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03/05/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
I Loved You Once in Silence

“To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia -- to mistake
an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess."

- H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, 1919
(12 Sept 1880 - 29 Jan 1956)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Today's Newsletter theme was first used two years ago today, and as the lovely song (one of my faves!) keeps floating through my head anyway, I'll just reuse it and (slacker that I am) save myself much time and effort in gathering music and images and so forth.  As I recall, it was a very pretty page - soft colors, beautiful graphics:

   Uh-Oh.  This is one of the many instances that fell victim to my accidentally erasing my entire largest file last fall.  The main image is missing.  Rats.

   No matter.  I'm wildly rabid about preserving all my original sources at the bottom of every Newsletter; I'll simply return to my source and re-save it - LA-LA:

   Oh, NO!  This image was found on one of those AOL sites that was removed!  RATS!

   Oh, well, it shouldn't be all that difficult to re-locate it.  What's the name of the painting?  I didn't record the name.  SHEESH!

   TWO HOURS LATER:  ARGHHH!!!  I am NOT having a big ol' tantrum!!!   Well, maybe I am, but just pretend you can't see or hear me.....

   Okay, I'll just begin again.  How about a painting of Romeo and Juliet instead?  There we go.  Now I need a new divider line and color scheme to match.  Goody.  I just love these time-saving measures.

BONUS - - I Loved You Once In Silence - Julie Andrews, Camelot

   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;

09 - Patrick Burke ('57) AND   Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND   Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA;
10 -
  Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA;

11 - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND   Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND  Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

    From Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 03/05/09 - "Missed Birthdays":

Reading the note from    Edna Whitcomb Harrison ('65) Va., and juxtaposing that with your listing of birthdays, jogged my memory that her guy, John Turbeville (Jack) Harrison, Jr. ('61) Va., should have celebrated, or will be celebrating, a birthday in this time period, I believe mid-March, but nowhere do I see him listed among the candle blowers. Since you depend on us for the info, it must be that Jack is hiding his candle under the proverbial bush.
Jack was akin to a brother to me and if nothing else his FFV (Famous Family of Virginia) roots rate a mention if Dear Edna would reveal the date. If I am correct, it may be possible to relate what his late Momma, my "Other Mother" Sarah Wilkinson Harrison, related about his B'rith at Elizabeth Buxton Hospital
Edna may appreciate the attached picture of the 1943-born Typhoon, as he posed in the fall of 1963 at the seawall along Chesapeake Boulevard. If you squint real hard, you may notice the Chamberlin Hotel off in the distance in a line from his left shoulder.
Norm Covert ('61) MD

   COOL BEANS! We shall eagerly await Edna's response with Jack's date of birth so we can hear the details of this promising story! Thanks, Normie!

Fall 1963
Jack Harrison ('61)

    From Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS - '75) of VA - 02/27/09 - "Marines Update  (continued)":

Next up are updates for the Marines.  Another long list (and a couple of military photos) and has information you won't find just anywhere!  You may want to check the main Famous Marines link as it takes you to the M-R section rather than the A-F list.
Here we go...

M-R - - still not yet finished...

S-Z - - still not yet finished...

   Thanks so much, Eric - we're getting there! Perhaps tonight instead of playing games with these guys here, I'll actually do some work! Hmm, no, that isn't very likely, is it?!? Keep the faith, Sweetie - I'll get it done soon!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/04/09:

Hi, Carol:

It is high time that we put
    Eric Huffstutler (Bethel HS '75) of VA on the payroll. He is doing a terrific job of getting the Famous Marines page "Squared Away" which is the term used in the Corps for getting everything in order. Wait a minute...there is no payroll, only a labor of love for the TYPHOON Nation.
  Lt. Colonel Clovis Clyde "Buck" Coffman USMC (Ret) [Deceased] is actually a Junior. "Buck" Coffman's father was a Marine Colonel and was awarded the Navy Cross for action in the Pacific as commander of the Fourth Amphibious Tractor Battalion. Father and Son were awarded the Navy Cross while serving the the USMC. "Buck's" Uncle was a General in the USMC, quite a Marine family. A Street is named after the family in Craddock, Virginia. "Buck" was his family nickname, but Third Recon Company gave him a Marine Corps Nickname, "The Igor" when he was the Operations Officer for that unit. He could have stayed as his desk in headquarters, but that was not in "Buck's" make up and he went out on operations with the newer Recon Marines to show them the ropes. The Secretary of the Navy named a building at Fort Story, VA as a memorial to this Marine.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   Thanks, Major Madagan - I made that correction!

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/02/09 - "RPPC Buckroe 1941":

We have seen this image 1000 times on postcards, but this is the first time I have seen the original photo from which those PCs were likely made.

   Okay, David, NOW you have me drooling again!  Thanks - and congratulations!

