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03/23/07 - NNHS Newsletter

"If today were half as good as tomorrow is supposed to be,
it would probably be twice as good as yesterday was."

- Norman Ralph Augustine
(b. 1935)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   While Frank Sinatra was still singing in my ear, I thought I'd share this old favorite of mine with y'all.


   Happy Birthday Wishes to:

23 -   Richard Marshall ('66) of VA - 1948
24 -
  Olivia House Brickey ('65) of VA - 1947 -
Have a Beary Happy Birthday, Olivia!
25 -
  Billy Williams ('57)
25 -
  Joan McKenna Ward ('60) - 1942
25 -
  Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 1948
26 -
  Gene Collins Glave ('60) of SC

    Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty, of NC - 03/21/07 - "hobbits":

Here's that video that    Joshy (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '95 - of IL) and    Nathaniel (Harty - Hillsboro HS, IL - '97 - of IL) found that you said you hadn't seen:

   Oh, GOODY!!!  That's great fun!  Of course, I can't seem to stop singing that silly song now..... Thanks, Sweetie Pies!   What a hoot!

  From Glenn Dye of TX - 03/21/07 - "Weekly Cleaning List":

Cleaning Poem

I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess.
He asked if I'd been 'computering',
And I had to answer, "yes."
He told me to get off my fanny
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.
I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick...
I was just admiring my work...
I didn't mean to 'click.'

But click, I did, and oops, I found
A real absorbing site
That I got SO way into...
I was into it all night.<<Sigh>>

Nothing's changed except my mouse;
It's very, very shiny.
I guess my house will stay a mess...
While I sit here on my hiney.

   Oh, this is just so true it hurts!!!  Thanks, Glenn!

From One of my Famous Marines -    Herb Hice of MI, who served in the Pacific Theater
during WWII - 03/22/07 - "Dear Carol, Strange Bedfellows":


Dear Carol,

Everyone should be so peaceful. Hope you are well and happy.

Your Friend, Herbie


   AWWW!!!!  How adorable!  Thanks, Herbie Darlin' - and I agree!

  From Elaine Wilkinson Bracken ('61) of VA - 03/22/07 - "Marriage Counseling":

Marriage Counseling

A husband and wife came for counseling after 25 years of marriage. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into an angry tirade listing each and every problem they had ever had in the 25 years they had been married.

She went on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, a long list of unmet needs she had endured over the course of their quarter century of marriage.

Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient length of time, the therapist stood up, walked around his desk and, asking the wife to stand, embraced her and kissed her passionately on the mouth.

The woman shut up and, in a daze, quietly sat down;. The therapist turned to the husband and said, "This is what your wife needs at  least seven times a week. Do you think you can do this?"

The husband thought for a moment and replied, "Well, Doc, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on the other days I play golf."

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  That's hysterical, Elaine!  Thanks!

  From Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) OF TX - 03/22/07 - "RE: 03/21/07 - NNHS Newsletter - All by Myself":

Carol, you are sooooooooooo funny.  No, we are not going to shoot you.  At least once a day, when I cannot remember something or do something goofy. I say to my husband, Dick, I Think It Is Time to Lock Me Up!!!!!!    Probably, our children are thinking we should have already gone there.  hee hee  Maybe you and I could be roommates?  I have a feeling there will be many joining us.  Smiley emoticon
Thank You, Again, for all you do for us and for being You.  I hope that ya'll will join us again this year at Buckroe.  Will let you know date.
lv, Ev  - the Fish Fryer  Smiley emoticon

   Thanks so much, Sweet Lady!  After that blooper-laden last issue, I figured there would be a big rush on to locate a suitable - and reasonably sane - replacement for me.  Your encouraging words cheered my soul!

   I'll be looking forward to learning the date of your Buckroe party!

