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02/04/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
It's Only Make Believe

"It's all make believe, isn't it?"

 - Marilyn Monroe
(1 June 1926  -  5 Aug 1962)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme was first used two years ago today:

   I hope you still enjoy it the second time around.


   Today is Super Bowl Sunday.  If you're so inclined, I hope you enjoy that as well.


   John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA has another reason to celebrate today, whatever the outcome of The Game.  It's his birthday!

    Happy Birthday, John!!!

   Today would also have been the 59th birthday of    Ronnie Sanders ('65), who passed away this past October 8th::

   Rest in Peace, Ronnie!

  From Randy Tate ('66) of DE - 02/03/07 - "Back to the 60's":

Hey there, young lady ... hope it a little warmer there .. its been in the 20's for way too long and no let up in site.  Thought you would enjoy this ....

Take a few minutes and watch this.  It sure brings back some memories!!

   Thanks, Randy Darlin'! I believe I did see a 29 degrees sign this morning, but now at 6:30 PM, it seems to be 49 degrees - which ain't too shabby!

   And I always enjoy time travel, so thanks again, Sweetie!

  From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/03/07 - "OH NO, NOT THE TRAIN...":

We finally got some snow...not much but enough to cover the is melting fast...glad you had fun with your family, hugs, jb 

   Oh, yes - THE TRAIN!!!  WILD GIGGLES!!!  I thought you'd like that, Jean!

   Fayetteville had its first snow in two years - on Thursday, the day we came home.  We saw the snow in Edwardsville, St. Louis, Chicago, and Raleigh, but by the time we reached Fayetteville, it had all melted here.  Sigh.  I did see the pictures in the paper, though.  Thanks, Lady!  Maybe we'll get our snow yet!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/03/07 - "Sabbath Day- A day of rest with sites to enjoy.":

Have a nice Sabbath Day,
Hand shadow dancers.
Blackdog Valentine match game.
The Super Bowl commercials for 2006. I did not watch them all, but if you're very
conservative minded, there may be a few that could be considered risqué.
It seems I've read where a few of the Go Daddy ones have been banned.
Some of these are really good!

   These are great!  Thanks, Shari!

  From Richard Dawes (HHS/NNHS - '62) of VA - 02/03/07 - "Blue Angels":


I was browsing the web site and thought I would send you a good link to the photo that I found.


   OH, MY GOODNESS!!!  I don't know how excited the rest of you are, but I'm thrilled to see this site!  I had located these images back in 2000 (when I knew next to nothing of computers), and saved the site, but not the images.  Before I was able to do so, they were removed!  And I was horrified, because ... well, that's another long story which I shall save for a later moment.

   Anyway, I am so excited to have this!  Thanks so much, Richard!  You are my hero!

From Rex Enochs (Husband of Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs - '60 - of TX) - 02/03/07:

I do not have a website up just now.  I do have a models site at
Linda has been my partner in life in business since we married June 28, 1969.  I am attaching my bio and kudos. Perhaps you can extract some information from that to use for Linda.  After all it is about her not me.
Thanks, Rex

   WOWZERONI!!!  Thanks, Rex!

   In case his name sounded familiar to y'all, but you just couldn't quite place it, well, now you know!

   (By the way, I'll cover that bio information later....)

  From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 02/04/07 - "North End then and now photos":

Attached are two photos, one in 1947 and one in 2003 of our house at 314-64th Street in the North End of Newport News.  64th Street was the last street in the city limits of Newport News before it consolidated with Warwick County.  The house was purchased by Calvary Baptist Church and was and, I think, still is the parsonage for the pastor.  The current pastor has been there since my dad left in 1960. 
1947 2003
314-64th Street, Newport News, VA

I spent a great deal of time playing on the banks and beach of the James River which was just across what was then Huntington Avenue.  Much of the river has been filled in and my beach is a shipyard parking lot now.  As you can see the house has not changed much on the outside.  You will note in the old photo that there is a small tree on the left between the sidewalk and street - It is a BIG tree now.  You can't see it in the photos but there was a big sycamore tree on the right that is now gone.  The 3 big Poplar? trees that were in the left hand side yard in 1947 are gone in 2003, and if I remember correctly came down during a hurricane prior to 1960 but laid down towards the street and hit nothing. It may have been Hurricane Hazel but my memory is not good enough to be certain about that.
One little tidbit about the location is that if you dig down about a foot anywhere in the yard you find concrete under the ground. My dad discovered this when digging post holes for a fence around the back yard to keep me and my siblings in the yard when we were small.  I still have the heavy railroad "boxcar mover" bar that he used to break holes in the concrete and occasionally use it if I hit rock when digging that needs to be broken up.  A backbreaking job but it is easier with it than without.  We were told that there was a concrete anti-aircraft gun emplacement there during WWI but I cannot vouch for the validity of the story.
Thought that you might want these for the North End Neighborhood section of your website.
Al Simms
NNHS Class of 1960

