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01/29/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Tom Selleck's 64th Birthday

“I've never reacted well to other people telling me what to do. ”

- Tom Selleck
(b. 29 Jan 1945)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme takes us back to our celebrity birthday celebrations - and how good it is to be back!



     Happy Birthday today 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:

30 -  Charlie Phillips ('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 (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND Ronnie Sanders ('65)  (deceased - 10/08/06);

05 -  Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND Charles Braslow ('65) of the Virgin Islands AND    Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 01/28/09, 2:00 PM:

Holy Moses, my prayers are answered!!!

   WILD GIGGLES!!! Mine, as well! Thanks, Norris!

      From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 01/28/09, 2:24 PM:

So glad you're back with us.......I'll bet       Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) is missing you already.  Did you figure out the things to move, the things to store?  And, of course, you must tell us exactly how COLD it is there......BRRRR!  Here in FL, it's high 60s.  But I know you're toasty warm with your family all around you......sweeeet!   

   Thanks, Gloria, it's good to be back! Eleanor is indeed missing me - particularly as I left her with a large list of things to do for me.  Poor lady is still taking care of her baby sister after lo, these many years.....

   Yes, what to bring..... well, not much, as it turns out, but more about that later.....

   It's warming here in Edwardsville today; I think it's up to 37 at the moment, but Sunday morning when we left for church it was somewhere between 13 and 21 - not counting the wind chill. I may become a hermit yet.....

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 01/28/09, 2:30 PM:

Just a quick note to say "Welcome Back" and "Happy New Year"!  Hope you enjoy your new domicile.

Jay Styles, '68

   Thank you, Jay Sweetie! I'm enjoying it all so far!

    From Don Chaney ('66) of MD - 01/28/09, 2:33 PM:


Welcome back!  I was getting worried that we lost you forever.

Don Chaney

   GIGGLES!!! I was getting worried about that myself for a while! Thanks, Donnie!

  From Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA - 01/28/09, 3:10 PM:

Welcome back!!!! Missed you bunches.

   Thank you, Jo Ann! I missed y'all, too!

  From Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 01/28/09, 3:36 PM:


Tom Flax, NNHS 64 Va Beach, VA

   Thanks so much, Tommy!

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 01/28/09, 4:02 PM:

WELCOME BACK, LOVE!! I didn't realize it until just now, but I've been suffering from "NNHS Newsletter Withdrawal" these last few weeks! I've always appreciated what you do for us, but that goes at least quadruple now!
Glad the quote helped!

   Thank you so much, Ron Honey! I was afraid by now I would have forgotten how to do whatever it is I do, but it's starting to come back now - just like swimming or riding a bicycle! Oh no, wait a minute, I never could do either of those very well either, could I?!?


“There are times when God asks nothing of His children except silence, patience and tears.”

C. S. Robinson

From Bob Burns ('58) of VA - 01/28/09, 4:40 PM:

BOB BURNS 1954-1958 &1/2.

   Thanks, Bob! That's really nice to hear; it certainly wasn't the same for me, either!

From Bill Roady ('60) of VA - 01/28/09, 5:03 PM:


   WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Billy - ME, TOO!

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 01/28/09, 5:13 PM - "Dear Carol ...":

Thanks for the birthday greeting.

I think that I speak for everyone when I say; I really missed you, Girl !!!

John London

Last night I dreamt that I couldn't sleep.


   Thank you so much, John, I really appreciate that!

  From Jean Baker Howell ('69) of VA - 01/28/09, 7:00 PM:

Wow! Great! You are back.
Hope the move went well.  How is the snow? 
When you get a minute could you put something that the Class of '69 is planning their reunion and if they have not received an email from me, then I need their email.  My email is
Thanks and again welcome back and we missed you.
Jean Baker Howell
Class of '69

   Thanks, Jean! The move went as well as could be expected. The snow is beautiful, plentiful, and very cold. I unexpectedly found that I've grown old in the last five years, and am too much of a weenie to get out and build that snowman as I had planned, but my ten-year old granddaughter informed me that this particular snowfall was not really conducive to that anyway..... :o(

   I've added your announcement to the "REUNION ALERTS" slot near the bottom of this (and subsequent) Newsletters, and will try to do something more dramatic with it soon. Thanks again, Lady!

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 01/28/09, 7:24 PM - "You're ba-ak!!!":

Hi Carol,
Once again proof that prayers are answered.  Welcome back!
Sydney Dearing

   Thank you so much, Sydney!

