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02/11/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
I Wish You Love

"Excuse me, then! you know my heart;
But dearest friends, alas! must part."

- John Gay
(30 June 1685 - 4 Dec 1732)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme is once again a reminder of the rapidly approaching St. Valentine's Day.

   HEY, LOOKY!!! Frank Sinatra can sing to you the way he's always singing to me in My Magic Shower!  Well, not really, I suppose, 'cause, you know, you're not actually in the shower right now, but here's Frank, anyway!


1. Sylvia Midgett ('70) of VA - 02/10/08 - "NNHS Mailing List":

What about the class of 1970 ? didn't seem to find it; maybe later
              Sylvia Midgett (1965-1970)

   Hi, Sylvia! The server (and thus, the site itself) has been up and down, on and off so much since very early Saturday morning, I'm surprised you could find anything.  Normally, it would be here:

          I don't have enough information on the Class of 1970 at this time to create such a page.....

   Those are the only pages (that I can recall at the moment) in which they are "segregated" from the rest of us. Of course there is input from members of the Class of 1970 all throughout the Newsletters:

   Wanna join us??

Thanks for getting back to me so soon. I was hooked once I logged on, it was like going down memory lane ! My husband has just picked up his 25 year service award from what is now Hampton Roads Transit and I am now retired from them, so the CRT page was especially interesting. Well, got a job interview early, so I'll get back to you later.
Have a great day and stay warm.

   Thanks, Sylvia! I've added you to the Alumni Page for the Class of 1970. Send me your maiden name and your birthday, and I'll add you to a couple of other pages!


   Happy Birthday today to    Harmon Gordon ('63) of VA!  And Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jon Pearl ('57)!  Happy Birthday Wednesday to     Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia!
  And a very happy Valentine Birthday to       Jimmy Parker ('62) of VA and to my niece       Renee Dick Wallace (Booker T. Washington HS - '80) of Northern VA.

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/07/08 - "       One of my Famous Marines,  Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII":

   You've no doubt noticed that it's been a while since we've heard from our Darling Herbie.

   He writes to         Dimples (Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC) and     Linda May (Bond Crayton - '66 - of VA) and me practically every day, and we'd not heard from him since 01/24/08.  That is VERY un-Herbie-like of him!  The three of us began to bombard him with emails.  No response.  Dimples left him two messages on his answering machine.  Again, no response.

   Thursday, Linda May and I called his daughter,    Heidi Hice MacKay of MI, and again left messages.

   Heidi returned my call to her Thursday night, with some distressing news to pass along to all of y'all.

   In late January (I think probably on 01/25/08) she had taken her dad to the doctor's for what they thought would be a rather routine visit, or possibly to have a slightly invasive procedure. Instead, they kept him to perform a triple bypass surgery as well as a clean-up of his carotid artery.

   He's still in ICU, and is expected to remain hospitalized for a couple of months.

   Heidi requested our prayers on his behalf, which I of course promised if she would give him our love and kisses. 
She assured me that she would, and she'll keep us posted on his progress.

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/08/08 - "The Beacon":



Thanks to        Rummager-in-Chief Dave Spriggs (’64) of VA for yet another great addition to the archives with his find of THE BEACON. It is a reminder of the fun, challenge and camaraderie among those of us who staffed the bi-monthly school paper. We clipped individual letters from strips and pieced them together to make the headlines. We transitioned in 1960 from an old Press Graflex camera to a Polaroid Land Camera for our photos. We hunt and pecked on an early version of the electric typewriter on which we could justify the copy and we used skills learned at Mrs. Walker’s Wee Wisdom Kindergarten to cut and paste each edition. There was something “heady” about that rubber cement! Those were the early days of offset printing.


As an added note, the article in the November ’61 edition about Band Sweetheart finalists Carol Petenbrink ('62) and Suzie Nunnally ('62) brought to mind Carol’s flag twirling talents and Suzie’s skill on the French horn. Suzie was a good friend and I note she is not among the alumna listings for the Class of ’62. I’m curious where she might be?


