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01/30/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Oh! Carol

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."

- Sydney J. Harris
(14 Sept 1917 - 8 Dec 1986)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today's theme comes in answer to a request on 01/25/08 from     Joe Madagan ('57) of FL:

Here is a song theme to cheer you up. "Oh, Carol" by Neil Sedaka. I know you would never select it on your own, so do consider it as a special request.


   Thanks, Joe! You're right - such a thought would never have occurred to me! But finding it was an easy matter, as it's been on my personal web page for nearly five years now, thanks to        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA:

   There ya go, Adonis!

   And here's the original version:

Neil Sedaka -

  From Donna Vest Hagerman ('71) of VA - 01/29/08:

I'd like to wish Lynn Stewart (Class of 1971)  warm wishes on her birthday Thursday, January 31st.  We grew up together in Stuart Gardens and have known each other since the first grade at Magruder School.

Donna Vest Hagerman (Class of 1971)

   Certainly, Donna! Thanks so much for letting us know!


Happy Birthday today to  Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN and tomorrow to Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC!

   On February 1,     Paul Dobie ('66) of CO will be observing a Major Milestone!

   February 2 brings us not only Groundhog Day, but another Four-Fer of sorts: Porter Phillips Booker ('57), the late   Thelma Spade Roberts ('57) of VA - 1939 (deceased - 08/26/05),     John Patterson ('59) of Northern VA , AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!

   On February 3, Maynard Thweatt ('57) will be having a Super Bowl Birthday!

   Many Happy Returns to you all!

       From Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA - 01/27/08 - "Class of 1971":

Linda Jordan Grainger
Passed:  August 25, 2006
Born:  Newport News, VA

   OOPS! My blooper! At the time of Linda's death, we had begun running Memorial Newsletters, but had not even dreamed of expanding our site to include an In Memoriam section for the Class of 1971. I've added and cross-referenced everything now.

   Thanks so much, Carol Anne!

  From Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA - 01/28/08 - "Lois Gleasenkamp West":

Hi Carol,
The obituary hasn't been in the paper yet, but my aunt, Mother's sister, Lois Gleasonkamp West, passed away on Friday, January 25, at the age of 82. She was a member of the class of 1944 (I think). She had been ill for several years.
We will all miss her. She was the last of the three siblings to go.
Linda Alfrey Walker '61

   Oh, Linda! I'm so sorry to hear this sad news! We'll look for her obituary. Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved aunt.

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 01/28/08 - "HHS Class of 64":


Was just notified that
Eason Price passed away today.  He was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago and at that time doctors gave him possibly 6 months................well, he fought the fight with a great attitude and a positive outlook and lived to the fullest for over two years.  He went into work every day until just a couple weeks ago. 

Talked with Bruce tonight and he said funeral arrangements will probably be in the paper on Wednesday with visitation most likely Wed. evening at Parklawn......

From the Daily Press - 01/30/08:

Roy Eason Price Jr.

HAMPTON - Roy Eason Price Jr., 63, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. John's Episcopal Church.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/30/2008.
Guest Book

   I'm very sorry to hear this, F.A.! Please extend our sincerest sympathies to Eason's family as well as to your classmates.

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 01/27/08 - "adorable!":

One of the cutest ones I've seen, in some time. Catchcha later in the week.
Subject: adorable!
Play The Video and watch the cuteness.

   AWW!!! How cute is that?!? Thanks, Shari!

      From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 01/28/08 - "Man of the House................":

  WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Gorgeous!

  From Mary Markiewich Hux ('67) of VA - 01/28/08 - "911 Cell Phone Contacts":

This is a great concept. Until this becomes universal, you might get a Paramedic that has received this email.

Dear All,

We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.

If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people at tending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this "ICE"
(In Case of Emergency) Campaign

The concept of "ICE" is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell phones are carried by the majority of the popu lation, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name "ICE" ( In Case Of Emergency).

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as "ICE."

For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference!

Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our mobile phones today!!!

Please forward this. It won't take too many "forwards" before everybody will know about this It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest .

ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.

