03/17/08 - NNHS Newsletter
“St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming
winter's dreams into summer's magic.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We celebrate this day every year - because it's such fun!
There must be hundreds of versions of this beautiful song available. As my gift to you, I chose these seven (listed in no particular order) for their variety. Hopefully there's something for everyone to enjoy:
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sj8DskmVJo - Amy Walker (a cappella)
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbuRA_D3KU - The Muppets
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujr8dQJgQUU - Andy Williams
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h03iH-Bsvj8 - Declan Galbraith (young Irish boy with a powerful voice)
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaPFCvzzcFM - Celtic Woman - WOWZERONI!!!
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jgma--0WYU - Michael Londra - with breathtaking scenes of Ireland!
BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEYdoNRWw9I - The King's Sisters (a cappella male sextet) (My Fave!)
BIRTHDAYS - TODAY AND UPCOMING:
Happy St. Patrick's Day Birthday to Barbara Brewer ('69) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to our Three-Fer: Johnny Mitchell ('57) of VA AND Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA AND Wade Scott ('66) of MO!
this week to:
19 - Cheryl Mays Howard ('66) of VA;
20 - My Cousin, Stuart Atkinson (Warsaw HS
- '63) of VA
Sid Melton ('64) of NY
Terri McAfee Artman ('66) of VA
My Nephew, Kevin Dick (Weber HS,
UT - '82) of NC;
21 - Bob Morgan ('56) of MA AND My #4 Son, Joshua Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '95) of IL;
22 - Cookie Phillips ('64) of VA;
23 - Richard Marshall ('66) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
1. Herb Hice of MI:
From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/17/08 - "Our Herbie":
Dear Carol and Typhoon Family,
This morning when I called Heidi (Hice MacKay - of MI), she didn't have much to report. Herbie has not had much improvement this past week, but he has not regressed either. Everything is still about the same. Herbie's vital signs are stable and good, but he is still showing anxiety when he is off the ventilator for too long.
Heidi says he is alert on and off, and that is when she shows him his cards.
Herbie and his beloved family still need our prayers probably more than ever,
frustration and worry were in Heidi's voice when I spoke with her this morning,
so a prayer just for her for the heavy burden on her heart would be much
Thank you for your continued prayers.
Sepi aka Dimples
Thanks so much, Dimples!
2.Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA:
From Sepi Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 03/17/08 - "Pam Pennington Cherry":
Carol and Typhoon Family,
Pam is still having trouble with her heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest. She called me this morning and we had a lengthy conversation. If she has to have the ablation procedure repeated, she says it will be done in the hospital in Norfolk rather than MCV. Her doctor has told her to rest as much as possible, but for those of us that know Pam, also know that she will need prayer to accomplish this order from her doctor. She was told before the first procedure that it may take two times to correct the problem. Let us pray that prayer will make the second procedure unnecessary !
Dimples aka Sepi
Thanks again, Dimples!
From Me ('65) of NC - 03/17/08 - "I hope you didn't forget to search for the leprechauns this morning!":
I must confess that I myself did not venture out at daybreak. I thought about it, really I did, but it was cold (comparatively speaking) and I'm such a weenie. I couldn't even bring myself into going outside at all until 9:00 AM. By then I found no evidence of the leprechauns, not even tiny little footprints. I was further hindered by the fact that I've badly neglected my moss garden this year, and my moss pot was destroyed in a freak accident several months ago. Sigh.
Wait a minute! Maybe there ARE no accidents! Maybe the leprechauns sabotaged my moss pot! No. No, that makes no sense; why would they want to do that?!?
I know! Maybe the Evil Daylight Savings Time which so disturbs all my morning routines was a Leprechaun Protection Plot! YEAH! That's gotta be it! That makes a LOT more sense!
From My #5 Son, Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) - 03/14/08 - "Help someone serve the United States":
This isn't some hoax email. I've "known" this guy for several years via our use of the America's Army video game website. He's a British subject, and wants to serve in the U.S. Army Special Forces. Unfortunately, he cannot gain citizenship. His efforts have been in vain so far. After hearing of his last failed attempt, I thought it might be worthwhile if we started a letter-writing campaign on his behalf to our respective representatives in the House and the Senate.