Norm Covert (’61)

   Thanks so much for the background, Normie!  I added your comments to the Beacon page:

   And watch for even articles more at the end of this Newsletter!

   Back in '97 when the Class of 1962 held their 35-Year Reunion, both Carol and Suzie were (regrettably) on their "missing" list.  By 2002, Suzie had been located - but I don't recall where.  I didn't see either Carol or Suzie at the Reunions in 2002 or 2007, both of which I attended briefly. I had hoped Suzie at least would have been at one of them. I remember both of them with such fondness.  Suzie sat near me in band, and was always great and glorious fun; Carol with all her beauty always treated me with such grace and charm. That was a quality I always found so appealing - and astonishing, somehow - especially when extended to me as a freshman from a senior!

   By the way, I thought you and        Harry (Covert - '57 - of Northern VA)  might enjoy these next images.

     From Me ('65) of NC - 02/08/08 - "The Daily Press Presses":

   When I was in Newport News last summer, I wanted to pick up several recent editions of the newspaper, so we dropped by the Daily Press offices. 

   As I was turning to leave I saw these old presses on display, and a flood of memories watched over me.  I suddenly remembered touring the old newspaper location when I was a Brownie Scout back in '56.

   Fortunately, I always carry my camera in my purse.

Monday, July 9, 2007
The Daily Press, Newport News, VA

   And no, I don't remember where the old office was located.  I rarely if ever recall such things.  I count myself fortunate when I remember where I am at the moment.

   But yes, Jimmy-Jimmy, I do indeed know what I was wearing that day (as well as on Christmas Eve of 1962).

   I was wearing my Brownie uniform, of course! 

Carol Randolph Buckley

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 02/08/08 - "Problem with REGULAR newsletter editions":

Hiya Sweetie -- 

I've got it isolated now -- something has gone wrong internally on Internet Explorer, apparently. But it still "don't make no sense" -- why just the recent REGULAR issues, and not the memorials? Also -- it doesn't affect issues from 2006 & 2007 -- I checked some of them at your suggestion.

I tried another browser I have installed (Mozilla Firefox), and ALL the newsletters work just fine in it. 
So, mine not to reason why, just reinstall IE and don't worry about why!!!!!!!!!

   SUPER-DE-DUPER!!! I'm glad you solved the problem, Ronnie! And I think if anything - anything at all - actually made sense anymore, it would just throw me completely off balance.....

       From My #5 Son, Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) - 02/08/08 - "RE:   Ron Miller's ('59 - of NC) Problem with REGULAR newsletter editions":

Haha, my suggestion would have been to use Firefox (much better browser in my opinion).  Glad he got it worked out.

   GIGGLES - "Great minds..." Thanks, Faniel!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/08/08 - "That's DRUNK":

A True Story from the Jacksonville, FL Police Dept.

A man goes to a party and has too much to drink. His friends plead with him to let them take him home.  He says no -- he only lives a mile away.

About five blocks from party, the police pull him over for weaving and ask
him to get out of the car and walk the line.  Just as he starts, the police radio blares out a notice of a robbery taking place in a house just a block away.  The police tell the man to stay put, they will be right back and they hop a fence and run down the street to the robbery.

The guy waits and waits and finally decides to drive home.  When he gets there, he tells his wife he is going to bed, and to tell anyone who might come looking for him that he has the flu and has been in bed all day.

A few hours later the police knock on the door.  They ask if Mr. Joe is
there and his wife says yes.  They ask to see him and she replies that he is in bed with the flu and has been so all day.

The police have his driver's license. They ask to see his car and she
asks why.  They insist on seeing his car, so she takes them to the garage.
She opens the door. There sitting in the garage is the police car, with all
its lights still flashing.

True story: Told by the driver at his first AA meeting.
 Joyce Cahoon

   YOWZERS!!! Thanks, Joyce!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/09/08 - "Every so often a good one....":

Something to think about.

   Thank you, Judy, I'd not seen this one for a while; it's beautiful!

  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 02/09/08 - "Breast Cancer Site":

I received the following this week.  Would you please print a reminder in the newsletter.
The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle).

