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01/21/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Stonewall Jackson’s 183rd Birthday

"Resolve to perform what you ought;
perform without fail what you resolve."

- Thomas Jonathan Jackson
(21 Jan 1824 - 10 May 1863)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   You remembered, didn't you?!?  Sure, you did!



   WOW!  Sharing Stonewall's birthday (but considerably younger!) is Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday, Carol Lee!

   From Wade Scott ('66) of MO - 01/19/07 - "NO Hair!":

Now I know why I admired    Wayne Stokes ('65 - of VA) so much; he knows everything!  He even knows why I've never been accused of being SMART!

"Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair."

You can't have more zinc and copper in your hair if YOU DON'T HAVE ANY HAIR!
Oh, on a side note; Carol please add my birth date to your list: March 18, 1948. That was a looong time ago! 
Wade (Weanie) Scott

   GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Weanie!  You're now on the list!

  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/07 - "Please put a photo of the dress you are making...":

I get really excited about your sewing and crocheting.  I am making another baby blanket right now...have not made a dress for a long time. 

   Well, okay, Lady, but remember, Guys, she asked for it!

   Any normal person would have just bought a simple pattern and some nice white fabric and be done with it, but naturally, such an easy thing was out of the question.  I really wanted to use that last remnant of Mary's wedding gown for the skirt, so that meant the bodice would have to be totally different.  I remembered an entredeux pattern which was in the August 1992 (No. 79) issue of Magic Crochet(You would not believe - or maybe you would - the vast collection of crochet and embroidery books and magazines I still have!)  It was composed of bands of eyelet lace insertions joined by six rows of chain five loops, and beribboned at the sleeve edges and waist.




Friday, November 2, 1990

Sunday, January 21, 2007, 6:43 PM  
Magic Crochet, August 1992 (No. 79) Mary and Lewis
Chicago LDS Temple
 Glenview, IL
Bodice in Progress - Unfinished, Unblocked, Rather Crumpled, and with Black Fabric Added to the Scan to Enhance Detail

   I substituted Cluny lace for the eyelet.     Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) "just happened to have" the exact yardage of white polyester broadcloth I needed for the lining (yes, it will be fully lined).  It requires no zipper, and I think, due to the design (which I've changed numerable times even after I began the dress) will fit for several years, simply by moving the ribbon belt lower on the bodice.  The long skirt would become knee-length in time, as Becca grows taller.

   I'll send another picture of the completed dress, and of course, a shot or two of Becca wearing it next Sunday for her baptism.

   Thanks, Jean!   Let me know how your baby blanket progresses!

  From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of IL - 01/19/07 - "AWESOME PAINT JOB":

Check out what some of our boys overseas did to their helicopter.
Some Afghan is probably freaking out right about now. 
This very special Mi-24 helicopter is presently flying in Afghanistan,
where it is no doubt causing quite a stir.



God Bless the U.S.A.

      That is just spectacular, Brent!  Thanks for sharing it!

  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/07 - "Photo at the end of Ben Franklin letter...":

I could not enlarge the photo at the bottom of the Ben Franklin newsletter but I think they had frost on the inside of their front door and were using it for a beer cooler...actually we have had the warmest winter on record so far up here in the northeast...Malibu, CA had snow this week...we were enjoying that!  My husband steadfastly refused to take me to southern Calif. this year to get me out of the January blahs...maybe he knew something I did not know! 

..... Ok, I finally figured out how to enlarge it by saving it and zooming in and the snow was up over the front door and they were using it as a beer cooler.

   OHHHH!!!  Thanks, Jean!

We have not had ANY SNOW YET! I have been wearing my snow angel earrings, my "sled" pin, and my snowflake necklace, all of which are usually guaranteed to bring us snow...but nothing yet. I may have to pull out all the stops and get out my HEAVY WINTER COAT, HAT, AND GLOVES!!!

   Best wishes on your snow.....