1941 - Buckroe Beach

  From Fuzzy Turner ('63) of NC - 03/04/09 - "No more Internet for Louis":

Due to a recent change with my job status, I will be going offline probably.  If need to contact, please use my cell # 828-___-____.  Thanks and may God bless you. 


   YOWZERONI-RINI! I certainly hope and pray your situation somehow changes for the better very quickly so as not to necessitate this move, Fuzzy!It just wouldn't be the same without you! Blessings and good cheer to you!

  From Ron Miller ('59) of NC - 03/04/09 - "RE: Bison Trail":

Carol: there are apparently several railroads that could lay claim to the "Bison Trail" logo.
The bison herds always used the easiest paths for their migrations, particularly through mountainous terrain. I have found several places that have historical "Bison Trails", including New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, Colorado, Utah, and even Ontario, Canada.
The "normal" sequential history of these trails as the country was settled was: bison/Indian trail, wagon train trail, railroad line, and finally becoming a highway.
Here's a fairly typical reference:
"Ute Pass, which runs between Manitou Springs and Florissant, Colorado near Pikes Peak, began as a bison trail connecting the prairie with the mountain meadows. Ute Indians used the trail as they followed and hunted the bison. By 1859, the trail became an established wagon route through the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Because the trail was so narrow, by the 1870s teamsters devised a system whereby supply trains went up the pass in the morning and down in the afternoon; two trains could not pass each other safely. Later, the Colorado Midland Railroad was built upon the trail and today U. S. Highway 24 follows the same route."
Maybe this Colorado Midland Railroad used the Bison Trail symbol/logo, but I can't find any definitive proof. And, apparently there were several railroads, perhaps dozens, that could have laid claim to the same.

   WOWZERONI! We certainly appreciate your research, Ronnie - thanks so much!

    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 03/05/09 - "RE: Bison Trail":

Hi, Carol:

  Ron Miller ('59 - of NC) furnished an outstanding contribution to the question of the "Bison Trail" in our search to find the name of the Railroad that used "The Bison Trail" as their trade nickname painted on their freight cars.

The most exciting feature of your Website is the exchange of ideas among the "TYPHOON Nation" contained in the electronic "Newsletters" that remind me of the times we used to exchange ideas sitting on the front porch waiting for the temperature to cool down, long before we all had air conditioners in our homes.

Of course, one major improvement in this method of communication of ideas, the mosquitoes are not biting us as we key in data on our personal computers.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   GIGGLES! Let's hear it for The Great Indoors! Thanks, Adonis!

From - 03/04/09 - "Stress Relief Through Charity":

Charity - Stress Relief Though Charity
By Erica Brooks, Nov. 30, 2007 (sic)

One of the best ways to relieve yourself from the stresses in life is by giving to others. When you help others it takes the focus off of you and your problems and shifts the focus to the needs of others. Helping others brings about change in the community and a peace to you and someone in need.

Below are 10 ways to volunteer and give the gift of yourself to others:

Walkathons are charity walks. The only thing required is desire, determination and some good walking shoes. To participate contact the charity of your choice who is hosting the walk to register. Once you register you will be asked to get sponsors to donate money on behalf of you walking. Sponsors can be anyone- your family members, co-workers, church members, local businesses etc. Donations can be anywhere from $1.00 to as much as your sponsor is willing to donate.

2.Local Nursing Home-
Many residents of nursing homes don't have anyone to visit them and would love a visit from a warm and friendly person. It would only require an hour or two of your time a week and it would really make a difference to an elderly resident who does not have family or someone to look after them. Check with you local nursing home to find out how to volunteer at their center.

3.Boys and Girls Club-
Many of the youth today are in need of activities to keep them out of trouble and someone to guide them so that they stay grounded and out of harms way. Your local boys and girls club does just that by providing sports and fun activities for children in the area. The club is always in need of responsible, patient adults who are willing to help. Check your local yellow pages to find the center near you and give them a call to find out how to volunteer.

4.Local Church Ministries-
The church is a place where people can go to find help in a variety of areas. Put your spiritual gifts to good use at your local church by joining a church ministry. There are many areas that you can be of help in- youth ministry, usher board ministry, missions ministry, prison ministry, music ministry, just to name a few. Check with your local church to see where you can be of the most help.

5.Local Food Bank-
This is a wonderful charity where you can help those in your community get the food they need. All it takes is a phone call to your local food bank to get started.

6.Homeless Shelter-
Help those who need shelter to get the food and shelter they need. Think of the difference you will make to those in your community by devoting a couple of hours a week of your time to this charity.

7.Girls and Boy Scouts of America-
What a fun charity. Responsible and patient volunteers are always appreciated. It requires only a few hours of your time a week meeting with the children. You would play games, participate in badge earning activities, go on local outings and more. Check with your local Boys Scouts or Girls Scouts office to find out about the volunteer opportunities in your area.

