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02/04/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Here with Me

"Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women
sit at home and wait. They never meet."

- Abraham Lincoln
(12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Aw, c'mon, you know I'm a sucker for sad songs!

BONUS - - Dido - Here with Me, 1999


     Happy Birthday today to       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA AND Ronnie Sanders ('65)  (deceased - 10/08/06)!

     Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Dickie Krause ('57) (deceased - 12/27/99) AND the Valedictorian of the Class of 1965, Charles Braslow of the Virgin Islands AND    Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA!

     Happy Birthday this week to:

06 -   Sue Miller Dearnley ('64) of VA!

08 - Bob Hines ('66) of VA;
09 -
  Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA AND    
the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA AND Elliott Smith ('65) of TX?? AND Mary Frances Southall Waller ('66) of VA;

10 -   Meyera Ellenson Oberndorf ('58) of VA  AND     Norman Covert ('61) of MD  AND Bobby Helmer ('61) of VA  AND  Bernie Helmer ('61) (deceased 03/12/99)  AND   Mike Miller ('65) of NC;
11 -   Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All! 

    From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 02/02/09:

Hi Carol
I sure did miss you and the info you give us. I pray that you are a lot better. Know that all us typhoon students care about you. Thank you for keeping us on top of the news.

   Thanks so much, Glenn - it's good to be missed!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/02/09:

Hi, Carol:
Thanks for the update regarding          2nd LT Brent Harty USA (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90 - of TX) and the photos. Despite his busy schedule, he replied to my email. It is a good thing a buddy took photos of   Bethany (Winona Harty - Siuslaw HS, OR - '94 - of TX) pinning the bars on his uniform lapels, for if you had been there, you would probably have been crying so hard that your tears would have prevented you from seeing this big event. We are grateful for his service.

   GIGGLES!!!  Major Madagan, to quote a line from the 1949 classic, Battleground, "That's for sure, that's for DANG sure!"

On the subject of our military, for those interested "Taking Chance" starring Kevin Bacon (as Lt Col Michael Strobl USMC (Ret) escorting PFC Chance Phelps USMC (KIA) home to Debois, Wyoming) will premier Saturday, February 21, at 8PM on HBO.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WOWZERS - that oughta be a good 'un! Thanks, Adonis!

  From Joe Cross (Hampton HS - '60) of ?? to        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/03/09 - "Old Stomping Grounds":


I would like to thank you for the excellent work you and your contributors have accomplished in creating and enhancing the Old Stomping Grounds. I have spent a lot time enjoying it and continue to find more good stuff as I go back over it and find things I missed previously.

In addition, I want to make sure that you are aware of the book written by Parke Rouse, Jr. entitled The Good Old Days of Hampton and Newport News. The version that I have is copyright 1986, published by The Dietz Press. Lots of old prints and photos and accounts Mr. Rouse has written for the Daily Press and magazines. It is available on line for ~$14. A great compliment to have handy when reviewing your fantastic web site. 

Again, you folks do good work.

Joe Cross (HHS-'60)

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to   Joe Cross (Hampton HS - '60) of ??- 02/03/09 - "RE: Old Stomping Grounds":

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the kudos, but I must tell you that I am merely one of many contributors to the site.  

The webmistress,       Carol Buckley Harty NNHS 1965 (of IL), is the one who packages and updates the site. If you enjoy the site, it is she to whom you should direct your thanks.

I have owned a copy of the Parke Rouse book for more years than I can remember. If you have viewed all of my submissions, then you will know that I have “lifted” several images from that book, e.g. Jackson School and West Avenue, albeit with complete attribution.

All that being said … it is very heartwarming  to be recognized for one’s efforts ..... 

TYPHOON Regards,


  From Joe Cross (Hampton HS - '60) of ?? - 02/03/09:

Thank you.  I really enjoy the web site and appreciate the work that goes into it. 