   This is a great concept! Thanks, Mary!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/29/08 - "Going Out":

The BIGGER they come, the harder they fall!?? Is that one BIG ONE or three Munchkins?

Daughter:  My friends and I want to go out tonight.

Mother:  Where are ya'll going ? 

Daughter:  To the cowboy bar on the edge of town.  

Mother:  I don't think you should.  There's been a lot of trouble at that place.  I heard there was a fight there last weekend, and several people got hurt. 

Daughter: But Mom!!  Please!!  It'll be okay. 

Mother:  No, your life is more important than going out.
Daughter:  But Tiny is going with us...

Mother:  Well, in that case, it should be okay..  Ya'll have fun!


   WOWZERONI-RINI!!!  Thanks, Wayne Honey!


      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/29/08 - "God's Problem Now":

God's Problem Now

The graveside service had just barely finished when there was a massive clap of thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied by even more thunder rumbling in the distance.

The little old man looked at the pastor and calmly said, "Well, she's there."

   Thanks, Sepi!

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/29/08 - "Coffee Anyone?":

Well, they keep poring in this morning and being the good servant that I am, I forward them as instructed!! I mean, if it says you must then you must; right?
Philosophy 101 enclosed!!
You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire - soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, 'Tell me what you see.'

'Carrots, eggs, and coffee,' she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma the daughter then asked, 'What does it mean, mother?'

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

'Which are you?' she asked her daughter 'When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. 

Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

You might want to send this message to those people who mean something to you (I JUST DID); to those who have touched your life in one way or another; to those who make you smile when you really need it; to those who make you see the bright err side of things when you are really down; to those whose friendship you appreciate; to those who are so meaningful in your life.

If you don't send it, you will just miss out on the opportunity to brighten someone's day with this message!

It's easier to build a child than repair an adult. This is so true.

May we all be COFFEE?

   This does give one some thoughts to ponder! Thanks again, Wayne Honey!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 01/29/08 - "Media alert on Fort Monroe":

Carol and all Typhoon Family.

I have been asked to alert all NNHS Newsletter members to be on the lookout in their local newspapers for any information about Fort Monroe, Va.  There are more than 500 of you out there, and I am asking those of you with the exception of the Tidewater Area, to check for stories or editorials concerning this matter and to e-mail the name of your newspaper to me at and the state and city in which you are located.  This matter of making Fort Monroe a National Park instead of another high-rise or shopping center is very important and we need all the National attention we can get.  It would be greatly appreciated if you would even call your newspaper and ask why they haven't put anything in their paper about this matter.   The more press coverage we get, the more likely we are to preserve a precious piece of history in the back yard of where we grew up or went to school.  History matters!   Thank you for your co-operation, and help.  Even though we are scattered we can still pull together for something as important as Fort Monroe.

Sepi aka Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard

   Hey, Lady! The Fayetteville Observer did indeed run such an article, though it was some time back (no, I have no concept of time - probably several weeks) and I no longer have it.

   Keep us posted - and thanks for your hard work!

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 01/29/08 - "Re: 01/26/08 - The Trail of the Lonesome Pine":

"Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.  Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen."
Washington never wrote this or said it; it's from a book by W.C. Ford. Ford attributed it to Washington, but it is not in any of Washington's letters or writings. Washington was well known for taking Martha to church (Anglican/Episcopalian/Church of England), sitting briefly, and leaving before communion to talk politics in front of the church with other men until she came out.
There are several authors (Ford, Barton, etc) who attribute many religious quotes to the Founding Fathers which appear to be either completely made up, or very much altered. Since most of the Founding Fathers left a rich legacy of actual diaries, papers, and letters, original source material easy to access, there is no reason to fall for the falsehoods. Anyone who had read the original sources would know better; this stuff is in the same category as Pastor Weems morality tale of young George chopping down the cherry tree.

   Thanks, Domi! I was hoping you would respond to that selection. I had included the reference from to help sort through the fact and fiction in the passage: 

   What I really wanted was someone to address the issue of separation of church and state itself.  The selection maintained:

     "What about separation of church and state? Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution." 

   I located these quotations by James Madison, the Father of the Constitution:

“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.”

