03/12/08 - NNHS Newsletter
“Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm,
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
All this week leading up to St. Patrick's Day, we'll be celebrating with Irish songs.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsj3ZYj7guU - Nanci Griffith & The Chieftains
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7DANaTQijo&feature=related - Anjana and the Celtic band Espíritu Celta form Bogotá, Colombia (the lighting is abysmal, but the clarity of her tone makes it all worthwhile)
Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA;
15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA:
16 - Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!
Many Happy Returns, Ladies!
HEALTH ALERTS AND UPDATES:
From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 03/11/08:
Isn’t it about time for an update on Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66 - of MD)? I, for one, would love to know where things stand for her. Who knows??
In fact, may I suggest regular updates on all on the Prayer Roll if you, in fact, can.
And I sincerely hope you are doing better. Maybe some R&R in Ohio with your daughter-in-law and playing in the green snow would be refreshing? Sure sounds like fun to me.
My sense is you don’t allow enough play time in your schedule and you know what that does!
Anyway, all my best.
Well, Sweetie, "all I know is what they tell me down at the pool room", but I'll try to find out what I can for you!
And thanks, Joe - a visit to see my babies - in Ohio, Illinois AND Massachusetts - sounds like a beautiful dream to me! I must confess I have a powerful longing to see them all at the moment.
From Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - 03/11/08:
GOD BLESS YOU.
Thanks for the speedy update, Connie! We're keeping you in our prayers that your needs will all be met!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 03/11/08 - " Jerry Update":
I hope you are doing better. We think about you a lot. I thought I would report that Jerry has recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape.
"Great minds think alike!" Thanks, Judy! From now on, we'll try to include the latest progress reports - and their dates - to the Prayer Roll!
I also want to thank all of y'all who round these up for me - especially Dimples (Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard - '58 - of NC), who faithfully calls Heidi (Hice MacKay - of MI) every Monday morning for updates on herself and her family, as well as for our dear Herbie (Hice of MI). I like to think I can do all that every week, but I really appreciate the help of all of you who actually DO it!
From My #6 Son, Dale Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL - '02) of MA - 03/12/08 - "At long last the ultrasounds show its a boy!":
|Ok so they didn't give us the picture that made it quite obvious... but suffice it to say... it was quite obvious. It's a boy. This is from last Wednesday, the 5th, in case there are any of you who haven't heard it already through the grapevine. Diana (Lyons Harty (Portsmouth HS, NH / Eastlake HS, CA - '05 - of MA) was 27 weeks along exactly, and the baby was perfectly sized for 27 weeks, and according to the various measurements of bones and general baby mass during the ultrasound, the machine guessed that he weighed 2 pounds 2 ounces at the time. Due date is still June 12.|
|Wednesday, March 5, 2008|
So far, we're thinking that we really like the name Buckley as his first. He can go by Buck if he so desires... I will strongly suggest it once he's an uncle! and when we hold him we can pass the Buck, and all that fun stuff. As for middle names... we're as yet undecided. We've talked about Graham, and as several of you know, Adventure, so he can say "Adventure is my middle name!"... but I think I'm gonna veto that one on the grounds that I won't be able to keep a straight face while naming him during his blessing.
We've also talked about naming all our children virtues as their middle
names... I don't like them as first names - bad experiences with girls
named Chastity or Hope and being the exact opposite of their names... but
it could work as a middle name. The problem there is that most virtues
are associated as being girl names, so we're thinking of less common manly
virtues for our guys. Names like Honor, Valor, Fortitude, Courage, etc.
Anyway, enjoy the pictures.
AWWW - How Sweet!!! (Pure, unprejudiced, unbiased opinion of a grandmother...)
From My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 03/12/08 - "RE: At long last the ultrasounds show its a boy!":
(Pure, unprejudiced, unbiased opinion of a great-aunt...) Thanks, Eleanor!
From Shirley Eanes Matthews ('66) of VA - 03/10/08 - "Updated email address":
Just saw the note from Dorothy Bell Boulter ('66 - of VA) and realized I had not updated my email address. It is:
WILD GIGGLES!!! I feel your pain, Shirley, 'deed I do!