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 01/28/09, 10:30 PM - "Happy You're Back":

Hope all is well...Happy that You are Back on the WEB. 

Typhoons ForeverAl

   OH, GOODY!!! Another happy Pict-o-gram! Thanks so much, Al! It's good to be back!

  From Ronni Green Cristol ('64) of MD - 01/28/09, 11:30 PM:

So glad you're back!
I hope your move went well and you're settling in
I missed your updates
Ronni Green Cristol
Class of 1964

   Thank you, Ronni! I've missed y'all, too!

 From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 01/29/09, 8:40 AM:

Miss Carol, Typhoon Queen, and Miss "B",
Great to hear that you are back online and o.k.  We missed you!  Hope that you are somewhat settled in and the new situation will make life easier for you and        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL).
I see that old Bill Roady ('60) is online, and because of his age, way older than me, I thought he would be in an old folks home by now.  He lived right around the corner from me in Christopher Shores and we played a lot of sandlot football and he often gave me a ride to school in the mornings.  I could say a lot more about Bill but I don't want to spoil your morning.
Anyway, great that you are back, gal, and thanks for keeping the Typhoon Nation together.
Go get-um,
George Helliesen, 61

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks, George! I missed you, too! We're beginning to get settled and straight, and life will definitely be easier for us. I myself am planning to become a total bum (a vocation at which I excel, I must say), and devote my time to computer-ing, crocheting, scrapbooking (my ever-worsening 20/800+ "vision" has pretty much dictated that I abandon efforts at cross-stitching), and reading when I'm not playing with my family.

   "OLD" Bill seems to holding up just fine, and if he's retired to the old folks home, he didn't mention it!

   Take care, Sweetie!


      From Gloria Woolard Price (Hampton HS - '65) of FL - 01/06/09, 4:24 PM:

How ironic that I was just wondering when we would hear from you again, and voila! your email popped right up.  And how wonderful for your son to make an offer you can't refuse!  You're right, the hardest part will be "paring down."  For the items you cannot bear to part with, but cannot take with you, consider renting a small storage unit in Fayetteville.  You can always throw out later when you visit       Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and have more time.  You won't be sorry.  You can give us a sanity check, though, when you realize you've traded the warm south for the brrrrr cold.  :)  All the best to you!!   

    Thanks, Lady! Sounded like a good plan, Gloria, but as it turned out, time, space, weather, and expenses guided us to simply "pay it forward" with our possessions for the most part. There are some items being "stored" in Eleanor's garage until we arrive to retrieve them, but most were simply given to close friends. We'll not be needed them again, and their lives were brightened, so it was a win-win deal.

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/06/09, 4:31 PM:

My Gracious, Carol, you really do know how to make quick decisions. Wishing you God Speed in this transition.
My plans to stop and visit with you and        Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) in Fayetteville on my next visit to Virginia has been nixed.
Eva and I are rejoicing over the arrival of Kielley Jean Madagan. She is doing great and so are her mother and dad, except for some very cold weather and ice coming tomorrow.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Adonis! Ja, my motto: Never let life become boring.....

   I'm so sorry I missed seeing y'all, but congratulations on that precious new grandbaby!

  From David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO - 01/06/09, 4:37 PM:

Once you get settled on the "wrong side of the wrong river" please call me.

I would love to host your family, everyone, to show you some Missouri hospitality.

If you are willing to cross the two great rivers of this country, not the James and York, I would love to show you St. Charles as it is today and have everyone as my guest for a welcome dinner.

Best to you and your family for 2009. 

If you would have made the move earlier you might have been the next U.S. Senator from Illinois.

David Rosenwasser

   Thanks so much, David! That sounds delightful! I can only recall being in the beautiful old town of St. Charles two other times, and they were both a mighty long time ago!

   "Settled" is not quite the word would use to describe our current status, but it does appear to be on the horizon at last. I started to call you a little while ago, but found my little phone was dead. We were among the last people in the country to be equipped with cell phones, and I'm still trying to deal with new-fangled technology, but I will most certainly be calling you soon!

    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/06/09, 6:12 PM:

How wonderful and exciting for you! Sometimes God really does move in mysterious ways...we came back from the sacred soil with bad colds and are slowly recuperating. I left my tree and all decorations up because I felt that we had not had any Christmas with our friends. Chuck called from Dubai on Christmas morning and we also talked with our daughter later in the day. My mother is "hanging in there" as they say, very frail but able to be up and dressed and enjoy Christmas with us.

