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03/05/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
I Loved You Once in Silence

“True love never lives happily ever after - true love has no ending."

- K Knight

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This is one of my favorite songs - certainly on my Top 500 List, anyway.  I came upon it quite by chance, and simply couldn't resist it.


04 -   Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) - 1922 - (deceased - 04/19/05)
04 -
Daniel Wallace (Northwest HS, Clarksville, TN - '77) of Northern VA 
05 - Hazel Pegram Southall ('57)
05 - Helen Pegram Ignace ('57)
05 -
 Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA
07 -
  Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 1948
08 - Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs (probably  '38) of VA - 1921 - also Mother of 
  Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA
08 - Doris Burns - also Mother of 
  Steve Burns ('65) of MN

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/03/07 - "Live with honor, Pathway, God's Rainbow & Stained Glass {nice messages}":

Hoping that you have a nice Sabbath day,

   Thank you, Shari - these are beautiful!  I especially enjoyed the applet effect of the second one!

From News Max Media - 03/03/07 - "Tips and Tricks for a Healthier Heart":

Don't take your heart for granted. The following are some ways to keep your heart beating strong. Your heart will thank you.

  From John "J." Harrison ('58) of GA - 03/05/07 - "Newsletter Input":

Hi Carol,
For consideration for the newsletter.  Thanks for all you do.
John "J." Harrison of GA
A little house with three bedrooms and one car on the street,
A mower that you had to push to make the grass look neat.

In the kitchen on the wall we only had one phone,
And no need for recording things, someone was always home.

We only had a living room where we would congregate,
Unless it was at mealtime in the kitchen where we ate.

We had no need for family rooms or extra rooms to dine,
When meeting as a family those two rooms would work out fine.

We only had one TV set, and channels maybe two,
But always there was one of them with something worth the view.

For snacks we had potato chips that tasted like a chip,
And if you wanted flavor there was Lipton's onion dip.

Store-bought snacks were rare because my mother liked to cook,
And nothing can compare to snacks in Betty Crocker's book.

Weekends were for family trips or staying home to play,
We all did things together -- even go to church to pray.
When we did our weekend trips depending on the weather,
No one stayed at home because we liked to be together.

Sometimes we would separate to do things on our own,
But we knew where the others were without our own cell phone.

Then there were the movies with your favorite movie star,
And nothing can compare to watching movies in your car.

Then there were the picnics at the peak of summer season,
Pack a lunch and find some trees and never need a reason.

Get a baseball game together with all the friends you know,
Have real action playing ball -- and no game video.

Remember when the doctor used to be the family friend,
And didn't need insurance or a lawyer to defend?

The way that he took care of you or what he had to do,
Because he took an oath and strived to do the best for you.
Remember going to the store and shopping casually,
And when you went to pay for it you used your own money?

Nothing that you had to swipe or punch in some amount,
Remember when the cashier person had to really count?
The milkman used to go from door to door,
And it was just a few cents more than going to the store.

There was a time when mailed letters came right to your door,
Without a lot of junk mail ads sent out by every store.

The mailman knew each house by name and knew where it was sent;
There were not loads of mail addressed to "present occupant."

There was a time when just one glance was all that it would take,
And you would know the kind of car, the model and the make.
They didn't look like turtles trying to squeeze out every mile;
They were streamlined, white walls, fins, and really had some style.

One time the music that you played whenever you would jive,
Was from a vinyl, big-holed record called a forty-five.

The record player had a post to keep them all in line,
And then the records would drop down and play one at a time.

Oh sure, we had our problems then, just like we do today,
And always we were striving, trying for a better way.

Oh, the simple life we lived still seems like so much fun,
How can you explain a game, just kick the can and run?

And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?
This life seemed so much easier and slower in some ways,
I love the new technology but I sure miss those days.

So time moves on and so do we, and nothing stays the same,
But I sure love to reminisce and walk down memory lane.

I remember them all and it was a great time
to live and really enjoy life.

