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02/28/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Still Loving You

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me,
and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Love me and I may be forced to love you.

- William Arthur Ward

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
To finish out the month of February with our love songs,        My #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL, suggested this song from one of my favorite groups (yes, I have very eclectic tastes! ), Scorpions:

BONUS - - Still Loving You - Scorpions

   Thanks, Nathaniel!


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/28/09, 9:30 AM - "Prayers for   Monty Phillips ('62 - of VA)":

Dear friends and family,
Monty was admitted to the hospital last night with a huge bleeding ulcer and in very poor condition.  He is in ICU.  He was scoped at midnight and surgery soon after to try and stop the bleeding.  At 3:30 am, he was improved and fairly stable.  This morning, he is not doing well.  His BP is way too low.  There seems to be something going on with the liver, but they will deal with that later.
Please keep him in your prayers.
Thanking you in advance.
God Bless!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 02/28/09, 11:12 AM - "Update on   Monty Phillips ('62 - of VA)":

We just left Monty and he is heavily sedated and hooked up to a lot of tubes.  He was unable to talk, but responded with head movement.  I just reassured him that his dog is being cared for and his boss knows about his situation.  He seems calm and improving.  His color is much better - almost normal in the face.
He has an ANGEL for a nurse.  She only has one other patient to care for.  He is getting a lot of attention and is very closely monitored.  She spent a lot of time with us explaining what is being done for Monty.  I could tell that he is in good hands.  Of course, he is God's hands, too.  I feel much better now, but he is still deep in the woods.
Thanks for the prayers!
By the way,   Jerry (Allen - '65 - of VA) is doing very well these days!
Love to all!

   YOWZERONI!!! I forwarded your note to some of Monty's classmates as soon as I found it this morning, and then added his name to our Prayer Roll. Thanks for telling us, dear Judy - and give your brother AND your hubby our love!


   Happy Birthday today to   Wayne Agee ('58) of FL and also, I suppose to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH - who is actually a Leap Year Day baby, and therefore far younger than any of the rest of us!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Alan Cohen ('57) AND    Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 -   Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) - 1922 - (deceased - 04/19/05);

05 - Hazel Pegram Southall ('57) AND Helen Pegram Ignace ('57) AND   Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA;

07 -   Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/26/09 - "The 2009 World Submarine Racing Championships":

The 2009 World Submarine Racing Championships


Well, what did you expect to see?

... Hope the rest of your day goes better!

P.S.  Don't feel bad ~~ I looked at all the photos  too.

   Wayne Honey, I don't see how my day can get much better than this! What a perfect posting for these extremely valuable pages on our website:

   Thanks so much!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/26/09:

Please pass on to all with pets.

     From My Friend, Dawn Franklin - 02/26/09 - "My new website":
Please look here first for pet supplies for any/all of your animals.  My prices are below most catalogs and stores AND a percentage will go to several different rescue groups so everyone benefits!  Please pass this to everyone you know to help me get the word out!  Thank you and happy shopping!

   Thanks, Shari - and Dawn! And best wishes for your new venture!

  From Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 02/26/09 - "Purple Hat":

Passing the Purple Hat to You

honour of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer. Pass this on to five women that you want watched over. If you don't know five women to pass this on to, one will do just fine.


(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more 'I love you's' More 'I'm sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute. look at it and really see it
. live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

If you don't mind, send this on to all the women you are grateful to have as friends. Maybe we should all grab that purple hat earlier. Please send this to five phenomenal women today in celebration of Beautiful Women's Month. If you do, something good will happen--you will boost another woman's self esteem.