Love you and so happy for you.


   Thanks, Jean! Love you, too!

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 01/06/09, 6:15PM:

Sounds like you are off on an adventure.  I hope all works out great for you.  Harry worked in St. Louis for about 2 years and really liked it there.  His apartment was on the 14th floor of a building right across from Union Station.  There is so much to do.

We made about 4 trips to Nauvoo during that time at all times of the year.  My favorite is Spring.  We made one trip with our youngest daughter, Kimmy (19), and our daughter, Sheri, who was 27 at the time.  They loved it.  In St. Louis there is the City Museum for kids.  You should have seen the two of them and a 21-year old friend of Sheri's running around like a bunch of 1st graders. It is a great place.  You will know it by the school bus hanging off the roof and the planes sticking out.....

Take care of yourself and don't over do.
Love ya,

   Thanks, Ruthie, that we are, indeed! St. Louis is a wonderful place. Prior to our seven years in Fayetteville, we lived near to it before, and there's just not much NOT to like about it! St. Louis has it all!

   And don't worry, I won't overdo it! Okay, well, maybe I just DID overdo it, but that won't happen again - and you should see my Creative Memories albums and covered boxes of crochet goodies all arranged in their "new" big white bookcase!

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/06/09, 6:51 PM:

HAPPY NEW YEAR, GIRL! Just wishing you and yours the best.....

Jerry B.

   Thanks, Jerry! Happy New Year to you and yours as well!

  From Diane Wimmer Moriarity ('58) of MO - 01/06/09, 7:05 PM:

Hello Carol -
My name is Diane Wimmer Moriarity.  I graduated from NNHS June 1958 with    Evelyn Fryer (now Fish),    Joe Drewry, et al.  I have only recently started reading your interesting "notes" to NNHS graduates.  Did you know Mark Wimmer ('62)?  He is my younger brother.
   Welllll, I knew who he was, but as he was a senior and I only a freshman, the only times our paths really crossed was in the Beacon Room, which was one of my favorite after-school hangouts.  I did speak to Mark at '62's 40-Year Reunion back in 2002, though!

What prompted me to write to you is that my husband and I recently moved to St. Louis from Flushing, New York (Manhattan).  I came here to go to a music school and did so for two years.  However, I was married during my second year and then we had two boys.  Everyone in the family is from here - I am the alien.  Since my husband was earning a living as a musician, we moved to New York December 1965 and only gave up our apartment in Queens (a borough) as of July 31st, 2008. 

Perhaps we can meet sometime - we have friends who live in Edwardsville.
Good luck with your move - we have 48 years of "My Stuff" to pack up, get rid of, or whatever we could do.  The move was hard on me because we left one son in N.Y. with a brand new baby girl who is only 9 months old.  We have two other grandchildren ages 20 and 18.  They are in N.Y. also.  Hope you can make the break easier than I was able to.  We are planning a trip to N.Y. very soon.
Again, good luck.  I look forward to hearing from you when you have a chance. 

Diane Wimmer Moriarity

   I DID notice that you were in St. Louis now when you signed a Guest Book on a recent obituary, and was surprised that I did not know that before! New York, of course, is the most fabulous city in the world, so I can well understand your reluctance to leaving it - and to leave anywhere after 48 years is simply mind boggling! My heart is with you in your new location, and I look forward to meeting you soon - perhaps in the spring --- when conceivably I could be warm again - GIGGLES!!! (Love the cold weather, really I do, but I think I shall have to reacclimatize myself to it!) :oD

   Thanks, Diane!

  From Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX - 01/06/09, 8:01 PM:


That is such great news for you. It is so amazing how things just seem to work out "so mysteriously".  We just returned from Utah - four weeks traveling all over the state and sometimes in 18 inches of snow.  It's good to be home.  When we retrieved our mail and went looking through the Christmas Cards. . .there yours was with the crocheted ornaments.  Thank you so much!  You are such a neat person and I really do appreciate all the hard work you do to keep us Typhoons connected all over the country.

Take care and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

   Thanks, Susan! I'm glad you like your long overdue ornaments! 