   Thanks so much, Al!  I posted these images, and reworked the North End Page somewhat so that hopefully it follows in a more logical progression:

   You mentioned Hurricane Hazel.  As I have some vivid and frightening memories associated with it, I have been planning to create a section for it for some time, but I never seem to catch up enough on other items that arrive to give me time to do that.  Meanwhile, here are some sites you may wish to read to refresh your own memories:


Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel: Hazel maintained hurricane force winds up the East Coast and produced a number of record wind gusts. In Hampton, winds gusted to 130 mph; Norfolk, 100 mph. Blackstone, Va., 92 mph; Richmond, 79 mph; and Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., 98 mph. Damages in Norfolk alone reached $3.5 million with 1,800 homes and businesses damaged. Hundreds of thousands of trees were destroyed, taking with them half of the phone and electric lines in the state, causing $2 million in damage. A 150-foot microwave telephone tower was toppled near Warsaw, Va.; 200 plate glass storefronts in Richmond broke; in the Shenandoah Valley, turkey growers lost between 150,000 and 250,000 turkeys when poultry sheds were wrecked.

Small crafts were driven ashore or sank. Four people died when a tug capsized on the James River about 25 miles from Richmond. Piers were demolished and private docks swept away in the Tidewater rivers. Lynchburg, Roanoke and Danville recorded five to six inches of rain, which caused flooding in small streams. Virginia lost 13 people and damages were conservatively estimated in from Connie and Diane brought record total rainfall for the month of August. Severe flooding followed on the Rappahannock River with some flooding also on the James, Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Norfolk winds gusted to 53 mph from the east, Cape Henry had 43 mph winds with gusts to 49 mph. Roanoke saw winds gusts to 62 mph and Lynchburg 56 mph out of the north. While only minor tides occurred, Atlantic Beach, Oceana, again had another $200,000 in damages that included sewer and water lines. Statewide damages equaled $1.5 million.

Also See:

  From Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 02/04/07 - "Cancer stamps":

Hi Carol,
Sorry for the old information about the breast cancer research stamps. I should have picked up on that since I still use these stamps. They have been revalued and now sell for $.45. You can still purchase these stamps and support breast cancer research for a few pennies more.

   ARGHHH!!!  I spent about twenty (apparently useless!) minutes flipping through the post office site looking for those stamps, because I thought that might very well be a possibility, and I never did find them! 

   Well, that is very good to know, Karen, especially as I still haven't purchased my stamps.  I'll try that all again tomorrow.  Thanks so much for letting us know! I was feeling badly that I had let such a moment pass by forever, as my family has suffered so at the hands of this killer disease.  Now we all still have the opportunity to do so much good for so little effort.  Thanks again!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 02/04/07 - "Dear Carol, Looking over old pictures !!!":

Dear Carol,

  Please believe me when I say I am not living in the past; I just enjoy looking at old pictures. This is my wife, Gloria, when I was stationed at the Marine Air Base, Quantico, Va. in 1945. We lived off the Air Base in the Historic town of Fredericksburg Va. That was about 25 miles from Quantico. I commuted twice a day by local train that stopped about every two miles to pick up people standing along the tracks. Gloria was not a "Casual Wife" as we were married for 53 years when she passed away a little over nine years ago. 

That's about all the family history for now, More later, Watch out for it,  

Your Friend, Herbie

1945 - Fredericksburg, VA
Gloria and Herb Hice

   How adorable you both are! Thanks, Herbie Darlin'!  As you know, I love old pictures, too.  Come to think of it, I don't have any real problem with living in the past.  Reality often tends to be vastly overrated....

  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/04/07 - "Medical Humor":

... truth IS funnier than fiction.


During a patient's two week follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, he informed me, his doctor, that he was having
trouble with one of his medications.


"Which one?" I asked.


"The patch. The nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and now I'm running out of places to put it!"


I had him quickly undress and discovered what I hoped I wouldn't see. Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body!


Now, the instructions include removal of the old patch before applying a new one.


Submitted by a Norfolk, VA physician (name withheld because I haven't time to run it through

   GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Tom!

