- NNHS Newsletter -
Lucille Ball's 100th Birthday
“The important thing in life is our relationship with other human beings.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's time for another birthday celebration!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLp7Y4TxXSA - I Love Lucy - chocolate factory
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F2sdG5mMWw - I Love Lucy - Vitameatavegamin
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr7jcdqIi08&NR=1 - I Love Lucy - Longest Laugh in Television History: Lucy Does the Tango
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiCwDBJB5Y0 - I Love Lucy - grape stomping - told by Lucy herself on the Dick Cavett Show, 1974
BONUS #5 - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/lucille-balls-100th-google-doogle-celebrates-birthday-of-i-love-lucy-star/2011/08/06/gIQAkbhuxI_blog.html
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
08 - Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA;
09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND Hunter Todd ('57) of TX;
12 - Lois Marie King Earwood ('57) AND Dave Arnold ('65) of VA AND Linwood Wright ('65) of VA AND My Grandson, Joseph Harty of TX!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 07/26/11 - "The August 19 - 20 Open Reunion Sponsored by the Class of 1966":
Please put the following note in your next newsletter:
The Class of 1966 45-year Reunion has moved the Saturday night function FROM the Warwick Yacht Club TO Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. The start time has changed FROM 7:00 p.m. TO 7:30 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room. Dress is casual, Bermudas allowed. The reason for the move is that we outgrew the Yacht Club!! Also, this means that we can now accept more people.
Friday night will still be at RJ’s Restaurant on Jefferson Avenue.
Thank you so much, Carol!
Dee Hodges Bartram
Certainly, Dee - y'all have fun!
YESTERDAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0805.htm - INCLUDING:
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
From http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/This%20Day/thisday0806.htm - INCLUDING:
From Steve Pullen ('65) of VA - 08/04/11 - "Retirement":
After 41 years in Juvenile Justice I have retired from the Va. Dept. of Juvenile Justice effective Aug. 1. Therefore the email address firstname.lastname@example.org is no longer valid. I will continue to receive emails at ______@___.___. Hope you are well; I was wondering why I had not received the newsletter for a while.
CONGRATULATIONS! I removed your work address from my files, Steve; thanks for letting us know. Enjoy this newest phase of your life!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 08/04/11 - "Finding Thalhimer's":
|Hi Carol, There is a new book
out entitled, Finding Thalhimer's, written by one of the
descendants of the Thalhimer family. I know those of us who enjoyed
shopping at Thalhimers and Miller & Rhoads will enjoy reading it. it is
not out in paperback yet...
We are going to the sacred soil for a few days to visit John's family and get some fried okra...
OH, WOW! This sounds like a really fascinating book! Thanks for letting us know, Jean - and have a great time visiting the sacred soil!
From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 08/04/11 - "Times-picayune article on 7/28/11":
This just in from Ruby (Harlow) Shrieves. For best viewing of the article, open the email or image to the full screen.
Goes to show all of us it is never too late to get active and have some fun.
Thanks, Ruby, for passing the article along.
The nice lady at the newspaper did not state my age! But you all know the truth. Boy, am I having fun!
WOWZERONI! Thanks so much for sharing this, Jack - and Ruby! That is really impressive!
From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 08/04/11 - "Pool Dig":
|I am so excited.
The first day of the pool dig. Now I have something else to do. Watch
some one else work for a change.
Hot in Florida but no hurricane coming.
WOWZERS! Ain't life grand?!? Congratulations, Phil - you've earned it!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/04/11 - "Things You Don't Hear Anymore & Trying Is Enough":
|,.,., Songs ,.,.,
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole
Bing Crosby - Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep
Things You Don't Hear Anymore
I picked up my nine-year-old daughter from school and asked how her day had gone. A few minutes later, distracted by driving, I repeated the question, and again a few minutes after that.
Instead of annoyed, Ariana was philosophical. "Mom," she said, "your amnesia is my deja vu."