   Before all the recent changes in my life, I was actually entertaining some fantasy of getting organized and catching up on all the loose ends and unfinished business in my life. HA! HA-HA!!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 01/06/09, 9:28 PM:

I came into my back room to sit down and e-mail YOU a letter and BAM! there you are---sorta.

I wanted to tell you that we all love and adore you. Could not be more thrilled that you have had the opportunity to see and be with your much beloved family. BUT, we are your family too and want to "see" you also.

Come home!!!!!

By the way, I am thrilled you are going to make this change. You are so very lucky to have family that loves you so much. Envy is the only word I can think of.

This would also qualify as home--so get busy, we miss you, I miss you.

Linda May

   Thanks so much, Linda May! I'm getting there, slowly but surely, sometimes traumatically, but I'm definitely making progress, and we're all having fun here!

  From Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) of VA - 01/06/09, 11:15 PM:


I received your e-mail and the news of your plans. It sounds like a wonderful opportunity which I hope goes as planned. It is wonderful that we are in the age of computers which spans the miles and makes everyone as close as the nearest computer. 

I will look forward to seeing you and
       Paul (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) at the next reunion, whenever that is, and in the meantime enjoy your new life.


   Thanks, Edna! I'm having fun - but then, I always do, n'est pas?!?

  From Ronni Green Cristol ('64) of MD - 01/06/09, 11:48 PM:

The best of luck to you on your move, Carol.
Ronni Green Cristol
Class of 1964

   Thanks, Ronni! I appreciate that!

  From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 01/07/09, 3:49 AM:

Dear Carol,

Best wishes on your relocation. I know there’s a lot of uncertainty but I also know there’s a lot of comfort to be derived from having loved ones so close.

You will make the adjustment and I have no doubt you will all be happy.

I will keep you in my thoughts as your journey unfolds and pray for you and all your family as you unite into a larger household of love and caring.

All my best,


   Thank you so very much, Joe Sweetie!

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 01/08/09, 2:02 and 3:21 PM:


You know I come and go in spurts and mostly a lurker these days.  I must have missed the facts behind your moving to Illinois?  Why the sudden change and yes I KNOW it is cold up there.  My mother's family is from and lives in neighboring Iowa so bundle up warm and welcome to REAL snow!

Eric Huffstutler
Bethel High '75

   Well, Eric, "It was just one of those things..."

Hmmm - sounds like a song..... 

You know, Carol, I am a believer that "Things Happen For A Reason" though sometimes I too question it.  The fact that the van broke down while still in Illinois may have been a sign that a change was due, especially after all of the troubles you have been through staying afloat not so long ago in Fayetteville.

   Oh, absolutely - particularly when you realize that the van rarely has any difficulty at all driving us where we need to go around town, it would just be unwise to start across country with it! We all knew this day was coming; we just didn't expect it quite so soon..... 

Lord, I would hate to think what we would have to do if push came to shove and in your position concerning house contents!  We have a 5,000 square foot house with every closet, basement, and attic space packed top to bottom and every room jammed packed with antiques and walls covered with paintings.  Try to cram that in 2 rooms :-)  The back yard would be covered with MANY blue tarps hiding things!!!  But I guess you do what you have to do and place belongings in storage until.  Just be careful and make sure it is climate controlled and secure or all that you pack will end up covered with mold and mildew especially in a state that has long winters and lots of snow (that melts - humidity).

   The "good" news was that our home in Fayetteville had less than 900 square feet (also completely jammed packed), so there was not THAT much "stuff" to process. A few precious things we brought with us; the rest (furniture, appliances, collections, etc.) we gave away to close friends - who in turn are finishing the cleaning and running the errands for us, bless their sweet hearts. There was no need to store it; we've reached our final destination in this world.

We can be patient as you put life back in order and know it doesn't happen over night.

Stay Warm...

Love ya,


   Thanks so much, Eric! I'll keep working on it all!


The Class of '69 is planning its 40-Year Reunion.  If you have not received an email from Jean Baker Howell, she needs your email.  Please contact her at


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 - CLASS OF 1954

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 01/27/09
NNHS BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

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

                                  Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
764 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  
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Magnum, P.I. Theme Song midi courtesy of - 01/28/09

First Image of Tom Selleck courtesy of - 01/28/09

Second Image of Tom Selleck courtesy of - 01/28/09

Island Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/28/08

Animated Tiny 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 missing...)
Thanks, Al!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)

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!

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Eric!

Animated "NEW" clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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