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02/20/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
How Deep Is Your Love?

“Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt
and be like a running brook that sings its melody
to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged
heart and give thanks for another day of loving.”

-  Kahlil Gibran
(6 Jan 1883 - 10 Apr 1931)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

 It's probably no secret by now that left to my own devices, I'll probably instinctively pick ballads from the 40's as Newsletter themes.  I chanced upon this Bee Gees hit song from 1977, and decided for a change of pace to use it today - "just to be nice".

Bonus Treat -

   Once again I cannot guarantee the continuity of today's Newsletter, but I can absolutely guarantee that it is incomplete!  There was a great deal of input this past weekend, and I'm going to hit some of the high points today and try to add the rest during the week.

  I hope these dates are correct now; when I originally posted some of them I had inadvertently scrambled the order!  
20 -
   Bobby Callis ('64) of WV;
22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA;
23 - Richard Prince ('57).

   Many Happy Returns, Gentlemen!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/17/08 - "  Jerry ('65) Update":

I just want to thank everyone again for all the prayers and special attention to Jerry and his progress as he fights his illness. Please keep him in your prayers as he begins radiation this Wednesday.  He will have daily doses for four weeks.
We had great news from Dr. Kruger on Friday.  He could see no obvious signs of any cancer upon examination and is very optimistic that after radiation and a PET scan, that he will pretty much be finished until a 6 month check up.  Jerry's blood work was VERY OK.  The doc said that the numbers were right in there.  We are very happy with the results of our visit with Dr. K and Dr. Miller on Friday.  We are ready to move on.  Thank God for getting us through and giving us such special friends and a great family.
We love you!

      What fabulous news! Thanks so much, Judy!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 02/18/08 - "Update on       Herbie (Hice of MI)":

Dear Carol and Typhoon Nation....

I spoke with Herbie's daughter
  Heidi (Hice MacKay of MI) again this morning and Herbie is slowly coming around.  He is still comatose most of the time but has progressed to keeping his eyes open and responding to commands, such as blinking, holding up fingers and moving his head, for about 10 minutes a day; last week it was ten seconds.  Progress is slow but his vital signs are good and his tests show that the chemicals in his brain are slow to function, from the trauma dealt to his body at his age and from being under for such a long time during the actual surgery.  His doctors are pleased with his progress.  His family is impatient to have their dad back to normal.  

There is no sign of stroke or any damage in that area.  Heidi said the hospital staff is working hard to keep him awake a little longer each day, but his hospital stay is still about two months; after that remains anyone's guess.   In addition to worrying about her dad, Heidi has taken Herbie's dog for keeping until he is able to resume such duties.... She says that their dog and Herbie's dog get along fine, but the weather is cold, snowy, and muddy which keeps the dogs inside 90% of the time.  That is adding to her distress.  The dogs get along well, but are noisy and tend to frazzle her nerves slightly more than they are already.  She also expects Herbie to be on the computer more than usual this summer since his activities will be limited for a while after his recovery. 

I told her of all the prayers for her dad and the entire family is grateful, so don't stop praying !   Is it possible that our dear Herbie, knowing the weather conditions outside of his warm bed, could be hibernating until the first kiss of spring awakens him from a well deserved sleep ?  Thinking of it that way somehow makes it easier to deal with...for me, anyway !  She will give him our love and tell him of our prayers when she visits him this evening !

Dimples aka Sepi

   MORE fabulous news! Thank you so much, Dimples!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 02/14/08 - "USMC Mobile Photo Shop":

  That's baaaad!!! Thanks, Norris!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 02/14/08 - "Our Old Stomping Grounds; H & B Grocery Store, Newport News, VA.":

Hi, Carol:
When I worked for H & B Grocery in Newport News, VA we had a reserved parking space for "Loading and Unloading" that allowed us to load the delivery truck back when groceries were delivered to the residence of our customers.
  The co-owner of the store, Mr. Charlie Burcher owned a 1956 Mercury exactly like the one in the image above. She was a real beauty.

When the owner's wife came to town on Saturday Afternoons to shop, she would park anywhere she could find a parking space in a crowded downtown section. Then she would give me the keys to the car and ask me to go move it to the reserved parking space in front of the store. This eased her exit from downtown before 4:00 PM when the Shipyard 1st Shift stopped work, and she did not have to carry his purchases a long distance to her car.
1956 Mercury Custom Convertible

Needless to say, that was the best part of my job on Saturdays. I moved the truck to a regular space, located the Mercury and then fired that baby up, which usually had the top struck, and bring her around to the Reserved Parking Space in front of the store and park it. But I did not always take the most direct route back to the store. You know, heavy traffic, or something like that delayed my return to work.
Charlie Burcher would wink at me when he handed me the keys to this 1956 Mercury Convertible, knowing full well I might cruise a few blocks down Washington Avenue before returning to park it in the reserved space.
TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   What a charming memory! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Adonis! I posted it here:


        From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of OH - 02/17/08 - "Lemon in water at Restaurants WARNING.":

Hey all...just fyi...I knew there was a reason why I don't do lemons!  bh

When I read this I got sick to my stomach. I always get lemon. Who thinks!!!!