   Thanks so much, Joe (and David)! I'm always delighted when people thank Dave for the site - as they inevitably do. Despite his modesty, his was the vision behind most of the site, and certainly for Our Old Stomping Grounds. He suggested and gathered and recaptured; I merely collated and appreciated his genius.

  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 02/03/09 - "Old Tennessee Mountain Man":

------Advice From An Old Tennessee Mountain Man_

Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered... Not yelled.

Meanness don't jes' Happen Overnight.

It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel, or unkind word.

Every path has a few puddles.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

Remember that silence Is sometimes The best answer.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Leave the rest Up to God.

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Ruthie!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 02/03/09 - "A Woman's Tear":

A little boy asked his mother, 'Why are you crying?'

'Because I'm a woman,' she told him.

'I don't understand,' he said.

His mom just hugged him and said, 'And you never will.'

Later the little boy asked his father, 'Why does Mother seem to cry for no reason?'

'All women cry for no reason,' was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, 'God, why do women cry so easily?'

God said: 'When I made the Woman, she had to be special.'

'I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort.

'I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

'I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

'I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.

'I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

'I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

'And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed. That tear holds more then men could understand. If a man was to shed her tear it would look enormous. For a woman's tear is full of unconditional love, power, sacrifice, beauty, pain, and compassion - all ten fold of what a Man is able to feel. And that is, my son, why I made her close to being Supernatural. She's my gift to the world - she's an Angel on Earth. Love her and praise her for there will be no other than your mother here on Earth, who will Love you as I do.

'You see, my son,' said God, 'The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides.'

   Thank you, Norris! I seem to have shed a great number of these lately for a variety of reasons.....

From - 02/02/09 - "Making Commitments":

Goal Setting - Making Commitments - The Power of Choice
By Anastasia Netri, Jan. 20, 2009


I woke up on January 1st, 2009 at 7:15AM. The alarm clock went off and I thought about hitting the snooze. A voice deep within roared with a boom and said, "What are you committed to?"

I had made a choice to start the new year not with a party, but a good nights sleep. I choose to wake early, meditate and exercise. I wanted this year to start off with a statement, a tone for the year. When that voice spoke and asked me what I was committed to, I thought it would be powerful to answer that with some specifics.

I sat up in bed with my journal and a pen, and wrote out the question: What am I committed to in 2009?

I started writing and was amazed at what I saw before me on the paper. Here's a very small excerpt:

I am committed this year to serving the highest good of myself and others. I am committed to using the gifts I have to serve the world in the way I feel called to.

I kept writing. I found myself looking at what I was committed to in the past.

I am NO LONGER committed to serving the voice in my head that says unloving things. The voice that tells me I'm not good enough. The voice that I like to call "Miss Perfect". She loves to point out all the things that are wrong with me. I've been trying so hard to serve Miss Perfect my whole life. She is never satisfied. No matter what I do, it's not good enough. I serve Miss Perfect when I BELIEVE HER. That feeds her, you see. It keeps her in charge.

I fired Miss Perfect on January 1st, 2009. She's still there, but she's not running things anymore. I am.

This awareness has been very empowering. I now know that I serve my highest self and others when I eat well, exercise, and meditate. When I make a plan, focus on the work I want to be doing and do it, and prioritize activities and tasks in my life, I am serving the greater good. When I eliminate distraction from my life and am present with what I am doing, I serve myself and others. It is through doing these things that I have energy, feel grounded, and create and implement programs and products that will help people become more of what they wish to be.

I invite you now to come along with me here, to this place of power. This is a really amazing way to begin a new year, although any time of the year is a good time. When you are ready, perhaps you might find the journal exercise I did useful to you. Cozy up with a hot cup of something, your journal and pen, and write the words: What am I committed to this year? You may also find this fun to do with a friend and share with each other what you are committed to. You can also support one other, and offer lots of loving acknowledgement and encouragement.