8.Domestic Violence Centers-
There is a great need in our country to protect those suffering from physical abuse. Volunteer opportunities are available in the shelters and to answer domestic violence hotlines. Contact your local shelter today to find out how you can help.

9.Rape Crisis Center-
Rape is a serious crime and rape victims need all the help and support that they can get to recover from this form of abuse. Volunteers are needed to work in local crisis centers and on crisis hotlines. There may be special training that is needed for this type of charity due to the circumstances of the service. Check with your local rape crisis center to find out how you can help.

10.Pet Shelters-
Pets need love too! There are many pet shelters that are in need of volunteers to care for sick and homeless pets and to help them to find good homes. If you love pets and enjoy working with them this is a great charity for you.
The opportunities to volunteer in your community are endless.

Still not sure where you can volunteer? Visit  to match your skills with one of the many charities in your area. Giving of yourself to others in such a positive way is one of the bests gifts you can give to yourself and others.

Author's Bio

Erica Brooks operates ww.richlyscentedsoycandles.comw and which helps groups and organizations to raise money for special causes.

© Copyright by, Self Improvement Online, Inc.

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 03/04/09 - "A Test For Old Kids":

I'm much too young to know the answers to these questions. OK, it sounded better than admitting being too stupid!:-)
I was picky who I sent this to. It had to be those who might actually remember.  So have some fun, my sharp-witted friends.
This is a test for us 'old kids'!  The answers are printed below, but don't cheat.

1. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind.
What did he leave behind? _________________
2. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The ___________________ Show.
3. 'Get your kicks, __________________'
4. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to __________ ___________________.'
5. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________ ______________________.'
6. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_______________________.'
7. 'N_E_S_T_L_E_S', Nestle's makes the very best . . . _______________.'
8. Satchmo was America 's  "Ambassador of Goodwill." Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.
9. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.
10. Red Skelton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, "Good Night, and _________________".
11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their____________
12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________ & _______________.
13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.  'This was a tribute to ___________________.
14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it.   It was called ___________________.
15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the _____________________.
Scroll down for the answers.


1. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
2 The Ed Sullivan Show
3. On Route 66
4. To protect the innocent.
5. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
6. The limbo
7. Chocolate
8. Louis Armstrong
9. The Timex watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'
11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned.  Not flags, as some have guessed.)
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
14. Sputnik
15. Hoola-hoop

Send this to your 'old' friends, better known as Seniors. It will drive them crazy!  And keep them busy and let them forget their aches
 and pains for a few minutes.

   Thanks, Wayne Honey! I answered them all correctly, proving once again that I'm older than smoke. Wait a minute. I happen to know that you're a few months older than I am. I think you just happen to choose to remember USEFUL information - GIGGLES!!!

   By the way, I now live right on Historic Route 66 itself, only now it is better known as Illinois Route 157 (a.k.a. Hillsboro Avenue). And forty-eleven years ago, who'da thunk it?!?

          From My #6 Son, Dale Harty, (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 03/05/09 - "Travel Plans":

I kept meaning to send this out to all concerned.  So here is our flight itinerary for spring break family visit:

Friday, March 13, 2009 .....
Arrival (STL): March 13, 8:44 PM CDT (evening)
Saturday, March 21, 2009 ..... Departure (STL): March 21, 3:52 PM CDT (afternoon)

Dale Harty

   That means that you and   Diana (Lyons Harty - Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05 - of MA) and that cute little squashy little      Buckley are really, REALLY flying out this time!!! We here in Illinois are all wildly excited!

   That reminds me. I shamelessly pilfered these new images of Buckley from Diana's sister's FaceBook page yesterday. 

   It wasn't my fault. He's just too cute.

   Thanks, Sweetie-Weetie!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009???
Buckley Daniel Harty - b. Saturday, June 14, 2008


     From Me ('65) of IL - 03/05/09:

   Anything constructive I happen to do in the way of Newsletters between the 13th and 21st of March while "my babies" are here visiting will be purely minimal.....


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 03/05/09 - "How's your day going?":

     Thanks, Ruthie!


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, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and 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

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 03/04/09

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
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

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I Loved You Once in Silence
Camelot, 1960

Music by Frederic Loewe
(10 June 1901 -14 Feb 1988)

Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
(31 Aug 1918 - 14 June 1986)

(Julie Andrews)
(b. 01 Oct 1935)

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

Image of Sir Frank Dicksee's 1884 Painting, "Romeo and Juliet" courtesy of - 03/05/09

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

Tan Lace Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

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

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!!

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 Drooling Smiley courtesy of - 02/16/09

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!

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

American School Logo courtesy of - 09/05/06

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

Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of - 10/17/07

Animated Laughing Kitty courtesy of Tom Flax ('64) of VA - 06/03/06
Thanks, Tommy!

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

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