I asked him to write a synopsis of his situation suitable for this purpose so that people can begin to understand his motives and what is necessary to help him. If you know anyone that finds service to the United States as an honorable goal, then please pass this information along to them. Maybe our letters to our representatives can help him achieve citizenship, or maybe someone knows someone, who knows someone, who knows someone that can help more directly. We won't know till we try. Hopefully we can help him with his goal, and in a larger sense help to remedy the fiasco that is the immigration process. This man wants no handouts or free rides, but merely wants to put his life on the line for a nation he feels shares his ideologies.
Enough of my rambling, here is his story:
He has asked that his personal contact information be
respected. In other words, please don't post it on the net. Instead, pass the
information along to those interested in helping via email or post.
To send an email to your representative, go to https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml
It will help you find your representative, and will allow you to type out a message to them.
I just wrote Shimkus with the following. Feel free to use it as a template, and make any necessary changes:
(available upon request from Nathaniel at
Surely something can and should be done to help this man. I urge you to do all that you can to help him, and I appreciate the time and efforts required for such help by you and your staff. Please feel free to contact me if further information or help is required.
Your senator can be found here:http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Thank you, Nathaniel! I for one certainly wish you - and your friend - much success!
From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 03/14/08 - "WISHING YOU ALL AN EARLY HAPPY EASTER":
Edith kept pressing her about the real meaning of Easter, and finally led her to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Right there, Phyllis Cross prayed and invited Jesus Christ into her heart. For the first time, Phyllis Cross did not walk out of a hospital room, she was carried out on the wings of angels.
OOOH - Thanks, Renee, what a beautiful story!
From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of VA - 03/15/08 - "ST. PATTY'S DAY":
From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 03/15/08 AND From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/15/08 - "Awesome testimony from a sweet little lady - Must see":
WOWZERONI - That's amazing! Thanks, Glenn - and Joyce!
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of OH - 03/15/08 - "GITCHA MOMMA":
A redneck family from the hills was visiting the city and they were in a mall for the first time in their lives. The father and son were strolling around while the wife shopped. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again.
The boy asked, "Paw, what's at?"
The father (never having seen an elevator) responded, "Son, I dunno. I ain't never seen anything like that in my entire life, I ain't got no idea'r what it is."
While the boy and his father were watching with amazement, a fat old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room.
The walls closed and the boy and his father watched the small circular number above the walls light up sequentially.
They continued to watch until it reached the last number and then the numbers began to light in the reverse order.
Then the walls opened up again and a gorgeous, voluptuous 24 year-old blonde woman stepped out.
The father, not taking his eyes off the young woman, said quietly to his son, "Boy.................go gitcha momma..............."
From Jerry ('65) and Judy Phillips ('66) Allen of VA - 03/16/08 - "Ink Bottles, Thoughts on Friendship, and I Was There...":
I've read many of these before, but NOT with these great pictures. I had to share.
I know you all will like this.
This is awesome !!!
Thanks so much, Jerry and Judy!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/16/08 - "BEACON - 22 OCT 63 (Part One of Two)":
|Friday, October 22, 1963||Friday, October 22, 1963||Friday, October 22, 1963||Friday, October 22, 1963|
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OH, SUPER GOODY - another new set! Thank you, Brown Eyes!
WOWZERONI!!! Didja catch that article in the second column on page one about the National Merit Scholarship Finalists? That's YOU, Domi (O'Brien - '64 - of NH)!!! I realized long ago that you were one of the National Smart People to whom Ernie used to refer so frequently on Sesame Street, but I had forgotten THAT tidbit! Brilliance always impresses me as nothing else can, and I'll admit - I'm impressed!
From Phil Hammond ('64) of UT - 03/16/08 - "The Beacon":
Hope you are felling better. I also want to thank you for adding the pictures to the Utah site and on my birthday too!
Thanks, Phil! Ja, years from now, if my revisionist history plans succeed, no one will ever know that those updates didn't actually occur on your birthday as I had so carefully planned!
Please tell that the Beacon excerpts are great. They really bring back old memories. The one of Jane (Coltrain Leonard - '64 - of VA) and Dennis (Holbrook - '64) (18 May 1946 - 23 Jan 2003) was especially good to see. It brought back many good memories of the days!
That picture really pops off
the page, doesn't it?? It
has an eerie ageless appearance to it - as though it was only taken
stared at it a good long while myself.
Thanks again, Phil!
|Friday, October 4, 1963|
|Page Three - TOP|
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 03/16/08 - "RE: 03/12/08 - Red Is the Rose":
Thanks Carol. Love it!!!!