    From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 03/22/07 - "Kauai On My Mind":

Hi Missy,
I am glad to hear that you are enjoying my CD. I fell in love with Hawaiian slack key music 10 years ago, during my first Winter there. It is very relaxing and fun to play as well.
Thanks for including the CD in the TyphoonMart. It is also available at and, and, if you would change the link at TyphoonMart to, the banner would go away. Not that anyone cares either way, but, since you took the time to do it, it would be an improvement.
Well, as they say, the only people who don't make mistakes are people who don't do anything, and you do SO MUCH, and so many are in awe and appreciation of what you do that the few boo-boos that creep in from time to time are insignificant. Keep up the good work.
Bill Campbell, Class of '54

       I really appreciate your kind understanding of my horrendous and embarrassing bloopers, Bill!  I did change that link, too:

   Thanks again, Sweetie!

  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 03/22/07 - "THANKS A BUNCH":

Hi Carol,

Thanks so much for doing this for me. I will have a list soon and forward it to you.

   Absolutely, Brenda! As I've said so many times before, had it not been for your Class of 1962 Web Page, I never would have made the first beginning at what I do now! 

I saw where   Paula Sturtevant Comstock ('62 - of TX) wrote to you, please ask her to write me and give me her email address. That will really help us to keep her informed of happenings with our class.

Thanks again. Will be back in touch real soon.


   I forwarded your note to Pretty Paula right away, Brenda, and hopefully you've heard from her by now.  I'm posting it here so that more members of the Class of 1962 might see it and will check in with you and give you their correct addies.

   Thanks again, Lady!

    From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 03/22/07 - "A GOOD CHUCKLE":

Hope you all like this as much as I did,

Jerry Blanchard (62) TYPHOON


A  man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at  the next table. He has been checking her out since he sat down, but lacks the nerve to talk with her. 

Suddenly she sneezes, and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket towards the man. 

He reflexively reaches out,  grabs it out of the air, and hands it back.

Oh my, I am so sorry, " the woman says as she pops  her eye back in place.

"Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you, " she  says.

They enjoy a  wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they go to the theater followed by  drinks. They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams and he shares  his.   She listens.

After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap and stay for breakfast.

They had a wonderful, wonderful time.

The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings.  The guy is amazed! !  Everything had been SO incredible! ! ! !

"You know, " he  said, "you are the perfect woman.  Are you this nice to every guy you meet?  "

"No, " she  replies. .. . . "

"You just happened to catch my eye." 

(oh shut up, and just  forward it!)   

     Thanks, Jerry!   That was a good chuckle, indeed!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/22/07 - "Women Bloopers":

Have a greeaat weekend!,

   Shari, I started not to post this, because I thought it was really pushing my self-imposed boundaries. (You know what a prude I am! )

   But I found I had to watch it twice.  Why, you ask?!?   Because I began laughing soooo hard there were tears streaming down my face, I had a colossal tummy ache, and I had missed too much of it.  So how could I possibly deprive anyone else of all that entertainment?!?

   Thanks, Lady!

    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/22/07 - "Moneda Key":

With nothing better to do on a Thursday evening, I thought I would try to find Moneda Key.

I won't bore you with process. Here are the data:

Moneda E. Key was born 14 Sep 1932 and married Hillis R. Holman in June 1963 in Dade County FL.

Moneda K. Holman  died 23 Aug 2002 at Miami FL.

Here is most of her obituary:

Miami Herald, The (FL) - August 26, 2002

MONEDA KEY HOLMAN died after a 7 year courageous battle with cancer on August 23, 2002. A veteran of Dade County Public Schools, having taught Spanish at Ponce de Leon Junior High and Coral Gables Senior High Schools for 35 years, a career she loved. Moneda was born in Roanoke, VA on Sept. 14, 1932. She is a graduate of Longwood College in VA. She is survived by her husband, Hillis R. Holman and 2 step-children, Robert L. Holman of Clearwater and Rebecca E. Swain of N.C....