  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/19/07:

Though I be hard to forget, for all the WRONG reasons, this "Wayne" did not send the link to "Carol" for which I was credited! However, I'm glad you liked it!
I have not addressed you as "Carol" since you and   "Sarah Suga(r)" (Puckett Kressaty - '65 - of VA) decided to turn my waitress story into a never ending moniker of "Wayne Honey"; you be "CBD" !
So, with many thanks to    Janice McCain Rose ('65 - of VA) ("Buckwheat" came from her) I suggest that the "Wayne" that sent that your way be given due credit!

        Maybe - MAYBE - I spotted your note in time to amend that grievous error before the Whole Wide World Web saw it, but I doubt it.  And it would hardly matter now anyway, as we're spilling the beans.

   The link was actually sent to us by Wayne Agee ('58) of FL.  Sorry, Gentlemen! 

   And if truth be known, I either did that very same thing once before, or almost did it. 

   I'm reminded of a period of time ten years ago when I had ten friends with whom I dealt (either from work, church, or the neighborhood) on a regular basis - all named Linda.  Each of them would call me (and we did not have caller ID back then) on the telephone, saying, "Hi, Carol!  This is Linda!"

   And I would think, "Well, that narrows it down...."

   But this time I'm going to fall back on the old "I've been sick" excuse.  I even wondered why you were calling me "Carol" insted of "CBD" (Carol Buckwheat Dawlin'"), but I was just too out of it to think to check the addie!  How lame is that?!?

   So thanks, Wayne Honey!!!

  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/07 - (RE: "If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes." ) - "If the horse has all four legs in the air...":

the horse died! 


 From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 01/19/07:


Did I tell you my greater grandfather, Thomas Bond, was the doctor to Ben Franklin's wife? He also endorsed Thomas Bond in founding the first hospital in America. Cool beans, Hey?

   Isn't doing family history such a joy, Linda May?!? Thanks for telling us that!

  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/19/07 - "View a beautiful movie":

View a beautiful movie at

   That is truly beautiful, Jean! Thanks so much!

  From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 01/19/07 - "Hunt for Hampton History":

Thought you and others might enjoy this........even some Typhoons have memories of Hampton......and I don't just mean winning football games!  :)


Join the Hunt for Hampton History

Saturday, January 27th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Hampton Roads Convention Center 

A day of reminiscing, celebrating, exploring, collecting, 
sharing and enjoying Hampton’s history.

Click here to visit website

Historical Exhibits & Displays
· Workshops & Lectures
· Historic landmark model contest
· History Hounds Scavenger Hunt
· Sharing of Hampton History
· A Taste of Hampton provided by local restaurants
· Scavenger Hunt
· Hampton Book Authors
· Live Entertainment
· Volunteer at the Hunt 

The exhibit hall will resemble the main thoroughfares in Hampton with neighborhood displays stationed along the “roads.” Neighborhoods registered include Aberdeen Gardens, Back River, Buckroe, Fox Hill, Olde Hampton, Olde Wythe, Pasture Point, Phoebus, Wythe Phenix, Newtown and Dog Bottom.

The key to Hampton’s past lies in the people who experienced the milestones along the way. The public is encouraged to bring photographs, artifacts, memoirs, documents, and family histories. Photographers and data entry staff will record these treasures and return them on site. The information will then help to link people and places across the city, across time.

You’re invited to register as a storyteller and tell your Hampton stories—about growing up in Hampton, a family heirloom, desegregation, student life at Hampton Institute, living on Fort Monroe, and summers spent at Buckroe. In short, your most profound Hampton memory! Hampton Channel 47 will record reflections for future broadcast and city archives. For people who prefer to listen, seating is available around the storytellers’ stage.

Ten groups have registered to enter models of historic Hampton landmarks. The models will be judged at the Hampton History Museum at 120 Old Hampton Lane on
Thursday, January 25 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Winners will receive cash prizes up to $250. All models will be displayed at the Hunt for Hampton History event.

Workshops on exploring, collecting and preserving Hampton history are scheduled throughout the day, along with musical entertainment and local favorites from Hampton landmark eating establishments. Special exhibits on the Battle of the Ironclads, the Cheyne Collection, Confederates at Big Bethel, historical maps, toys and early education and Shell Road, will also be featured.

Hampton History Museum’s History Hounds Kids Club will conduct
scavenger hunts at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for 6 to 10 year olds during the event. Advance registration is encouraged. Call 727-1610 and speak with Susan Gilliam to receive your first clue!