Thank you, Ev, I'm glad you did!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/17/08 - "I love your Irish music...":
There is a huge Irish Catholic population here and St. Patrick's is a BIG DEAL. The Parade inwas on Saturday. When the kids were growing up we never missed the parade. I have Clancy and Makem and the Irish Rovers...also Tony Kenny...Gentle Annie is a beautiful song...also the Dutchman, so many that I cannot name them all...there is a saying that the Irish are only happy when they are sad! I am actually of English, Norwegian and German descent but my heart is Italian and Irish!!!
GIGGLES! Thanks, Jean!
The NNHS Class of 1958
The Noble Gathering
CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION -03/11/08:
2. From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68) of VA - 03/16/08 - "1968 Reunion - NNHS":
The Reunion Committee for the NNHS Class of 1968 is currently working on its 40 Year Reunion. Plans are presently for the last weekend of September (26, 27, 28). We plan a get-together on Friday evening, a Dinner-Dance for Saturday, and Brunch for Sunday.
Also, a tour of NNHS (now Huntington Hall) has
already been set in motion for Saturday. ANYONE who ever went to NNHS in
any class is WELCOME to join us as we go "down memory lane".
Class members need to forward any new addresses to me ASAP at ENunnally@cox.net .
Thanks for all the GREAT work you do to keep NNHS "alive and kicking"! What would we do without you!!!
Thanks, Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('68)
SUPER-DE-DUPER!!! Thanks so much, Elizabeth! I've posted this announcement on the main page, about 1/3 of the way down:
I'll be making
you your own Reunion Page soon, Lady - especially if you'll tell me your
class colors, flowers, motto, sponsors, etc.
You know by now what a lovely case of OCD I have, doncha?!?
3. From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 03/17/08:
DOUBLE SUPER-DE-DUPER!!! Thanks so much, Barbara! I've posted this announcement on the main page, also about 1/3 of the way down:
I'll be updating your Reunion Page soon. Meanwhile, this will stay on the main page and be repeated in each Newsletter until - let's see, October 19.
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. 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
6. Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA - gallbladder surgery on 03/12/08
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. My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - slight brain concussion - 03/09/08 - update of 03/14/08: still taking it easy, but probably progressing as well as can be expected
10. Frances Heath Scott ('62) of VA - inflammation of nerves; due to have been released from hospital on 02/27/08
11. Heidi Hice MacKay of MI and her Family - stressing over their beloved patriarch since late January 2008; update of 03/17/08: 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"; update of 03/17/08: not much progress, but no regression, either
13. Deloris Jackson Morgan ('66) of VA? - recovering from surgery on her ankle
14. 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; update of 03/13/08: "better, but still a bit away from 'good'"
15. Patsy Lewis Hancock ('57) of VA - suffered second massive heart attack - 01/31/08; update of 03/13/08: "is doing very well. She is taking some kind of cardio rehab therapy and she is feeling well enough that she has gone back to work. She's only working 1/2 days..."
16. John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - lumbar surgery to fix a spinal stenosis [ laminectomy]; will also involve fusion of vertebrae - 02/05/08
17. Pam Pennington Cherry ('58) of VA - congestive heart failure; cardiac ablation procedure - 02/06/08; second surgery on 02/20/08 for aneurysm; update of 03/17/08 - still experiencing difficulty with heart racing, breathing and pressure in her chest; pray that cardiac ablation procedure will not have to be repeated, and that Pam can learn to REST!
18. Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - recent surgery on right knee
19. Jimmy Smith ('62) of VA - suffered heart attack 02/13/08
20. All of Us
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958
Y'all have a good weekend - and take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929);
Music: The Londonderry Air
Oh Danny boy,
the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.
And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.
And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.
"Danny Boy" midi (at the
suggestion of my #6 son, Dale Harty - American School, IL - '03 - of NC -
courtesy of http://www.barefootsworld.net/midijamboree.html - 08/16/05
"Danny Boy" lyrics courtesy of http://www.contemplator.com/tunebook/ireland/dannyboy.htm - 03/17/06
St. Patrick's Day Puppy Dog clip art courtesy of
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South Pacific during WWII - 03/16/07
Happy St. Patrick's Day title clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/StPatricks2.html - 03/14/08
Celtic Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.ireland-information.com/celticclipart/celticclipart.htm - 03/13/08
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Marine Corps Seal clip art
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Fiddling Leprechaun clip art courtesy of http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/StPatricks.html - 03/17/06
Laughter clip art courtesy of
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Yehaa Typhoon
clip art also courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks again, Al!
Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 04/06/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
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