VERY scary!  What's next?

This may have you rethinking about that little slice of lemon.
Click on website below and turn on your sound:

   EEWWWW - DISGUSTING!!! Thanks so much for letting us know, Brent!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/18/08 - "BEACON - 29 MAR 63":

Articles are attached.
Friday, March 29, 1963 Friday, March 29, 1963 Friday, March 29, 1963 Friday, March 29, 1963
David Braitsch, Wayne Gilman, John Gillikin, and Eugene Groshong (all '63) complied
a total of the most points
in the "Typhoon Bowl."
Academic Awards
Presented to 15
Ginny Morton ('62) Studies
at Christopher Newport
Barbara Fritsche ('63)

I looked at all the articles surrounding the photo of    Barbara Fritsche (Barnes - '63 - of VA) and could find no mention of her. I can only surmise that it was an “homage” (French pronunciation, please).


   Thanks, Brown Eyes! I'm enjoying these so much! And I'm more than happy to offer an "Homage" to Barbara anytime!

  From Jim Dossett ('66) of FL -  02/18/08 - "Stranger on the Shore":

I, as many of you, have some wonderful memories of being part of the  null   Typhoon Marching Senior Band - and some that aren't so wonderful.  I was in senior band for only my 9th and 10th grade years.  Carol, your latest news letter has brought to mind a memory associated with "Stranger on the Shore". 

It was after either the '62 Williamsburg Christmas parade or the '63 Winchester parade.  After the parade, as you will remember, everyone had to load their instruments into the luggage compartment of the Greyhound-type buses the band always used for travel.  In this one case however a honor was bestowed, or at least that is the way I remember , as I was saying -a honor was bestowed on the first chair clarinet player to bring his/her instrument on the bus.  It was dark, there was the usual joking and horse-play followed by an unplanned, unrehearsed quiet pause as the day, what we had once again accomplished sank in.  Gradually, during that lull there were the soft, beautiful notes of "Stranger" flowing from mid-way the bus.  It was the most beautiful rendition I have ever heard.  Everyone, I mean everyone - the obnoxious percussion section, the boisterous brass  ---  everyone was reverently silent.  It was at that moment that I realized that I was part of a wonderful, very special group that had no equal. I've said it before - at that time I didn't like JP and he didn't like me - but my God, Mr. Wilson made us produce music like no other HS band on the east coast, and for that I thank him. 

That bus ride has always been a very special memory to me - now will someone that was part of the Winchester Incomparable All-around Band please tell me that you too remember that moment and perhaps the name of the person playing.

Carol, thanks for hanging in there and keeping the TYPHOON alive.

jim dossett


   WOW, thanks so much, Jim! I deliberately held your note back for one day, hoping this memory would clarify itself somewhat in my mind. I definitely can recall the beautiful tones of that clarinet, but I can't really remember who the gifted musician was playing it.

   If I had to guess,     (Donald) Wayne Gilman ('63 - of IN) could most surely have done it, and I'm reasonably certain that he was the first chair clarinetist, but then I also think it would not have been beyond the talents of a couple of others.

   We always had three Greyhound buses on those band trips. I cannot recall who drove the third bus, but one was driven by Bob Smith, father of the late    Robert Smith ('65).  Another (I think it was known as Bus #2) was driven by Mr. Young.  I believe the percussion section members always elected to ride in this bus.  I know I did, and I know      Buster Vest ('63 - of VA), Kenny Lipscomb ('63 - of VA), and the late    Rose Woodard ('65) did.  When the percussionists were not regaling us with, um, interesting songs, Kenny would often conduct us in "pah-pah-pah-pah-ing" our various parts, thus rehearsing and entertaining us at the same time.  And at given intervals throughout any and all trips, Buster could be heard doing his impersonation of an incident on the bus from a past year: "Mr. Young.  Mr. Young, I'm sick.  Blahttt!"  This was a phrase I diligently taught each of my seven children (as any good mother would!) to provide humor whenever anyone was sick.  A very useful phrase, that, and they all know it to this day.

   I just cannot quite remember.  It's but another of my fragmented memories, so think we'll turn this question over to the class, Jim.

   "Anyone?  Anyone?"

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/19/08 - "Nuts":

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts.

"One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me," said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence.

Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me."

He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along.

"Come here quick," said the boy, "you won't believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls."

The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk." When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery.

Standing by the fence they heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me."

The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been tellin' me the truth. Let's see if we can see the Lord."

Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.

At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. That's all. Now let's go get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done."

They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes ahead of the kid on the bike

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Joyce!

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 02/19/08 - "VIRGINIA":

Things I have learned living in Virginia...

1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road

2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in Virginia

3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in Virginia, plus a couple no one's seen before

4. If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.

5."Onced" and "Twiced" are words

6. It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy.

7. "Jaw-P?" means "Did y'all go to the bathroom?" (I have personal experience with this one. The kids returned from the rest-stop and this is what my wife asked them).

8.People actually grow and eat okra.

9. "Fixinto" is one word.