   Thank you so much, Eva! It's an excellent reminder for all of us. Because we have lost so many of our own to cancer, I long ago posted this on the introduction to the Memorial Pages:

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/26/09 - "Famous Soldiers":

Thanks to     Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA for updating my dad's listing among the "Famous Soldiers" link. I was surprised and pleased to see his note. I must have missed something or Dad's info lost something in the translation from "Nawth Kalina to Illinoise." 
I don't know where Eric found the info, which has migrated to multiple websites since my family history and genealogy ("Tree of Life, A history of the Covert, Goodson, Dye, Barker, Triplett and Allied Families from 1607") was published in 1995. The Family History Center of the Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, purchased a copy and scanned it to their archives. Dad always said he was born in "Bear Creek," but I always thought that was so much of his blowing smoke our way all the time. At the Christian County, Illinois, courthouse I found out he was born in "Bear Creek Township," in the Town of Palmer.
Thanks, again, Eric, and I must add there is another family connection in that my nephew, Harry E. Covert is an alumnus of Bethel, I believe Class of 1977. He is working in Iraq. Further note,   Pvt. Harry M. Covert was a good dad!
Norm Covert ('61) MD

   WOWZERS!!! Thank you, Normie!

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 02/26/09 - "Famous Sailors":

Glad I made it easy for you to update the Soldiers section because there is a Boat Load of names to change in the Sailors section (pun intended) J
OK guys, if anyone sees an error or can add to a middle name, date, or location please do so!
I am also attaching four pictures of the USS Newport News CA-148, a 17,000 ton Des Moines class heavy cruiser built at Newport News Shipbuilding, launched in 1948 and in commission between 1949-1975 - two when it was in its glory, two at the scrap yard in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993.

Now for the updates...

Lew Anderson (Lewis Burr Anderson) (real name)
Richard L. Armitage
    b.  26 April 1945  Boston, MA (date location)
Harry Belafonte (Harold George Belafonte, Jr.) (Jr. added)
Joe Bellino  (Joseph Michael Bellino) (real name)
Shelley Berman (Sheldon Leonard Berman)  (real name)
Roger Corman  (Roger William Corman) (real name)
Bill Cosby  (William Henry Cosby, Jr.) (real name)
Tom Ewell  (Samuel Yewell Tompkins) (real name)
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr.) (real and middle name)
Henry Fonda  (Henry Jaynes Fonda)  (real and middle name and corrected death year)
    d. 12 August 1982  Los Angeles, CA
Glenn Ford  (Gwylln Samuel Newton Ford) (real name, location and death date)
    b. 1 May 1916  Quebec City, Canada
    d. 30 August 2006  Beverly Hills, CA
Shecky Greene  (Sheldon Greenfield) (real name)
Ronnie Guilliams (Ronald M. Guilliams) (real name and birth)
    b. 30 August 1940  Newport News, VA
     (Still need middle name)
David B. Haight  (David Bruce Haight) (middle name)
Billy Hanrahan  (birth date)
    b. 11 February 1939  Newport News, VA
Robert A. Heinlein (where died)
    Carmel, CA
Jesse Helms (death date location)
    d. 4 July 2008  Raleigh, NC
Pat Hingle (Martin Patterson Hingle) (real name, change of birth location and death info)
    b. 19 July 1924 Miami, FL
    d. 3 January 2009  Carolina Beach, NC
John R. Howard, Sr.
    b. 2 April 1917 (you are showing 1915 - anyone know different?)
    d. December 1976 Newport News, VA (need day)
Henry Hoyle (birth date)
    b. 28 June 1947
Mark Hutcherson (Hey Mark - is this correct?  Can you fill in the blanks?)
(Mark Richard Hutcherson)
    b. February 1948
Gene Kelly  (Eugene Curran Kelly) (real name)
John Kerry (John Forbes Kerry) (middle name and birth location change)
    b. 11 December 1943  Aurora, CO
Harvey Korman  (Harvey Herschel Korman)  (real name and death info)
    d. 29 May 2008  Los Angeles, CA
Jake LaBoon  (John Francis LaBoon, Jr.)  (real name and birth / death info)
    b. 11 April 1921  Pittsburgh, PA
    d. 1 August 1988  Baltimore, MD
Jack Lemmon (John Uhler Lemmon, III)  (real name)
Guy Madison (Robert Ozell Mosley)  (real name)
John McCain (John Sidney McCain, III) (real name)
Luke Merano (Lucas Scott Merano) (real name)
Albert A. Michelson (death date)
    d. 9 May 1931 Pasadena, CA
James Michener (James Albert Michener) (real name)
Thomas S. Monson (Thomas Spencer Monson) (real name)
Paul Newman (Paul Leonard Newman) (real name and death info)
    d. 26 September 2008  Westport, CT (lung cancer)
Richard M. Nixon (Richard Milhous Nixon) (real name)
Pat O'Brien (William Joseph Patrick O'Brien) (real name)
Brant Parker (Brant Julian Parker) (real name and birth location change)
    b. 26 August 1920  Los Angeles, CA
H. Ross Perot (Henry Ross Perot) (real name)
Kenny Powers (Kenneth E. Powers) (real name but need middle)
Paul Randolph (Paul James Randolph) (middle name)
Aldo Ray (Aldo DaRe) (real name)
Don Rickles (Donald Jay Rickles) (real name)
Soupy Sales (Milton Superman Heinz) (real name)
Budd Schulberg (Seymour Wilson Schulberg) (real name)
Alan B. Shepard (Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.) (real name and death location change)
    d. 22 July 1998 Pebble Beach, CA
Benjamin Spock (Benjamin McLane Spock) (real name)
Robert Stack (Robert Langford Modini Stack) (real name)
Roger Staubach (Roger Thomas Staubach) (real name)
Rod Steiger (Rodney Stephen Steiger) (real name)
Harold Waters (birth date)
    b. 31 May 1947 Spartanburg, SC
John Wiedman (birth and death info)
    b. 11 July 1939 (still need location)
    d. 24 November 2002  Newport News, VA
There are plenty more local names that need updated but this should help fill in a lot of voids.  Two more military branches to go J
   Thanks so much, Eric! It took me most of the day, but it was just tedious and time-consuming, and didn't really require me to think very hard, so I greatly appreciate your doing all the research for me. Actually, I did find and correct a few more items along the way, and added an image or two - plus these links: 