   OOOOH, I really liked this one! Thanks so much!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 03/05/07 - "Dear Carol, Check out this Bottle Cat.":

Dear Carol,

Hope you are feeling a lot better, I always strive to Buoy up your spirits with something pleasant SO, the best way I know is with a loveable animal picture. Here's looking at you, Kid.

Your Friend, Herbie


   Thanks for this adorable little kitty, Herbie Darlin'!   And thanks, too, for all you've done to keep my spirits up, even when my mind and body were down.

   Your picture reminded me of one my own, a particular favorite of mine.  Nephi was a feral kitten we found and had to rescue.  After we took him to the vet and relieved him of several hundred fleas, I wrapped him in soft diapers and fed him on a strict schedule with an eye dropper, just like a newborn baby.  He grew to be one of the most beautiful and absolutely wildest cats ever placed on the planet. 

   This photo was snapped while he was still quite new.  I love it for several reasons.  For one, Nephi still looks innocent (looks can be so deceiving) My mama, the hoot, had very recently suffered a stroke, of which no one was really aware, even though the symptoms were rather obvious.  Even so, this is a great picture of her.  She always claimed to dislike animals, but anyone who knew her understood what a colossal whopper of a fib that was, as this image clearly shows.  And the look of wonder in my little girl's face has always melted my heart.

   Thanks again, Sweetie!   I'm feeling better already!

Monday, November 5, 1990
Taylor Springs, IL
Baba (age 82), Nephi (VERY young), and Adrienne (age 3)

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/05/07 - "Wow! This is a fine example of team effort.":

It's nice to see how they all work together for the greater life should be.

   WOWZERONI!!!  And not only is it artistically beautiful, it's also one of the strangest things I've ever seen!  The fact that no one screamed and freaked out as their space was being invaded really impressed me, too!  Thanks, Lady!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/05/07 - "Amazing Bowling Trick and Dumb Criminals":
Amazing bowling trick!
       Dumb Criminals
When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a
Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the
scene to find an ill man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage.
A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline
and plugged his hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake.
The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges, saying that it was
the best laugh he'd ever had.

A woman was reporting her car as stolen, and mentioned that there was a
car phone in it. The policeman taking the report called the phone and told
the guy that answered that he had read the ad in the newspaper and wanted
to buy the car. They arranged to meet, and the thief was arrested.

45 year-old Amy Brasher was arrested in San Antonio, Texas, after a
mechanic reported to police that 18 packages of marijuana were packed in
the engine compartment of the car which she had brought to the mechanic
for an oil change. According to police, Brasher later said that she didn't
realize that the mechanic would have to raise the hood to change the oil.

David Posman, 33, was arrested recently in Providence, R.I, after allegedly
knocking out an armored car driver and stealing the closest four bags of
money. It turned out they contained $800 in PENNIES, weighed 30 pounds
each, and slowed him to a stagger during his getaway so that police
officers easily jumped him from behind.

The Belgium news agency Belga reported in November that a man suspected
of robbing a jewelry store in Liege said he couldn't have done it because
he was busy breaking into a school at the same time. Police then arrested
him for breaking into the school.

Drug-possession defendant Christopher Johns, on trial in March in Pontiac,
, said he had been searched without a warrant. The prosecutor
said the officer didn't need a warrant because a "bulge" in Christopher's
jacket could have been a gun. Nonsense, said Christopher, who happened to
be wearing the same jacket that day in court. He handed it over so the judge
could see it. The judge discovered a packet of drugs in the pocket and
laughed so hard he required a five-minute recess to compose himself.

Clever drug traffickers used a propane tanker truck entering El Paso from
Mexico. They rigged it so propane gas would be released from all of its
valves while the truck concealed 6,240 pounds of marijuana. They were
clever, but not bright. They misspelled the name of the gas company on
the side of the truck.