From Rick Billings ('65) of NC - 03/11/08:
..... I noticed my email address was incorrect. If you could, please change it toRBillings1@carolina.rr.com.
YIKES!!! Okay, I have it right this time! Thanks, Rick - for everything!
From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 03/11/08 - "new email address":
I have changed my Address...It is email@example.com... Please make all changes...Thanks...al
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/10/08 - "BEACON - 23 SEP 63 (Part Two of Two)":
|Friday, September 23, 1963||Friday, September 23, 1963||Friday, September 23, 1963||Friday, September 23, 1963|
|Page Three - TOP||Page Three - BOTTOM||Page Four - TOP||Page Four - BOTTOM|
Thank you, Brown Eyes! I really look forward to these so much!
From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 03/11/08 - "North American Union":
This was sent to me some time ago and at first because it was presented by established news show, I thought it must be true. But here again they didn’t check out the source as most of us have not. We just simply like to accept the worst. We just pass this stuff on as the real thing. It only takes a few clicks to find out more information. From this you can make a more informed decision as to what is TRUE and what is NOT.
One of the reasons that ALL the News stations have not jumped on this is because they have checked out the source and have NOT been able to find supporting information.
Not that I think that Snopes is the last word. They at least do Not think that this is true.
NORTH AMERICAN UNION
Ohhh, Dicky Darlin'! What are you saying?!? This was on CNN! I mean, sure, not everything you read in the newspaper is true, but this is television! This is CNN!!! Oh, the humanity!
No, I didn't check this at all - obviously. And it's not because I like to believe the worst; I just like to believe the most exciting. Conspiracy theories? Wild "coincidences"?? I love this stuff! Bring them on! I gobble them down for breakfast!
Hey - maybe that's why I have indigestion - d'y'think?!?
WILDEST GIGGLES! Thanks, Dicky - for everything!
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 03/11/08:
Thanks, Evelyn! I'm not positive either, but I'm pretty sure that Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - Colleen Ann Domitilla O'Brien - was also born in Ireland (though she began high school in Germany), and I rather thought it was in the southern portion. Certainly she speaks Irish Gaelic well enough to teach it.
I did know your tidbit, Ev, but as you shared yours, I'll share mine - just between the two of us.
I myself am a mixed breed - English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, German, Swiss, Dutch, French Huguenot, and Algonquian. Like you, my Irish forebears were all protestant. They lived near Londonderry back in the 1740's. We try to celebrate everything here as long as I remember to do so, but this week, my celebrating has been somewhat biased. You'll notice that those earlier two Newsletters of the week contained substantial portions oforange. This was a nod to my Northern Irish protestant ancestors - the orangemen:
This is a little game I play from time to time, containing hidden messages to others or simply to amuse myself.
SHHH - this will be our little secret, 'k?? WILD GIGGLES! Thanks again, Pretty Lady!
From Charlie Phillips ('65) of TN - 03/11/08 - "Relax":
Hope you enjoy God’s creations. Hope you feel better.
Thank you for the slide show, Charlie! It was a great mixture of beautiful and amusing images. I'm just sorry I don't know how to "share it with the rest of the class"!
Thank you for your good wishes, too, Sweetie! Sometimes I do feel better - and then again, sometimes I, uh, don't....
From Richard Rawls ('71) of VA - 03/11/08 - "Birthday":
I don't recall if I provided you with my birthday or not, so delete if this is repeat...
Richard Rawls ('71) April 12
J. Richard Rawls
Thanks, Richard! You had not given me your birthday earlier, but I have it posted now - and just in time!
From Al Simms ('60) of VA - 03/11/08 - "Our Old Cars submission":
|Attached you will find a photo of my dad in his first car which was a 1937 Chevrolet 2 door sedan. I think that he must have received this one year old car as a gift from his father when he graduated from Wake Forest College in June 1938 and I suspect that this was his first car. I say this because I have the negatives from all of Dad's old photos and there are a number of them of this car immediately following photos of his college graduation. It would seem that young men back then were not different from young men when we were growing up or even now. They are proud of that symbol of independence and spend a lot of time shining and photographing it. The only difference in today and way back then is that kids get the cars earlier now in these times of relative plenty. He kept this car until late 1944 or perhaps early 1945 .|
GASP!!! What a beautiful car! Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Al!