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard
Trying Is Enough
A few weeks ago I was taking a quiet walk enjoying the cool breezes of a Summer evening. I came to the solitary Maple tree in my backyard and there I saw it, a baby bird laying in the grass. I knew that the Robin that had raised a family of birds earlier this Spring on my dad’s porch across the road had started a second nest in this Maple tree. Looking up I saw the nest high in the branches. The baby bird had taken quite a fall and I was sure it was dead. I reached down to pick it up when suddenly it moved. Its bald head with still closed eyes was stretching from side to side looking for its Mother.
~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~
Thank you, Shari!
From Mark Friedman ('65) of VA - 08/04/11 - "Ring, ring":
'Hi honey. This is Daddy. Is Mommy near the phone?'
'No, Daddy. She's upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Gabe.'
After a brief pause, Daddy says, 'But honey, you haven't got an Uncle Gabe.'
'Oh, yes I do, and he's upstairs in the room with Mommy, right now..'
'Uh, okay then, this is what I want you to do. Put the phone down on the table, run upstairs, and knock on the bedroom door and shout to Mommy that Daddy's car just pulled into the driveway.'
'Okay, Daddy, Just a minute.'
A few minutes later, the little girl comes back to the phone.
'I did it, Daddy.'
'And what happened, honey?'
'Well, Mommy got all scared, jumped out of bed with no clothes on and ran around screaming. Then she tripped over the rug, hit her head on the dresser, and now she isn't moving at all!'
'Oh my Gosh!!! What about your Uncle Gabe?'
'He jumped out of the bed with no clothes on, too.. He was all scared and he jumped out of the back window and into the swimming pool, but I guess he didn't know that you took out the water last week to clean it. He hit the bottom of the pool and I think he's dead.'
*****Even Longer Pause*****
Then Daddy says, 'Swimming pool? ............. Is this 486-5731?'
'No, I think you have the wrong number.........'
OOPS! WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Mark!
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/04/11 - "Some Thought Provoking Signs (#1 in a Series of 16)":
|Thanks, Glenn - I really enjoy these! There's far too little blatant goofiness in the world!|
www.ajokeaday.com - 08/05/11:
A man is at work one day when he notices that his co-worker is wearing an earring. This man knows his co-worker to be a normally, conservative fellow, and is curious about his sudden change in “fashion sense.” The man walks up to him and says, “I didn’t know you were into earrings.”
“Don’t make a big deal, it’s only an earring,” he replies sheepishly.
His friend falls silent for a few minutes, but then his curiosity prods him to say, “So, how long have you been wearing one?”
“Ever since my wife found it in my truck.”
1. Wednesday, August 10, 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
2. Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1966 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at RJ's Restaurant and Pub AND the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. DETAILS: http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-class-of-1966/45th-Reunion-Letter-2011.doc; CONTACT: Dee Hodges Bartram at email@example.com - OPEN REUNION!
3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 26, 27, and 28, 2011 - The Class of 1961 will hold its 50-Year Reunion. - For details, see: www.nnhs1961.org and contact Gary Fitzgerald at Fitz43@cox.net or 757-879-2847 - CLASS OF 1961
4. Saturday, August 27, 2011, NOON - Mike O'Neil's Irish Pub, Warwick Shopping Center - Reunion Luncheon for the 97th Rifle Company, USMC
5. Thursday, September 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.
6. Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at firstname.lastname@example.org - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
7. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at email@example.com or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 05/05/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Just mail it directly to my home.
I Love Lucy Theme Song
"I Love Lucy" Theme Song midi courtesy of http://themes.mididb.com/tv/ - 08/05/08
Both Images of Lucille Ball courtesy of http://www.divasthesite.com/Acting_Divas/Lucille_Ball.htm - 08/06/08
Animated Hearts Divider Line # 63 clip art courtesy of http://onyxk8.tripod.com/bars5.html - 02/11/10
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
School's Crab clip art courtesy of
http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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