Oklahoma City - Dennis Newton was on trial for the armed robbery of a
convenience store in a district court this week when he fired his lawyer.
Assistant district attorney Larry Jones said Newton, 47, was doing a fair
job of defending himself until the store manager testified that Newton
was the robber. Newton jumped up, accused the woman of lying and then
said, "I should have blown your [expletive] head off." The defendant paused,
then quickly added, "-- if I'd been the one that was there." The jury took
20 minutes to convict Newton and recommend a 30-yearsentence.

R.C. Gaitlin, 21, walked up to two patrol officers who were showing their
squad car computer equipment to children in a Detroit neighborhood. When
he asked how the system worked, the officers asked him for a piece of
identification. Gaitlin gave them his driver's license, they entered it
into the computer, and moments later they arrested Gaitlin because
information on the screen showed that Gaitlin was wanted for a
two-year-old armed robbery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Police in Chicago sent Cubs tickets to people with outstanding arrest
warrants. When they arrived at the game, they were promptly arrested.

   Thanks, Lady!

  From Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA - 03/05/07:

I hope you are feeling better, girl...
Peace & Blessing,

   Well, I was feeling better, Cheryl, but then suddenly I got worse - much, much worse.  My fever escalated big time, and all my symptoms multiplied, and I'm as weak as a kitten.  But thanks, Lady! It's gotta get better soon, right?!?

  From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 03/05/07 - "Glad you are feeling better.":

We just returned from Tampa. I didn't realize you were still sick or I would have called again. I can certainly see how you would stay sick in these forever changing temperatures. I miss the wonderful fresh strawberries and oranges we were able to get in Plant City. I don't miss the hours spent on grandchildren doing homework, the florist before Valentine's Day and the rising gas prices. I don't remember ever spending 3 hours doing homework at night in my entire life. Spelling list of 28 words in the 3rd grade in both English and Spanish. I bet I couldn't even pass Kindergarten if I had to at this point. Any way, it's great to be home with the cat!

Take care of your self.
Linda L. Lane

   I suppose it's just as well you didn't call again, Linda.  As a matter of fact, I had planned to call you, but as my spirits improved tremendously, my physical health plummeted incrementally.  I seem only to have a few lucid moments a day, I can barely talk at all, and I'm too exhausted to do much of it anyway.  Mostly, I sleep.

   But I do remember hours of homework, starting in sixth grade, but that was usually due to my own procrastination.  Had I done a little at a time, it no doubt would have been more comfortable for everyone in the household.

   Thanks, Miss Linda!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/05/07 - "Spring Forward":

Did ya know?


MARCH 11th-----Spring Forward

Beginning in 2007, most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March

and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.

In the European Union, Summer Time begins and ends at 1:00 a.m. Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time). It begins

the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October. In the EU, all time zones change at the same moment.

   GROAN!!!  Why don't they just pick a time and stay with it all year?!?  Sigh.....

   Thanks, Shari!


   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 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"
(#12 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.
Which is the real guy and which beer is real?

   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

I Loved You Once in Silence

Music by Frederick Lowe, Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner -  for Camelot

(Julie Andrews)

I loved you once in silence
And mis'ry was all I knew.
Trying so to keep my love from showing,
All the while not knowing you loved me too.
Yes, loved me in lonesome silence;
Your heart filled with dark despair.
Thinking love would flame in you forever,
And I'd never, never know the flame was there.
Then one day we cast away our secret longing;
The raging tide we held inside would hold no more.
The silence at last was broken!
We flung wide our prison door.
Ev'ry joyous word of love was spoken.

And now there's twice as much grief,
Twice the strain for us;
Twice the despair,
Twice the pain for us
As we had known before.

And after all had been said,
Here we are, my love,
Silent once more,
And not far, my love,
From where we were before.

"I Loved You Once in Silence" midi courtesy of - 03/03/07

"I Loved You Once in Silence" lyrics courtesy of - 03/03/07

Painting courtesy of - 03/03/07

Rose Heart Line clip art courtesy of - 07/18/04

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

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!

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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