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03/05/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Uninvited

“I hope, as no unwelcome guest,
At your warm fireside, when the lamps are lighted,
To have my place reserved among the rest,
Nor stand as one unsought and uninvited!”

 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   Today's theme, offered as a total change of pace, comes as a suggestion         from my daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC.

   We were first introduced to Alanis Morissette years ago by      my #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL, and found her voice quality and style quite intriguing.  This is one of her songs from 1999.

   Thanks, Adrienne - and Joshua!

   Here's the live version:

BONUS - - Alanis Morissette

   If you were looking for a sixties connection, how's this?  One of my very favorite movies is a ghost story entitled, The Uninvited (1944) ***.  It starred Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, and the lovely Gail Russell.  Gail Russell, born September 21, 1924, died of a heart attack (induced by alcohol abuse) on August 27, 1961. There ya go.

   Happy Birthday today to:  Hazel Pegram Southall ('57)  AND Helen Pegram Ignace ('57)  AND    Jeanie Scruggs Anderson ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:  07 -   Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA;
08 -
   Mildred Mae Linkous Spriggs ('38) of VA - 1921 - deceased 07/04/07) - also Mother of        Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA)  AND Doris Burns ('38) - also Mother of    Steve Burns ('65) of MN.

   Many Happy Returns to you all!


1. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66):

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 3/03/08 and 03/04/08:

All prayers would be appreciated for my wife Linda as she goes in for surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain that hospitalized her for 2 days last week. This will be the second time that work was needed in that area; the first was in 2004. That's why she didn't attend that wonderful 40-Year Reunion of the Class of '64.
Do Take Care! Perhaps more naps? Carol, I do hope "things" will significantly improve for you and family immediately.

   YOWZERS!!! We certainly shall add our prayers to your own, and Linda's name to our Prayer Roll, Wayne Honey!

.....I have no doubt that prayers are heard and when needed answered. The good news is that God, in His infinite wisdom, knows when to NOT grant a prayer's request! Therefore, the power of prayer.

   I agree! All prayers are answered, but sometimes that answer is "No" or "Not now!"

The gathering together of like minded people does not require a building. To believe and, I think, more importantly to practice those principles and beliefs that we hold sacred, also does not require a building. My thinly veiled reference is aimed at those that pick-up their "holiness and beliefs" at the church door upon arrival and leave them there upon departure. Yes, I think James said some most important things! End of sermon......



   AMEN!!! Thanks again, Wayne Honey!

"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."

- James 1: 22-25

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 03/03/08 - "Report on NNHS58 Classmates":

2.Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) and 3.Clyde Bryant ('58) of PA:

I'm aware of several classmates who have recently dealt with health issues and are delighted to now be on the mend.  Hope all others are doing well.
1.  Pam Pennington Cherry developed an aneurysm from the heart cath required to fix her atrial fib problem.  After another hospital visit, surgery did the trick and she is at home dong well and expecting to get clearance to drive this week.  Pam's email is still not working, but she enjoys hearing from classmates via phone or mail:
 (Phone and address available upon request)
2.  Clyde Bryant went home about a week after receiving his new heart in December.  He had to get a pacemaker recently and although his rehab continues to go well, this complicates his plans.  He needs to stay close to his cardiac team and may have to delay some hoped for travel in the next few months.  Faye does not do email and Clyde is limited in strength and energy required, so please send cards and letters.  Faye does enjoy receiving phone calls.

            (Phone and address available upon request)


   Thanks, Joe!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/03/08 - "ponderisms":

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in".. But it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.

Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane ?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address in the first place?

   GIGGLES! Thanks, Shari!

From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/03/08 - "90# On Your Telephone":

90# on your telephone

I dialed '0' and asked the operator who confirmed that this was correct so please pass it on . . . (l also checked out ..this is true, and also applies to cell phones!)


I received a telephone call last evening from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service Technician (could also be Telus) who was conducting a test on the telephone lines.  He stated that to complete the test I should touch nine(9), zero(0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up. Luckily, I was suspicious and refused.

Upon contacting the telephone company, I was informed that by pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line, which enables them to place long distance calls billed to your home phone number.

I was further informed that this scam has been originating from many local jails/prisons.

DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE.

The GTE Security Department requested that I share this information with EVERYONE I KNOW.

After checking with Verizon they also said it was true, so do not dial 90# for anyone !!!!!
- Partly True

  Thanks, Norris!

   Okay, Class, as there was no regular homework for today, your assignment is to read through this selection from, and learn which part is true, which part is not, and which part is partly true.  And remember - do not dial 90# for anyone!

From - 03/03/08 - "Potato Is Safest Food on Menu":

Potato Is Safest Food on Menu

A new British study has identified the lowly potato as the safest food on the menu, saying it is the least likely food to cause fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, eczema, and migraine.