Schedule of Events:

9:00 a.m. Doors Open

Image Collection and Virtual Archive Registry Open (10 minute time slots all day)

Channel 47 Storytellers Corner Starts (20 min time slots all day)

9:15 a.m. Blackbeard’s Crew: Sea Chanties

10:00 a.m. Youth History Hounds Scavenger Hunt to 12:00


Keeping that Old Photo Alive: Preserving and Recording the Images

Maps, Journals and Manuscripts: What to Do with Grandpa’s Trunk

Archives Alive: Public Records Available to You

Telling Our Story: Researching African-American History

10:30 a.m. Special Blend Jazz Music: Reminiscences of Bayshore Beach

11:30 a.m. Workshops:

Treasures Between the Covers: Understanding and Caring for Old Books.

Artifacts: The World of Stuff

Finding Great-Grandmother: Tools and Tips for Genealogical Research.

What Lies Beneath: Archeaology in a 400-year-old Town 

1:00 p.m. Youth History Hounds Scavenger Hunt

Model Contest Prizes Awarded

Hampton Crusaders: Spirituals


Magic in the Mail: Postcards as History

Riding the Rails of History: Tracking Transportation down the Years

Making History Count: Ways and Means to Present Local History

2:15 p.m. Langley AFB Celtic Folk Music Ensemble

3:00 p.m. Event Ends

Hampton, Virginia, the oldest continuous English speaking settlement in North America, celebrates four centuries of history. As the nation commemorates the first settlers’ arrival to the Hampton Roads region, Hampton joins the celebration as a Jamestown 2007 Community Partner while reflecting on its own upcoming quadricentennial in 2010. We invite you to “Explore Old Worlds, New Worlds, Our World.” The Explore Hampton 2007 committee consists of Hampton citizens and representatives of businesses, churches, neighborhoods, Hampton University and the City of Hampton. 


This sounds fabulous!  Thanks so much for spreading the word, Gloria!

  From Barbara Houston ('68) of Northern VA - 01/19/07:

Regarding 'Ashokan Farewell' - it is a beautiful tune.  I heard it performed several years ago by the composer, Jay Ungar.  He was sad that a very pleasant week was ending at Ashokan dance camp (folk dancing).  

Link for more info:  

Barbara Houston

   That must have been exciting!  Thank you, Barbara!  

   This is from the very same site where     Captain (Dave) Spriggs ('64 - of VA) found both the midi and lyrics for Friday's Newsletters:  It's full of fascinating information:

"Ashokan Farewell" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Dave!

"Ashokan Farewell" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Dave!  I did not know that lyrics existed! - 3.74 MB .mp3 version

From My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John R. Tucker HS - '77) of VA - 01/17/07 - "More of a 'Swamp' Ranger":

Here's Proof!

BOWA is the acronym for Booker T. Washington National Monument; Franklin Co., VA.  (My younger son) Joe came out that day. He's the short guy near the front of the line in the tan hat and shirt. The boy in the red sweatshirt is one of his friends. The rest of the gang are my regulars.

VAFO is short for Valley Forge in southeastern, PA. This is my entire 2003 field crew shock'n Valley Creek.

The other photo is from Marsh Creek at the Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg, PA - 2004. The "blue hats" are Pennsylvania fisheries guys - not bad for Yankees.



 Thursday, April 28, 2005  2003 Tuesday, August 17, 2004,
9:39 AM
 Booker T. Washington National Monument,
Franklin Co., VA
Valley Forge, PA Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg, PA

   Forest, swamp, it's the same principle involved, Jim.  As long as you are taking care of the Great Outdoors, and I get to stay INSIDE in a (hopefully) well-regulated environment, then All's Right with the Universe!

   WILDEST GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Sweetie!

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/17/07 - "Farabee's Studio, Newport News, VA.":

Hi, Carol:
Since I wrote to you regarding a photo of the building housing Farabee's Studio on West Avenue, I have made a search through my "memory sticks" for my digital camera to see if I still have it, but it seems that I did my usual reckless housekeeping and deleted it after sending it to you.

