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02/12/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Abraham Lincoln's 198th Birthday

"Whatever you are, be a good one."

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

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Today's theme is supposed to repeat every year, barring technical difficulties.....



1. Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC - 02/11/07:

2. Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 02/11/07:

  From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of AL - 02/11/07:

Glad to hear that you are back home safe after your mini vacation.

   Thanks, Susie!

 ..... On the lighter side, my husband and I, along with Jim and Lola (Babb) Hallman of NC ('63);  Sharon Weaver Knowles ('63); Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63); Dickie and Marsha Leake Garrett ('63), spent  "Super Bowl Weekend" with the Saunders, Bob ('61) and Carol ('63), at their new home in Smithfield, VA.  As you know when friends get together we all reminiscence about the past, which we did into the wee hours of the mornings.
Lola and Barbara would like to be added to the email list and receive the newsletters that you devote so much of your time to for all to read, enjoy and keep up with the past and present.    
I enjoy reading them, and look forward to them when we return from trips.
To the class of 1963  -  it's time to start preparing for our 45-year reunion in 2008  -  if anyone has moved or changed email addresses since 2003, please forward to me so that we make sure you receive any and all mailings.
Susie Overton Jones
4726 Saddle Ridge Dr
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
256-533-1506 (H)
256-783-8435 (C)

   COOL BEANS!!!  I always get a kick out of hearing of the mini-reunions y'all enjoy from time to time!  Thanks for sharing that with us, Susie!

   And we're delighted to welcome Lola and Barbara to our Happy Group!  Your names were already posted on the Contact Page for the Class of 1963:

   For privacy reasons, I'll need your express permission if you'd like me to add your email addies there as well.

   I have added your names to our so-called "Alumni Page":

   I hope by now you've checked out the images from your 40-Year Reunion:

   And by navigating through the Site Map, you can probably find more than you ever realized you wanted to know:

   Welcome, Ladies - and thanks again, Susie!


12 - Jon Pearl ('57)
13 - Carla Fine Cripps ('65) of Australia  

   Many Happy Returns!!!


  Hit #57,000 was made on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 3:54 PM by someone from

  From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/08/07 - "PENNY POSTCARDS":

Although    "Precious" (Rip Collins - '65 - of TN) has forgotten the name you and   Sarah Sugah (Puckett Kressaty - '65) of VA) gave me, to which I will not answer, the instructions are "good" and the attachment is worthy of a peek!

  From Rip Collins ('65) of TN - 02/08/07 - "PENNY POSTCARDS FROM YOUR STATE":

Wayne Darling,
You may want to forward this to Carol.

Checkout your old stomping grounds during the times of the penny postcard.

Click on the state and then on the county to see old penny postcards from that area.....pretty neat.

Click below:

   Oh, Wayne Honey, don't be silly!  You always seem to answer when I call - and I always call you, "Wayne Honey"! WILD GIGGLES!!!

   Seriously, though, this is an excellent site, which my friend, Judy, of IL sent me previously.  I published it once before, and my niece, Shari, of VA liked it so much she included it on her own newsletter which she maintains for a goodly number of people.

   If ever an item deserved another look, it is this one!

   Thanks, Wayne Honey - and Rip Precious - and Shari - and Judy!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 02/08/07 - "Dear Carol, Large Weather up North, 6` Below Zero":

Dear Carol,


For you folks down SOUTH where you are having what we call a heat wave
14+, Up NORTH here in Michigan where it is "KOLD", I will let you look
at our thermometer. Our coldest was "10 BELOW 0". We have not had much snow all winter, total about 5" with less than 1" on the ground now BUT,
it is bitter "KOLD" as you can see.  In my younger days I loved the cold winter weather so I could go ice skating and tobogganing.

How times change !!!

More later when I thaw out, Your Friend, Herbie


   YOWZERONI!!!  Actually, I've been cold ever since I returned from Illinois, but that's 'cause I'm such a wienie....

   Thanks, Herbie Darlin'! STAY WARM!!!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/08/07 - "An old, but valuable lesson. THE TRAP":

Wishing all of you people who care for you during your "traps."
It's so pretty here covered in snow. I heard we are expecting more Monday.
Better late than never, I was afraid Winter was passing us by.
                                  Have a nice Winter weekend,

The Trap

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.

What food might this contain?

He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning, "There is a mousetrap in the house!  There is a mousetrap in the

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me.  I cannot be bothered by it."

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house."

The pig sympathized but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray.  Be assured you are in my prayers."

The mouse turned to the cow.  She said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse.  I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose."

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house; like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught.  In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.

The snake bit the farmer's wife.  The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever.  Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.

But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.  To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.  So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.

In the book of Genesis, Cain said this about Abel, his brother, to our God: "Am I my brother's keeper?"

We are all involved in this journey called life.  We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.


   Thanks, Shari! This, too, is a keeper! 

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 02/08/07 - "The Wheels of Life":

Thought this was a GOOD one....AL

Getting  older has its drawbacks,
but I guess there aren't too many good alternatives
to getting older. Whenever you see a gathering
of seniors, it is an even bet they are talking about
everything that is wrong with them.  
You know, the usual, memory, urinary problems,
knees, eyesight, etc., etc.

Well, I am a senior, and I absolutely refuse
to discuss these issues with everyone else.
If I have a problem, I find a solution.  
It is not always the solution that I like,
but I handle it the best way I know and
I don't discuss it with every person
I see on the street that is past 62.
No sir....  