Accountability and support can help us with the commitments we have made. Being that we are our own worst enemy, surrounding ourselves with positive people who help remind us of our greatness increases our chances of happiness and success. Others love to help us. It gives most people great joy to feel as they have been a part of your success.

If you feel that this is the year to let your light shine, be bold, and take action, then make a powerful choice today to do just that. This can be the best year of your life, it's all up to you.

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  From My Friend, Leo, of NC - 02/03/09 - "7 degrees of blonde ":

---  7 degrees of blonde



A married couple was asleep when the phone rang at 2 in the morning.

The wife (undoubtedly blonde), picked up the phone, listened a moment and said "How should I know, that's 200 miles from here!" and hung up.
The husband said, "Who was that?"

The wife said, "I don't know, some woman wanting to know if the coast is clear."



Two blondes are walking down the street. One notices a compact on the sidewalk and leans down to pick it up.

She opens it, looks in the mirror and says, "Hmm, this person looks familiar."

The second blonde says, "Here, let me see!"

So the first blonde hands her the compact.

The second one looks in the mirror and says, "You dummy, it's me!"

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A blonde suspects her boyfriend of cheating on her, so she goes out and buys a gun. She goes to his apartment unexpectedly and when she opens the door she finds him in the arms of a redhead.

Well, the blonde is really angry. She opens her purse to take out the gun, and as she does so, she is overcome with grief. She takes the gun and puts it to her head.

The boyfriend yells, "No, honey, don't do it!!!"

The blonde replies, "Shut up, you're next! "


A blonde was bragging about her knowledge of state capitals. She proudly says, "Go ahead, ask me, I know all of them."

A friend says, "OK, what's the capital of Wisconsin ?"

The blonde replies, "Oh, that's easy: W."



What did the blonde ask her doctor when he told her she was pregnant?

"Is it mine?"



Bambi, a blonde in her fourth year as a UCLA freshman, sat in her US government class. The professor asked Bambi if she knew what Roe vs. Wade was about.

Bambi pondered the question then finally said, "That was the decision George Washington had to make before he crossed the Delaware."



Returning home from work, a blonde was shocked to find her house ransacked and burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime. The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the radio, and a K-9 unit, patrolling nearby was the first to respond. As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, the blonde ran out on the porch, shuddered at the sight of the cop and his dog, then sat down on the steps.

Putting her face in her hands, she moaned, "I come home to find all my possessions stolen. I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send me a BLIND policeman."


   Thanks, Leo!


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 02/02/09
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   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                  Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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Here with Me

Dido, 1999

I didn't hear you leave
I wonder how am I still here
And I don't want to move a thing
It might change my memory

Oh I am what I am
I do what I want
But I can't hide

And I won't go
I won't sleep
I can't breathe
Until you're resting here with me

And I won't leave
I can't hide
I cannot be
Until you're resting here with me

I don't want to call my friends
For they might wake me from this dream
And I can't leave this bed
Risk forgetting all that's been

Oh I am what I am
I do what I want
But I can't hide

And I won't go
I won't sleep
I can't breathe
Until you're resting here with me

I won't leave
I can't hide
I cannot be
Until you're resting here

I won't go
And I won't sleep
And I can't breathe
Until you're resting here with me

And I won't leave
I can't hide
I cannot be
Until you're resting here with me

Oh I am what I am
I do what I want
But I can't hide

And I won't go
I won't sleep
And I can't breathe
Until you're resting here with me

I won't leave
I can't hide
I cannot be
Until you're resting here

And I won't go
And I won't sleep
And I can't breathe
Until you're resting here with me

I won't leave
I can't hide
I cannot be
Until you're resting here with me

"Here with Me" midi courtesy of - 02/04/09

"Here with Me" lyrics courtesy of - 02/04/09

Image of Lonely Gal courtesy of - 02/04/09

Image of Lonely Guy courtesy of - 02/04/09

Cracked Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 02/04/09

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

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

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

Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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!

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

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

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

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