   I think it's possible you sent that image - along with several others - in either January or August of 2004, and I think I was having technical difficulties of some sort of other about then, and before I could finish processing everything, some thing were irretrievably lost.  Even more likely, you were in town in April 2005, and captured many images for us then.  I was working on them when my motherboard died on 05/11/05, and I forevermore lost many things ARGHHHH!!!

I do not recall seeing you post it in one of your Newsletters and I did not follow up thinking it was of little interest to your subscribers.
Also included with the photo of the building was one of the former owner when he served in World War II, and I cannot recall his name right now. He was in an Army uniform taking a photo from an airplane. I will check the Famous Soldiers again to see if I can find it there.
The St. Dennis Apartments were located on the northwest corner of West Avenue and 30th Street. It was a large brick building with multiple units, and several stories tall. A number of the faculty of NNHS lived there in the 1950's back when we did a lot more walking than riding as we do today.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you, Adonis!   At least I added the St. Dennis Apartments to the site, before I forget once more that I ever knew of their existence....

 - brand new page

  From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 01/20/07 - "When a redneck wins the lotto!":

Oh man, I want one!  ; )



   Thanks, Joan!


From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 01/20/07 - "Dear Carol, All about Tokyo Rose WW II":

Dear Carol,

I know you are a big fan of WW II History, Here is an article about Tokyo Rose. I was in the South/Central Pacific, Marshall Islands, Roi-Namur 1944 at the time she was broadcasting her show.  The War had bypassed the Marshall Islands and we had time to listen to the Radio in the evening after our daily duties were over. I must say, Tokyo Rose broadcast all the latest music and songs from back home in the good ol` USA. It was good entertainment and everyone in my outfit loved the show. I scanned the newspaper article and I hope you can read it. 

The article speaks for itself.

Your Friend, Herbie   



   I'm so glad you sent this, Herbie Darlin'! 


   I was not aware of the full story behind this at all.  In fact, I had more misinformation than correct data stored in my mind, and that always disturbs me to discover such a situation.

   I did have a spot of difficulty reading the article, so I searched for more background online, and was rather astonished by what I learned.  But your recollections of the actual time are far more valuable to me, even so.

   This site offers some actual clips!

  Thanks so much, Sweetie - for everything!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/20/07 - "my last letter- A soldier's letter":

   The word "fun" here is a great misnomer, but it is a very beautiful, moving page.  Thanks, Shari!

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/20/07 - "Bathtub Test":

Bathtub Test

It doesn't hurt to take a hard look at yourself from time to time, and this
should help get you started. During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor
asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a
patient should be institutionalized.

"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon,
a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket
because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No." said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want
a bed near the window?"


   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Jerry!

  From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 01/15/07 and    Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 01/16/07 - "Last Chance to Save Lots B at Buckroe":

From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 01/15/07:


Lots B – The former Buckroe Amusement Park site

"be the change you want to see in the world"

-- Ghandi


The Hampton City Council will take a

FINAL VOTE on January 24.



  • MOST IMPORTANT  --  Every Hampton resident who wants Buckroe's Lots B saved as a city park MUST show up for the Hampton City Council meeting, Jan 24, 8th Floor, Hampton City Hall, 7:30 pm
  • Bring children with Frisbees and/or footballs.  Council members are parents and grandparents and seeing children in attendance who want a park should have an impact on the way Council votes
  • FORWARD THIS EMAIL for action to your friends and family!  Do this today
  • Call Council at 727-6315 or send e-mail to and express your support for OPTION D-1.  Do this before Jan 24
  • Send a Letter to the Editor of the Daily Press at Do this today
  • Wear an OPTION D-1 sign at the Council meeting on Jan 24 – make your own or pick one up at the meeting
  • Place an OPTION D-1 sign in your car window until Jan 24
  • Become better informed.  To view Lots B and OPTION D-1 and for more details, visit

Citizen turnout at the Hampton City Council meeting on January 24 is 'critical' for the future of public space at Buckroe Beach.  The evening will be long.  Hopefully, your sacrificing an evening at Hampton City Hall to show your support for Option D-1 will be the one thing that will make a difference in Council’s vote.