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/our-old-cars.html - posted at the bottom of the page - which has been somewhat reworked
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/12/08 - "Hi Lady!":
Just returned from Kodakgallery.com to share with anyone who wants to see them. It was wonderful to be with our son, who has three more months to serve in , and our daughter. As you know, when the kids grow up those times when everyone can be together become very rare and precious. We stayed again at the home of dear friends in Vicenza.(again) where we met Chuck for his R&R, took our daughter Becky with us, and had a whirlwind week, visiting , , , , and . In a week or so I will put my photos and
I thank you for not posting political comments. We get enough of it on TV and everywhere else...I think people have the right to read/not read anything they want and form their own opinions...your website is too precious to litter it with that stuff.
Love you, Jeanb
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/12/08 - "You Were on my Mind...":
Wow... I had totally forgotten that song... I thought it was the Willie Nelson song, You Were Always on My Mind... another great one!
Having fun catching up on newsletters and trying to pray for all those who are ill. Please add my friend Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64 - 0f VA) who has knee surgery tomorrow at Riverside.
Thanks again, Lady! We'll certainly add Karen to our prayers!
PRAYER ROLL (arranged alphabetically, but not necessarily complete):
1. Jerry Allen ('65) of VA - began radiation for cancerlast week of February; it was delayed when he was diagnosed with pneumonia on 02/20/08; update of 03/11/08: recovered from pneumonia, is in his third week of radiation, and seems to be doing well. He is back at work and comes home tired, but overall, he is in pretty good shape.
2. Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) of MD - multiple heath and financial issues; needing cataract surgery to prevent inevitable blindness ASAP;update of 03/11/08: "SO FAR, 1/2 FUNDS FOR 1 EYE PROCEDURE"
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. My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - slight brain concussion - 03/09/08 - update of 03/12/08: still taking it very easy, but progressing as well as can be expected
6. Me ('65) of NC - recent escalation of shortness of breath, heart and blood pressure problems plus the usual .....; update of 03/12/08: not a great deal of change; still ups and downs
7. Emily (daughter of My Niece Shari) of VA - advancing scoliosis; surgery 03/11/08; update of 03/12/08: surgery went well, running slight fever
8. Karen Hampton (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - knee surgery on 03/13/08
9. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08
10. Linda Lamb Stokes (Hampton HS - '66) of VA - surgery of the cervical spine on 3/5/08 to place a new stainless steel plate and screws to eliminate extremely severe pain
11. Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008; update of 03/10/08: still needing our prayers
12. Herb Hice of MI and the MacKay Family - triple bypass surgery plus carotid artery cleanup - @ 01/25/08; update of 03/10/08: still being sedated while not on the ventilator, but made it for nine hours on 03/09/08; "holding his own"
13. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA? - recovering from surgery on her ankle
14. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08
15. John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
16. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm
17. Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - recent surgery on right knee
18. Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08
19. All of Us
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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" (#35 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.
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!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Red Is the Rose
Come over the
hills, my bonnie Irish lass
Come over the hills to your darling
You choose the rose, love, and I'll make the vow
And I'll be your true love forever.
Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows
Fair is the lily of the valley
Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne
But my love is fairer than any.
'Twas down by Killarney's green woods that we strayed
When the moon and the stars they were shining
The moon shone its rays on her locks of golden hair
And she swore she'd be my love forever.
It's not for the parting that my sister pains
It's not for the grief of my mother
'Tis all for the loss of my bonny Irish lass
That my heart is breaking forever.
"Red Is the Rose" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland.htm - 03/10/08
Image of Red "Olympiad" Rose courtesy of http://www.justourpictures.com/roses/redroses.html - 03/11/08
Red Rose Divider Line clip art courtesy of well, I just don't know - but it's been in my files since 02/01/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Eastlake High School Logo courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/ehslearningcenter/ - 10/17/07
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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