With this in mind, I bought myself a new scooter.
I wanted something that was easy on gas
and could zip me to the store and about town.
This seems to meet my EVERY need.

I love it!



Senior Citizens Are Valuable

We are more value than any of the younger generations:

We have
silver in our hair.
We have
gold in our teeth.
We have
stones in our kidneys.  
We have
lead in our feet, and
We are loaded with
natural Gas.


   Thanks, Al! This was a hoot!

  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 02/08/07 - "Ever Wonder Why":

Carol ... some good ones for the newsletter!


Only in America drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Only in banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Only in we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Only in we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

Only in we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.

Only in they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.


Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin ?

Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed? !
Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?* *

Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?* *
Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?* *

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?* *

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

..... We all need to smile every once in a while.

   GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Babe!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/10/07 - "more and more":
As usual I found one before Tuesday. I guess the mice swarm triggered many blogs, so a crab invasion video was introduced.  I remember seeing both of these on TLC, but do not recall that lady entering the building where there were millions of mice were. I'd take the crabs verses the mice. Crabs may pinch but mice are germy. Although I'm sure this can be problematic, too. It would be hard for me to have to run over some, but I guess the people have no choice. Different places seem to be plagued by different types of invasions.

   EWWW!!!  Every now and then I grow slightly wistful that I've never seen all that much of the world.  After viewing this, I think I'll just count my blessings instead!

   Thanks, Lady!

  From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 02/10/07 - "It's all Missionary Work":


This was sent to me by my good friend who happens to be a LDS member. Thinking of you!

                                                                                                                            Bill Hobbs
Two LDS missionaries were visiting homebound patients when they ran out of gas. As luck would have it, a gas station was just a block away.
The two walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The attendant said that the only gas can he owned had been lent out, but they could wait until it was returned.
Since the young men were on the way to see a patient, they decided not to wait and walked back to the car. They looked for something in the car that could be filled with gas, and spotted the bedpan they were taking to the patient.
Always resourceful, they carried the bedpan to the station, filled it with gas, and carried the full bedpan back to the car.
While the missionaries were pouring the gas into the tank, two men watched from across the street.

One of the them turned to the other and said, "If it starts, I'm turning Mormon."
Have a good day!

   WILD HYSTERICAL GIGGLES!!!  Thanks, Sweetie!  That's no doubt an apocryphal tale, but it's really funny!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII - 02/11/07 - "Dear Carol, ~~~ Quote from Casablanca "Here's looking at you Kid".":

Dear Carol,

I do hope that you are well and in the best of spirits, When I don't hear from you for a spell, I WORRY. The weather has been very cold over most of the country, especially in Michigan. I sent you a picture of my thermometer showing 6 degrees below zero BUT, Our coldest was ten below zero. We have not had too much snow yet, about 5" all winter with just about 1" on the ground at this time. As Humphrey Bogart said in Casablanca, "Here's looking at you, Kid".

Your Friend, Herbie

   Well, Herbie Darlin', I gotta tell ya.  I've been as sick as a poor little puppy.

   And on those times when I actually felt well enough to go near my computer, I felt it wiser just to do things which required no comment from me.  There's a very good reason for that.  When I'm sick, the filter between my brain and my mouth (or in this case, my fingertips) breaks first.  To avoid severe damage control, it's far better for me just to maintain a strict silence.

   Here's a case in point.

   As you may recall, I am the choir director for my local ward (congregation).  This is always a fun job, but  when our membership turnover is at least 50% at any given time, it's a challenge to keep track of who does and who does not enjoy singing with a choir.  But I digress.

   The choir is "posta" sing this Sunday morning, February 18.  At the suggestion of my #5 son,    Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS - '97 - of IL), I had chosen "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing", and downloaded the free sheet music from this site belonging to Sally Deford:

   On Wednesday evening (02/07), I was horrified to note that this stupid germ had returned to me once again, just when I absolutely, positively had to hold a choir practice.  It wasn't bad enough that the email I had sent to the choir informing them of the practice times mentioned five dates - four of which were wrong.

   Oh, no.

   At this particular rehearsal, the only man who could attend was our bishop, who, I might add, was a full bird colonel when he retired from the Army a few years ago.

   There are two passages in the song arrangement when the rhythm is slightly altered.  As we were going over his part, I meant to say something to that effect, really I did.  Unfortunately, what came out of my mouth instead was, "You know what your problem is?!?"

   The women completely dissolved in hysterical laughter.  I was mortified.

   One day soon, I might work up "da noive" to look the man in the face again......

   Thanks, Sweetie! I think I'll go watch "Casablanca" again!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 02/12/07:


   In honor of Mr. Lincoln's birthday, we are having a renewed emphasis on our Faculty pages, and are asking that you share your memories of some of your favorite teachers with us.  To start you moving in that direction, I've added the following:

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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.


   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"
(#6 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.
Look Closely, you can see the Bricks through the Chalk on
the Monitor Screen

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

   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

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

- Julia Ward Howe

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He has loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible swift sword
His truth is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps
His day is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnish`d rows of steel,
"As ye deal with my contemners, So with you my grace shall deal;"
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel
Since God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

"Battle Hymn of the Republic" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thank you so much, Dave!  This rendition has exactly the period flavor I had hoped against hope to capture.

"Battle Hymn of the Republic" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/09/05
Thanks again, Dave!

First Lincoln Image courtesy of - 02/09/05

Second Lincoln Image courtesy of - 02/09/05

Flag Divider Bar clip art courtesy of - 02/09/05

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!

Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of - 03/07/06

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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