;
Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;
29 - Bob Schweida ('54) of NH!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
|THIS DAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:|
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 02/22/11, 12:31 PM - "Happy Birthday":
Washday from Fred Field and the
Fred W. Field
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Fred!
From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 02/21/11 - "Passing of Mary Hudson":
I omitted Mary Hudson's maiden name. She was born in PA and was adopted. Her legal name was Mary Louise Akers. Her adopted mother remarried Robert E. Jones but I think Mary still went by Akers. I believe she graduated Class of 1938 but not really sure. I was really tired when I sent you the Death Notice.
Thank you, Cathy! This year has been an unbelievably brutal one for you; you and your family have my deepest sympathies.
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 02/21/11 - "Class of 1966":
Thanks for the update. Trying to keep up with over 300 classmates is a full time task but is less demanding than your doing the web page. How you do it I just don’t know, but we all are truly grateful.
My home number is 757-868-8443. I thought I went online to the 1966 alumni and that is where I saw Anita (Morgan Becker) and John's (Howard) names. It caught me by surprise and I am sure they would wonder why they are getting address and e-mail information. With the reunion coming up, it is so much easier and less costly to reach people by e-mail instead of the regular mail, so this will help!
Dee Hodges Bartram
Thank you, Dee! I hope you're able to contact the Newport News Alumni people soon so that they can change this contact information for your class!
From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 02/21/11 - "Missing the NNHS Newsletter":
I just realized that I have not been getting the NNHS Newsletter! Can you put me back on the mailing list? Karrin Williams Frankie (WHS ’61) and went to NN schools from ’49-’57 when we moved to Warwick. Keep in touch with many people from NNHS and have helped the class of ’61 with finding people. Thanks for a great job.
Well, this is dreadful news, Karrin! I checked and you were still ON my list! Then I moved you to one of the other two mailing lists, and that announcement apparently was lost in cyberspace and reached no one. I'm going to temporarily place you on TWO lists. Please let me know if either announcement reaches you. Thanks, Lady!
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/21/11 - "Household & Safety Tips":
|I know from experience that some of these work. Some sound worth checking out but that one about newspapers as mulch to block weeds......forget it....doesn't work!!!|
SENDING YOU A PRAYER .....
AND A SMILE .....
DID YOU KNOW?
|Thanks so much, Joyce!|
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/21/11 - "Housework":
|BEWARE: A virus is going round
If you feel the need to start housework, stop immediately !
This virus wipes out your social life. If you should come in contact with housework, go straight to the nearest computer & order the only known antidote which is called facebook. Please share this warning immediately with at least 6 friends. If you realize you do not have 6 friends, you are already infected. Ha!
WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie! And speaking of facebook.....
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/21/11 - "Before you snap and post that cell phone picture ........... think":
Before you snap and post that cell phone picture ........... think
Maybe you already knew this… if not, it is really good information… be safe.
This is too, too scary. Think twice before putting your pictures on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
YOWZERONI-RINI-ROONI! Y'all be careful! Thanks so much for this valuable information, Shari!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 02/20/11 - "The Devil Made Me Send This...":
wizard told the king, "If your daughter touches one thing that does not
melt in her hands, she will be cured."
Oh, Georgie, you naughty boy! Thanks - I think!
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/21/11:
|Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac got together and got married in Loan Town, USA. They had a baby the banks called Foreclosure, and they lived unhappily ever after in their new economy life styles.|
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Thursday, March 3, 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 fiends in that year, go visit
2 . Wednesday, April 13, 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. Saturday, April 30, 2011 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (email@example.com - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (email@example.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
4. 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 Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
5. Saturday, August 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Warwick Yacht Club, Newport News. Further details will be available soon from Dee Hodges Bartram at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1966
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/18/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 10/21/10
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Father and I
went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.
Yankee doodle, keep it up
Yankee doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.
There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.
And then the feathers on his hat
They looked so' tarnal fin-a
I wanted pockily to get
To give to my Jemima.
And then we saw a swamping gun
Large as a log of maple
Upon a deuced little cart
A load for father's cattle.
And every time they shoot it off
It takes a horn of powder
It makes a noise like father's gun
Only a nation louder.
I went as nigh to one myself
As' Siah's underpinning
And father went as nigh agin
I thought the deuce was in him.
We saw a little barrel, too
The heads were made of leather
They knocked upon it with little clubs
And called the folks together.
And there they'd fife away like fun
And play on cornstalk fiddles
And some had ribbons red as blood
All bound around their middles.
The troopers, too, would gallop up
And fire right in our faces
It scared me almost to death
To see them run such races.
Uncle Sam came there to change
Some pancakes and some onions
For' lasses cake to carry home
To give his wife and young ones.
But I can't tell half I see
They kept up such a smother
So I took my hat off, made a bow
And scampered home to mother.
Cousin Simon grew so bold
I thought he would have cocked it
It scared me so I streaked it off
And hung by father's pocket.
And there I saw a pumpkin shell
As big as mother's basin
And every time they touched it off
They scampered like the nation.
And there was Captain Washington,
With gentlefolks about him,
They say he's gown so 'tarnal proud
He will not ride without them.
There came Gen'ral Washington
Upon a snow-white charger
He looked as big as all outdoors
And thought that he was larger.
Doodle/Yankee Doodle Dandy Medley" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Doodle" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!
Peale 1772 Portrait of Washington courtesy of
- 02/22/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of http://www.solarnavigator.net/history/george_washington.htm - 02/21/09
Gilbert Stuart Portrait of Washington courtesy of http://www.piersonphoto.com/Pierson2.htm - 02/22/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)
Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of http://www.cowboyclipart.net/patriotism/dividers.asp - 02/09/05 (re-saved 02/21/09)
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
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of http://picsdigger.com/image/a935ccd3/ - 10/21/10
Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.clipartof.com/details/emoticon/1923.html - 03/05/09
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