The study, which involved giving food intolerance tests to over 8,000 volunteers, found that less than one percent of the participants tested positive for potatoes. “When you consider that each and every person in the UK eats on average 200 lb of potatoes a year, this is really quite surprising,” said study spokesman Les Rowley. “Whereas some food intolerances appear to be caused by too much of the same food, on a too regular basis, it seems that the potato is the exception to the rule.”

Rowley said he believes the potato causes few problems because it breaks down easily in the digestive system, and added that the three foods which most often cause reactions are cow’s milk, yeast, and egg white.

© 2008 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 03/03/08 - "A  Biker and His Babe ":


Is this a Harley????

A Biker and His Babe  

See what we have to look forward to....

This is what happens when your children take away your driver's license.


     Thanks, Elizabeth!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/03/08 - "*** Lessons in Print ***":

Sorry I've been slack on e-mail. Emily goes for her pre-surgical check-up tomorrow and my head has been elsewhere.
                                        Have a wonderful day,

HeroicStories #744: 29 February 2008     

You Never Know Who                                         Story Editor:
by Chuck Keller                                         Joyce Schowalter
Missouri, USA

We'd moved to St. Louis, but the Veteran's Administration (VA) said if I wanted to stay in queue, I'd better get myself to the appointment I'd made at the VA medical facility in Marion, Indiana. So after working Wednesday, May 30, 2007, I drove the five hours to Marion.

While I sat in the waiting room another man sat down beside me. We started talking. He said he was a Marine. He still looked strong at about 60, had sandy brown hair which was graying, and a quiet voice. His right eye was gone and the face and skull around it were deformed because of an obviously horrible injury. I didn't ask how or what happened because some of us don't like to talk about or remember some things.

What I did ask was if he was in Vietnam. He said he was.

I asked when. He said 18 months in 1967 and 1968. That's when I was there so we began to talk about places and things. He was in recon, which is tough and dangerous work.

We talked about the troops in Iraq and the PTSD they will face. We talked about how loud noises still make us jump after 40 years. Recently in a store someone dropped an empty pallet behind me that hit the concrete floor with a very loud bang. My heart stopped -- as it always does when I hear sounds like that. He nodded agreement.

We discussed a woman's son, back from Iraq for July 4th, 2006. He formerly enjoyed fireworks immensely, but couldn't stand them now. That will be a sad -- and profound -- fact of life for many people returning after service in this war.

I asked if he made it to Danang. He said that's where they took him when he was hit and lost his eye. That was the third time he was wounded so it finally sent him home. I told him I might've carried him off the chopper and taken care of him before his surgery. I was a Navy Corpsman at Danang hospital, in the Receiving Unit.

We ran out to the choppers, took the wounded into our Quonset hut, and tried to save their lives. We stopped bleeding, started IV's, stabilized them enough to give them a chance to live, and prepared them for surgery.

When it was my time to see the doctor, I told him Semper Fi and walked away.

After seeing the doctor I came out and the Marine and I happened to walk along side by side for a minute. He said, "Doc, if you ARE the one who carried me and saved my life... thanks."

I just nodded and our paths parted. I hadn't felt better than that in a long time.

That former Marine said something else very profound during our conversation. "You never know who the drunk sitting at the bar might be, or the homeless guy on the corner. He might have saved your life once."

He was right.

"To touch someone with kindness is to change someone forever. Heavy, huh? But that's not the half of it. Because for everyone you touch you also reach everyone they will ever know. And everyone they will ever know. And so, for the rest of all time, your kindness will be felt in waves that will spread long after you move on."

- Mike Dooley
Inspirational Author, Speaker and Friend


I Would Pick More Daisies 
- Don Herold (Adapted) 

When the late Nadine Stair of Louisville, Kentucky, was 85 years old, she was asked what she would do if she had her life to live over again.

"I'd make more mistakes next time," she said. "I'd relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been on this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.

"You see, I'm one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, and a raincoat. If I had to do it over again, I would travel lighter than I have.

"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds and I would pick more daisies."


Take Action

Is there anything in your life that you would like to change?

Most likely, a change will not occur unless you do something to change it.

You can dream about it, talk about it, worry about it, but nothing happens until you do something about it.

Listen to the sermon, "Adding Action To Your Faith" and take action today.


Get Up Again

"Oh, we all get run over once in our lives. But one must pick oneself up again and behave as if it were nothing."

~Henry Ibsen~

   WOWZERS! Thanks so much, Shari!

From Tricia Sheene (Matthews) of VA - 03/03/08 -"Get human.":

There is nothing worse than having to call a company and not getting a human to speak, and if you do the person on the other can't speak English........maybe this list will come in handy for the humans on my list............

   BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Tricia!

    From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/03/08 - "You gotta see this one":

Dusting (this is apparently not an issue at my house!)

Remember... a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.

"A house becomes a home when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture ..."

I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect - "in case someone came over."  Finally I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun!  NOW, when people visit, I don't have to explain the "condition" of my home .. They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun.