“Strongly guarded as is the separation between religion and government in the Constitution of the United States the danger of encroachment by Ecclesiastical Bodies, may be illustrated by precedents already furnished in their short history.”

- James Madison
(16 Mar 1751 - 28 June 1836)

   While this is not necessarily out of my ken, it is out of my time restraints at the moment to properly research and report. I was therefore hoping to hear "from the class".

   Thanks again, Domi!

From Mike White ('67) of VA - 01/30/08 - "YOUR TUESDAY CHUCKLE":

Your Tuesday Chuckle:
If you need a good laugh, try reading through these children's science exam answers:

Q: Name the four seasons.

A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.

A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: How is dew formed?

A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour? (brilliant, love this!)

A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?

A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.

Q: What are steroids?

A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q: What happens to your body as you age?

A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?

A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.

Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.

A: Premature death.

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? ( e.g., abdomen)

A: The body is consisted into three parts -- the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels A, E, I, O, and U.

Q: What is the fibula?

A: A small lie.

Q: What does "varicose" mean? (I do love this one...)

A: Nearby.

Q: Give the meaning of the term "Caesarian Section."

A: The Caesarian Section is a district in Rome.

Q: What does the word "benign" mean?'

A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Mike!

        From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - of NC) - 01/30/08 - "Video":

Here's that video you watched with me on TV today:

Three Days Grace with "Never Too Late":

Lyrics to NTL:


   Thanks, Baby Girl - I needed that one today!

      From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 01/30/08 - "Shameless solicitation.":

Hi Carol and all the NNHS forum family -

I would like to solicit your prayers for a successful lumbar surgery for myself on the morning of the fifth. It is to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy] and will also involve fusion of vertebrae.

As always, Carol - thanks for all you do.

Thanks to all - John London

BTW: You will no doubt notice how I cleverly scheduled this for after the Super-Bowl and my BD. <grin>

Well, the first thing we gotta do is get them wagons in a circle.


   You certainly will be in our thoughts and prayers, John! We're all family here. Thanks for letting us know - and I heartily concur with your timing!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/30/08 - "Baby Boomers":

As I have said previously, I rarely forward such things. And sometimes I make an exception.,0,1036393.blurb

Oh, David, this would be soooo funny, if it weren't, you know, so very, very sad! Thanks, Brown Eyes!


1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 01/12/08 - "Gas Stations Of Yesteryear-------------------------this IS REAL Americana" (#6 in a Series of 37):

Carol, do not know if you would like to show these or not. Just brings back a lot memories from yesteryear. Hope you like them. 

Jerry Blanchard (62) of Va.

Gas Stations Of  Yesteryear

Back when life was much simpler and gas was 18-25 cents a gallon!!

(or there about) and as low as 17 cents during gas wars.


Old American Gas Stations from all around the country  
Some are abandoned, some are restored and many are still in use.  


Yeah . . .  I remember!

 And with a fill-up you got the gas pumped for you, your windshield cleaned, oil and fluids checked, tires checked,
a free map, if you wanted it, and greeted in ENGLISH !!!

Yeah! I remember!!!

Enjoy Your Days & Love Your Life.... Because...."Life is a journey to be savored."

  Thanks, Jerry, I remember them quite fondly, too!

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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

Oh! Carol

Words by Neil Sedaka; Music by Howard Greenfield

(Neil Sedaka, 1959)

Oh! Carol, I am but a fool,
Darling, I love you tho' you treat me cruel,
You hurt me and you made me cry,
But if you leave me, I will surely die.

Darling, there will never be another,
'Cause I love you so,
Don't ever leave me,
Say you'll never go.
I will always want you for my sweetheart
No matter what you do
Oh! Carol, I'm so in love with you.

Oh, Carol...

"Oh, Carol" midi courtesy of - 08/06/03

"Oh, Carol" lyrics courtesy of
 located by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/06/03; used today at the suggestion of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 01/25/08
Thanks again, Dave - and Joe!

Stained Glass Window clip art courtesy of - 04/28/06

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 courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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

Magenta Chevron Diver Line clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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