Her husband is still listed in the online phone directory:

Holman, Hillis

2827 Sherbrooke Ln
Palm Harbor, FL 34684-2546

(727) 787-0747

   David, your magic never ceases to astound me!  Thanks so much, Brown Eyes!  This absolutely made my day!  I've added these valuable updates to her page:


1.   From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 03/16/07 - "Re: HELLO":

Hi Carol,

Here I am again asking for another favor. Would you please post on your website how much we would love to find our 1962 classmates? I know that lots of folks that read your website, much more than our small 62 website. Our reunion is getting close (September 22) and we really would like to find as many as we can. We had a recent mailing and quite a few came back to us, such as wrong address, moved, etc. so sure would appreciate you putting that up for us.

You know also that you are always invited to attend our reunion. We really would like to invite all the classmates from 1960 to 1965 to attend our Friday night affair. Soon we will have a webpage with all the information and invitation on it.

I appreciate all you do and hope things are doing good for all of you now.

Again, thanks for the help. Keep up the GREAT WORK!

Brenda Williams
Typhoon Forever
"Be the change you wish to see in the world". -Ghandi

   Why, certainly, Brenda!   In fact, if you'll send me a list of your "missing", we'll post it and begin to search for them individually.

   Thank you for the invitation!  I'm delighted to see that you've opened your Friday night to include the two classes on either side of you.  It will be a fun time for all, and I'm glad to help you in any way that I can.

   I've posted your note here on your page:

2.     From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 03/18/07 - "60th Birthday Party":

If you would be so kind as to post this on your site, we would certainly appreciate the assistance.
The NNHS 1965 Reunion Team is back in action!  As much as we may not like it, we must face the fact that the majority of us will have our 60th birthday this year.  Even though we've only been out of school "a few years", we have verified that 60 is the correct number.  The 55th picnic was well received, so we're going to do the same thing for the 60th. 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 30, 2007.  We'll be meeting at Shelter #4 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.   After some discussion among the Reunion Team, we decided this would be an open event with all NNHS classes welcome.  If you haven't yet reached 60, it will afford an opportunity to practice.  If you have, you can act like Jack Benny and move back a few years.  No matter the case, all are welcome.
It's never too early to make plans, so mark your calendar today and we'll follow up shortly with further information.  If you have any questions please contact Dave Arnold at (757) 618-6646.  We look forward to seeing you in June!

Dave Arnold

   YIPPEE!!!  Certainly, Dave!  I made you a brand new page, and our Wizard of Wonderment,    Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA picked the perfect music for it:

   This information is now posted on the main page of the web site, and will be carried in each Newsletter from now until then.

   Thanks, Dave! Sounds like fun!

3.   From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA) - 03/18/07 - "Buckroe & Crossroads Entertainment Complex":

Supporters for saving Buckroe's Lots B as a professionally designed Bayfront city park.  with ample off-street public parking,  need to be aware there is still action you can take in the latest attempt to save Buckroe's Lots B as a magnificent bay front city park.
Even though Council picked Option B for Lots B on January 24, and Option B calls for the development of two of Buckroe's Lots B with residential housing, those lots cannot be sold to any developer without first going through a public hearing.   Until that time arrives, Hampton City Council needs to continue hearing from the public, and the public as a whole needs to know there is still hope.   Option B can be viewed on
The latest hope to save Lots B as a park has come up because of Hampton's new $200M Plan for the Crossroads Entertainment Complex which is scheduled to be developed in the Coliseum/Convention Center area.  
A Daily Press story on February 16 indicated Crossroads is going to need every ounce of help, vision and imagination a city government can commit in order to vie with the other entertainment venues in the area because, with seven, Hampton Roads  is thought to have more live-performance theaters per capita than any market in the country.
The following Letter to the Editor was printed in today's Daily Press.  It may explain the situation a little better but it also outlines what actions can be taken by anyone still concerned about saving Buckroe's Lots B for our now and future generations.
Why can't Council see the immense value of having both a Crossroads and a beautiful Bay front park, two uniquely different visitor-welcoming attractions,  to tout versus only one?    Further, if Buckroe is destroyed for thousands  by this Council and city staff, and if Crossroads doesn't make it, what unique attraction is Hampton going to be able to offer visitors and tourists in the future?
Why can't Council recognize visitors and tourists want beaches,  and if they don't find something welcoming and attractive in Buckroe they are going to travel to Yorktown or Virginia Beach.   And, believe me, after tourists have spent a long tiring round-trip to those beaches, either through the tunnel or on the interstate, they are not going to want to attend anything that night, no matter how entertaining.
How much better would it be for Hampton and the Crossroads Entertainment Complex to be able to advertise:
Please let Hampton City Council hear your thoughts on developing Buckroe into a welcoming, attractive world class city park to market along beside the Crossroads entertainment complex, and vice versa.  
Thank you.  Sandra Canepa