   After I finished adding everything, the Famous Sailors page itself was no longer willing to open - even for me! 

   So with great reluctance, I decided it would be necessary to split it as I had done Famous Marines and Famous Soldiers years ago.  But I stubbornly decided I would only split it into two parts, rather than four.     Joe Madagan ('57 - of FL) doesn't call me "Super Brat" for no good reason!

   That was mere posturing on my part, though, as the men themselves quite refused to be separated. I am not making this up.  So I pulled the extra materials off onto an introductory page, which I then christened "Famous Soldiers - Introduction".  Clever, eh?

   From thence you may then click on Famous Sailors to meet the men - just as before, only not quite so dressy. Not to worry, you can still hear the Victory at Sea midi, and you'll have the opportunity of watching the FABULOUS clip of USS Wisconsin's 16 Inch Final Gun Firing, specially compressed for us by our Wizard of Wonderment,        Capt. David A. Spriggs, USNR (Ret.) ('64) of VA on 07/03/04, on both pages. Thanks again, Captain! Nobody does it better!

   And if watching that clip doesn't do something exciting for you, I don't want to hear about it..... - brand new page!

   Thank you, Eric! It was a great way to spend my day!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09 - "NNHS 64/45 Planning to Attend":

Judy Lucas of VA

   GOTCHA! Thanks, David!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/27/09 - "Shingles":

This may be worth placing in a Newsletter:


The joke is there to get your attention, but the subject is very serious. 

Shingles is no joke, and those of us age 60 and older are the most at risk.

I just called my Primary Care Physician and asked for the vaccination. He placed me on the waiting list and said it would be about two months.

Don’t wait; call your Doc now.