From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 02/04/07:

Hi Carol,
Has anyone given you an update on how the NINTHS graduates who live in The Villages, Lady Lake, FL faired after the recent tornadoes went across Florida and hit The Villages?   I have Bobby and Joanne Fowler's email address somewhere and when I get home tonight, I'll find it and send them a message asking how things are for anyone down there from our area. 
Better yet, believe I'll ask    Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58 - of TX) now.  Will let you know.. sac

   I'm sorry, Sandra.  The only information I've had so far came from  Joe Madagan
('57) of FL
- 02/02/07:

Hi, Carol:

Welcome back to North Carolina and the daily grind.
Just a quick note to let everyone know that Hilton Henderson ('57) of FL is safe and his property was not damaged in the storm that hit The Villages and Lady Lake. The lines were down, and many of us were very concerned about him since he lives in the area that was devastated this morning. He was able to send a text message to let us know he is OK.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thank you again, Sweet Joe! That's a great relief to hear, and very gratifying to see how y'all keep track of each other!

   Thanks again for your concern, Sandra!  We'll look forward to hearing your report - and pray that the news is all good!


1.    From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 01/23/07 - "NNHS February Fling":

I have reserved Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for February 24 from 6-10 p.m. for a get together of all classes.  It will be completely casual.  Just come in for some dinner or just to say hi.  All I ask is that you let me know if you are coming so I can have an accurate count so Angelo can decide if he needs more waitresses that night.

Please pass this on to any class alumni and ask them to contact me if they would like to come.  They can either e-mail me or call me at 868-8443.

Please, also tell them that if the weather is bad to call Angelo's at 599-5727 to make sure the dinner is still on.

Thanks and I hope to see you there!!

Dee Hodges Bartram

  This is such a thrill for me to hear, Dee!  Thanks so much for arranging such an event!

   This is now covered on the main page and on this and each successive Newsletter.  Shortly it will be posted on the Reunion Pages as well.

2.    From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA to the Members of the Class of 1962 - 02/01/07 - "NNHS Meeting":

Hi All,

Just a short note to remind you of the reunion committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 5th at 6:30 pm at Bill's Seafood Restaurant on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.

There will be an election of officers and a hospitality committee. So be thinking, and also a note to remind you that John Rekruit is having surgery on Monday, so be thinking about him too. We will miss having him at the meeting. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, John.

See you all Monday.

Brenda Williams

"Be the change you wish to see in the world". -Ghandi

Friends are Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

   Thanks, Brenda! Y'all have a great meeting!

   And our best wishes go with John!


   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 1966
is sponsoring an
NNHS February Fling
on Saturday, February 24, 2007 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
for members of all classes. 
It will be completely casual.  Just come in for some dinner or just to say hi. 

Please pass this on to any class alumni and ask them to contact Dee Hodges Bartram if they would like to come. 
Just e-mail her at or call her at 868-8443, so that she can have an accurate count
so Angelo can decide if he needs more waitresses that night.

In case of bad weather, call Angelo's at 599-5727 to make sure the dinner is still on.


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 Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/02/07 - "Amazing chalk drawings on the road"
(#2 in a Series of 28):


Hi Carol ... check out these pictures! They would be good to use one at a time for your newsletter.

Take care!


More chalk drawings from Julian Beever.  Incredible!!!!!  Julian is an English artist who's famous 
for his 3D art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium.
Don't miss seeing Julian Beever on the Top of the Bottle

   That they would; they're incredible!  Thanks, Babe!

  As I mentioned several times, there is still much more yet to come!  Keep the faith!

   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


It's Only Make Believe

Conway Twitty and Jack Nance

People see us everywhere they all think we really care
But myself I can't deceive I know it's only make believe
My one and only prayer is that some day you'll care
My hopes, my dreams, come true my one and only you
No one will ever know how much I love you so
My only prayer will be some day you'll care for me but it's only make believe
My hopes, my dreams, come true; my life I give for you
My heart or wedding ring, my all, my everything
My heart I can't control; you lure my very soul
My only prayer will be some day you'll care for me but it's only make believe
My one and only prayer is that some day you'll care
My hopes, my dreams come true, my one and only you
No one will ever know how much I love you so
My plans, my hopes, my schemes; you are my every dream but it's only make believe



"It's Only Make Believe" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks, Dave!

"It's Only Make Believe" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
- 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!

Cherubs, Heart and Flowers clip art courtesy of – 10/04/04

Flower Vine Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/22/05

Animated Tiny 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 - 07/07/06

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

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!

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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