March 18, 2007

Crossroads & Buckroe

I applaud the Hampton City Council for considering everything the new Crossroads entertainment complex is expected to do for Hampton. The Daily Press reports that Hampton is looking for Crossroads to be "an attempt to make Hampton a destination" and is "looking for people to come in." ("Hampton's $200M plan," Feb. 15)

Buckroe Beach and Lots B have been the goose that has laid, and continue to lay, golden eggs in the form of attracting thousands of people and thousands of dollars in revenue to a proven destination. Now the council wants to cut up, sell off and destroy this known attraction in hopes its "new goose," the Crossroads complex, will lay the golden eggs for Hampton in the future.

How much more sense would it make for Hampton to have two major attractions to tout; one tried and true, but improved into a magnificent bayfront park with ample off-street parking, and the other, new and untried but needing all the help possible to compete with the other six entertainment complexes in the area.

The council is doing the XL Development Group a huge disservice by not doing all it can as the hosting city to help ensure it a success. Why would the council destroy one financially proven "one-of-a-kind" destination spot to lay all the onus on an unproven Crossroads in "an attempt to make Hampton a destination" when together the two certainly would be a winning ticket and better for everyone involved?

Doesn't it make good business sense for the council to reconsider its earlier vote on Buckroe's Lots B (view Option B at

Contact the council at 727-6315 or, and let them hear your thoughts on developing Buckroe along with the Crossroads complex.

Sandra Canepa


   Thank you so much, Sandra!  I'm delighted to see there's still hope and that you and your committee are still working so diligently to save this for all of us.

   Now, y'all do your part, too!


   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 1965 will celebrate their 60th Birthdays
 on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Shelter #4 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.   This will be an open event with all NNHS classes welcome. 
If you haven't yet reached 60, it will afford an opportunity to practice.  If you have, you can act like Jack Benny
and move back a few years.  No matter the case, all are welcome.
It's never too early to make plans, so mark your calendar today and we'll follow up shortly with further information. 
  We look forward to seeing you in June!

 CONTACT: Dave Arnold at or call him at 757-618-6646.


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"
(#19 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.
Politicians meeting their end

   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


- Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach

(Frank Sinatra - Recorded November 21, 1961, Los Angeles)

Yesterdays, Yesterdays, days I knew as happy sweet sequestered days
Olden days, golden days, days of mad romance and love
Then gay youth was mine, and truth was mine
Joyous free and flaming life forsooth was mine
Sad am I, glad am I, for today I'm dreaming of, of yesterdays
Then gay youth was mine, the truth was mine
Sad am I, glad am I, for today I'm dreaming of, of yesterdays

"Yesterdays" midi courtesy of - 03/22/07

"Yesterdays" lyrics courtesy of - 03/22/07

Dreaming Image courtesy of - 03/22/07

Peach Zigzag Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 11/28/05

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

Teddy Bear clip art courtesy of - 03/23/05

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

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!

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

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/060

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

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

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

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