From:  My Cousin in Texas

Speaking of which..... I am a big advocate of folks (over 60) getting the vaccine if they had chicken pox as a child.  It took me 4 months on a waiting list to get my shot - like $200 - but most insurance (Medicare Part D and BC/BS) covers the cost.  Even if they don't you will wish you paid the $200 if you contract shingles.  In the last 6 months I know of about 4-5 folks (ages 70s-90s) that have come down with it and they are suffering badly.  My doctor told me of one patient that got it on his head and it ended up in the brain and he died from it.  So think seriously about getting the vaccination.  The serum is hard to find because it is so scarce.  My doctor didn't carry it and I was on 4 different waiting lists at grocery stores and pharmacies in the area until I finally got the call. 

For more information talk to your doctor or go to:

Bubba Had Shingles

Bubba walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had.  

Bubba said: 'Shingles.'  

So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.

Fifteen minutes later a nurse's aide came out and asked Bubba what he had.

Bubba said, 'Shingles.'  

So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Bubba
to wait in the examining room.

A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Bubba what he had.

Bubba said, 'Shingles.'  

So the nurse gave Bubba a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram,
and told Bubba to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.

An hour later the doctor came in and found Bubba sitting patiently in the nude and asked
Bubba what he had.  

Bubba said, 'Shingles.'    

The doctor asked, 'Where?'

Bubba said, 'Outside on the truck.  Where do you want me to unload 'em??'

I'm still laughing!!!

   And so are we, David! Thanks again - for the laugh as well as the good advice!  


    From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 02/27/09 - "Seniors boating":

Subject: Seniors boating

Ok, Ok, but we have fun doing it.


   Dicky, I truly think I ruptured something laughing at this one - even though a goodly number of them must surely have been injured..... Thanks, Sweetie!


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 23, 24, and 25, 2009 - The Class of 1954 will hold its 55-Year Reunion.  For details, contact Dr. Harry Simpson at 804-694-0346 or email him at - CLASS OF 1954

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2009 - The Hampton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For details, see: - HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 1964

3. Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

4. Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606: For details, see: - CLASS OF 1964

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BLOG: - updated 01/09/09

   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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Still Loving You

- Scorpions, 1984

Time, it needs time
To win back your love again.
I will be there, I will be there.

Love, only love
Can bring back your love someday.
I will be there, I will be there.

Fight, babe, I'll fight
To win back your love again.
I will be there, I will be there.

Love, only love
Can break down the walls someday.
I will be there, I will be there.

If we'd go again
All the way from the start,
I would try to change
The things that killed our love.

Your pride has build a wall, so strong
That I can't get through.
Is there really no chance
To start once again?
I'm loving you.

Try, baby try
To trust in my love again.
I will be there, I will be there.

Love, your love
Just shouldn't be thrown away.
I will be there, I will be there.

If we'd go again
All the way from the start,
I would try to change
The things that killed our love.

Your pride has build a wall, so strong
That I can't get through.
Is there really no chance
To start once again?

If we'd go again
All the way from the start,
I would try to change
The things that killed our love.

Yes I've hurt your pride, and I know
What you've been through.
You should give me a chance
This can't be the end.

I'm still loving you.
I'm still loving you,
I need your love.
I'm still loving you.
Still loving you, baby...

"Still Loving You" midi courtesy of - 02/28/09
at the suggestion of my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 02/25/09
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Still Loving You" lyrics courtesy of - 02/27/09
also at the suggestion of my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL - 02/25/09
Thanks again, Nathaniel!

Image of the Wizard of Oz Movie Witch's Hourglass Prop Reproduction courtesy of - 02/28/09

Pink and Red Hearts Divider line clip art courtesy of - 08/20/05

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!!

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

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Bethel High School's Bruin clip art courtesy of Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 03/22/06 (restored 02/23/09)
Thanks, Eric!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Wayne!

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05 (still missing...)
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

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