Our personal message to you:

Lots B are the former sites of the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park and are the last near Bay Front property in Hampton owned totally by the public.  Original plans did call for Lots B to be sold to developers for private residential housing.  However, we have been working over the last two years to save Lots B for public use and to add them to the existing Buckroe Park where the Buckroe Pavilion sits.

Over 12,000 Hampton residents signed the petition to "Stop the Condos at Buckroe," and over 400 citizens "voted" for Option D/D-1 in the recent city-sponsored public opinion survey.  Council has seen your signatures, but now they must see you in person on Jan 24. 

Not big on public speaking?  You do not have to address Council, but we will ask those present to stand in a show of support.

It has been said that upscale residential development on Lots B will revitalize the older Buckroe neighborhood.  If this is the case, why didn't Morningview, Cantamar, Chesapeake Landing, and the Salt Ponds development achieve this?

It has been argued that Hampton needs the revenue from the sale of Lots B to pay for new schools, etc.  There has not been a new school built in the city for 30 years; why should it happen at the expense of the public's last and only near Bay Front property?

Our goal is to keep Buckroe's public space public.  Working together now and showing up on Jan 24 will make a difference.  Check out  for more information on Option D-1.

Thank You,

Green Space Ladies (GSL)

Sandra Canepa, Trish Ferraro, Cecile Trevathan

The Buckroe Bay Front -- a "Sanctuary for the Spirit" and the "Family Room" of our city , "...a room meant for play and relaxation"  for all people.  --GSL



   Thank you, Edna and Karen - and Sandra!

   The moment to act is NOW, Sweetie-Pies!!!


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion

on Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at the lovely beach
home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot on Willoughby
Spit. This will be an afternoon into evening beach
party with covered dish dinner.

Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast
on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering

More details to follow!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/02/06 - "Why People Move South" (#10 in a series of 11):



  Oh, well, the ICE!  No, ma'am, I must admit, I'm not fond of the ice....

   Thanks, Shari!

Any More Questions?  

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Stonewall Jackson's Way

Music and lyrics by John Williamson Palmer

1. Come, stack arms, men. Pile on the rails,
Stir up the campfire bright;
No matter if the canteen fails,
We'll make a roaring night.
Here Shenandoah brawls along,
There burly Blue Ridge echoes strong
To swell the brigade's rousing song
Of "Stonewall Jackson's way."

2. We see him now--the old slouched hat
Cocked o'er his eye askew--
The shrewd, dry smile--the speech so pat--
So calm, so blunt, so true.
That "Blue-Light Elder" knows 'em well--
Says he, "That's Banks; he's fond of shell--
Lord save his soul! We'll give him"...well,
That's "Stonewall Jackson's way."

3. Silence! ground arms! kneel all! caps off!
Old Blue Light's going to pray;
Strangle the fool that dares to scoff;
Attention; it's his way!
Appealing from his native sod,
In forma pauperis to God--
"Lay bare thine arm; stretch forth thy rod; Amen.
" That's "Stonewall's way."

4. He's in the saddle now! Fall in!
Steady, the whole brigade!
Hill's at the ford, cut off! He'll win
His way out, ball and blade.
What matter if our shoes are worn?
What matter if our feet are torn?
"Quick step--we're with him ere the dawn!"
That's "Stonewall Jackson's way."

5. The sun's bright glances rout the mists
Of morning, and, by George!
There's Longstreet struggling in the lists,
Hemmed in an ugly gorge--
Pope and his Yankees whipped before--
"Bayonet and grape!" hear Stonewall roar,
"Charge, Stuart! Pay off Ashby's score
In Stonewall Jackson's way."

6. Ah, maiden! wait and watch and yearn
For news of Stonewall's band!
Ah, widow! read with eyes that burn
That ring upon thy hand!
Ah, wife! sew on, pray on, hope on,
Thy life shall not be all forlorn--
The foe had better ne'er been born,
That gets in Stonewall's way.

"Stonewall Jackson's Way" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 01/16/07

Jackson Images courtesy of - 01/19/05

Large Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 01/18/05

Small Confederate Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 01/18/05

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

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

Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Army Seal clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks again, Al!

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