10. There is no such thing as "lunch". There is only dinner and then there is supper.

11. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar

12. "Backwards and forwards" means "I know everything about you."

13. The word "Jeet" is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat?"

14. You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.

15. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.

16. "No. Jew?" is a common response to the question "Did you bring any beer?".


1. You measure distance in minutes.

2. You've ever had to switch from heat to A/C in the same day.

3. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.

4. You know what a "DAWG" is.

5. You carry jumper cables in your car .. For your OWN car.

6. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete, Tabasco and Ketchup.

7. The local papers cover national and international news on one page,but require 6 pages for local gossip and motorsports.

8. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

9. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a bit warm".

10. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer and Christmas.

11. Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past time known as "goin' Wal-Martin" or "off to Wally World" or off to "Wal-Mart's".

12. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chicken stew weather.

13. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

14. We don't need no dang driver's ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive, dag-nabbit.

15. You understand these jokes and forward them to your Virginia friends (and those who just wish they were).

   Thanks, Sarah Sugah! These are priceless!

From Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 02/19/08 - "Re: 02/19/08 - The Battle of Iwo Jima Plus 63 Years":

Ballad of Ira Hayes:

   Thank you so much, Domi! Having rather reluctantly become a Johnny Cash fan many years ago, I must say this tragic song ran through my head more than once yesterday.

   I had not realized until yesterday, though, that     Ira Hayes was only 32 years old when he died.

   By the way, if you've not yet seen Clint Eastwood's 2006 production, Letters from Iwo Jimo, I heartily recommend it:

  From Donna Price Devers ('66) of NC - 02/20/08:

Hey Carol,
I hope you and your family are doing well.  I haven't looked at the website for awhile...I've been extremely busy since I'm sorry to say I don't know what has been happening with you.  But I do want to ask you to change my email address to and hopefully I will find time to do a little catching up!  Please and thank you!
Take care and God bless you all.
Donna Price Devers '66

   Thanks, Donna! I've changed your addy both on my mailing list and on the Contact Page for the Class of 1966:

  I hope your burdens will become lighter and your free time more plentiful!

     From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 02/20/08 - "You":

Dear Carol....

I am VERY concerned about your symptoms.....your shortness of energy....

You may have blood clots or blocked arteries and you should be checked IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!  My weakness and no energy preceded my pulmonary embolisms attack....and the way the clots hit BOTH my lungs should have killed me.  The doctors told me "it just wasn't my time to die".....
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get yourself to the emergency room and let them do some tests......THIS IS SERIOUS!!!!!!!......

love as always....Janice

   Yes. Well. That's interesting, Janice, and I do deeply appreciate your concern, but the doctors here in North Carolina do not have a "we'll bill you later" policy; it's strictly pay as you go. With no medical insurance at the moment, I cannot even see a physician, much less rush over to the emergency room. I'm not being stubborn; it's just not one of my options.

   I rather suspect congestive heart failure, as it runs in the family anyway, so until I'm able to resolve that insurance problem, I'll just try to rest AND exercise more (does that seem paradoxical to anyone but me??), and do as they did in the olden days - wait, watch and see. 

   And should Heavenly Father call my name, well then, who am I to counsel the Lord?

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

     - Proverbs 3: 5-6

"Wherefore, brethren, seek not to counsel the Lord, but to take counsel from his hand. For behold, ye yourselves know that he counseleth in wisdom, and in justice, and in great mercy, over all his works. "

      - Jacob 4: 10

   Thanks, Lady - really!

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

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - begins radiation for cancer - 02/20/08

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

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

4.      Me ('65) of NC - recent escalation of shortness of breath, heart and blood pressure problems plus the usual .....

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

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

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

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

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

10.   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - recent surgery on right knee

11. All of Us


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" (#19 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.  

Notice the prices on this one. Yes,
that's only $ .34 for Hi test and $ .28
for regular. Oh, don't forget the 9/10%
of a penny.

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!

   Remember, there's much more to come - next time!  Obviously there are still several people to be added to our Famous Military pages!!

   Two of those cool items to come are some fabulous images from    Phil Hammond ('64) of UT and       Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI.   Rest assured I've neither lost them nor forgotten them.  I just haven't processed them yet! 

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305  
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How Deep Is Your Love?

- Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb

(Bee Gees, 1977)

I know your eyes in the morning sun
I feel you touch me in the pouring rain
And the moment that you wander far from me
I wanna feel you in my arms again
Then you come to me on a summer breeze
Keep me warm in your love
Then you softly leave
And it's me you need to show
How deep is your love

[ How deep is your love, how deep is your love
I really mean to learn
'Cause we're living in a world of fools
Breaking us down
When they all should let us be
We belong to you and me ]

I believe in you
You know the door to my very soul
You're the light in my deepest darkest hour
You're my saviour when I fall
And you may not think I care for you
When you know down inside that I really do
And it's me you need to show
How deep is your love

"How Deep Is Your Love?" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 02/19/08

Image courtesy of - 02/20/08

 Animated Rain Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/30/07

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

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

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!

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

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!

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

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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