01/28/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
“There are times when God asks nothing of His children except silence, patience and tears.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme, first suggested by our Wizard of Wonderment, Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, three and-a-half years ago after my motherboard bit the dust and I was offline for three months, seemed just as appropriate today:
Thanks again, Captain!
Today's quotation came from Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 01/08/09:
Carol -- perhaps this quote from C S Robinson is applicable to your circumstances: "There are times when God asks nothing of His children except silence, patience and tears."
Thank you so very much, Sweetie! I have clung, sometimes desperately, to this thought all through this strangely wonderful/horrible uber-stressful month!
NEWBIES (I hope I've found all these, but I think I did not .....):
1. Nancy Gordon Schreier ('60) - 12/19/08:
2. Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL - 01/01/09:
3. Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 01/17/09:
Thanks so much, and welcome aboard, One and All! My scanner is not yet reconnected, but all my Anchors are safe and sound and awaiting that grand moment.....
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to our Four-Fer: Courtney Russ ('57) AND Jennie Sheppard ('62) of NC AND Rick Billings ('65) of NC AND My Granddaughter, Becca Harty of IL, who is ten years old today!
(Hmmm - this photo is two
years old. We'll have to fix that real soon, Sweetie! )
Happy Birthday tomorrow to the Sponsor of the Senior Class of 1965 and of the Senior Class of 1966, Nancy Keesee (Tucker) Crawley ('57) of TX!
Happy Birthday this week to:
('65) of TN;
31 - Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC;
01 - Paul Dobie ('66) of CO;
02 - Porter Phillips Booker ('57) AND Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) of VA (deceased - 08/26/05) AND John Patterson ('59) of TN AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC;
03 - Maynard Thweatt ('57);
04 - John London (WHS - '57) of VA AND Ronnie Sanders ('65) (deceased - 10/08/06)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
01 - Gloria Hand Burns ('57);
04 - Norma Howell Morgan ('57) AND Bill Bost ('61) of NC AND My #6 Son, Dale Harty (Hillsboro HS, American School, IL - '02) of MA;
05 - Carolyn McCormick Holmes ('57) AND Cammie Dick Gibson ('57) AND Leonard M. (Doc) Hudson (Warwick HS - '60) of VA;
06 - Harry Covert ('57) of Northern VA AND Steve Veazey ('60) of VA AND Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD;
07 - Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA AND Brucey Smith Slama ('57) AND Paige Smith Morahan ('57);
08 - Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson (Warwick HS - '51) of VA AND Dreamadon Dillon Skidmore ('57) AND Sonja Settles Allen ('57) AND Pat Branch Coltrane ('57);
09 - Joan Burcher Green ('57) AND Joe Dickson ('66) of VA;
10 - Peggy Taylor Hudson ('57) AND Bob Parrish ('68) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law, Brandy Beger Harty of IL;
11 - My Brother-in-Law, Miles Nowitzky (Granby HS - '50) of NC - 1932 (deceased - 05/07/05) AND Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD AND Ron Haney ('65) of VA AND Ron Smith ('65) of VA AND Barbara Dye Hensley ('69) of VA;
15 - Skippy Weitz ('57) AND Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA;
16 - Johanne Coates Richardson ('57) AND Steve Kiger ('66) of VA;
17 - Chuck Anspach ('60) of NC;
18 - Eileen Rash Vaught ('57);
21 - Carol Collier Sparrow ('63) of VA;
22 - Bruce Sims ('56) of VA AND Carolyn Clark Wilt ('57) AND Sandra Sherman Filippo ('57) AND Rochelle Spooner ('63) of NY;
23 - Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD AND My Daughter-in-Law, Diana Lyons Harty of VA;
25 - Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA;
26 - Charis Bean Duke (Governor Thomas Johnson HS, MD - '85) of NC!
Happy Un-Birthday, One and All - hope they were super-de-duper!
NOTE #1 - I didn't post these last images because there were so very many, the Newsletter would not have opened for a great many of you if I had.
NOTE #2 - If you're new to us and wondering why we still celebrate birthdays for deceased individuals, we try to celebrate EVERYTHING here!
GUEST BOOK SIGNERS:
1. David "Bud" Keithley ('65) of PA - 12/24/08:
Bud Keithley, as I live and breathe!!! Have you any idea how often I hear from people who are looking for you?!? No, prolly not, but I'm returning you to the Mailing/Alumni/Contact Lists from which you disappeared several years ago. There ya go, eva'body - and welcome back, Bud! I'll rescan your gorgeous senior portrait (True Confessions Time: You were my #1 choice for Best Looking Boy in our senior class) when I'm fully operational once more.
Hit #81,000 was made sometime prior to 9:30 AM on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 by an unidentified person when I was so busy trying to repair my systems, I missed it completely.
From Me ('65) of IL - 01/28/09:
My #4 Son,
Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL
- '95) of IL,
was married on Wednesday, January 14,
2009 to a delightful gal, Kim Woods!
Warmest Congratulations, Chickadees!
|Tuesday, January 6, 2009 - Edwardsville, IL|
|Joshua and Kim|
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. April 23, 24, & 25, 2009 - Class of 1954 will hold their 55th-Year Reunion. For details contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1954
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/27/09
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 01/09/09
Today's issue is admittedly short, but I was just trying to get my feet wet after so long an absence. I'll try to pick up the pace and fill in all the blanks quite soon - after I catch up on all those missing Memorial Newsletters!
Y'all take care of each other!TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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764 Hillsboro Avenue
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The Bitch Is Back
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, 1974
I was justified when I was five
Raising cane, I spit in your eye
Times are changing, now the poor get fat
But the fever's gonna catch you when the bitch gets back
Eat meat on Friday that's alright
Even like steak on a Saturday night
I can bitch the best at your social do's
I get high in the evening sniffing pots of glue
I'm a bitch, I'm a bitch
Oh, the bitch is back
Stone cold sober as a matter of fact
I can bitch, I can bitch
`Cause I'm better than you
It's the way that I move
The things that I do
I entertain by picking brains
Sell my soul by dropping names
I don't like those, my _ _ _, what's that
Oh, it's full of nasty habits when the bitch gets back
"The Bitch Is
Back" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/29/05
"The Bitch Is
Back" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!
was thinking more along the lines of Elton John's "The Bitch Is Back".
Should get a laugh from the Alumni.
"OTOH, "bitch" is not really your persona....."
It is now..............Thanks, Sweetie!
Angry Woman images courtesy
http://cache.corbis.com/agent/13/16/30/13163037.jpg - 07/29/05 (re-saved 01/28/09)
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Animated Kissing Smiley clip art
courtesy of my friend, Judy, of IL - 09/19/08
"Do Not Cross Police Line" Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars40.html – 07/29/05 (re-saved 01/28/09)
Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 03/07/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Guest Book clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/guestbook-gifs.html - 03/07/06
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
Hillsboro Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
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