This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site:

   Thanks, Renee! Why is it that the simplest of things are often the most difficult for us??

   I'm reminded of the story in Genesis 19 of Lot and his family.  All they were asked to do was leave and not look back How easy is that?!?  But Lot's wife simply couldn't resist one last glance, and as a consequence of her disobedience was turned into a pillar of salt.

   To donate to this worthy cause, all we need to do is click on the pink button which appears not only on the main page of the site, but at the top of each and every regular Newsletter.  So click the pink button, y'all!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/10/08 - "Foods":


Here is just a short list of examples of Whole Food Signatures for you to think about if you want to.

A sliced carrot looks like the human eye.  The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye….and Yes, science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to the function of the eyes.

A tomato has four chambers and is red.  The heart is red and has four chambers.  Research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart.  Each grape looks like a blood cell and the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A walnut looks like a little brain, a left and a right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums.  Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex.  We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones.  These foods specifically target bone strength.  Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium.  If you don’t have enough sodium in our diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak.  These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Eggplant, avocadoes and pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female- they look just like these organs.  Today’s research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and helps prevent cervical; cancers, And how profound is this? It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit.  There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them). 

Sweet potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics. 

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.

Grapefruits, oranges and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like body cells.  Today’s research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells.  They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

   This is the coolest thing I've read lately! Thanks so much, Shari!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/10/08 - "HOW TO CALL THE POLICE WHEN YOU'RE OLD.... TOO CUTE!":


George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi was going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window.

George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who asked 'Is someone in your house?' and he said 'no'. Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be along when available.  George said, 'Okay,' hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them all."

Then he hung up.

Within five minutes three police cars, an Armed Response Unit, a SWAT team, and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips' residence and caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the Policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

 George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"

   Thanks again, Joyce!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/10/08 - "BEACON - 21 NOV 1962":

Articles are attached. There were many worth scanning this time. You might spread them over several newsletters.


   That I shall, Brown Eyes! Thanks so much!

Friday, November 21, 1962 Friday, November 21, 1962 Friday, November 21, 1962 Friday, November 21, 1962 Friday, November 21, 1962
Beacon Masthead Senior Spotlight - Darden Daniel ('63) and Ginny Sue Goolsby ('63) with Mr. Larry Armstrong ('53) Library Mr. Phil Wynn Mrs. Abby Lou Diamondstein

PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):

1. My Friend Judy of IL -  shoulder replacement surgery - 04/22/08

2. Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA - heart replacement surgery - 12/13/07

3.      Me ('65) of NC - recent escalation of heart and blood pressure problems plus the usual .....

4. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - continuing problems with advancing scoliosis

5.       Herb Hice of MI - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08

6. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08

7.       John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08

8. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08


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" (#12 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!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





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

I Wish You Love

Written by C. Trenet and A. Beach

(Frank Sinatra,
Recorded June 10, 1964, Los Angeles)

Goodbye, no use leading with our chins, this is where our story ends,
Never lovers, ever friends.
Goodbye, let our hearts call it a day, but before you walk away,
I sincerely want to say.

I wish you bluebirds in the spring, to give your heart a song to sing,
And then a kiss, but more than this, I wish you love.
And if you like lemonade to cool you in some lazy glade,
I wish you health, and more than wealth, I wish you love.

My breaking heart and I agree that you and I could never be,
So with my best, my very best, I set you free.
I wish you shelter from the storm, a cozy fire to keep you warm,
Most of all, when snowflakes fall, I wish you love.

I wish you shelter from the storm, a cozy fire to keep you warm,
Most of all, when snowflakes fall, hot time, I wish you love.
All kinds of love, a whole gang of love.

"I Wish You Love" midi courtesy of - 02/04/08

"I Wish You Love" lyrics courtesy of - 02/08/08

Images of Bluebirds courtesy of - 02/08/08

Tiny Blue Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 09/01/05

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

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

Animated Heart clip art courtesy of - 02/12/05

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!

Booker T. Washington logo courtesy of - 09/25/07

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

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

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

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

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

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

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