If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice.

Life is short. Enjoy it!

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With beer to drink, rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
Flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come around, again.

Dust if you must , but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind....
And when you go - and go you must -
You, yourself will make more dust!

Share this with all the wonderful friends in your life. I JUST DID.

It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.  

   Thanks again, Shari!

      From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/04/08 - "RE: 03/03/08 - Alexander Graham Bell's 161st Birthday":


So not one person got the Polish clock ! ?  They worked on it for four years and they are still writing in pencil ? 

Dimples aka Sepi

   Well, yeah, Lady, I caught that, but - it's still soooo cool!

   GIGGLES!!! Thanks again, Dimples!

  From My #2 Daughter-in-Law, Bethany Winona Harty (Siuslaw HS, OR - '94) of OH - 03/04/08 - "RE: 03/03/08 - Alexander Graham Bell's 161st Birthday":

Ha!  We read about him yesterday in school!

   TA-DAH!!! Good for you and home-schooling! Kiss your babies for me, Bethany!

 From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/04/08 - "THE BUS RIDE":

Two bowling teams, one of all Blondes and one of all Brunettes, chartered a double-Decker bus for a weekend trip to Louisiana.

The Brunette team rode on the bottom of the bus, and the Blonde team rode on the top level. 

The Brunette team down below really whooped it up, having a great time, when one of them realized she hadn't heard anything from the Blondes upstairs. 
She decided to go up and investigate.

When the Brunette reached the top, she found all the Blondes in fear, staring straight ahead at the road, clutching the seats in front of them with white knuckles.

The brunette asked, "What the heck's going on up here?  We're having a great time downstairs!"

One of the Blondes looked up at her, swallowed hard and whispered...


   Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 03/04/08 - "Original Club":

I was wondering if there were any old pictures of the Original Club on the NNHS website. I searched it but didn't see any. I remember going to a lot of dances down there in its hey day, which was in the late 50's and 60's. I also remember singing down there with Wayne Green back in the 70's, but not sure what we were singing for. But I do remember Dick Lamb being there spinning the discs.  Anyone know the history behind the Original Club and what ever happened to it?
F.A. Saunders HHS '64

   I have an almost complete lack of knowledge of the Peninsula Clubs, F.A.  In fact, the only time I ever remember going to any sort of club at all was on Friday, January 27, 1967.  I was on a double-date with another couple whom I did not know at all, and after seeing "Alfie" (1966) **** (I believe at the Newmarket Theater), we went to the Officers' Club at Langley Air Force Base (but no, Jimmy-Jimmy, I do not remember what I was wearing).

   But I'm quite certain that someone else will be able to answer your question, and when they do, we'll make a brand-new page for it. Do you recall its location??

   Thanks, F.A.!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/04/08 - "BEACON - 23 MAY 63 Part One of Two":



Friday, May 23, 1963 Friday, May 23, 1963 Friday, May 23, 1963 Friday, May 23, 1963 Friday, May 23, 1963 Friday, May 23, 1963
Page One - TOP Page One - BOTTOM Page Two - TOP Page Two - BOTTOM Page Three - TOP Page Three - BOTTOM

   Thank you, Brown Eyes! I'm enjoying these so very much!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/04/08 - "Political E-Mails.....DELETE, DELETE, DELETE":

DELETE !!!!!!
 Joyce Cahoon


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

1.   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancer last week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08

2.   Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP

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

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

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

6. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - continuing problems with advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08

7. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to be released from hospital on 02/27/08

8. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain

9.   Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008

10.       Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08

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

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

13. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm

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

15.     Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08

16. 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" (#29 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!

   Remember, there's much more to come - next time - REALLY! 

   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  
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Written by Alanis Morissette, 1999
(b. 01 June 1974)

Like anyone would be
I am flattered by your fascination with me
Like any hot-blooded woman
I have simply wanted an object to crave
But you, you're not allowed
You're uninvited
An unfortunate slight

Must be strangely exciting
To watch the stoic squirm
Must be somewhat heartening
To watch shepherd need shepherd
But you you're not allowed
You're uninvited
An unfortunate slight

Like any uncharted territory
I must seem greatly intriguing
You speak of my love like
You have experienced love like mine before
But this is not allowed
You're uninvited
An unfortunate slight

I don't think you unworthy
I need a moment to deliberate

"Uninvited" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Adrienne Harty of NC - 03/04/08
Thanks, Adrienne!

"Uninvited" lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Adrienne Harty of NC - 03/04/08
Thanks again, Adrienne!

Herb Leonhard's "Uninvited" Painting courtesy of - 03/05/08

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

Gold and Roses Divider Lines probably courtesy of
(It's been in my files since11/17/05, but never uploaded until today.)

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

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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

Siuslaw High School's Viking Logo clip art courtesy of - 12/27/07

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

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 again, Herbie!!

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

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

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